Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions

Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions In the NewsProvincial Synod votes on Israel sanctions, anti-Semitism, IslamophobiaEconomic BoycottCultural BoycottSeptember 26, 2019 By:  Anglican Church of Southern Africa

US court throws out lawsuit against academic boycott of Israel

US court throws out lawsuit against academic boycott of IsraelIn the NewsIn a significant blow to efforts by Israel lobby groups to use courts to harass, intimidate and silence supporters of Palestinian rights, a  federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association over its decision to support the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. … Continue reading “US court throws out lawsuit against academic boycott of Israel”

50 Actions in 20 Countries for Second #BoycottPuma Global Day of Action

50 Actions in 20 Countries for Second #BoycottPuma Global Day of ActionUpdateSupporters of Palestinian human rights and sports fans in 20 countries called on Puma to end support for Israel’s military occupation. Red Card IsraelBoycott PumaNovember 8, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Gaza Championship Football Team Urges Argentina and Uruguay National Teams to Cancel “Friendly” Match in Apartheid Israel

Gaza Championship Football Team Urges Argentina and Uruguay National Teams to Cancel “Friendly” Match in Apartheid IsraelOpen LetterIn an open letter, the top Gaza League football team, which Israel denied travel for the Palestine Cup causing the finals to be canceled, urges Argentina and Uruguay national teams to cancel “friendly” match in apartheid Tel Aviv. … Continue reading “Gaza Championship Football Team Urges Argentina and Uruguay National Teams to Cancel “Friendly” Match in Apartheid Israel”

Tell Argentina and Uruguay: There’s Nothing Friendly About Israeli Apartheid

Tell Argentina and Uruguay: There’s Nothing Friendly About Israeli ApartheidAction AlertUrge Argentina and Uruguay national football teams to stand with Palestinian footballers and cancel the “friendly” match in apartheid Israel.Red Card IsraelNovember 2, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Palestinian BDS National Committee’s responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Palestinian BDS National Committee’s responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or beliefIn the NewsThe BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia. Right To BoycottJuly 15, 2019 By:  UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion … Continue reading “Palestinian BDS National Committee’s responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief”

Palestinian trade unions urge AXA’s employee trade unions to call for AXA to divest from companies arming and financing Israeli apartheid

Palestinian trade unions urge AXA’s employee trade unions to call for AXA to divest from companies arming and financing Israeli apartheidOpen LetterAXA is investing over $91 million in Israeli weapons-maker Elbit Systems and in the top five Israeli banks, which finance Israel’s illegal settlements. Economic BoycottTrade union solidarityOctober 16, 2019 By:  Palestinian Trade Unions

Portland Trail Blazers Announce the End of Its Partnership with Military Contractor Leupold & Stevens

Portland Trail Blazers Announce the End of Its Partnership with Military Contractor Leupold & StevensIn the NewsSeveral groups, including the Portland Democratic Socialists of America, protested the Blazers’ relationship with the company, which supplies rifle scopes to the U.S. military and other armed forces. Economic BoycottMilitary EmbargoSeptember 30, 2019 By:  Willamette Week

BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti granted UK visa after unexplained delay

BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti granted UK visa after unexplained delayIn the NewsFollowing an unexplained, abnormal delay in his visa application, which prevented him from travelling to the UK to speak at the Labour Party Conference fringe, BDS movement co-founder has had his visa granted by the British government. Right To BoycottOctober 1, 2019 By:  Palestine … Continue reading “BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti granted UK visa after unexplained delay”

Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath

Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy ShaathOpen Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy’s just cause and also call for his … Continue reading “Palestinian civil society calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath”

Documents Prove “Creative Community for Peace” is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group “StandWithUs”

Documents Prove “Creative Community for Peace” is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group “StandWithUs”UpdateArtists who support justice for all and oppose racism in all forms should be aware of CCFP’s deception and steer clear of its lobbying agenda. Cultural BoycottSeptember 25, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities

Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT “would be acting in accordance with South … Continue reading “Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities”

Boycott AnyVision: Israel’s “field-tested” facial recognition surveillance company

Boycott AnyVision: Israel’s “field-tested” facial recognition surveillance companyBNC StatementThe Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for boycotting AnyVision, Israel’s facial recognition technology firm, due to its irrefutable complicity in Israel’s occupation and repression of Palestinians.  Economic BoycottMilitary EmbargoBoycott HPAugust 30, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against “Close Up” Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid

Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against “Close Up” Initiative Normalizing Israeli ApartheidUpdateFilmmakers denounce “Close up,” a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for Academic and … Continue reading “Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against “Close Up” Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid”

BDS movement condemns Israel’s decision to prevent U.S. Congresswomen’s visit

BDS movement condemns Israel’s decision to prevent U.S. Congresswomen’s visitUpdateIsrael is blocking Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilham Omar from visiting the Occupied Palestinian Territory due to their support for Palestinian freedom. We call for cutting U.S. military aid to Israel. Economic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottRight To BoycottAugust 16, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Tayside Pension Fund in Scotland drops Israel’s Bank Hapoalim

Tayside Pension Fund in Scotland drops Israel’s Bank HapoalimUpdateFollowing a period of campaigning, Tayside Pension Fund no longer invests local authority pension funds in Bank Hapoalim, an Israeli bank that operates and finances state infrastructure within illegal settlements upon occupied Palestinian land. Economic BoycottLocal governmentsTrade union solidarityFebruary 7, 2019 By:  Time to Divest

No Impunity for Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem – Boycott Israel Now

No Impunity for Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem – Boycott Israel NowUpdateIsrael committed its biggest crime of ethnic cleansing since 1967, destroying homes of hundreds of Palestinian families in Wadi Hummus, occupied East Jerusalem. Our most effective response is BDS. Economic BoycottMilitary EmbargoBoycott HPSanctions and governmentsJuly 25, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

BDS victory in German court: City of Oldenburg must host Israeli Apartheid Week event

BDS victory in German court: City of Oldenburg must host Israeli Apartheid Week event UpdateThe Court instructed the City of Oldenburg to provide the requested rooms, and BDS Oldenburg was able to hold Israeli Apartheid Week events in a public space. Right To BoycottApril 2, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel’s apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people Economic BoycottBoycott HPGlobal BDS Week of Action Against HP July 19, 2019 … Continue reading “A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15”

Human rights organizations based in Israel voice concern before Bundestag President over motion defining BDS as antisemitism

Human rights organizations based in Israel voice concern before Bundestag President over motion defining BDS as antisemitismIn the NewsSeven human rights organizations based in Israel tell the German Parliament it is a disservice to the true fight against antisemitism to equate it with BDS. Right To BoycottJuly 12, 2019 By:  Seven human rights organizations based … Continue reading “Human rights organizations based in Israel voice concern before Bundestag President over motion defining BDS as antisemitism”

BDS @14: Hope in the face of Israeli apartheid

BDS @14: Hope in the face of Israeli apartheidBNC StatementThe growth of our popular resistance and the global, Palestinian-led BDS movement give us hope at a time when Israel’s far-right regime is intensifying its system of apartheid and crimes against our people, in open partnership with the anti-Palestinian Trump Administration, and with the complicity of … Continue reading “BDS @14: Hope in the face of Israeli apartheid”

Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HPUpdateFrom July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel’s apartheid, occupation and colonisation. Boycott HPGlobal BDS Week of Action Against HP July 5, 2019 … Continue reading “Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP”

Human Rights Supporters and Sports Fans Join #BoycottPuma Global Day of Action

Human Rights Supporters and Sports Fans Join #BoycottPuma Global Day of ActionUpdateSupporters of Palestinian human rights and fair play in sports from more than 20 countries across the world responded to the call from Palestinian teams and athletes to boycott global sports manufaRed Card IsraelBoycott PumaJune 20, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural … Continue reading “Human Rights Supporters and Sports Fans Join #BoycottPuma Global Day of Action”

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic InstitutionsUpdateIn a historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israel’s grave violations of international law. Academic BoycottJune 24, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of … Continue reading “British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions”

Palestinian students stand for the right to BDS

Palestinian students stand for the right to BDSOpen Letter As Palestinian students, we reject anti-Semitism and all forms of racism and therefore affirm our full support for the BDS movement for Palestinian rights to hold Israel accountable for human rights violations, like all other states committing similar crimes. Right To BoycottStudent solidarityJune 19, 2019 By:  … Continue reading “Palestinian students stand for the right to BDS”

Palestinians call for boycott of Open Source Festival in Germany over its censorship of Talib Kweli

Palestinians call for boycott of Open Source Festival in Germany over its censorship of Talib KweliPACBI StatementBlack American rapper Talib Kweli was cancelled by German festival due to his support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights Cultural BoycottRight To BoycottJune 17, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural … Continue reading “Palestinians call for boycott of Open Source Festival in Germany over its censorship of Talib Kweli”

More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid

More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli ApartheidIn the NewsTrade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europe and … Continue reading “More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid”

Scientists Protest Holding International Physics Olympiad in Israel over Its Denial of Palestinian Right to Education

Scientists Protest Holding International Physics Olympiad in Israel over Its Denial of Palestinian Right to EducationIn the NewsTwenty scientists, including the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry George P. Smith, wrote an open letter to the organizers of the next International Physics Olympiad to protest against holding the contest in Israel due to its denial of Palestinian … Continue reading “Scientists Protest Holding International Physics Olympiad in Israel over Its Denial of Palestinian Right to Education”

Milton Don’t Go!

Milton Don’t Go!Open LetterBrazilian artists, academics, cultural organizations, trade unionists, political parties, indigenous people and popular movements urge Milton Nascimento to cancel Tel Aviv show Cultural BoycottMay 29, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)