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Prominent signatories to Global South call include former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, former Mozambiquean Minister Oscar Monteiro, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi, and former Commissioner at SA Human Rights Commission Pregs Govender.

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A statement by tens of UN experts on Israel's planned annexation amplified Palestinian civil society's call

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La declaración de decenas de expertos/as de las Naciones Unidas sobre la anexión prevista por Israel amplificó el llamamiento de la sociedad civil palestina

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Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Effective Measures by all States to Stop Israel’s Illegal Annexation of the Occupied West Bank and Grave Violations of Human Rights

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Tens of Palestinian civil society organizations called on governments to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions” to “stop Israel’s illegal annexation.”

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World Council of Churches joined by Middle East Council of Churches in call for sanctions if Israel proceeds with annexation. They also call for suspending EU-Israel Association Agreement.

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UK Prime Minister Johnson urged to impose sanctions if Netanyahu carries out threat to annex parts of West Bank

Analysis

In a devastating blow against democracy, new guidance aims to curb the power of local authorities to make ethical financial choices

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Two Dutch political parties are calling for sanctions on Israel for its ongoing violations of Palestinian rights.

At its national congress on 16 April, the liberal party D66 – short for Democrats 66 – called on its lawmakers to promote European Union demands that Israel halt its construction of settlements on occupied lands as well as other violations of human rights.

May 7, 2016
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Last month, in a landmark decision, the United Nations Human Rights Council decided to establish a database of all companies implicated in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, including the city of East Jerusalem.

Finally, after years of toothless UN condemnations of settlements – which are a flagrant violation of international law and a major obstacle to justice and peace in the region - there will be an official UN list that names and exposes businesses that have for decades enabled and profited from Israel’s theft of Palestinian land and other human

May 5, 2016