Updates from the palestinian BDS (Netherlands)
Last month, Egged Bus Systems (EBS), a subsidiary of Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society, Israel’s largest public transportation operator, lost a bid for a decade-long contract to run public transportation in the North-Holland region of the Netherlands, which includes the country’s capital, Amsterdam.
Swiss parliament and Spanish government reject efforts to criminalize the BDS human rights movement
The Dutch government has rejected calls to cease funding organizations that advocate a boycott of Israel.
Around 200 leading legal experts have signed a statement defending the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) as a lawful exercise of freedom of expression.
Verklaring van juristen tegen maatregelen van sommige regeringen om de BDS-beweging voor Palestijnse mensenrechten te verbieden
22 November 2016, The Hague: Today, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, whi
Two Dutch political parties are calling for sanctions on Israel for its ongoing violations of Palestinian rights.
At its national congress on 16 April, the liberal party D66 – short for Democrats 66 – called on its lawmakers to promote European Union demands that Israel halt its construction of settlements on occupied lands as well as other violations of human rights.