An Israeli delegation composed of businessmen and government officials has cancelled its participation in a conference set to take place in Bahrain. The group, which was planning to attend the gathering organised by the Global Entrepreneurship Network on April 15, said in a statement it was withdrawing from the summit on security grounds.
Johannesburg - Cosatu has accused the Jewish Board of Deputies of attempting to divide the ruling party and the South African government in its decision to downgrade relations with Israel by trying to isolate Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. "This is the decision of the ANC and we do not believe there have been any contradictions between the President and the Minister in this regard; we condemn this attempt to confuse everyone. South Africa is not a confused state," Cosatu has said.
Nora Barrows-Friedman In a historic move, Brown University in Rhode Island has become the first US Ivy League institution to pass a student referendum supporting divestment from companies complicit in Israel’s human rights violations. The Brown vote follows a similar divestment resolution passed by the student government at Swarthmore College in early March.
Yumna Patel UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has renewed his calls for Britain to cease arms sales to Israel following a UN report last week that the Israeli army’s actions against Palestinian protesters in Gaza’s Great March of Return could amount to war crimes.
The Colombian bookstore chain Panamericana has canceled its contract with the private security company G4S, following a campaign in which the bookstore’s customers asked Panamericana to drop the contract due to G4S’s complicity with Israeli crimes in Palestine. This victory reveals that the G4S brand has become synonymous with violations of Palestinian human rights, making G4S a public relations liability for its corporate clients.
Prof. George P. Smith, 2018 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, speaks about the BDS movement in Stockholm, Sweden. Nobel laureate George P. Smith speaks about BDS
Students at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, protested an event featuring Israel as a partner country. The university's violent crackdown on peaceful student protesters led to a 10-day sit-in with widespread support across campus. The university ultimately conceded to the students’ demands, including refusing to host future Israeli government-sponsored events.
150 commercial, cultural and sporting activities in Italy have declared themselves free of Israeli apartheid
The 4th global Climate Strike today falls on the same day as the UN Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People. This coincidence reflects an important reality - Palestine is also a climate justice issue. Today, groups worldwide are joining mobilisations challenging the climate crisis, demanding an end to fossil fuel use and climate justice for all. Many are also demanding an end to Israel’s climate apartheid.
In keeping with its history of solidarity with global struggles for justice and equality, the Maritime Union of Australia’s Sydney Branch joined the international Boycott HP campaign in its meeting on 29th October. Members pledged to not buy HP products and called for a complete boycott of HP products and divestment from HP companies until they cancel all contracts that aid Israel’s violation of Palestinian rights and international law.
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