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 Centre International De Solidarité Ouvrière is a major coalition of 60+ Quebec labour unions and civil society groups, has unanimously passed a motion endorsing BDS and urges the Canadian government to designate Israel as an apartheid state.
UN human rights experts strongly and unequivocally condemned the decision by the Israeli Minister of Defence, Benny Gantz, to designate six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as terrorist organisations.
In an open letter, the BNC calls on all AU member states to reject Israel’s request for observer status without hesitation at the next Executive Council meeting based on our common values of freedom, justice, equality and self-determination.