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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)

Palestinians Salute Cádiz Municipality for Cancelling Israel-Sponsored Film Series

Global BDS News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:18
Palestinians Salute Cádiz Municipality for Cancelling Israel-Sponsored Film SeriesUpdateCultural BoycottApartheid Free Zones

Spanish state municipality upholds commitment to avoid contributing to whitewashing Israel’s regime of military occupation and human rights violations through cultural events.

October 23, 2017 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Making It a Crime to Support Palestinian Human Rights

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:15
Making It a Crime to Support Palestinian Human RightsIn the NewsRight To Boycott

Bill S720 seeks to prohibit any U.S. person from supporting the United Nations call to boycott companies that support Israeli activities in the territories it occupied in the 1967 war.

August 13, 2017 By:  James J. Zogby, Lobe Log

As Congress Tries to Criminalize BDS, the Democratic Socialists of America Endorse It

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:00
As Congress Tries to Criminalize BDS, the Democratic Socialists of America Endorse ItIn the NewsRight To Boycott

The Democratic Socialists of America passed a resolution to endorse the BDS movement. The vote in favor was overwhelming.

August 6, 2017 By:  Zaid Jilani, The Intercept

Checking Settlement Exports “Impossible,” EU Admits

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:51
Checking Settlement Exports “Impossible,” EU AdmitsIn the NewsSanctions and governments

The European Union does not recognize illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights as part of Israel, and has admitted that it cannot tell whether producers from these illegal settlements are fraudulently taking advantage of trade privileges the EU has granted to Israel.

September 28, 2017 By:  David Cronin, Electronic Intifada

UN Sent Warning Letter to 150 Companies for Doing Business in Israeli Settlements

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:33
UN Sent Warning Letter to 150 Companies for Doing Business in Israeli Settlements In the NewsSanctions and governments

Israeli officials say some of the companies responded to the UN human rights commissioner by saying they won't renew their contracts in Israel

September 28, 2017 By:  Barak Ravid, Haaretz

Op-Ed: BDS Is Our Only Lever Against Israeli Occupation and Apartheid

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:23
Op-Ed: BDS Is Our Only Lever Against Israeli Occupation and ApartheidIn the NewsRight To Boycott

Dr. Ruchama Marton, a distinguished Jewish-Israeli civil society leader and psychiatrist, writes on the necessity of BDS to end Israeli military occupation and apartheid.

September 26, 2017 By:  Dr. Ruchama Marton, Haaretz

In America, the Right to Boycott Israel Is Under Threat. This Is Why That's Cause for Concern

Global BDS News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:08
In America, the Right to Boycott Israel Is Under Threat. This Is Why That's Cause for ConcernIn the NewsRight To Boycott

McCarthy era anti-Communist loyalty tests have been relegated to the dustbin of history. The same must apply to government requests that employees certify they're not engaged in a boycott of Israel.

October 11, 2017 By:  Brian Hauss (ACLU), Haaretz

Medical Students at Chile’s Largest University Overwhelmingly Vote for BDS

Global BDS News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:00
Medical Students at Chile’s Largest University Overwhelmingly Vote for BDSUpdateAcademic Boycott

More than three-fourths of students at the University of Chile’s Faculty of Medicine voted to break institutional ties with Israeli universities in a student referendum held last month.

October 16, 2017 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee

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)

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