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Green groups condemn Israeli attack on Gaza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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