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 Organizing Committee, which includes more than 20 of the most prominent Portuguese organizations working for queer and trans liberation, said it would be “hypocritical” to allow States practicing segregation, apartheid and colonization to join the march.
80+ progressive, anti-racist groups across Europe joined a Palestinian call to integrate the struggle against Israeli apartheid into European mobilizations for the annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21
Association of 140 global political parties, including 35 parties in government, adopts BDS and calls for a military embargo on Israel until it ends its violations of Palestinian rights. This is the most significant call for sanctions against Israel to date.
The artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theater, Tiago Rodrigues, canceled his participation in the Israel Festival, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem next month, and announced his decision to join the cultural boycott of Israel, according to a statement released by the theater today.
The prestigious Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium has announced its withdrawal from a controversial EU-funded research cooperation project with the Israeli police and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security.