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.
In a stand for Palestinian rights, music legends, former Eurovision winner, commentator and presenters, performaning arts trade unions and well known LGBTQ+ and feminist campaigners and others endorse the call for Ireland to boycott Eurovision 2019.
Holding a friendly match with Israel sends the message that ending the dreams of Palestinians footballers is not significant. Palestinians urge the Irish Football Association to take a stand for justice and cancel its friendly match with Israel.
"Dublin has offered the strongest response to date to Israel’s latest massacre against unarmed Palestinian protesters in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This is the most impressive win yet for the BDS movement in 2018."
The vote mandates USI to lobby universities to divest from and end dealings with companies complicit in the Israeli occupation and violations of Palestinian human rights and affirms the union's support for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.