Boicote, Desinvestimento, Sanções (BDS) é um movimento palestino liderado pela liberdade, justiça e igualdade. BDS defende o princípio simples de que os palestinos têm direito aos mesmos direitos que o resto da humanidade.
A German court confirms that advocating for BDS and Palestinian rights constitutes freedom of expression and assembly, rights that are protected by the German constitution and are essential for democracy. The court ruled that the German city of Oldenburg unlawfully violated these fundamental rights when it revoked a permit for an event space, forcing a Palestinian solidarity group to cancel its public lecture on Palestinian rights. The court's ruling is "an important step toward a more informed and democratic public discussion in Germany when Israel and the Palestinian people are concerned."
Faculty at Pitzer College in California have overwhelmingly voted to pass two motions that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. As Israel’s attacks on Palestinian education escalate, professors and students are standing up for Palestinian rights.
Airbnb’s decision to end its business in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory is an important first step. It unfortunately fails to cover settlements in East Jerusalem, which is also occupied according to international law. All Israeli settlements in occupied territory constitute war crimes. East Jerusalem is no exception.
Near-unanimous membership vote establishes a non-cooperation policy with Israeli academic institutions in the occupied Palestinian territory and expresses solidarity with Palestinian academics bearing the brunt of Israel's discriminatory policies.