Cori Bush was elected by a landslide to the United States Congress from Missouri's 1st Congressional District. Under attack for her support for the Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement during her campaign, in August 2020, Cori Bush's campaign reiterated her support for BDS, writing:
In this year, our BDS movement for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people has faced an escalation in attacks by apartheid-Israel and its anti-Palestinian supporters. In many countries, in particular in Europe and the U.S., an ominous climate of bullying and repression has resulted from the proliferation of the so-called IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism that conflates legitimate opposition to Israel’s regime of apartheid, colonialism and illegal occupation with antisemitism.
The Basque company CAF is seriously violating international law and Palestinian human rights by participating in the construction of the new Green Line of the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR), along with the Israeli company Shapir. The JLR connects Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory with Jerusalem.
Nearly 130 parliamentarians, including former Conservative cabinet ministers, have written to Boris Johnson urging him to impose economic sanctions against Israel if Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government goes ahead with its threat to annex parts of the West Bank. The letter, signed by the former Tory chairman Lord Patten and the former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, says annexation would be clearly illegal under international law.
The UK football club Forest Green Rovers has pledged not to work with Puma as long as it remains involved in Israel's violations of Palestinian rights. In a letter to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the chair of the club Dale Vince stated that Palestine represents the "greatest global injustice" of his lifetime. Puma sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land. Vince also stated that the club would be writing to Puma regarding about its sponsorship of the IFA.
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University of Manchester pull millions from companies complicit in Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people, following years of campaigning by students supported by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). Manchester pulls its investment from Booking.com, meaning it has no current holdings in companies included in the UN settlements database. Manchester also rids itself of CEMEX and Caterpillar shares, both long targeted by human rights campaigners.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Columbia University have both passed historic resolutions calling for divestment from Israel. Last week, the Illinois Student Government passed a resolution calling for the school to divest from transnational companies that contribute to the American and Israeli military, prisons, police forces, or ICE. The resolution was first brought to the student government in February, but was originally vetoed.
"The Palestinian BDS National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian society, stands unreservedly with the right of all nations to self-determination, a right which lies at the foundation of our advocacy for Palestinian rights under international law. We support the UN Security Council Resolution 690 (1991) which calls for 'the organization and the supervision ...
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Over 270 organizations from more than 30 countries, including trade unions and businesses, have signed the pledge to boycott AXA over the last months due to its investment in Israeli apartheid.