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.
Trade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europe and around the world.
Twenty scientists, including the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry George P. Smith, wrote an open letter to the organizers of the next International Physics Olympiad to protest against holding the contest in Israel due to its denial of Palestinian human rights, including the right to education.
Major international companies and consortia continue to withdraw from bidding to build Israel’s illegal settlement railway on stolen Palestinian land, as pressure over complicity in Israel’s rights violations grows.
Following an intense advocacy campaign, Alstom, a French transport company, withdrew from a planned East Jerusalem light rail construction project, a tool of the Israeli settlement and annexation policy in the city.