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.
We thank 50+ Brazilian groups that won a victory for Palestinians and for demilitarizing Brazil, by mobilizing opposition in Brazil’s Parliament to filibuster a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel.
The Palestinian call for a military embargo on Israel is fundamentally linked to calls for ending militarism and repression across the globe, and for ending Israel’s support for militarism and repression.
In 1988, PM Thatcher banned local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid South Africa. Now, Boris Johnson plans to ban local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid Israel. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now.
On the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on “the full menu of rights” for the indigenous Palestinians.