Outraged at apartheid Israel’s crimes against Palestinians? Here are 5 things you can do.

In many countries, governments and corporations are deeply complicit with Israel’s decades-old regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, just as they were complicit in the apartheid regime in South Africa. Israel can only sustain this regime of oppression with international complicity. 

Here are the 5 most effective things YOU can do to challenge this complicity and support the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality:

  1. Work with progressive networks to pressure parliament and government to (a) end all military-security cooperation and trade (military funding in the US case) with apartheid Israel and similarly criminal regimes of oppression worldwide, (b) ban all goods/services of companies operating in Israel’s illegal colonial settlements; and (c) demand a UN investigation of Israeli apartheid.

  2. Mobilize pressure in your community, trade union, association, church, social network, student government/union, city council, cultural center, or other organization to declare it an Apartheid Free Zone (AFZ), ending all relations with apartheid Israel and companies that are complicit in its system of oppression.

  3. Boycott products/services of, and/or mobilize institutional pressure to divest from, Israeli and international companies and banks that are complicit in Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity. This includes all Israeli banks (Leumi, Hapoalim, etc.) and major multinationals such as: Elbit Systems, HP, G4S/Allied Universal, AXA, CAF, PUMA, Caterpillar, General Mills/Pillsbury, Hyundai Heavy Industries, JCB, Volvo, Barclays Bank, Alstom, Motorola Solutions, and CEMEX.

  4. Cancel all academic, cultural, sports, and tourism engagements in Israel or supported/sponsored by Israel (or its lobby groups and complicit institutions).

  5. Join a BDS campaign or a strategic Palestine solidarity group near you to act collectively and effectively.

Channel your anger and mobilize to dismantle apartheid and all forms of racism and oppression.

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Most mainstream media outlets are parroting apartheid Israel’s propaganda morally equating the violence of the nuclear-powered oppressor with the resistance of the oppressed. In a typically colonial inversion of the truth, they whitewash the violence of apartheid Israel as “violent clashes” between the “two sides.” Here are 3 key points to remember in your reporting or when refuting this myth:

In many countries, governments and corporations are deeply complicit with Israel’s decades-old regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, just as they were complicit in the apartheid regime in South Africa. Israel can only sustain this regime of oppression with international complicity.  Here are the 5 most effective things YOU can do to challenge this complicity and support the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality:

Dear Pearson Education,  We the undersigned Palestinian teachers’ unions and schools’ councils, all working in Palestinian schools that use the IGCSE curriculum, or higher education institutions that accept IGCSE graduates, are writing this letter to add our voices to those calling for withdrawing all copies of the biased versions of two GCSE books, revised under political pressure from Israel lobby groups in the UK.

The Palestinian BDS National Committee, the largest coalition of Palestinian civil society which leads the global BDS movement, expresses its deep solidarity with the Colombian people, our brothers and sisters who today are struggling against the brutality and repression of their far-right government, particularly given the deteriorating socio-economic conditions that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Tunisian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (TACBI), supported by the overwhelming majority of Palestinian academics, and the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE), strongly protest the decision by the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) to move its 6th conference from its original designated location at the University of Manouba in Tunisia, which was supposed to be held on 19-23rd September 2022.

Over the last number of weeks and days Palestinian protests to #SaveSheikhJarrah, in occupied East Jerusalem, have grown in size. They have been met with brutal repression by Israeli apartheid security forces, including police officers trained in Israel’s police training academy partially owned by G4S and Allied Universal. 

Tell Our World in Data: Stop manipulating Covid-19 vaccination data to whitewash Israeli apartheid

29/4/2021, Al-Bireh -- After closely examining the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) agreements signed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), representatives of Palestinian civil society held a press conference on Tuesday 27 April condemning the PA’s “fig-leaf” role in the forum, enabling Israel to perpetrate pillage of Palestinian gas resources. The speakers called for popular pressure on the PA to meet the following demands: Withdraw from the EMGF immediately.

PUMA’s new marketing campaign, Only See Great, claims to spark a spirit of “optimism” and “hope.” Only See Great? Palestinians Only See Apartheid, sponsored by PUMA. No matter where they look, Palestinians only see illegal Israeli settlements forcing them off their land.

AXA currently invests US$6 million in four Israeli banks which finance the illegal Israeli settlements on confiscated land in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), including East Jerusalem.  Speaking ahead of AXA’s AGM Mr Lynk emphasized that: “Given the gross human rights violations associated with the Israeli settlements, it is impossible for businesses to be economically engaged with the Israeli settlements and still respect their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law.”

We, the undersigned, urgently call on the Mexican company CEMEX to withdraw its production plants in the Israeli-occupied territories in Palestine and the Golan Heights. We recall that CEMEX cement and concrete are used in the construction of illegal settlements in the West Bank - Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967 - and in parts of the Wall built by the Israeli regime and declared illegal in 2004 by the International Court of Justice.

Delegates to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council voted today to censure the University of Toronto because of the Administration’s failure to resolve concerns regarding academic freedom stemming from a hiring scandal in the Faculty of Law.