On March 23, Pablo Bustinduy, Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Spanish leftist political party Podemos, and the Spokesperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the parliamentary group “Unidos Podemos–En Comú Podem–En Marea,” together stated in a letter addressed to Alfonso María Dastís, current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Spanish Government:
Israel’s new travel ban forbidding entry for any foreign national who openly calls for a boycott of either Israel or the settlements has evoked a mix of personal regret and professional satisfaction for Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace.
On Friday, in a partial victory for the American Studies Association (ASA), a district court in Washington D.C. dismissed plaintiffs’ ultra vires claim that the ASA operated beyond its corporate charter by passing an academic boycott resolution in 2013. The court held:
Dear friends and colleagues, Finally, I was allowed to access my email account after 12 days of being banned from doing so during the most intense phase of the ongoing interrogation I am subjected to by the Israeli authorities.
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Dear Professor S. James Anaya, I want to commend you for your invaluable work on Indigenous rights. As your scholarship and service as a UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples suggest, your commitment to human rights is unequivocal. With this in mind, I want to address your upcoming talk, “The Power of Ideas: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” scheduled for March 28 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.
March 28, 2017, Beirut, Lebanon — Last week, the Doctors’ Syndicate in Beirut decided to end its relationship with G4S, one of the world’s largest multinational security companies, following a campaign by activists in Lebanon concerned with the company’s ongoing complicity with Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.
March 28, 2017, Occupied Palestine —The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) has heard with great sadness the news of Comrade Ahmed Kathrada’s passing. Mr. Kathrada, born to an Indian Muslim family, was the most prominent Asian South African in the movement to end apartheid, the system of racial discrimination, segregation and white dominance that existed in South Africa until it was defeated in 1994.
Ramallah, occupied West Bank - Nearly six months after the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine was due to present its recommendations on football in the region, human rights groups have grown increasingly concerned over its failure to resolve the status of six football teams based in Israeli settlements in occupied
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March 21, 2017 — Today, Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan, announced that his ministry seeks to create a new database of Israeli citizens who support the grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to secure Palestinian human rights. Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), said:
A new UN report offers explicit backing for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid and support a just peace.