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.
The Students’ Representative Council motion expresses "solidarity with the Palestinian people living under an Apartheid state" and supports the Palestinian call for BDS "to achieve freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians."
The 6,000 members of the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) "know that Elbit Systems markets its weapons around the world, including to other oppressive regimes, as 'battle-proven' and 'field-tested,' and that "they are the subjects of those tests."
Statements in support of Palestinian rights, many advocating for BDS, have been endorsed by more than 350 academic departments, programs, centers, unions and societies and garnered nearly 24,000 signatures from scholars, researchers, students and university staff worldwide.
The academics say the award ‘serves to legitimize and normalize Israel’s colonial violence and apartheid’ against Palestinians as Israel actively blocks the delivery of vaccines to millions of Palestinians.
The MUA Sydney branch pledged to not buy HP products and called for a complete boycott of HP products and divestment from HP companies until they cancel all contracts that aid Israel’s violation of Palestinian rights.