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.
Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) applauds the Montreal City Council for abandoning a motion to adopt the controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism today.
We thank 50+ Brazilian groups that won a victory for Palestinians and for demilitarizing Brazil, by mobilizing opposition in Brazil’s Parliament to filibuster a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel.
Representatives from the Walloon and Brussels governments cancelled their participation. Ex-Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of the Socialist Party said reasons for the Walloon government's withdrawal included 'violations of important parts of the Geneva Convention by Israel'.