Updates from the palestinian BDS (UK)
The article is not only about the right to BDS. It also discusses how international human rights law has, in general, been rendered meaningless and even oppressive. It uses the example of the BDS movement to show that, nevertheless, there is still a way to utilize its progressive potential.
The multinational security and incarceration firm G4S wrote to the UK government after an Israeli minister threatened it for yielding to pressure from activists with the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and deciding to sell its business in Israel and the Palestinian territories last year. This was revealed in emails obtained by the Financial Times under a freedom of information request.
Coldplay have denied recent reports that the band will play two "peace concerts" for Israelis and Palestinians in November.
Al Jazeera Investigative Unit's series "The Lobby" goes undercover inside the Israel lobby in the UK and uncovers a tight web of relations that converges in the Israeli government's plans to fight
Prime Minister Theresa May today announced that the UK is formally adopting a definition of anti-Semitism agreed on earlier this year by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
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.