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As the United Nations holds its annual General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, join our twitterstorm calling on the UN to take concrete action to end State and corporate complicity in Israeli apartheid. This twitterstorm is part of a week of action calling on the UN to investigate Israeli apartheid and to work to end it.

In a letter released yesterday, 452 civil society groups – unions, movements, political parties and organizations – from tens of countries around the world called on the United Nations General Assembly and its Member States, currently meeting in New York, to investigate Israeli apartheid and to impose targeted sanctions to stop Israeli apartheid and illegal annexation of Palestinian land.

Apartheid is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual criminal responsibility and State responsibility to bring the illegal situation to an end. In May 2020, a large number of Palestinian civil society organisations called on all States to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions, to end Israel’s unlawful acquisition of Palestinian territory through use of force, its regime of apartheid, and its denial of our inalienable right to self-determination.”

Representatives of governments from around the world are meeting this week at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the UN’s 75th General Assembly (UNGA). Palestinians and supporters of their rights need your help to ensure that the UNGA responds to the Palestinian demand for freedom, justice and equality.

Spanish | French | German | Dutch | Italian AXA profits from Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. The French insurance company, the second biggest insurance company in the world, is active in 57 countries and has over 108 million clients. Sign the pledge to boycott AXA

Arab artists pledge to boycott the UAE regime over Israel normalization

Israel and proponents of Israeli apartheid persistently work to silence Palestinians and supporters of our rights, to stop us from sharing the cruel realities of life under Israeli occupation and apartheid with the world, and to prevent us from advocating for our freedom. Facebook has been a major implementer of this censorship, while also allowing the spread of hate speech targeting oppressed communities, from Myanmar to Kashmir to Palestine.

Tuesday’s White House photo-op won’t lead to peace or justice. It’s a cynical deal by corrupt, fanatic Israeli, Emirati, Bahraini and US rulers to sustain their brutal repression and rights violations. Our response: intensify pressure for a military embargo on apartheid Israel.

Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival 2020 closes this week, with notable cancellations from four international filmmakers and guests.

It was 3:30 am, just before Eid al-Adha. We had prepared ourselves to celebrate the holiday in our new dream home, which took us years to finish. Tens of Israeli soldiers, with dogs, stormed our home, terrifying our three children. They took me blindfolded and handcuffed to a military interrogation center near Haifa. I wish I could visit beautiful Palestinian Haifa under different circumstances!

HP Inc and HP Enterprises (successors of Hewlett-Packard Company) help Israel enforce an apartheid regime over the Palestinian people. Palestinian civil society has called for boycott and divestment from HP until it ends its complicity.

Members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) voted by a majority to support the nonviolent Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. The Resolution garnered 53% approval in an unprecedented vote of 217 (“Approve”) to 142 (“Deny”), with 51 abstaining. However, due to a recent rule change necessitating a two-thirds majority, the BDS resolution fell short.