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Analysis

Heike Schotten is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches political theory, feminist theory, and queer theory (her work is available here). She has been active in the Palestine solidarity movement since 2006.

Trains typically run on tracks consisting of two rails, but when they are powered by electricity, they run on a third rail that supplies the train with electric power. Third rail systems are often used for mass transportation because they are so efficient. The third rail is nevertheless hazardous.

February 10, 2014
Analysis

The pro-Israel camp - and some supporters of the Palestinian cause - are viewing the Scarlett Johansson / SodaStream saga as a defeat for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. I fundamentally disagree.

Yes, the actress refused to bow to pressure to stop being the poster girl for the Israeli company, which has a factory on occupied Palestinian territory.

February 10, 2014
Analysis

ONCE derided as the scheming of crackpots, the campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel, widely known as BDS, is turning mainstream. That, at any rate, is the fear of a growing number of Israelis. Some European pension funds have withdrawn investments; some large corporations have cancelled contracts; and the American secretary of state, John Kerry, rarely misses a chance to warn Israel that efforts to “delegitimise” and boycott it will increase if its government spurns his efforts to conclude a two-state settlement of its conflict with the Palestinians.

February 8, 2014
In the News

New York - The National Lawyers Guild and other organizations calling for human rights and for the rule of law in Palestine and Israel today urged academic institutions to reaffirm their commitment to free and open campus debate.

February 8, 2014
Analysis

JERUSALEM — IF Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail because of Israel’s continuing construction of illegal settlements, the Israeli government is likely to face an international boycott “on steroids ,” as Mr.

In the News

Palestinian civil society organizations highlight that the proposed collaboration between Rome's water company ACEA and Mekorot amounts to a violation of the Italian state's legal obligation not to assist Israeli violations of international law and urge the ACEA to follow the principled stand taken by Dutch water company Vitens and ensure that it does not contribute to violations of international law and human rights committed by Mekorot.

Occupied Palestine, 29 January 2013

Dear Azienda Comunale Energia e Ambiente (ACEA) board members, Mayor Ignazio Marino and the Assemblea

BNC Statement

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In November of last year, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Just three weeks into 2014, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has again shown that it represents an increasingly effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

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BNC Statement

Este resumen se publicó junto con una declaración del Comité Nacional Palestino de BDS con miras a 2014. Durante 2014, el movimiento de BDS dio un paso más en la corriente principal de la política y vio a las principales instituciones unirse al boicot, señaló la declaración.
 

BNC Statement

This round-up was published in conjunction with a Palestinian BDS National Committee statement looking ahead to 2014.

During 2014, the BDS movement stepped further into the political mainstream and saw major institutions join the boycott, the statement noted.

French translation here.

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FoEI statement on water apartheid in Palestine

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December 24 2013 - Friends of the Earth International stands in solidarity with its member PENGON/Friends of the Earth Palestine and the Palestinian people in their struggle for their right to live in dignity and exercise sovereignty over their land and natural resources, including access to fresh water.

Many communities in the Occupied Palestinian Territo