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.
A letter signed by 452 civil society groups worldwide launched a global campaign calling on the UN to assume its responsibility for investigating and eradicating Israeli apartheid, as it did with apartheid in Southern Africa
Statements in support of Palestinian rights, many advocating for BDS, have been endorsed by more than 300 academic departments, programs, centers, unions and societies and garnered 15,000 signatures from scholars, researchers, students and university staff worldwide.
In light of the U.S. government’s ongoing funding of Israel’s regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid and shielding it from accountability, Palestinian civil society condemns the U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to occupied Ramallah.