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.
Despite Israel's efforts to censor it, Omar Barghouti gave this talk at the "Israeli Settlements in Palestine and the European Union" conference held at the European Parliament on February 28, 2018. It was organized by MEP Ana Gomes of Portugal. Omar is a Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Jana Tamimi, a 10-year-old journalist-in-the-making from the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied Palestinian territory, asked me during the latest conference of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights held in Ramallah last April: “Given the terrible Israeli threats stacked against BDS lately, how can we keep the hope that it gives us alive?” Jana was referring to thinly-veiled official Israeli threats against the movement.
Jana is the youngest of many generations of her family who for years have been peacefully protesting for
In this op-ed first published in The Salon, BDS National Committee member Omar Barghouti argues that trying to silence BDS supporters, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has done, will not break their solidarity
At the height of its military - particularly nuclear - and economic power, Israel is feeling uncharacteristically vulnerable; but this time the threat is ironically coming from a nonviolent movement anchored in international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.