Updates from the palestinian BDS (Jordan)
Palestinian & International Chefs Say: Don’t Cater to Israeli Apartheid, Withdraw From "Round Tables" Culinary Festival in Tel Aviv.
Chefs & Restaurateurs Say: Don’t Cater to Israeli Apartheid & Propaganda, Withdraw From "Round Tables" Culinary Festival in Tel Aviv.
UN Women becomes the 5th UN agency in Jordan to drop its contracts with G4S following a campaign by BDS activists in Jordan. G4S is the world's largest security company and is complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.
7 private and public companies in Jordan have discontinued their service contracts with G4S, the security company, in response to a global boycott call against G4S’ parent company for its complicity in Israel’s regime of occupation and settler-colonialism.
Activists with BDS Gulf, a group that supports the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, are strongly condemning a meeting between former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and a high-ranking representative of Saudi Arabia’s royal family. Livni, who is facing law suits for her role in war crimes during Israel's assault on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, tweeted a photo of herself with former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal at the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of global elites at the Swiss resort of Davos. BDS Gulf said the meeting in Davos was part of “repeated and escalating violations” of the boycott of Israel.
- 4 out of 6 UN agencies in Jordan drop their contracts with G4S.
- News comes as G4S announces sale of £88m of its investment in Israel.
Campaigners reject the agreement on principle, but are also challenging the economic arguments.