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 the evening of June 5th, 2016, 49 years into the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, Jewish organizations and individuals worldwide speak out in support of the right of Palestinians to non-violently resist Israel’s illegal and inhumane occupation. In a petition sent to numerous national parliaments and European Union institutions, the undersigned groups call for all international bodies “to use all their available means of diplomacy and power to compel the Israeli government to immediately halt its intimidation campaign against Omar Barghouti and the Palestinian-
More than 300 human rights and aid organisations, church groups, trade unions and political parties from across Europe have called on the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law and to defend the right of individuals and institutions to take part in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for justice and equality.
Signatories to the letter called on the EU commission to “introduce the human rights guidelines guaranteeing freedom of speech and
Re: Newseum event with former Israeli army spokesperson Avital Leibovich
Dear Dr. Herbst,
The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate is writing to you to express our shock that you are hosting Avital Leibovich, a former spokesperson of the Israeli occupation forces for an event at Newseum on June 7 .
More than 23,000 people have signed an appeal urging the UN to take measures to protect the rights of Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights defenders who campaign nonviolently for Palestinian rights, including through the BDS movement.
The appeal is organised by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads and supports the BDS movement.
The latest statement by G4S regarding its relationship with the Israeli prison service, police and military shows that it is still not taking adequate steps to address its involvement in Israeli human rights violations, Palestinian civil society campaigners say. Leaders of some of the biggest UK trade unio...
DESPITE HAVING LIVED in Israel for 22 years with no criminal record of any kind, Omar Barghouti (above) was this week denied the right to travel outside the country. As one of the pioneers of the increasingly powerful movement to impose boycotts, sanctions, and divestment measures (BDS) on Israel, Barghouti, an articulate, English-speaking activist, has frequently traveled around the world advocating his position.