Activists are celebrating a victory for Palestinian rights after a festival to promote Israel was canceled at the University of Lille in northern France last week. Meanwhile, the French government is continuing its complicity with Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, which it claims to oppose.
The International Meeting for Science in Palestine, organized recently in Cambridge, United Kingdom, by Scientists for Palestine, was dedicated to exposing the reality in Palestine when it comes to higher education and research, as well as stepping up efforts to help develop science in Palestine. The meeting was quite effective in disproving the idea that we can talk about science (or anything) in Palestine without mentioning the occupation.
April 16, 2018 DURHAM, NC: Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition, an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign.
May 5, 2018 — Palestinian civil society groups have accused Giro d’Italia cycling race of covering up Israel’s war crimes in Gaza and its secret police’s repression against Giro protests.
Social media call for action Giro d’Italia is steamrolling ahead with its decision to start the famed cycling race in Jerusalem this Friday. They need a reality check. Israel’s multi-million dollar bribe was enough to enlist Giro in its propaganda campaign. As a result, Giro is …
David Lappartient, President, Union Cycliste Internationale Rocco Cattaneo, President, Union Européenne de Cyclisme Members of the Board, UEC and UCI Strasbourg, 08/02/2018 Subject: UEC and UCI member involved in violations of international law Dear Mr. Lappartient and Mr. Cattaneo,
April 24, 2018, Washington, DC — The George Washington University Student Association Senate has voted YES to Divest from corporations invested in the ongoing occupation of Palestine, in spite of efforts to challenge the integrity of the bill.
The General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) thanks Pussy Riot for heeding their fans' appeals and canceling their show in apartheid Tel Aviv. GUPW is the largest Palestinian women's coalition. It represents all Palestinian women in Occupied Palestine and in the refugee camps elsewhere, and it is a member of both the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC).
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all participants to withdraw from the Israeli government-sponsored SERET Film and TV Festival taking place in London, Brighton and Edinburgh, from May 6 – 17.
April 19, 2018 — After decades of egregious human rights violations against Palestinians, Israel's recent massacre of peaceful protesters in Gaza has made its brand so toxic that even well-known Israeli-American cultural figures, like Natalie Portman, now refuse to blatantly whitewash, or art-wash, Israeli crimes and apartheid policies.
April 19, 2018 — Today, as Israel celebrates what it calls its Independence Day, indigenous Palestinians who survived the ethnic cleansing of 1947-49 and have been forced to live as second-class citizens of Israel or under its military rule, including in East Jerusalem, will hold marches and vigils to mark what they consider to be the Palestinian “Nakba” or “Catastrophe.” The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), which is the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, said:
April 18, 2018 — On March 1, the British monarchy announced that Prince William will visit Israel as part of a regional trip this summer, becoming the first royal family member to do so.