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.
Palestinians urge conscientious Arab and international authors to withdraw from UAE dictatorship-sponsored Emirates Lit Fest. The festival is a clear attempt to whitewash the UAE's human rights atrocities while normalizing its alliance with apartheid Israel.
The Palestinian BDS National Committee, (BNC), the broadest Palestinian civil society coalition stands firmly with the Salahiya family and all Palestinians facing forced displacement in Sheikh Jarrah, Ramadin and beyond. Forced displacement is a fundamental feature of apartheid.
As Israel’s apartheid regime escalated its violent oppression of Palestinians, scholars, academic departments, artists, cultural institutions, star athletes, sports teams, unions, queer filmmakers, LGBTQIA+ collectives, students and other grassroots groups responded with unprecedented solidarity.
Years of grassroots campaigning against Elbit, including direct action, lobbying and grassroots education, in Oldham and elsewhere in the UK, have exposed the company’s direct complicity in Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against Palestinians, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip.