UN officials: German anti-BDS resolution infringes on freedom of expression, basic political rights

UN officials: German anti-BDS resolution infringes on freedom of expression, basic political rightsIn the NewsUN officials say it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the government of Israel. UN letter is now public, as Germany did not respond within mandated 60-day period. Right To BoycottJanuary 13, 2020 By:  United Nations Special Rapporteurs

UN Special Rapporteurs express concerns to German Government over anti-BDS motion

UN Special Rapporteurs express concerns to German Government over anti-BDS motionIn the NewsUN Special Rapporteurs said the motion may hinder the peaceful activities of human rights defenders, groups and organisations denouncing human rights violations as part of the BDS movement Right To BoycottJanuary 13, 2020 By:  United Nations Special Rapporteurs

UN Special Rapporteurs letter of concern to German Government over anti-BDS motion

UN Special Rapporteurs letter of concern to German Government over anti-BDS motionIn the NewsUN Special Rapporteurs said the motion may hinder the peaceful activities of human rights defenders, groups and organisations denouncing human rights violations as part of the BDS movement Right To BoycottJanuary 13, 2020 By:  United Nations Special Rapporteurs

Belgian trade mission to Israel and Palestine has been cancelled

Belgian trade mission to Israel and Palestine has been cancelledIn the NewsRepresentatives from the Walloon and Brussels governments cancelled their participation. Ex-Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of the Socialist Party said reasons for the Walloon government’s withdrawal included ‘violations of important parts of the Geneva Convention by Israel’. Economic BoycottLocal governmentsNovember 30, 2019 By:  MENAFN

Palestinian civil society to Austrian Parliament: Oppose resolution to criminalize peaceful activism for Palestinian human rights

Palestinian civil society to Austrian Parliament: Oppose resolution to criminalize peaceful activism for Palestinian human rights Open Letter Palestinian civil society groups call on Austrian parliament and government to respect Palestinians’ right and right of Austrian citizens to carry out and support BDS campaigns for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality Right To BoycottJanuary 8, 2020 … Continue reading “Palestinian civil society to Austrian Parliament: Oppose resolution to criminalize peaceful activism for Palestinian human rights”

Boris Johnson follows Thatcher’s example with McCarthyite plan to ban local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid Israel

Boris Johnson follows Thatcher’s example with McCarthyite plan to ban local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid IsraelUpdateIn 1988, PM Thatcher banned local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid South Africa. Now, Boris Johnson plans to ban local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid Israel. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now. Economic BoycottLocal … Continue reading “Boris Johnson follows Thatcher’s example with McCarthyite plan to ban local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid Israel”

Brazilian groups stop bill in Parliament to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel

Brazilian groups stop bill in Parliament to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with IsraelUpdateWe thank 50+ Brazilian groups that won a victory for Palestinians and for demilitarizing Brazil, by mobilizing opposition in Brazil’s Parliament to filibuster a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel. Academic BoycottMilitary EmbargoDecember 22, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National … Continue reading “Brazilian groups stop bill in Parliament to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel”

Letter From Palestinian Teams Delivered to Olympic Medalist Fiona May, Puma Supervisory Board Member

Letter From Palestinian Teams Delivered to Olympic Medalist Fiona May, Puma Supervisory Board MemberIn the NewsActivists delivered letter from more than 200 Palestinian sports teams urging PUMA to end its support for illegal Israeli settlements by terminating its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association.  Boycott PumaNovember 14, 2019 By:  BDS Italy

Trump’s Executive Order Abuses Federal Funding to Bully Universities Into Suppressing Freedom of Speech in Support of Palestinian Rights

Trump’s Executive Order Abuses Federal Funding to Bully Universities Into Suppressing Freedom of Speech in Support of Palestinian RightsUpdateTrump’s anti-democratic and anti-Palestinian executive order (EO) would continue his dangerous attacks on hard-fought rights. Academic BoycottRight To BoycottDecember 11, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

AXA, divest from Israel’s climate apartheid: Day of Action Roundup

AXA, divest from Israel’s climate apartheid: Day of Action Roundup UpdateThe second global AXA Day of Action included mobilizations all around the world, on the same day as the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the 4th global climate strike. Economic BoycottMilitary EmbargoAXA DivestDecember 10, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

The full menu of rights

The full menu of rightsBNC StatementOn the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on “the full menu of rights” for the indigenous Palestinians. Economic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottDecember 10, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

50+ academics and activists condemn Indian Consul-General’s call for Israeli model in Kashmir, and call for military embargo on Israel

50+ academics and activists condemn Indian Consul-General’s call for Israeli model in Kashmir, and call for military embargo on IsraelIn the NewsBy calling for a military embargo on Israel, we also call for ending the ties that are facilitating the current siege and crackdown in Kashmir. Military EmbargoNovember 30, 2019 By:  BDS India

Second Popular Tribunal on the role of Israel in the militarization of Latin America – Mexico

Second Popular Tribunal on the role of Israel in the militarization of Latin America – MexicoIn the News”We conclude that the State of Israel, its institutions and companies in the military and security sectors, the government of Mexico in recent decades and Mexican companies that have had military and security relations with Israel, can be … Continue reading “Second Popular Tribunal on the role of Israel in the militarization of Latin America – Mexico”

Columbia College Student Council votes to hold student divestment referendum

Columbia College Student Council votes to hold student divestment referendumIn the NewsColumbia College’s Student Council overwhelmingly approved a spring student referendum on whether Columbia University should divest from companies that profit from Israel’s acts that fall under UN definition of the Crime of Apartheid. Economic BoycottStudent solidarityNovember 25, 2019 By:  Columbia Spectator

Episcopal Church divesting from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Israel Discount Bank

Episcopal Church divesting from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Israel Discount Bank In the NewsThe U.S.’s Episcopal Church is divesting from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Israel Discount Bank to address human rights violations in Israel’s occupation of Gaza and West Bank, and continues engagement with Facebook, Booking.com and TripAdvisor Economic BoycottOctober 21, 2019 By:  Episcopal Church … Continue reading “Episcopal Church divesting from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Israel Discount Bank”

UK Labour Party votes to stop arms trade with Israel, apply international law to trade, and support refugee return

UK Labour Party votes to stop arms trade with Israel, apply international law to trade, and support refugee returnIn the NewsAt the UK Labour party’s annual conference, the party voted overwhelmingly for refugees right to return, to stop “any arms trade with Israel that is used in violation of the human rights of Palestinians” and … Continue reading “UK Labour Party votes to stop arms trade with Israel, apply international law to trade, and support refugee return”

UK Trades Union Congress votes for ending arms trade with Israel, and ending corporate complicity

UK Trades Union Congress votes for ending arms trade with Israel, and ending corporate complicityIn the NewsThe UK’s Trades Union Congress, representing 48 unions and six million people, voted for ending arms trade with Israel that violates Palestinian rights, and to pressure corporations to end complicity in violations of Palestinian rights Economic BoycottMilitary EmbargoTrade union … Continue reading “UK Trades Union Congress votes for ending arms trade with Israel, and ending corporate complicity”

The Red Nation Supports the Liberation of Palestine and BDS – The Liberation of Palestine Represents an Alternative Path for Native Nations

The Red Nation Supports the Liberation of Palestine and BDS – The Liberation of Palestine Represents an Alternative Path for Native NationsIn the NewsThe Red Nation urges all Native people and Nations to respect the Palestinian call for BDS by pledging NOT to collaborate with universities, institutions, or organizations that promote and normalize the occupation. … Continue reading “The Red Nation Supports the Liberation of Palestine and BDS – The Liberation of Palestine Represents an Alternative Path for Native Nations”

Public Services unions across Europe call on European governments to suspend arms trade with Israel

Public Services unions across Europe call on European governments to suspend arms trade with IsraelIn the NewsPublic servide trade unions from across Europe voted for a resolution calling on European governments to suspend arms trade with Israel. Military EmbargoTrade union solidaritySanctions and governmentsJuly 3, 2019 By:  European Trade Union Initiative for Justice in Palestine

34 European trade unions say European governments must ban settlement trade

34 European trade unions say European governments must ban settlement tradeIn the News34 European trade union organisations representing millions of workers across Europe have written the European Commission and European governments demanding a ban on trade with illegal Israeli settlements. Economic BoycottTrade union solidaritySanctions and governmentsJune 25, 2019 By:  European Trade Union Initiative for Justice … Continue reading “34 European trade unions say European governments must ban settlement trade”

European Federation of Public Services Unions calls to suspend the EU-Israel association agreement

European Federation of Public Services Unions calls to suspend the EU-Israel association agreementIn the NewsThe European Federation of Public Services Unions passed a resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-Israel association agreement because of the repeated breach of its human rights provisions. Economic BoycottTrade union solidaritySanctions and governmentsJune 6, 2019 By:  European Public Service … Continue reading “European Federation of Public Services Unions calls to suspend the EU-Israel association agreement”

Alstom’s Withdrawal from Jerusalem Light Rail Project: A Victory for Law and Civil Society Mobilisation

Alstom’s Withdrawal from Jerusalem Light Rail Project: A Victory for Law and Civil Society MobilisationIn the NewsFollowing an intense advocacy campaign, Alstom, a French transport company, withdrew from a planned East Jerusalem light rail construction project, a tool of the Israeli settlement and annexation policy in the city. Economic BoycottMay 17, 2019 By:  fidh – … Continue reading “Alstom’s Withdrawal from Jerusalem Light Rail Project: A Victory for Law and Civil Society Mobilisation”

Former US President Jimmy Carter Speaks in Support of Right to Boycott Israel

Former US President Jimmy Carter Speaks in Support of Right to Boycott IsraelIn the NewsFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter said, “U.S. courts have protected the right of individuals to participate in boycotts as a form of political protest. The same protection applies to the right to advocate or oppose BDS.” Right To BoycottApril 5, 2019 … Continue reading “Former US President Jimmy Carter Speaks in Support of Right to Boycott Israel”

Corbyn renews calls to end UK arms sales to Israel in wake of UN report on Gaza protests

Corbyn renews calls to end UK arms sales to Israel in wake of UN report on Gaza protestsIn the NewsUK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn renewed his calls for Britain to cease arms sales to Israel after a UN report last week that Israeli army’s actions against Palestinian protesters in Gaza’s Great March of Return … Continue reading “Corbyn renews calls to end UK arms sales to Israel in wake of UN report on Gaza protests”

Panamericana Bookstore Chain Cancels G4S Contract Following BDS Campaign

Panamericana Bookstore Chain Cancels G4S Contract Following BDS CampaignIn the NewsThe Colombian bookstore chain Panamericana canceled its contract with the private security company G4S, following a campaign in which customers asked Panamericana to drop G4S due to complicity with Israeli crimes in Palestine. Economic BoycottMarch 8, 2019 By:  BDS Colombia

Video: Nobel Laureate George P. Smith Urges Support for the BDS Movement

Video: Nobel Laureate George P. Smith Urges Support for the BDS MovementUpdateThe 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry says BDS is a platform to persuade other people of conscience that Israel’s 71-year regime of dispossession and subjugation is something that needs our attention.   Economic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottMilitary EmbargoJanuary 22, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Indian University Agrees Not to Host Future Israeli Government Events Following Student Protests

Indian University Agrees Not to Host Future Israeli Government Events Following Student ProtestsUpdateIn a courageous show of solidarity, students in New Delhi held firm against the university administration’s violent crackdown on protests of an Israeli government event until their demands were met. Academic BoycottNovember 20, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott … Continue reading “Indian University Agrees Not to Host Future Israeli Government Events Following Student Protests”

Tell AXA: Stop financing Israel’s climate apartheid

Tell AXA: Stop financing Israel’s climate apartheidAction AlertAXA invests hundreds of millions of dollars in fossil fuels and insures polluting businesses, and invests $91 million in Israel’s weapons and its expanding settlements, which destroy the environment. Economic BoycottAXA DivestNovember 29, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Maritime Union of Australia – Sydney Branch Endorses Boycott HP Campaign

Maritime Union of Australia – Sydney Branch Endorses Boycott HP CampaignUpdateThe MUA Sydney branch pledged to not buy HP products and called for a complete boycott of HP products and divestment from HP companies until they cancel all contracts that aid Israel’s violation of Palestinian rights. Economic BoycottBoycott HPTrade union solidarityNovember 22, 2019 By:  Palestinian … Continue reading “Maritime Union of Australia – Sydney Branch Endorses Boycott HP Campaign”