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The Council of the University of Cape Town, Africa's top university, votes to reserve the right to disassociate itself from academic institutions that support or enable, directly or indirectly, the violation of human rights.

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The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urge the University of Cape Town (UCT) to vote in favor of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions in support of our nonviolent struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

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A Vienna museum, Volkskundemuseum, has cancelled an Israeli Apartheid Week event where former minister in Nelson Mandela’s government Ronnie Kasrils was scheduled to speak

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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.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu & other leading members of the Episcopal Church tell the Church's General Convention that investment in companies supporting Israel's military occupation "make the Church complicit in the injustices suffered by Palestinians." They urge the Church to adopt human rights-based investment decisions that ensure it "does not profit from the suffering of others."

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The student senate successfully passed “The Protection of Palestinian Human Rights Act". It demands the university divest from corporations that "provide goods and services to Israeli military forces" used "to bomb hospitals in Gaza, bulldoze Palestinians’ homes, construct illegal Apartheid walls, and further suppress and violate Palestinian human rights."

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Short-list of the top 30 BDS moments of 2017, reflecting massive, collective work by supporters around the world. The BDS movement for Palestinian rights grew among trade unions, social movements and mainstream churches, in universities, among star athletes and prominent cultural figures, in parliaments and at the United Nations. It has compelled major multinationals to end their respective complicity in Israel’s egregious violations of Palestinian human rights, and grows stronger every day.

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El listado de los 30 mejores logros de la Campaña de BDS en 2017 refleja un sólido trabajo colectivo por parte de sus seguidores en todo el mundo. La Campaña de BDS por los derechos palestinos se ha expandido entre sindicatos, movimientos sociales, entre las principales iglesias y universidades, entre figuras destacadas del deporte y de la cultura, en los parlamentos y en Naciones Unidas. Ha conseguido que importantes multinacionales pongan fin a su complicidad con las atroces violaciones israelíes contra los derechos humanos palestinos, y adquiere más fuerza. 

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El Consejo Central de la Organización para la Liberación de Palestina (OLP), única representante legítima del pueblo palestino, ha anunciado oficialmente su respaldo a la Campaña BDS y, por primera vez, ha solicitado a la comunidad internacional la “imposición de sanciones a Israel” para que ponga fin a la grave y continua vulneración de los derechos palestinos, tal y como estipula el derecho internacional.