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.
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.
This agreement means that Jordan will finance with its citizens’ money Israel’s continuing colonial settler project that manifests itself daily in the appropriation of Palestinian lands, the destruction of Palestinian towns, homes and lives and Israel’s expansionist ambitions which affect all its neighbouring countries not the least of them Jordan.