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 February 9, Palestinian farmers organisations and campaigners in Europe weekend took action to call for an end to trade with Israeli agricultural export companies over their role in the destruction of Palestinian agriculture (press release here).
Palestinian farmers face the brunt of Israel’s land confiscations, demolitions and water theft.
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.
The Ethical Council of the four Swedish AP buffer pension funds (AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4) is calling on US communications giant Motorola Solutions to pull out of the Israeli-occupied territories in the West Bank.
IKEA delivers goods to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory.
IKEA’s answer to the critique is that "IKEA stores have existed in Israel for the many
people since 2001" and that "IKEA’s vision is to contribute to a better everyday life for
the many people."
They are certainly many, the settlers. Half a million more exactly, who live on stolen