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Last May, activists around the world stood with us as we faced yet another massacre in besieged Gaza, resisted ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, and stood in unity against Israeli settler-colonial and apartheid attacks in our cities in historic Palestine. Yet, Western governments offered only condemnation at best, and at worst - complete inaction. 

On 11 May 2022, apartheid Israeli forces killed the beloved and highly respected Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, in the occupied Palestinian city of Jenin. She was wearing a press flak jacket and helmet. #JusticeForShireen demands ending complicity in maintaining Israel’s apartheid regime and holding those responsible for her murder accountable.

May 2021: During PUMA’s shareholders meeting, Israeli forces shot and killed 16-year-old footballer Saeed Odeh as Israel escalated its ongoing violence against Palestinians.

Former Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernández, the “poster boy” of Israeli diplomacy, is charged with sponsoring a “corrupt and violent drug-trafficking conspiracy.” Apartheid Israel propped up his ruthless regime with weapons, military training and precious access to the Trump White House, helping to secure his drug cartel business. In return, Honduras voted against Palestinian rights at the UN and agreed to move its embassy to occupied Jerusalem.

A few months ago, the Technology Employment Fair took place at Tel Aviv University. It’s an annual event in which various high-tech companies are invited to set up stands on campus and try to convince students that working for them is a first step towards a successful career.

  Today, April 17th, is #PalestinianPrisonersDay. While families around the world celebrate Easter, Ramadan and Passover, for many Palestinians, there will be empty seats at the dinner table. For Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, from Amari Camp in Ramallah, four of her sons are missing as they languish in Israeli jails. 

Palestinians welcome the courageous stands of international athletes and teams refusing to normalize Israeli apartheid and denouncing the hypocrisy of selective action by Western-dominated international sporting bodies in cases of grave human rights violations.

“These are the lives and homes of innocent people - the world needs to intervene and put a stop to this. No more ethnic cleansing!!!!!" -- @dualipa That’s what global star Dua Lipa posted to her 80M followers on Instagram last May following apartheid Israel’s escalation of violence against Indigenous Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem and elsewhere.

Earlier this year, the Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology (PalAST) and the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) sent the following letter to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR).

The climate crisis we are living in is the result of centuries of exploitation and oppression through colonialism, patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism. The most affected populations are from the Global South so far, including the Indigenous Palestinian people.

The Palestinian BDS National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian society, welcomes the conclusions of the most recent report by UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Prof. Michael Lynk, that Israel is perpetrating apartheid against Palestinians. 

Hypocrisy. That’s the only way to describe PUMA’s actions. PUMA enacted swift measures to hold Russia accountable for its illegal weeks-long military invasion of Ukraine. PUMA first ended a sponsorship contract with the Russian Basketball Federation and subsequently suspended its operations in Russia.