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Mahmoud Nawajaa, a prominent Palestinian human rights defender, has been dragged away from his family by Israeli occupation forces in a night raid on Thursday July 30 and is currently held in Israel’s Jalameh high-security interrogation center, denied access to lawyers. 

Activists in the UK are celebrating a victory for Palestinian rights, after Luton Town Football Club dropped German sportswear brand Puma as its supplier. “We would like to thank Luton Town FC for their constructive responses to our calls to boycott Puma, and for notifying us directly of their decision to drop the company as their kit supplier,” said Markus Keaney, spokesperson for Luton Palestine Solidarity Campaign. “We hope other clubs will follow suit and choose to stand with justice, freedom and equality.”

Occupied Ramallah, 30 July 2020 – At around 3:30 am, tens of Israeli occupation soldiers, accompanied by at least one dog, stormed the home of Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), near Ramallah, handcuffing, blindfolding and taking him away from his wife and three young children.   Israeli occupation forces arrest BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa during night raid.

Nearly 5,000 people from around Europe wrote to AXA representatives urging their support for ending the company’s investments in Israeli banks that are deeply implicated in the oppression of Palestinians, ahead of the corporation’s 2020 shareholders’ meeting last month. 

We, the undersigned Palestinian academic, scientific and research organizations, call on international academics and academic institutions to refrain from participating in or supporting in any way the “Fair Face Recognition and Analysis” workshop at the 2020 European Conference on Computer Vision and the associated “Looking at People Fair Face Recognition” challenge.

With your support, the BDS movement for Palestinian rights has grown worldwide and played an unparalleled role in further isolating Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid at the grassroots level around the world.

Here are 15 reasons to support the BDS movement for Palestinian rights on its 15th anniversary:

Oleh! Records has promoted Israeli artists to international music executives since 2006. Later becoming Israel’s official Music Export Office and launching the annual music showcase event Tune In Tel Aviv, it has deceived participants about its motivations throughout.

  The Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel was initiated in 2004 and today is publicly supported by thousands of artists around the world. Find a pledge near you, or in your field! Can’t find an active pledge relevant to you, but want to get involved? Please contact PACBI to discuss!

July 3, 2020 - Former Latin American Presidents Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), José Mujica (Uruguay), and Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) are among the over 320 public figures from Latin America who signed a statement released yesterday calling for sanctions against Israel as a response to Israel’s planned de jure annexation of occupied Palestinian territory and to its ongoing de facto annexation and

Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No one should be misled, however. Israel will continue to quietly de facto annex occupied Palestinian territory, as it has done for decades, while trying to appease its Western allies.

July 1, 2020 – As Israel’s far-right government remained silent today about its previously stated plan to begin formal annexation of occupied Palestinian territory on July 1, tens of Palestinian civil society organizations representing the absolute majority of Palestinian civil society called for action, not just rhetoric, to stop Israel’s quiet, decades-long annexation and apartheid rule over Palestinians. (Today's Palestinian civil society statement)