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On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to the mass rallies taking place internationally uniting trade unions, immigrants and refugees, social movements, and environmentalists fighting for a better future and dignified living.

FIFA will make a decision on Israeli football teams based in illegal settlements at their upcoming Congress on May 11, 2017. This is our chance to ensure that Palestinian human rights are front and centre on their agenda!

London, April 24th 2017 Dear Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway, You’re listed to play Tel Aviv in July this year. We’d like to ask you to think again – because by playing in Israel you’ll be playing in a state where, UN rapporteurs say, ‘a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people’.   

April 19, 2017 – Today, in light of the Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, call to end complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and affirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights,  the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) released the following statement:

April 19, 2017 (Ramallah, Occupied Palestine) — Today, more than one hundred sports associations, trade unions, human rights organizations and faith based groups, representing millions of people from 28 countries across the globe, joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in

April 17, 2017 – Today, on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) released the following statement:

Students disrupted a Brand Israel conference at New York University, holding a silent protest while former Israeli ambassador Ido Aharoni closed the daylong forum last Friday with a summary of branding techniques applicable to the Jewish state.

So many people filed into the theater room in the back of Washington, D.C.’s, Busboys and Poets restaurant that extra seats had to be brought onstage and circled around the night’s guest speaker.

"I feel terrible pain because I’m now unable to visit my family’s homeland" — Anuar Majluf upon being denied entry  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017 Contact: media@bdsmovement.net for further BNC comment or to speak to Anuar Majluf

On March 23, Pablo Bustinduy, Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Spanish leftist political party Podemos, and the Spokesperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the parliamentary group “Unidos Podemos–En Comú Podem–En Marea,” together stated in a letter addressed to Alfonso María Dastís, current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Spanish Government:

Israel’s new travel ban forbidding entry for any foreign national who openly calls for a boycott of either Israel or the settlements has evoked a mix of personal regret and professional satisfaction for Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace.