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STATEMENTS

Effective BDS actions more important than ever to support Palestinians in Gaza and hold Israel to account July 10, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

The BDS movement calls on supporters of human rights to take effective actions, particularly in the shape of BDS campaigns, to show solidarity and pressure Israel to end its regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid

Israel must be held accountable for its collective punishment of Palestinians July 3, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

Palestinian civil society salutes Presbyterians on divestment resolution June 21, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

BDS pressure forces G4S to distance itself from Israel's prison system June 17, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

George Soros funds and foundations must be held accountable for investments in Israeli violations of international law May 21, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

Belgian firm urged to abandon Israel port building project May 14, 2014 by Various

ANALYSIS

Does the term ‘apartheid’ fit Israel? Of course it does. May 26, 2014 by Saree Makdisi at ​Los Angeles Times

The question is not whether the term “apartheid” applies here. It is why it should cause such an outcry when it is used.

Some Reflections on BDS and Feminist Political Solidarity May 14, 2014 by Brenna Bhandar at Feminists@law

Solidarity with Anti-Apartheid Resistance in Post-Oslo Palestine April 5, 2014 by Haidar Eid

US Efforts to Curb Freedom of Speech on Israel and Palestine are of Grave Concern April 2, 2014 by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Israel’s War on American Universities | Common Dreams March 20, 2014 by BNC

Silicon Valley accord recycles myth of Israel’s green record March 12, 2014 by Charlotte Silver at Electronic Intifada

NEWS

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Green groups condemn Israeli attack on Gaza July 20, 2014 by Friends of the Earth International

Friends of the Earth International, along with many other Civil Society Organisations, condemns the attacks against the besieged people of Gaza

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Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel July 19, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

A group of Nobel laureates and high profile artists and academics have issued a statement condemning Israel’s “inhumane and illegal” assault on Gaza and calling on governments to implement a military embargo on Israel

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Fact sheet: The case for a military embargo on Israel July 19, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

Israel’s ability to launch such devastating attacks with impunity largely stems from the vast international military cooperation and trade that it maintains with complicit governments across the world

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Palestine campaigners welcome Dublin City Council motion calling for end to attacks on Gaza and for arms embargo & trade sanctions on Israel July 18, 2014 by IPSC

Motion calls upon the Irish government to push for an arms embargo and trade sanctions on Israel.

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17 EU members take action against corporate complicity with Israeli crimes July 7, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

At least 12 more European governments published online guidance warning firms of the risks involved in trade and other economic links with illegal Israeli settlements, bringing the total number of countries to publish such advice to 17

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Largest US Protestant Church divests from Israeli prison contractor G4S June 13, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

The news follows a decision by the Gates Foundation to divest from G4S and the opening of an official UK government investigation into the company's activities in Palestine/Israel. BDS pressure has forced G4S to announce that it plans to end its activities inside Israel's prisons, albeit not until 2017.

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G4S “to end” Israel prison contracts as pressure mounts over torture complicity June 12, 2014 by Ali Abunimah at Electronic Intifada

The news came as the Bill Gates Foundation confirmed it has completely divested from G4S. Campaigners are calling for continued action against G4S until it ends all involvement in Israel's prison system and occupation

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Human Rights Groups Accuse NBC of Deceit About DIG Filming Locations in Occupied East Jerusalem June 5, 2014 by US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Human rights groups are accusing NBC of complicity in Israel’s violations of international law and human rights by filming its new series DIG in occupied East Jerusalem, after clearly stating that they would not do so

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Gates Foundation sells down its shares in G4S May 29, 2014 by War on Want

In the face of worldwide pressure, the Gates Foundation has sold down its shares in the world’s largest Private Military and Security Company, G4S

Fifth University of California campus passes divestment motion May 29, 2014 by Nora Barrows-Friedman at Electronic Intifada

The student government at the University of California at Santa Cruz passed a divestment resolution early Wednesday morning.

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