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By Art Young [click here to read in spanish]
The movement to call Israel to account for its crimes against the Palestinian people is growing, it is “invading the mainstream discourse, becoming part of the constant and unrelenting drumbeat against Israel.”
It could eventually threaten the existence of the Jewish state by undermining the support it receives from its strongest backer, the U. S. government.
CityPass and the Jerusalem Light-Rail Project
In the first smashing and convincing victory of the global BDS movement in the field of corporate responsibility and ethical compliance, Veolia is reportedly abandoning the Jerusalem Light Rail project, an illegal project that aims at connecting Israeli colonies built on occupied Palestinian territory to the city of Jerusalem.
As the Haaretz article below admits, the BDS campaign's success in costing Veolia some $7 billion worth of contracts is the key behind this decision by the troubled company to pull out of the project.
- Saudi told to axe rail deal over Israel link (Maktoob.com)
- Palestine urges withdrawal of rail contract (Gulf News)
Saudi told to axe rail deal over Israel link
Maktoob.com - May 30, 2009
France’s Alstom, part of consortium building Mecca-Medina rail link, involved in disputed Israel rail project.
By Nadia Hijab [Agence Global] 30 April 2009 - On May 4, protesters will greet Motorola shareholders, already disgruntled by the company’s losses, as they arrive for their annual meeting at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
The protest, organized by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, is part of a drive to “Hang Up On Motorola” until it ends sales of communications and other products that support Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian land.
Veolia and Alstom, the two large French companies involved in the illegal "Jerusalem Light Rail" project, are suffering more setbacks, in court and on the ground.
- Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Welcomes Galway City Council Motion Against Veolia
- Second such motion in recent months, all Councils should push for similar motions
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Press Release – 21/04/2009
For Immediate Release:
Jeff Handmaker [Electronic Intifada] 20 February 2009 - Responding to the many calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, solidarity movements around the world have marked many successes.
It is important for human rights advocates to build on this momentum and seize the opportunity to do what is within their power to try and hold Israel accountable for its abuses of human rights and other international laws.