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STATEMENTS

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

Israel is only able to act with utter impunity because of the military, economic and political support it receives from governments around the world

Palestinian civil society salutes Presbyterians on divestment resolution June 21, 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

Starbucks may face a boycott if it partners with SodaStream April 29, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

World Water Day sees launch of First International Week To Boycott Mekorot March 22, 2014 by BNC

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

Students at King's College London protest as part of a successful campaign against G4S

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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“Elbit out of Brazil!” – Protests in Porto Alegre target the Israeli military company May 26, 2014 by Stop the Wall

Trade unionists, students and solidarity activists in the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil have been holding blockades and occupations to demand an end to the presence of Israeli military company Elbit Systems in Brazil

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Black Students conference of UK National Union of Students endorses BDS May 26, 2014 by Ben White at Middle East Monitor

The annual gathering passed Motion 402: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions by an "overwhelming" majority

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DePaul Divest declares victory in student campaign May 24, 2014 by SJP DePaul

Student coalition DePaul Divest declares victory in campaign calling for student support to divest from corporations that profit from human rights abuses against Palestinians

Farmers in Gaza call for a boycott of Israeli agricultural exports

EU bans poultry exports from illegal Israeli settlements May 23, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

The decision is an implementation of the EU's commitment not to recognise Israeli sovereignty over occupied Palestinian territory

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Report: Germany cancels military subsidy deal with Israel May 16, 2014 by Annie Robbins at Mondoweiss

Germany has provided billions of euros of military aid to Israel but are now refusing to help pay for new gun boats for the Israeli navy

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