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.
Representatives from the Walloon and Brussels governments cancelled their participation. Ex-Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of the Socialist Party said reasons for the Walloon government's withdrawal included 'violations of important parts of the Geneva Convention by Israel'.
Columbia College's Student Council overwhelmingly approved a spring student referendum on whether Columbia University should divest from companies that profit from Israel’s acts that fall under UN definition of the Crime of Apartheid.
Trade unions representing workers at food and beverage company Clover and its subsidiaries, their union federation and Palestinian solidarity organisations in South Africa, condemn the Competition Tribunal of South Africa's judgement on the takeover of Clover by Israeli-led company, Milco SA.
The U.S.'s Episcopal Church is divesting from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Israel Discount Bank to address human rights violations in Israel’s occupation of Gaza and West Bank, and continues engagement with Facebook, Booking.com and TripAdvisor