Updates from the palestinian BDS (Kuwait)
Short-list of the top 30 BDS moments of 2017, reflecting massive, collective work by supporters around the world. The BDS movement for Palestinian rights grew among trade unions, social movements and mainstream churches, in universities, among star athletes and prominent cultural figures, in parliaments and at the United Nations. It has compelled major multinationals to end their respective complicity in Israel’s egregious violations of Palestinian human rights, and grows stronger every day.
BDS Gulf takes steps towards broad regional coordination to strengthen popular support for Palestinian rights and intensify campaigns against complicit companies like G4S.
Support for BDS has not only continued to grow - it has accelerated.
As the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel continues to grow internationally, it is lagging in the Arab World – particularly within Gulf monarchies, where boycotting Israel is muddled by these monarchies’ close relationship with the United States and its allies.
In March, a bell pepper with a label indicating that it originated from Israel was found in one of Kuwait’s largest retail stores.