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From July 10-15, groups all over the world - in Australia, the Arab world, India, Ireland, Malaysia, the US and the UK - participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action. The beginning of the week, July 9th, marked 15 years since the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Israel’s apartheid wall, which the Court found to be illegal. The end of the week marked a year since the passing of Israel’s “Jewish-Nation-State law,” which effectively legalizes Israel’s decades-old apartheid system.

The BDS movement for Palestinian rights warmly welcomes the resolution introduced by Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis "Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights.” On behalf of the BDS movement, Hind Awwad said:

July 13, 2019 - In a major victory for the Boycott HP campaign, the second largest British and Irish trade union, with 1.2 million members, Unite the Union, joined the campaign.

June 8, 2019   Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble MdB                                    President of the Bundestag Mr. President, We, the undersigned directors of human rights organizations based in Israel, are writing to you to express our serious concern regarding the recent motion adopted by the Bundestag, which wrongfully equates the BDS movement with antisemitism.

Today, Palestinians mark with a mix of alarm and hope the 14th anniversary of the BDS Call, launched by Palestinian society in 2005 in pursuit of freedom, justice and equality. The growth of our popular resistance and the global, Palestinian-led BDS movement give us hope at a time when Israel’s far-right regime is intensifying its system of apartheid and crimes against our people, in open partnership with the anti-Palestinian Trump Administration, and with the complicity of the European Union and despotic Arab regimes. 

1 July 2019   The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society and the leadership of the global, decentralized BDS movement, is inspired by the growth of the movement globally, and the establishment of local, regional and national groups across the world that are affiliated to the movement.  

In a report published today, the US corporate watchdog SumOfUs documented that the French insurance giant AXA is investing over $91 million in Israel’s five largest banks and Israel’s largest private arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems, all companies directly involved in Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinian people. 

From July 10th - 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel’s apartheid, occupation and colonisation. July 15 marks one year from the adoption of the racist Nation-State Law by the Israeli parliament, that has made discrimination of Palestinians and all non-Jews mandatory, officially declaring Israel an apartheid state. Let’s call out Israel on its regime of apartheid and take action to stop international complicity with it!

Supporters of Palestinian human rights and fair play in sports from more than 20 countries across the world responded to the call from Palestinian teams and athletes to boycott global sports manufacturer Puma.

We warmly salute the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) for voting overwhelmingly to support the Palestinian call for a boycott of complicit Israeli academic institutions.

Fans attending iconic Brazilian musician Milton Nascimento’s European tour are urging him to cancel his show in apartheid Tel Aviv, scheduled for June 30.