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Some 377 scholars and artists from more than 30 countries have signed a pledge opposing litmus tests and political interference by institutions, municipalities, and public officials in Germany aimed at silencing advocates for Palestinian rights under international law.

On May 15 Palestinians will mark the Nakba (catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing and forcible displacement of a majority of the indigenous Palestinian population by the Zionist movement for the establishment of Israeli apartheid on the ruins of Palestinian society. Seventy two years later the Nakba continues, as Israel has become a full-fleged regime of apartheid with the support of complicit states, corporations and institutions.

On May 14 and 15, we invite you to join us for events marking 72 years since the Palestinian Nakba, or catastrophe - the ethnic cleansing and forcible displacement of a majority of the indigenous Palestinian population by Zionist militias to make room for an exclusionary, settler-colonial state. The Nakba continues today for Palestinians living under Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid, with the support of complicit states, corporations and institutions.

In the early morning of June 28, 1969, trans and queer people took the streets of New York City fighting police violence and harassment in their communities. The Stonewall Riots symbolize LGBTQIA resistance against daily harassment, assault, death and violence. Enough was enough! On March 30, 2018, tens of thousands of Palestinians living in Gaza launched the Great March of Return. The March symbolizes Palestinian resistance against Israel’s daily harassment, assault, death and violence against Palestinians. Enough is enough!

The Palestinian BDS National Committee, the broadest Palestinian civil society coalition that leads the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, is greatly saddened over the loss of the South African anti-apartheid icon Denis Goldberg, and extends our profound condolences to his family and friends.

Thursday, 14th May 2020 15:00 CEST / 16:00 Palestine time / 21:00 Hong Kong time  Join via the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85192144912 or on the Facebook Live Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement page

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) won a major legal victory Wednesday, defeating anti-democratic efforts by the UK government, supported by Israel’s far-right government, to repress BDS for Palestinian rights.

“When quarantine ends, the fight against what the Covid-19 crisis brought out would just be beginning”, highlights of the webinar "Palestinian resistance to the Trump-Netanyahu plan in times of Global Pandemics"

On Thursday April 2nd, Rebecca Vilkomerson, former Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Khury Petersen-Smith, Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow from Institute Policy Studies, joined a webinar organised by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC). The event was part of a series of webinars organised for Israeli Apartheid Week which this year was held around March 21st, commemorating the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa, and organized under the theme United Against Racism.

Click to download and print a PDF version of our April 2020 Fact Sheet, with hyperlinks to sources. Further below these is a text-only version of the Fact Sheet, with hyperlinks to sources.    Corona Under Apartheid

BDS Jordan — Jordan’s Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions group —  announced that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and a multinational company in Jordan -- that has asked to stay anonymous -- will not renew their contracts with G4S. The British multinational G4S is the world’s largest security company, and has a long track record of involvement in human rights abuses worldwide.