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- Spain announces "provisional" suspension of military exports to Israel and Evo Morales backs BDS
- Pressure grows for military embargo and sanctions

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Hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets today to demand boycotts and sanctions against Israel as part of an international day of rage initiated by organisations in Gaza.

As Israel recalls its reserves and threatens to re-intensify its assault on Gaza that has so far killed more tha

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- Chile suspends Israel trade agreement negotiations as 5 Latin American countries recall ambassadors from Israel
- BDS initiatives grow around the world
- A-list stars express solidarity

Occupied Palestine, August 1 - As the death toll from Israel's massacre in Gaza passes 1,100, Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists have reiterated their calls for governmen

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In a sign that the Israeli economy may face serious consequences in the wake of its ongoing massacre of Israel, a major Israeli export company has revealed that a large export deal has collapsed as result of Israel’s current attack on Gaza.

Fruit juice producer Priniv told The Marker (Hebrew) that a deal to export fresh fruit juices to Sweden worth has been called off after they refused to export the produce in a way that would make it easier to conceal the fact it was produced in Israel.

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An abridged version of this letter calling for the UN and governments to impose a military embargo on Israel was published in the Guardian on July 19 2014.

The letter is signed by six Nobel peace laureates: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Peres Esquivel, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú and Betty Williams. 

Other signatories include Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, playwright Caryl Churchill, US rapper Boots Riley, João Antonio Felicio, the president of th

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Fact sheet: The case for a military embargo on Israel

Israel's illegal use of military violence

-- Israel uses military force to maintain an unlawful regime of occupation, colonialism and apart

BNC Statement

Español Occupied Palestine, 10 July - In light of the on-going brutal military assault on Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) calls on supporters of human rights to take effective actions, particularly in the shape of BDS campaigns...

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- Measures are welcome but Israel's persistent human rights violations must be met with more impactful consequences

At least 12 more European governments published online guidance warning their citizens and businesses about risks involved in trade and other economic links with illegal Israeli settlements on Thursday and Friday, bringing the total number of countries to publish such advice to 17.

The statements warn businesses about the economic, legal and reputational "risks" of economic ties with illegal Israeli settlements and state that firms should be aware of the "possible abus