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Palestinian Bar Association and Professors’ Unions Urge European Society of International Law To Move Research Forum from Hebrew University

Global BDS News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:51
Palestinian Bar Association and Professors’ Unions Urge European Society of International Law To Move Research Forum from Hebrew UniversityIn the NewsAcademic Boycott

The Palestinian Bar Association and the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) call on the European Society of International Law to move its upcoming research forum outside of Israel

December 13, 2017 By:  Palestinian Bar Association and Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees

EU Research Collaboration With Israeli Police in Tatters After Belgian University Exit

Global BDS News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 20:57
EU Research Collaboration With Israeli Police in Tatters After Belgian University ExitUpdateAcademic BoycottMilitary Embargo

The prestigious Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium has announced its withdrawal from a controversial EU-funded research cooperation project with the Israeli police and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security.

December 11, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Palestinian Response to Reports That U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Global BDS News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:57
Palestinian Response to Reports That U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s CapitalUpdate

The Trump administration's anti-Palestinian and illegal act reverses decades of official U.S. policy regarding Jerusalem and contradicts the international consensus. Trump’s policies on Palestine underscore that it is long past time for the world to apply concrete pressure on Israel to respect Palestinian rights through support for our struggle for rights and dignity.

December 5, 2017 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

From Palestine to Colombia: United for Human Rights, Together for a Military Embargo on Israel

Global BDS News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:50
From Palestine to Colombia: United for Human Rights, Together for a Military Embargo on IsraelBNC StatementMilitary EmbargoTrade union solidarity

Palestinian BDS leadership welcomes Colombian movements joining BDS and calls for deepening solidarity between the two peoples and redoubling our efforts to enact a military embargo on Israel now.

December 4, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Leading Palestinian Christian groups urge Pope Francis to reject Israeli government invitation to launch 2018 Giro d’Italia

Global BDS News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:03
Leading Palestinian Christian groups urge Pope Francis to reject Israeli government invitation to launch 2018 Giro d’ItaliaUpdateCultural Boycott

The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine and the Palestinian Christian Initiative "Kairos Palestine" urge Pope Francis not to give his blessing or lend his name in any way to the 2018 Giro d'Italia

November 28, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Over 120 Human Rights Groups Urge Giro d’Italia to Move Race from Israel Due to Violations of Palestinians’ Rights

Global BDS News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:25
Over 120 Human Rights Groups Urge Giro d’Italia to Move Race from Israel Due to Violations of Palestinians’ RightsIn the NewsCultural Boycott

Organizations from over 20 countries, joined by Noam Chomsky, jurists John Dugard and Richard Falk, and members of European Parliament call, on Giro d'Italia to relocate the race from Israel. 

November 22, 2017 By:  European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP)

Hundreds of Elected Officials in the Spanish State Endorse BDS for Palestinian Rights

Global BDS News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 02:01
Hundreds of Elected Officials in the Spanish State Endorse BDS for Palestinian RightsUpdateEconomic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottMilitary EmbargoRight To BoycottApartheid Free ZonesLocal governmentsSanctions and governments

Hundreds of elected officials in the Spanish State endorse BDS for Palestinian rights, setting a new BDS precedent in Europe. They include mayors, city councillors, members of congress, presidents of regional parliaments and members of the European Parliament.

December 1, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee

Dr. Ashrawi denounces Giro d’Italia for presenting Jerusalem as a unified city under Israel’s sovereignty

Global BDS News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:51
Dr. Ashrawi denounces Giro d’Italia for presenting Jerusalem as a unified city under Israel’s sovereigntyIn the NewsCultural Boycott

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned Giro d’Italia for bowing to pressure from Israel’s right-wing coalition government over references to West Jerusalem on its website.

December 1, 2017 By:  PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Giro d'Italia bows to Israeli pressure, backpedals to recognise illegal annexation of Jerusalem

Global BDS News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:39
Giro d'Italia bows to Israeli pressure, backpedals to recognise illegal annexation of JerusalemUpdateCultural Boycott

After Israeli ministers threatened to withdraw sponsorship from the Giro d'Italia over use of the term "West Jerusalem," race organizers chose to recognise Israel’s illegal annexation of occupied East Jerusalem.

November 30, 2017 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Letter to world-renowned comedian Chris Rock from the Palestinian performing arts community

Global BDS News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:22
Letter to world-renowned comedian Chris Rock from the Palestinian performing arts communityOpen LetterCultural Boycott

“You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity and in as many ways as possible that you were a worthless human being.

November 30, 2017 By:  Palestinian Performing Arts Community

BDS Gulf Holds its First Regional Anti-normalisation Conference

Global BDS News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:11
BDS Gulf Holds its First Regional Anti-normalisation Conference UpdateStop G4SEconomic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottMilitary EmbargoBoycott HPSanctions and governments

BDS Gulf takes steps towards broad regional coordination to strengthen popular support for Palestinian rights and intensify campaigns against complicit companies like G4S.

November 24, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Palestinians Urge Pope Francis to Reject Netanyahu's Invitation to Launch Giro d'Italia in Israel

Global BDS News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:23
Palestinians Urge Pope Francis to Reject Netanyahu's Invitation to Launch Giro d'Italia in IsraelOpen LetterCultural Boycott

In an open letter, Palestinian civil society groups urge the Pope not to lend his name in any way to the 2018 Giro d’Italia due to its whitewashing of Israel’s military occupation and grave human rights violations.

November 21, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Artists respond to Nick Cave’s comments

Global BDS News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:58
Artists respond to Nick Cave’s commentsIn the NewsCultural Boycott

Nick Cave has held a press conference in Israel, in which he explained he 

November 20, 2017 By:  Artists for Palestine UK

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

Global BDS News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:19
India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes UpdateEconomic BoycottMilitary Embargo

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) welcomes the cancellation of a $500 million missile deal between India and Israel as a “major blow” to Israel’s military industry.

November 21, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Balfour Declaration Turns 100: Together We Can End its Legacy of Dispossessing Palestinians

Global BDS News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:34
Balfour Declaration Turns 100: Together We Can End its Legacy of Dispossessing PalestiniansBNC StatementEconomic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottMilitary EmbargoTrade union solidaritySanctions and governments

Today marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a document which from the perspective of its Palestinian victims, constituted a declaration of war against the Palestinian people. Together we can end its brutal legacy and create a brighter future with justice, peace and a dignified life for all.

November 2, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Award-Winning Filmmakers Donate Film Screening Proceeds to BDS Movement

Global BDS News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:32
Award-Winning Filmmakers Donate Film Screening Proceeds to BDS MovementUpdateCultural Boycott

Award-winning British filmmakers Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien and Paul Laverty have donated proceeds from screenings of their latest film "I, Daniel Blake" to the BDS movement, as a gesture of support for the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

October 30, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Israeli Government-Sponsored Culinary Festival Loses Another Chef Amid Boycott Calls

Global BDS News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 15:19
Israeli Government-Sponsored Culinary Festival Loses Another Chef Amid Boycott CallsUpdateCultural Boycott

Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura becomes the second to withdraw from Tel Aviv Round Tables culinary festival which whitewashes ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.

October 26, 2017 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Danish Pension Fund Blacklists Four Israeli Companies Linked to Settlements

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 22:21
Danish Pension Fund Blacklists Four Israeli Companies Linked to SettlementsIn the NewsEconomic Boycott

Denmark's third largest pension fund excludes four companies from its portfolio, citing their investments in illegal Israeli settlements. The four companies are all companies targeted by the BDS movement.

October 16, 2017 By:  Sheren Khalel, Mondoweiss

16 Million-Strong Organization in India Joins the BDS Movement

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 02:05
16 Million-Strong Organization in India Joins the BDS MovementUpdateEconomic BoycottTrade union solidarity

The largest national organization representing peasants in India announced that it has joined the BDS movement.

October 23, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

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