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UK student union to cancel G4S contract over role in Israeli prisons

The student union at the University of Kent in the southeast of England is to terminate its contract with G4S following an “outcry” over its role in human rights abuses in Palestine

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European moves against settlements revive Israel boycott fears

Steps by European companies and governments to restrict business with West Bank settlements are rekindling longstanding fears in Israel of a broader economic boycott over its treatment of the Palestinians

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UK government warns businesses about illegal Israeli settlement enterprise

The UK government has published guidance warning businesses about the problems and risks associated with doing business with illegal Israeli settlements

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Israel asks British government to pressure universities to fight BDS

Israel has asked the British government to “lean on universities to prevent their participation in academic boycotts of the country”

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Major UK union votes against Trade Union Friends of Israel

The decision is binding on the union as an organisation

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Palestine solidarity activists take over G4S meeting, catch occupation profiteer by surprise

G4S provides services and equipment to Israeli jails at which Palestinian political prisoners are detained and tortured

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Charity Commission to investigate whether JNF racial discrimination is lawful

The Stop the JNF Campaign argues that the primary purpose of the JNF has always been to remove Palestinians from their land and replace them with Jewish only settlements

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Sheffield University dumps Veolia, capping successful year for UK student Palestine movement

Sheffield Student Union and many campus groups actively supported the campaign against Veolia

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Planned protests force cancellation of JNF and Friends of the IDF fundraiser in Scotland

The Jewish National Fund, experts in racist land administration, have long-faced the opposition of Palestine solidarity campaigners in Scotland

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Prisoners day marked with global actions against G4S as Scottish union congress endorses campaign

G4S is a British-Danish security company that is contracted to provide and maintain security equipment at Israeli prisons

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