(versión en español Abajo) United against militarization, from Mexico to Palestine! The Palestinian call for a military embargo on Israel is fundamentally linked to calls for ending militarism and repression across the globe, and for ending Israel’s support for militarism and repression. This is a truly grassroots and effective strategy to battle militarism and military occupations, and work towards our common visions of justice.
Trump’s announced executive order (EO) would continue his dangerous attacks on hard-fought democratic rights. Abusing federal funding to bully universities into suppressing academic freedom and freedom of speech in support of Palestinian rights under international law is anti-democratic and anti-Palestinian.
The anti-Palestinian Trump Administration and Boris Johnson government are more than ever directly engaged in Israel’s desperate war of repression on advocacy for Palestinian rights and the BDS movement in particular. Thanks to your support, our BDS movement for freedom, justice and equality continued to grow in scale and impact in 2019. Donate now to help us fight back.
by Dave Zirin It’s been barely noticed, but this past week saw an incursion of politics into sports like no other. With little reason, the Israeli government made the decision to cancel the Palestinian national football club championship, otherwise known as the FIFA Palestine Cup. The contest between Gaza’s Khadamat Rafah club and Nablus’s FC Balata, located in the central West Bank, had to be called off when Israel denied travel permits to the Gaza team. The trip would have been just a couple of miles.
“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.” -- Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu
The second global AXA Day of Action included mobilizations all around the world. This Day fell on the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the day of the 4th global climate strike.
In a private event held in New York City last Saturday, 23rd November, Consul General of India in New York Sandeep Chakravorty made the outrageous remarks of following Israel’s model in Kashmir, in the context of return of Kashmiri Pandits. While he did not specify whether he is referring to Israel as such or the settlements in the West Bank, in his capacity as an Indian diplomat, Mr Chakravorty advocated for Israel’s policies i.e.
On April 9, the Second People's Tribunal on Israel's role in the militarization of Latin America was held, this time with a focus on Mexico. More than 90 human rights organizations and Mexican movements have come together to present and judge the findings of a study detailing how Mexico has financed the Israeli military industry with $US182 million, importing weapons, technology and training that continue to date and facilitate the ongoing human rights violations in Mexico.
On 30th March 2019, Palestinian observed the 43rd Land Day. The day also marks one year of the Great Return March in Gaza.
By Defne Egbo and Katriel Tolin | November 25, 2019
Michael Arria On Dec 2, Brown University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted to recommend that the school divest from companies that facilitate Israeli human rights violations. Six ACCRIP members voted in favor of divestment, two voted against it, and one member abstained.