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April 19, 2017 (Ramallah, Occupied Palestine) — Today, more than one hundred sports associations, trade unions, human rights organizations and faith based groups, representing millions of people from 28 countries across the globe, joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in

April 17, 2017 – Today, on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) released the following statement:

Students disrupted a Brand Israel conference at New York University, holding a silent protest while former Israeli ambassador Ido Aharoni closed the daylong forum last Friday with a summary of branding techniques applicable to the Jewish state.

So many people filed into the theater room in the back of Washington, D.C.’s, Busboys and Poets restaurant that extra seats had to be brought onstage and circled around the night’s guest speaker.

"I feel terrible pain because I’m now unable to visit my family’s homeland" — Anuar Majluf upon being denied entry  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017 Contact: media@bdsmovement.net for further BNC comment or to speak to Anuar Majluf

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.   

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.