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 artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theater, Tiago Rodrigues, canceled his participation in the Israel Festival, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem next month, and announced his decision to join the cultural boycott of Israel, according to a statement released by the theater today.
The prestigious Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium has announced its withdrawal from a controversial EU-funded research cooperation project with the Israeli police and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security.
European professors and academic institutions urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians.
The LAW TRAIN project, aimed at unifying police interrogation methodologies, has generated controversy in Portugal because of vocal opposition to Israel’s participation in the EU’s Horizon 2020 research framework and the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Israeli entities taking part.
- Announcement follows similar decisions by authorities in Argentina and Netherlands - Actions against Mekorot held across 12 countries Lisbon's water company EPAL has announced that it terminated a technology exchange deal with Israeli state water company Mekorot following protests over Mekorot's role in Israel's 'water apartheid' over Palestinians. Portuguese MPs and campaign groups had argued that the deal amounted to support for Mekorot's role in the theft of Palestinian water. Mekorot, who lost out on a $170m contract with Argentinian authoritie