Updates from the palestinian BDS (United States)

In the News

Bill Mullen, a professor of American Studies at Purdue University and supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign for Palestinian rights, explains the outcome of an effort to get the Modern Language Association in the United States to stand in solidarity with Palestinians. He also discusses what lessons we can draw for the future.

In the News

Jewish scholars and students release statements urging The House of Representatives and President Obama to reject the controversial "Antisemitism Awareness Act." 

December 13, 2016
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In the News

Protesters marched to the offices of Artis, a New York-based arts nonprofit that organizes trips for arts professionals to Israel, demanding the group demonstrate they’re not part of a larger movement to normalize the occupation of Palestinian lands.

December 11, 2016
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In 2011, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel began a discussion with Ben & Jerry’s in South Burlington, Vermont, concerning their long-standing contractual relationship with an Israeli franchise that manufactures ice cream in Israel proper and sells it in Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

These settlements – fortified colonies for Jews only – contravene international law.  Ben & Jerry’s knows this.

May 12, 2015
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BNC Statement

Palestinians Express Deep Solidarity with U.S. Minorities’ Struggle for Justice, Equality and Dignity

 "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Occupied Palestine, 20 August 2014 -- On behalf of Palestinians everywhere, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) expresses its deep solidarity with the African American community of Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer on August 9th.

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The international campaign to end Ben & Jerry’s complicity in Israel’s occupation and illegal settlement regime continues to gain momentum.  On September 9, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (VTJP) released a letter [http://www.vtjp.org/icecream/internatletter.php] to CEO Jostein Solheim signed by 151 civil society organizations.  It calls on Ben & Jerry’s “to stand by its Social Mission and to ensure that its products are not
October 7, 2013
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Most everybody knows that Ben & Jerry’s makes premium ice cream and champions “Peace” and “Love.” What they don’t know is that this socially responsible business and strong supporter of Occupy Wall Street is making ice cream in Israel and selling it in illegal settlements in Occupied Palestine.

Progressive Except for Palestine

Ben & Jerry’s business practices are tethered to a vibrant Social Mission that commits it to

...meet human needs and eliminate injustices in our local, national and international communities by integrating these concerns into out day-to-da

March 26, 2013
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