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.
The struggles against colonialism, racism and militarization, and for climate, economic and social justice are profoundly interconnected. Palestinians too, seek climate justice by holding governments and corporations to account. Palestine is a climate justice issue.
19 NGO's including over a dozen Palestinian groups, progressive Jewish groups, B'Tselem, and Amnesty International have written an open letter to Oxford University calling on them to accurately track Israel's vaccination rates on their website, Our World in Data, which excludes millions of Palestinians living under military occupation.
While claiming to be “independent of any political agenda”, organiser Oleh! Records boasts of “developing long term objectives and programs for the Israeli Foreign Ministry" and that their “activity directly counters BDS and cultural boycott of Israel”.
Following an unexplained, abnormal delay in his visa application, which prevented him from travelling to the UK to speak at the Labour Party Conference fringe, BDS movement co-founder has had his visa granted by the British government.