Updates from the palestinian BDS (United States)

Update

In a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott.

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NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis pledges non-cooperation with the university’s study abroad program in Tel Aviv due to Israel's entry policies that discriminate on the basis on ancestry and political speech. 

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In a huge boost for the movement for Palestinian rights, a federal judge blocked Texas’ anti-boycott law, finding it unconstitutional.

Update

On April 10, Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian human rights defender and a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement for Palestinian rights, was denied entry into the United States at Ben Gurion Airport despite having valid travel documents.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said, “U.S. courts have protected the right of individuals to participate in boycotts as a form of political protest. The same protection applies to the right to advocate or oppose BDS."

Update

Pitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel’s discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president vetoed the motion.