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.
[Spanish Version Follows English 29 December 2008 - The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees condemns in the strongest possible terms the bombing today of the campus of the Islamic University in Gaza.
At the protest on 30 December 2008, Global Peace And Justice Auckland (GPJA) called for a comprehensive boycott of Israel in response to the latest massacres of Palestinians trapped in the siege of Gaza.
In February 2007, AFPS brought suit to the Magistrates’ Court of Nanterre against VEOLIA TRANSPORT and ALSTOM seeking to obtain cancellation of the contract for the construction and operation of a light rail system in the West Bank, signed in July 2005 between these two companies and the Israeli government, within the City Pass consortium.
23 December 2008 (Francais ci-dessous)- In this holiday season, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, BNC*, calls upon people of conscience all over the world to boycott all the products of the French cosmetics giant, L'Oreal**,
due to its deep and extensive involvement in business relations with Israel, despite the latter’s continued occupation and apartheid policies against the indigenous Palestinian people.
The Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire has recently passed a resolution to support the call for divestment from corporations that allow and profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The resolution intends to increase awareness of the companies that actively participate in the oppression of Palestine, and to divest from these companies.
(photos and video below) - The Fall 2008 speaking tour of Diana Buttu, Eddie Makue, and Katherine Fuchs organized by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has come to an end and, by all accounts, was a resounding success.