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New guide addresses legal issues commonly faced by Palestine solidarity activists

Download here: http://ccrjustice.org/files/3Final-Linked_CCR_Palestinian_Human_Rights_bk_small.pdf

As the academic year starts up at colleges across the country, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are pleased to announce the publication of a Know Your Rights booklet for Palestinian rights activists- http://mondoweiss.us1.list-manage1

BNC Statement

- EU must resist US pressure and meet obligations under international law
- EU should take further steps to end complicity with Israeli apartheid, colonialism and occupation
- The Dutch government has demonstrated states can prevent business involvement in illegal Israeli projects in the occupied Palestinian territory

Palestinian civil society strongly condemns US Secretary of State John Kerry for urging the European Union to drop new guidelines that are aimed at ensurin

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Exciting news! Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, a regional Quaker organization encompassing Ohio, Michigan, and Western Pennsylvania, has become the first Quaker Yearly Meeting to officially endorse boycott and divestment targeting companies complicit in the Israeli occupation.

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Note: Royal HaskoningDHV announced that it would not participate in the settlement sewage project in September 2013.

The Dutch government has asked the country’s largest engineering company to rethink its participation in a project with the Jerusalem municipality because the project is based on the Palestinian side of the 1967 border.

August 26, 2013
In the News

A court in Perpignan, south-western France on Wednesday found three pro-Palestinian activists not guilty of discrimination and hate crimes, after they called for a boycott of Israeli products during a protest at a shopping centre.

The court in Perpignan upheld a recommendation from prosecutors that the three be found not guilty for the boycott call, made during a protest at a shopping centre in the southern city in 2010.

The activists were charged following a complaint from the BNVCA anti-Semitism group, which launched a series of legal actions against activists calling for boycotts of items

August 14, 2013
Analysis

Last February FC Barcelona announced plans for the Barcelona first team to play a match in Tel Aviv (Israel) against a combined team of Israeli and Palestinian players to help “build bridges of dialogue between the two peoples” [1]. It was to be called the “peace match” and was scheduled to be played on July 31, 2013.

August 7, 2013
Analysis

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement directed toward Israel is eight years old. It was started back in 2005, when a coalition of Palestine-based social and economic organizations called for such a comprehensive effort.

At first the BDS movement appeared to be a long shot. Israel, with its worldwide coterie of Zionist supporters, both Jewish and Christian, seemed invincible.

Analysis

Concern over a possible international economic boycott of Israel has been growing. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is responsible for negotiations with the Palestinians.

July 16, 2013
Analysis
Oxfam acknowledges Israel’s settlements are illegal but doesn’t call for ban on their products.

(Magne Hagesæter / Flickr)

BNC Statement

“Prawer Plan” to uproot and dispossess indigenous Bedouin-Palestinian Communities in the Naqab (Negev) is latest definitive evidence of the colonial nature of Zionism