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 academics say the award ‘serves to legitimize and normalize Israel’s colonial violence and apartheid’ against Palestinians as Israel actively blocks the delivery of vaccines to millions of Palestinians.
The scholars strongly oppose the governmental imposition of the "inherently flawed" definition and urge UK universities to rejct it, remaining firm in their commitment to academic freedom and freedom of speech while continuing their fight against all forms of racism, including antisemitism.
More than 150 artists and academics and over 20 trade unions, cultural organizations, student groups and indigenous collectives in Montréal are calling on the Canadian government to cancel the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement.