Boycott the Jerusalem Quartet

Boycott the Jerusalem QuartetUpdateThe Jerusalem Quartet readily uses its music to art-wash crimes committed by the far-right Israeli regime against Palestinians (Photo: Mohamed Al-Zanon / Maan Images) Cultural BoycottMarch 25, 2020 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Palestinians, Thurston Moore call on Dinosaur Jr. to cancel apartheid Israel concert

Palestinians, Thurston Moore call on Dinosaur Jr. to cancel apartheid Israel concertOpen LetterSince 2004, Palestinian civil society has called for the cultural boycott of Israel, inspired in part by the international solidarity that helped to end apartheid in South Africa. Cultural BoycottMarch 17, 2020 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the leadership of women fighting oppression and militarization

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the leadership of women fighting oppression and militarizationUpdateWomen leading justice movements worldwide increasingly see the Palestinian call for a military embargo on Israel as not just a demand by Palestinians, but also as linked to their own liberation and justice struggles. Military EmbargoMarch 8, 2020 By:  Palestinian BDS National … Continue reading “On International Women’s Day we celebrate the leadership of women fighting oppression and militarization”

Over-Cooked? Israel’s Gastro-Propaganda Round Tables Festival Ends After BDS Campaign

Over-Cooked? Israel’s Gastro-Propaganda Round Tables Festival Ends After BDS CampaignUpdateAfter a four-year, cross-continental BDS campaign, Israel’s culinary propaganda festival Round Tables did not take place in 2019. Cultural BoycottFarming InjusticeMarch 3, 2020 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Burning Man Festival Must Condemn Anti-Palestinian Israeli Edition

Burning Man Festival Must Condemn Anti-Palestinian Israeli EditionUpdateBurning Man’s values of ‘radical inclusion’ cannot be met by a festival that effectively promotes Trump’s apartheid plan to annex Palestinian land. [Photo: Trey Ratcliff] Cultural BoycottMarch 2, 2020 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

BDS movement condemns Austrian Parliament’s anti-Palestinian resolution

BDS movement condemns Austrian Parliament’s anti-Palestinian resolutionUpdateInstead of fighting real anti-Jewish racism at home, Austria’s parliament adopted an anti-democratic resolution today that demonizes BDS and calls to restrict our peaceful movement for Palestinian rights Right To BoycottFebruary 27, 2020 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Join Israel Apartheid Week – United against Racism

Join Israel Apartheid Week – United against RacismUpdateJoin with groups fighting all forms of racism and take to the streets for IAW 2020, to send the message that apartheid and racism were unacceptable in South Africa, are unacceptable in Palestine today, and are unacceptable anywhere. Economic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottMilitary EmbargoFebruary 21, 2020 By:  Palestinian BDS … Continue reading “Join Israel Apartheid Week – United against Racism”

#BoycottPuma Round 3: Join Third Global Day of Action, April 25

#BoycottPuma Round 3: Join Third Global Day of Action, April 25Action AlertAs Puma’s exclusive licensee in Israel, Delta, was listed in the UN database of complicit settlement companies, groups around the world are preparing for the third day of action protesting Puma’s support for Israel’s illegal settlements pushing Palestinian families off their land. Red Card … Continue reading “#BoycottPuma Round 3: Join Third Global Day of Action, April 25”

Largest Malaysian University Ends Contract With Puma Over Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements

Largest Malaysian University Ends Contract With Puma Over Support for Illegal Israeli SettlementsUpdatePuma sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes settlement teams, and Puma’s exclusive licensee in Israel, Delta Galil is listed in the United Nations database of settlement companies. Red Card IsraelBoycott PumaFebruary 25, 2020 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel … Continue reading “Largest Malaysian University Ends Contract With Puma Over Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements”

Basque groups’ statement calling for CAF to withdraw from Israel’s Jerusalem Tram project

Basque groups’ statement calling for CAF to withdraw from Israel’s Jerusalem Tram projectOpen Letter70 Basque groups tell CAF Israel’s settlement rail project is contrary to international law and a new attack on the rights of the Palestinian people Economic BoycottTrade union solidarityCAF get off Israel’s apartheid trainFebruary 25, 2020 By:  Basque civil society groups

70 Basque groups to CAF: get off Israel’s apartheid train!

70 Basque groups to CAF: get off Israel’s apartheid train!UpdateRights advocates in Basque Country have launched a campaign calling on the Basque company CAF to withdraw from Israel’s project to expand the Jerusalem light rail serving Israel’s illegal settlements Economic BoycottCAF get off Israel’s apartheid trainFebruary 25, 2020 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

European groups call to oppose Israeli apartheid via March anti-racism events

European groups call to oppose Israeli apartheid via March anti-racism eventsUpdate80+ progressive, anti-racist groups across Europe joined a Palestinian call to integrate the struggle against Israeli apartheid into European mobilizations for the annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21 Economic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottMilitary EmbargoStudent solidarityTrade union solidarityFebruary 19, 2020 By:  Palestinian … Continue reading “European groups call to oppose Israeli apartheid via March anti-racism events”

European groups call to oppose Israeli apartheid through March anti-racism events

European groups call to oppose Israeli apartheid through March anti-racism eventsUpdate80+ progressive, anti-racist groups across Europe joined a Palestinian call to integrate the struggle against Israeli apartheid into European mobilizations for the annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21 Economic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottMilitary EmbargoStudent solidarityTrade union solidarityFebruary 19, 2020 By:  Palestinian … Continue reading “European groups call to oppose Israeli apartheid through March anti-racism events”

Call to coordinate Israeli Apartheid Week with international day to eliminate racism

Call to coordinate Israeli Apartheid Week with international day to eliminate racismOpen Letter80+ European groups joined a Palestinian call to coordinate Israeli Apartheid Week events with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination activities on March 21 Student solidarityTrade union solidarityFebruary 19, 2020 By:  Palestinian civil society organizations

You can’t pink wash this

You can’t pink wash thisIn the NewsMore than 500 people march as “Queers For Palestine” bloc, reclaiming Berlin’s the Radical Queer March as a space for radical queers committed to feminist anti-racist and anti-colonial politics. Say No to PinkwashingSeptember 24, 2019 By:  Diva Magazine

Palestinians stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defenders

Palestinians stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defendersBNC StatementThe TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline aims to steal Wet’suwet’en land, use resource extraction to solidify control over Indigenous territories, destroy the environment and violate Indigenous laws. February 13, 2020 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Release of long-delayed UN settlement database significant step towards holding Israel accountable

Release of long-delayed UN settlement database significant step towards holding Israel accountableBNC StatementWe welcome this long-delayed UN list of complicit companies. Some major firms involved with illegal settlements are not in the database and must be added. All these companies must be held to account. Economic BoycottFebruary 12, 2020 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

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”