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.

In the News

Paris water company won't renew SodaStream deal

May 12, 2014
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BDS France is pleased to learn that Eau de Paris, the municipal agency operating the Paris water service, will not be renewing its contract with the Wassermaxx company, which has been bought up by Sodastream. According to Eau de Paris, the non-renewal of the contract is due to "technical" reasons. Sodastream is a company implanted in the Israeli colonies, in violation of international law.

BDS France is pleased to learn that Eau de Paris, the municipal agency
operating the Paris water service, will not be renewing its contract with the
Wassermaxx company, which has been bought up by Sodastream. According to
Eau de Paris, the non-renewal of the contract is due to "technical" reasons.

Sodastream is a company implanted in the Israeli colonies, in violation of
international law. BDS France had raised this issue with Eau de Paris in
November 2013 (see the letter below).

BDS France is delighted that companies complicit in the colonisation of
Palestine are losing contracts, whatever the reasons, and it will continue
to challenge such companies until the State of Israel complies with
international law and the respect for human rights.

May 12, 2014
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