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.
Palestinian civil society salutes Olympia Food Co-op’s decision to boycott Israeli goods!
Occupied Palestine, 25 July 2010 – Palestinian farmers unions, agricultural organizations and popular committees struggling against Israel’s colonial wall and settlements warmly salute the historic decision taken on July 15th  by the Olympia Food Co-op to remove all Israeli products from its shelves.
Occupied Palestine, 26 July 2010 – Palestinian farmers unions, agricultural organizations and popular committees struggling against Israel’s colonial Wall and settlements warmly salute the historic decision taken on July 15th  by the Olympia Food Co-op to remove all Israeli products from its shelves. The Olympia Food Co-op has set a historic precedent by becoming the first US grocery store to publicly join the global grassroots campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it ends its human rights violations and oppression of the Palestinian people.
Occupied Palestine - On July 9 2010, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) marked the fifth anniversary of the Palestinian Civil Society Call for a campaign of BDS against Israel until it fully complies with international law and Palestinian rights.
Both the academia and the arts are profoundly rooted in the values of democracy, equality and justice, and the pursuit of excellence in both these fields has meaning only if it is imbued with conscience. AsIndian academics, intellectuals and artists in the decolonised world, we have historically played a crucial role in the liberation of our peoples, and to this day continue to lend our voices in support to all those who are struggling to be rid of the yoke of colonialism and foreign domination.
This opinion piece has a story behind it. When Umberto Eco‘s harsh opinion piece against the cultural boycott of Israel appeared in the Italian newspaper L‘espresso , PACBI decided that a rebuttal was in order. Two PACBI members contacted the newspaper through an Italian colleague to ask that a rebuttal be published in the newspaper. After much negotiation and many emails exchanged with one of the editors, the rebuttal was pared down to a bare minimum, and the newspaper agreed to publish it on 2 July 2010 in the letters section of the paper .