Updates from the palestinian BDS (Switzerland)
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.
Swiss parliament and Spanish government reject efforts to criminalize the BDS human rights movement
Calls are mounting ahead of the 67th FIFA Congress for the world football governing body to expel Israeli football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements.
Palestinians call for the dissolution of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, used as cover for FIFA to prevent action on Israeli settlements.
FIFA is rightly proud of the work it does to support football development in Palestine. We call on FIFA to condemn the demolitions in Umm Al Khair, and to defend the right of Palestinians throughout the Occupied Territories to live lives free of criminal terror and deprivation.
The National Coordination produced a journal giving details about the Consumer Boycott Campaign in Switzerland launched in February on a nation level. The journal informs a general public on the situation in occupied Palestine, on Israeli goods on sale in Swiss shops and on various aspects of the boycott. The front page shows the portraits of people stating “Israeli goods?
This article was written in 2010 as a contribution to a BNC e-magazine commemorating the 5th anniversary of the BDS call in July 9th 2005.