Updates from the palestinian BDS (Spain)
Eight international chefs, all women, are set to participate in the Round Tables festival
Palestinian workers', women's and farmers' associations urge international chefs to cancel their participation in Round Tables 2018 in Tel Aviv. "It is an attempt to whitewash Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights."
More than 140 artists from Europe and beyond support the appeal from Palestinian artists to boycott the contest next year. Quotes from signatories here.
Israel’s actions expose its escalating repression and system of apartheid
Association of 140 global political parties, including 35 parties in government, adopts BDS and calls for a military embargo on Israel until it ends its violations of Palestinian rights. This is the most significant call for sanctions against Israel to date.
A wave of major cities across the Spanish state have expressed strong support for Palestinian rights. They have all denounced President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and slammed Israel's latest massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. Many have called for an arms embargo on Israel and urged governments to ensure its implementation.
Hundreds of elected officials in the Spanish State endorse BDS for Palestinian rights, setting a new BDS precedent in Europe. They include mayors, city councillors, members of congress, presidents of regional parliaments and members of the European Parliament.