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

University of Chile Social Sciences students overwhelmingly vote for BDS

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More than 90% of the Social Sciences students of the University of Chile (UChile) voted for BDS.

BDS is growing at an exceptionally impressive rate in Chile. In the third academic boycott win this year alone, more than 90% of the Social Sciences students of the University of Chile (UChile) voted for BDS yesterday.

After an inspiring campaign by BDS UChile, a referendum took place on the 28th and the 29th of November, in the context of the International Day of solidarity with the Palestinian People. Out of 640 votes, 591 voted for the University of Chile to cut its ties with "Israeli institutions implicated in the violations of Palestinian Human Rights". 

Earlier this year, Law faculty students at the University of Chile also massively voted for BDS. Just two months ago, at the Catholic University, another prestigious institution in CHile, the Students' Council also passed a BDS resolution by a large majority.

"This is the second step, after the Law students' vote, to show the need to break the silence and end the complicity of Chile's academic institutions with Israel", said Dalal Marzuca, from BDS UChile. "This is part of the effort to build a truly democratic and tolerant University that is committed to human rights".  

Tala Abu Ghosh, from the BDS National Committee (BNC), who had sent an appeal to Chilean students earlier this week, commented on the victory:

"It is inspiring to see the Chilean students standing up for Palestinian human rights by exposing and acting against the deep complicity of Israeli universities in the regime's violations of international law. Palestinian students and youth are very inspired by the fact that this is the third important academic BDS success this year in Chile. Our struggles for freedom, justice and equality unite us."

Mariam Ibrahim, from the Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), also commented on the recent victory:

"Israeli universities are intimate parts of Israel's regime of apartheid, settler-colonialism and occupation. THe Chilean students, together with thousands of faculty members, students and academic association all around the world that have joined BDS, give us hope that ISrael's impunity and the international complicity it enjoys will come to an end."


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