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.
On July 19 the Swedish News Agency (TT) reported that Coop has decided to terminate all purchases of Soda Stream carbonation devices after it was revealed that they are still produced in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Selling products from occupied territories disputes Coop's own ethical standard as well as Global Compact, the UN ethical guidelines for businesses.
The Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden (PGS) welcomes Coop's decision.
All too aware of how bad association with war crimes is for business, the diamond industry has taken pains to evade questions about its connections with Israel’s human rights abuses — and so far has escaped scrutiny from watchdog organizations.
Representatives for 75 countries affiliated to the United Nations-based Kimberley Process Certification Scheme meeting in Kinshasa this week failed to reach agreement on the export of blood-stained diamonds from Zimbabwe.
Usually in mainstream Israeli political discourse, BDS is the “love” that dare not speak its name. If the Knesset is seeking to pass a law to criminalize references to the Nakba, all the more so references to the terrible act of ‘delegitimization’ (what an ugly, ungainly word) that is BDS. It’s simplytreif in polite political discourse.
"The vast majority of students who voted in DePaul University’s student election last week were in favor of ending the sale of Sabra hummus in campus dining halls.
CHICAGO, IL (May 22, 2010)—Last week, DePaul University’s Student Government Association allowed a campus-wide referendum on whether or not Sabra hummus should be replaced with an alternative hummus brand in campus dining halls. The referendum was presented by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and was the first to be placed on student government election ballot in at least ten years.
After years of strenuous denial, Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories, an Israeli cosmetics firm with its main manufacturing plant in an illegal West Bank settlement, is proven by documentary evidence to be in violation of international law through its theft of Palestinian resources.
The April edition of Retail Jeweller magazine published a “letter of the month” 1 exposing the fact that Israeli diamonds evade the human rights strictures applied to rough diamonds by the Kimberley Process regulations. According to the editor, Laura McCreddie, the letter caused “consternation” to a number of readers.