October 12, 2018 — The University of Michigan is reportedly disciplining teachers for their decision to respect the Palestinian picket line against discriminatory Israeli institutions and for supporting Palestinian human rights. Omar Bargouthi, co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), said:
At the very moment when our people are struggling for justice, freedom, and dignity in the face of the Israeli occupation, with all of the damage inflicted by its arbitrary policies and immoral practices… At the very moment when social workers and psychologists in Palestine stand together against this oppression, supporting the people of Palestine in their struggle for an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital…
Eight international chefs, all women, are set to participate in the Round Tables festival in Tel Aviv between November 11 and 23.
October 5, 2018 — A Nobel Prize has been awarded to George P. Smith, a renowned scientist and longtime advocate for Palestinian rights who supports the BDS movement and has called for an end to US military aid to Israel. The BDS movement congratulates Professor Smith.
On the 13th of August 2018, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent a letter to Mr. Ralph Tarraf, the Head of the EU delegation in the West Bank and Gaza, among other EU officials, regarding the EU program “Israeli and Palestinian Young Leaders at the European Parliament”.
We welcome Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s principled decision not to facilitate participation in study abroad programs in Israel by declining to write a letter of recommendation for a student.
We are writing from Palestinian environmental organizations and academic and professional unions to urge you to move the planned MedPine 6 conference at Hebrew University outside of Israel.
To: Bjørn Gulden, CEO of Puma Cc: Management and Supervisory Board members: Michael Lämmermann, Lars Sørensen, Jean-François Palus, Jean-Marc Duplaix, Béatrice Lazat, Thore Ohlsson, Bernd Illig and Martin Köppel 10 September 2018
En español We, the undersigned workers’, women's and farmers' associations, appeal to chefs to cancel their participation in Round Tables 2018, scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv from November 9-23. It is an attempt to whitewash Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights.
September 13, 2018 — Today is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords, and life for Palestinians has only gotten worse. The Oslo “peace process” has served as cover for Israel to steal more Palestinian land, expel more Palestinians from their homes and commit war crimes against Palestinians without accountability. Israel has passed legislation formalizing its system of apartheid, using the law to systematically discriminate against indigenous Palestinians and denying us our inherent rights.
September 12, 2018 — HelloAsso, a French company that provides online payment services, has rejected pressure by Israel lobby groups to shut down the accounts of two French groups which support the BDS movement for Palestinian human rights. HelloAsso will continue to provide services to both Association France Palestine Solidarity (AFPS) and BDS-France.
September 10, 2018 — Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing continues with the September 5 decision of the Israeli courts in favour of the imminent destruction of Khan al-Ahmar, the Palestinian Bedouin community located east of occupied Jerusalem. The steadfastness of the small community of 200 people in Khan al-Ahmar has become a symbol of our struggle against expulsion and dispossession.