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.
The Guardian, Saturday November 22 2008 - It is with great dismay that we learned of the British government's plans to rent space for its new Tel Aviv embassy location from Lev Leviev's company Africa-Israel.
Africa-Israel builds Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Additionally, Leviev's company Leader is building the settlement of Zufim. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
As South African students, academics and workers who suffered under, feel the legacy of, and played a role in overthrowing Apartheid, we strongly oppose the planned visit of Shimon Peres to the University of Oxford.
Cancel the Peres Visit! Do Not Honour the Dishonourable!
Open Letter to the Master of Balliol College at the University of Oxford
Ramallah, Occupied Palestine,
November 13, 2008
- The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) views with grave concern the decision of Balliol College to honour Shimon Peres by inviting him to give a special lecture at the College on November 18th. The Campaign is also concerned about reports that a lecture series is being planned in Peres's name.
31 October 2008 - This is the document that was produced at the Bilbao Initiative, which was organized by Spanish solidarity groups, particularly the Basque network, Mewando, Palestinian civil society networks, particularly PNGO and Ittijah, and the Alternative Information Center. There were tens of Spanish and other European as well as Palestinian organizations persent at Bilbao and they unanimously endorsed this Declaration. It is worth noting that the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) played a key role in the process.
In Oslo on November 3, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a half-day seminar about business and research cooperation with Israel, inviting Norwegian and Israeli corporations, research institutions in The Research Council of Norway and other representatives of the two countries’ business and research sectors.
By The Alternative Information Center - On 1 November a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, in response to the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, joined international efforts to boycott Veolia in Europe.
AMMAN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Jordanian Islamist and leftist activists on Saturday staged a sit-in at the country's wholesale food market to protest against exotic Israeli fruits and vegetables being sold.
The protesters, holding anti-Israeli banners, urged merchants to suspend imports from Israel of a variety of exotic fruits from mangoes, pineapple, avocado, to kiwi along with carrots and tomatoes sold in groceries and supermarkets.