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Chomsky clarifies position on the cultural boycott of Israel

Global BDS News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:01
Chomsky clarifies position on the cultural boycott of IsraelIn the NewsCultural Boycott

Prof. Noam Chomsky makes the essential point: the presence of international artists in Israel is used by the government to cover up its occupation and human rights abuses.

October 12, 2017 By:  Artists for Palestine UK

Open Letter by Palestinian & International Chefs Urges Withdrawal From Tel Aviv Culinary Festival

Global BDS News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:38
Open Letter by Palestinian & International Chefs Urges Withdrawal From Tel Aviv Culinary FestivalOpen LetterCultural Boycott

Chefs & Restaurateurs Say: Don’t Cater to Israeli Apartheid & Propaganda, Withdraw From "Round Tables" Culinary Festival in Tel Aviv.

October 11, 2017 By:  Palestinian and international chefs

Palestinian BDS Leadership Calls For Deepening Solidarity Between Palestinians and African Movements Against Colonialism and Racism

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:48
Palestinian BDS Leadership Calls For Deepening Solidarity Between Palestinians and African Movements Against Colonialism and RacismBNC StatementEconomic BoycottSanctions and governments

The recent, welcome cancellation of the Africa-Israel Summit slated to take place in Togo this month underscores the urgency of re-focusing on how our struggles are intertwined and strengthened by our mutual solidarity.

October 9, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Distinguished Israeli Doctor Supports BDS

Global BDS News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:50
Distinguished Israeli Doctor Supports BDSUpdateEconomic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic Boycott

Dr. Ruchama Marton is a distinguished Jewish-Israeli civil society leader, a psychiatrist, feminist and the Founder and President of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI). She has spoken out about why she is convinced that the BDS movement is critical to ending Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

October 5, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC

Award-Winning Filmmaker Ken Loach Donates Film Screening Proceeds to BDS Movement

Global BDS News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:16
Award-Winning Filmmaker Ken Loach Donates Film Screening Proceeds to BDS Movement BNC StatementCultural Boycott

Award-winning British filmmaker Ken Loach has donated all proceeds from screenings of his latest film in Israeli venues to the BDS movement as a gesture of support for the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

October 5, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

UN Women becomes fifth UN agency in Jordan to drop its contracts with G4S following BDS pressure

Global BDS News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:48
UN Women becomes fifth UN agency in Jordan to drop its contracts with G4S following BDS pressureIn the NewsStop G4S

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Jordan has dropped its contracts with the world’s largest security firm, occupation profiteer G4S, following an ongoing BDS campaign over the firm’s role in Israel’s violations of human rights.

October 3, 2017 By:  Jordan BDS

Tell these food chefs not to cater to Israel’s #ApartheidRoundTables

Global BDS News - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:58
Tell these food chefs not to cater to Israel’s #ApartheidRoundTablesAction AlertCultural Boycott

Between 29 October and 17 November 2017 head chefs from 14 famous restaurants from cities around the world will spend a week cooking in Tel Aviv as

September 26, 2017

180 civil society groups urge international chefs to withdraw from Tel Aviv Round Tables

Global BDS News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 19:16
180 civil society groups urge international chefs to withdraw from Tel Aviv Round TablesUpdateCultural Boycott

Civil society groups from across the world call on international chefs to cancel participation in Brand Israel culinary event. 

September 25, 2017

Giro d’Italia World Cycling Event to Peddle Israeli Propaganda

Global BDS News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:39
Giro d’Italia World Cycling Event to Peddle Israeli Propaganda UpdateCultural BoycottRed Card Israel

Famed Italian cycling race will serve Israel’s propaganda efforts to cover-up its oppressive policies against Palestinians.

September 19, 2017 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Insurance giant AXA urged to end support for Israeli war crimes

Global BDS News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:41
Insurance giant AXA urged to end support for Israeli war crimesIn the NewsEconomic BoycottMilitary Embargo

Seventy french organizations, associations, parties and unions urging the France -based insurance giant AXA to respect international law and cut ties with Israel’s colonial and apartheid system.

July 31, 2017 By:  Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

UK banks 'complicit' in Palestinian oppression, rights group claims

Global BDS News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:27
UK banks 'complicit' in Palestinian oppression, rights group claimsIn the NewsMilitary Embargo

UK high street banks are investing in and arranging loans for firms supplying arms to Israel

July 12, 2017 By:  Middle East Eye

As Congress tries to criminalize BDS, the Democratic Socialists of America endorse it

Global BDS News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:26
As Congress tries to criminalize BDS, the Democratic Socialists of America endorse itIn the NewsRight To Boycott

The Democratic Socialists of America, which gathered this weekend in Chicago for its biennial convention, passed a resolution on Saturday to endorse the BDS movement. The vote in favor was so overwhelming,  more than 90 percent supported the resolution. It marked the first time in the group’s 35-year history that it has taken a position on the issue.

August 6, 2017 By:  The intercept

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