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.
Inspired in part by a similar campaign during the struggle against apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s, the Israeli Apartheid Free Zone campaign is led by the Solidarity Network Against the Occupation of Palestine (RESCOP) in the Spanish state.
The website Women For Palestine recently published an “interview” that purported to have been carried out with Riya Hassan, Europe Campaigns Officer with the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition of Palestinian organisations that leads and supports the BDS movement. The BNC wishes to make clear that none of its activists have carried out an interview with the Women For Palestine website.
The LAW TRAIN project, aimed at unifying police interrogation methodologies, has generated controversy in Portugal because of vocal opposition to Israel’s participation in the EU’s Horizon 2020 research framework and the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Israeli entities taking part.