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.
In a historical vote on Thursday, 16th of June, the Parliament of Catalonia recognized Israel as committing the crime of apartheid against the Palestinian people and demanded to not give any assistance or support to this situation.
As social movements across the world take advantage of the visibility of the men’s World Cup to call for justice for all, let’s shine a spotlight on Palestinian rights and on companies complicit in Israeli apartheid.
We call on the International Chess Federation (FIDE) to immediately relocate the 2022 World Team Championship away from apartheid Israel to a country not committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.