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.
Advocating for Palestinian rights in the context of global struggles against racial oppression, IAW 2020 will take place between 16 March and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March
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.