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.
Veolia Transportation Israel (Connex Israel) has terminated its operations of the Modi'in bus network, including lines 7, 19, 109 and 110, which serve Israeli settlements in the West Bank and run along the apartheid road 443. However, the company continues to operate regular bus services between Bnei-Brak and Jerusalem, which pass through the occupied Palestinian territories, including the "no man's land" in the Latrun enclave.
On Wednesday, December 5th 2012, the Israeli Supreme Court will conduct a hearing on the petition filed by the Coalition of Women for Peace against the anti-boycott law, which was passed by the Knesset in July 2011.
A new report by Who Profits investigates the involvement of Israeli and multinational pharmaceutical industries in the occupation and the structure of a Palestinian captive market.
The Paris Protocol, which regulates the financial relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, is a significant part of the 1993 Oslo Accords. The Protocol placed Israel and the future Palestinian state under the same taxation envelope. In general, this means that Palestinians continue to depend on Israeli policies, customs laws, and services for the import and export of goods.
A new report issued this month, researchers at Who Profits project have documented that Ahava's Israeli cosmetics company products are manufactured in the Jordan Valley Mitzpe Shalem settlement and exploit the Palestinian natural resources.