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 names of Gustu and its world-renowned head chef Kamilla Seidler have been taken off the list of participants on the official Round Tables website and removed from the schedule of public appearances and lectures.
In August 2015, the 30,000-strong United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) became the second national trade union in the US to endorse BDS. The US government agency that enforces trade union legislation has dismissed attempts by a pro-Israel lobby organisation to legally challenge the union's decision.