Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
In 1988, PM Thatcher banned local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid South Africa. Now, Boris Johnson plans to ban local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid Israel. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now.
At the UK Labour party's annual conference, the party voted overwhelmingly for refugees right to return, to stop “any arms trade with Israel that is used in violation of the human rights of Palestinians” and to apply international law to UK trade with Israel.
The UK’s Trades Union Congress, representing 48 unions and six million people, voted for ending arms trade with Israel that violates Palestinian rights, and to pressure corporations to end complicity in violations of Palestinian rights
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn renewed his calls for Britain to cease arms sales to Israel after a UN report last week that Israeli army’s actions against Palestinian protesters in Gaza’s Great March of Return could amount to war crimes.