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 article is not only about the right to BDS. It also discusses how international human rights law has, in general, been rendered meaningless and even oppressive. It uses the example of the BDS movement to show that, nevertheless, there is still a way to utilize its progressive potential.
Through its patronage for Watec, the Commission is also “giving credibility to the myth of the Israeli water miracle, which was built on the appropriation of Palestinian water resources and the denial of a fundamental right,misleading participating European companies and public opinion.”
Italian newspapers report opposition to Israeli state sponsorship of a performance by Batsheva dance company in Turin and composer Brian Eno withdraws permission for his music to be used in the performance.
On May 27, the City of Venice, Italy sponsored "Join the Stream", a promotional event including the cleanup of the Alberoni beach. The event was organized by Sodastream, an Israeli company producing home carbonation devices, as part of an extensive advertising campaign that includes a series of similar events in several Italian cities.
We are stunned to see the City of Venice involved in a shrewd marketing ploy aimed at creating an image of Sodastream as a company committed to environmental sustainability.