Outraged at apartheid Israel’s crimes against Palestinians? Here are 5 things you can do.

In many countries, governments and corporations are deeply complicit with Israel’s decades-old regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, just as they were complicit in the apartheid regime in South Africa. Israel can only sustain this regime of oppression with international complicity. 

Here are the 5 most effective things YOU can do to challenge this complicity and support the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality:

  1. Work with progressive networks to pressure parliament and government to (a) end all military-security cooperation and trade (military funding in the US case) with apartheid Israel and similarly criminal regimes of oppression worldwide, (b) ban all goods/services of companies operating in Israel’s illegal colonial settlements; and (c) demand a UN investigation of Israeli apartheid.

  2. Mobilize pressure in your community, trade union, association, church, social network, student government/union, city council, cultural center, or other organization to declare it an Apartheid Free Zone (AFZ), ending all relations with apartheid Israel and companies that are complicit in its system of oppression.

  3. Boycott products/services of, and/or mobilize institutional pressure to divest from, Israeli and international companies and banks that are complicit in Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity. This includes all Israeli banks (Leumi, Hapoalim, etc.) and major multinationals such as: Elbit Systems, HP, G4S/Allied Universal, AXA, CAF, PUMA, Caterpillar, General Mills/Pillsbury, Hyundai Heavy Industries, JCB, Volvo, Barclays Bank, Alstom, Motorola Solutions, and CEMEX.

  4. Cancel all academic, cultural, sports, and tourism engagements in Israel or supported/sponsored by Israel (or its lobby groups and complicit institutions).

  5. Join a BDS campaign or a strategic Palestine solidarity group near you to act collectively and effectively.

Channel your anger and mobilize to dismantle apartheid and all forms of racism and oppression.

Update

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the leadership of women fighting oppression and militarization

Women leading justice movements worldwide increasingly see the Palestinian call for a military embargo on Israel as not just a demand by Palestinians, but also as linked to their own liberation and justice struggles.

Commemorating International Women’s Day today, we highlight the leadership of women in Palestine and worldwide in struggles against militarization, colonialism, police violence and racial, gender, social and economic oppression.

Watch our video about women leading the struggle against militarization

 

 

Israel’s security and military doctrines, training and deadly weapons have for decades supported death squads, military dictatorships, despotic governments and genocidal regimes. From Latin America to India and Myanmar, from Rwanda and apartheid South Africa to South Sudan, and from the UAE and Saudi Arabia to Oman, Israel’s weapons, surveillance systems, cyber-espionage or military trainers have enabled war crimes, crimes against humanity and other grave human rights violations.

Women leading justice movements worldwide recognize more and more Israel’s involvement in systems that oppress them. They increasingly see the Palestinian call for a military embargo on Israel as not just a demand by Palestinians, but also as linked to their own liberation and justice struggles.

 

Share our video about women leading the struggle against militarization

 

From the 1920s to today Palestinian women have played a leading role in resisting Israel’s decades-old regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, while simultaneously fighting social oppression, sexism, discrimination and prejudice domestically.

Depicted by Israel as a “demographic threat,” the indigenous women of Palestine have consistently connected national liberation to social emancipation. They’ve learned from women’s struggles in Algeria, India, South Africa, the US, Ireland, Cuba, Argentina and elsewhere. As activists, freedom fighters and prisoners, and mothers, sisters and partners of prisoners and martyrs, Palestinian women inspire many worldwide with their resistance, sumoud and heroic resilience.

On this important day, we celebrate the creative, persistent and inspiring leadership of women at the forefront of our social and political struggles, organizing, marching and fighting militarization and oppression, in pursuit of a more just, beautiful and dignified world.


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