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Palestine Peace & Solidarity in South Korea (PPS), a Seoul-based group part of the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, launched a report denouncing South Korea's complicity with Israel's regime of occupation, colonization and apartheid against the Palestinian people. The report details Korea's ties with Israel at the military, economic, academic and cultural levels.

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We, a group of academics, activists and artists in India, came together in 2010 to campaign against yet another apartheid regime by extending support to the international campaign for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel. (Visit our website www.incacbi.in for more information.)

In yet another instance of India turning a blind eye to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, India is currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Israel.

August 24, 2012
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BNC Statement

Occupied Palestine, August 16 - The Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition of Palestinian trade unions, NGOs and mass organisations, salutes and warmly congratulates the South African government for adopting a principled policy to dissuade South African citizens and especially official organisations from travelling to Israel due to its “continued occupation of Palestinian land”.[1]

This welcome show of support for Palestinian rights and for a just peace based on international law is precisely the kind of concrete action that the overwhel

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“Because of the treatment and policies of Israel towards the Palestinian people, we strongly discourage South Africans from going there,” South Africa’s deputy minister of international relations and co-operation has told the Mail & Guardian.

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(Brussels, 27 July 2012) This week the EU announced it would strengthen its bilateral relations with Israel by endorsing a package of 60 new areas of cooperation. Amnesty International regrets that this decision has been taken without giving due consideration to the need to seriously address ongoing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

July 30, 2012
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Al-Haq is pleased to announce the publication of “State Responsibility in Connection with Israel’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The new legal memorandum analyses the concept of State responsibility under customary international law and examines the recommendations of the 2004 International Court of Justice (ICJ) Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the OPT (Advisory Opinion on the Wall) as guided by the International Law Commission Draft Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts of 2001 (IL

July 28, 2012
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Following the Association Council meeting on 24 July 2012 between the European Union (EU) and Israel, it was announced that the EU has agreed upon developing cooperation with Israel by offering it 60 new activities in 15 fields. The EU also declared that it would continue technical discussions with Israel aimed at identifying areas for future cooperation.

July 28, 2012
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European governments, including Britain's, have received legal opinion from a leading international counsel who argues they would be fully within their rights to ban trade with Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Original link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israeli-settlements-can-face-trade-bans-says-counsel-7923572.html

 

The formal opinion from James Crawford, professor of international l

BNC Statement

Occupied Palestine, 9 July 2012 – Seven years after the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel was launched, the global BDS campaign has become stronger, more widespread, more effective and certainly more diverse than ever—a true cause for celebration by all those groups and conscientious citizens of th

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Civil society organisations including the South African Council of Churches, Congress of South African Trade Unions, Kairos Southern Africa, Open Shuhada Street, Media Review Network and BDS South Africa, welcome news of the African National Congress (ANC) Policy Conference's firmer position on Palestine and ANC delegates' proposed policy for a boycott of Israeli products.

Member of the ANC's International Relations Commission (and special adviser to President Jacob Zuma) Lindiwe Zulu, reported at a Policy Conference media briefing that: "[T]he ANC would continue to support Palestine and [has

July 1, 2012