[Deutscher Text folgt dem Englischen] “[BDS] campaigns around the world present the most promising way to overcome the failure of world governments to stand up to Israel’s intransigence and lawless behavior”.
June 6, 2018 -- On Tuesday, June 5, the Argentina National Football team canceled the “friendly” match with Israel planned for Saturday, following months of BDS campaigning that kicked off in Argentina.
The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) salutes the human rights organizations, grassroots movements and cycling and sports groups from around the world that contributed to the campaign calling for the Giro d’Italia cycling race to be relocated from Jerusalem and Israel.
June 1, 2018 — A report commissioned by the Scottish government and published today sets an important legal precedent by concluding that “hostility towards a political entity” should not be considered a hate crime.
June 1, 2018 — Over the last two weeks, a wave of major cities across Spain have expressed strong support for Palestinian rights. They have all denounced President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and slammed Israel's latest massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.
June 1, 2018 -- Four more filmmakers have joined a growing number of artists boycotting the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), in response to a Palestinian call.
Entering damage control mode after Shakira nixed her July 9 Tel Aviv gig, Israel’s spin machine claimed the gig was never scheduled to begin with. Then, they said it wasn’t cancelled, it was just postponed. We aren't sure how a gig that was never scheduled was suddenly postponed. The following timeline details what culminated in Shakira dropping her July gig in Tel Aviv. Fans and activists from Lebanon, Palestine, the US, Colombia and beyond participated in this weeks-long effort.
On 25 May, with the support of an overwhelming majority of its members, the Barcelona City Council called for a comprehensive military embargo on Israel and demanded the Spanish government ensure its implementation. This constitutes an important precedent and a major step forward on the way to end international military and security ties with Israel, until it complies with international law and respects Palestinian human rights.
May 29, 2018 – Black, trans, Brazilian singer, performer and activist Linn da Quebrada announced she is cancelling her participation in the 2018 Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival (May 31 - June 9). She is joined by directors from Brazil and France, who, together with Pakistan’s Aks International Minorities Festival, have also canceled their participation in TLVFest.
We deeply appreciate the decision of UK artists Shopping, Richard Dawson and Gwenno to withdraw from the Pop-Kultur festival in Berlin over its continued collaboration with the Israeli embassy in defiance of appeals to end this complicity. In their eloquent statements, the artists make it clear that accepting sponsorship from the Israeli embassy, while Israel kills unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza and commits grave violations of Palestinian human rights, is profoundly problematic.
University of Cambridge: end your partnership with Caterpillar Inc. and BAE Systems! Jointly initiated by Cambridge University Palestine Society and Cambridge University Kurdish Society.
On Monday, the City Council of Bologna, Italy’s seventh largest city, approved a motion in support of concrete action to hold Israel accountable for violations of the rights of the Palestinian people, as stipulated in international law.