To commemorate Palestinian Land Day and denounce CAF’s involvement in Israeli apartheid, numerous events took place across Europe. The General Federation of Independent Trade Unions - Palestine and the Palestinian New Federation of Trade Unions wrote a letter to public institutions in Europe which reads:
We welcome the decision of the Association of Professors of the University of Brasilia (ADUnB) to reject the collaboration of their university with complicit Israeli companies. ADUnB voted by more than 80% in favour of the motion during its General Assembly on Monday, March 22.
Puma claims it doesn’t support teams in illegal Israeli settlements. False! Puma sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA). The IFA not only includes teams in illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land, it actively advocates to maintain them. Puma’s logo is directly under an official map of settlement teams and pitches on the IFA website.
A group of 23 MEPs wrote to President of the European Parliament David Maria Sassoli concerning the institution’s contract with the British multinational security company G4S.
Forty-five years ago today, Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they were protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land. Since then, March 30 has been commemorated by Palestinians everywhere as Land Day. Even though Israel has put its official annexation of more Palestinian land on pause, its de facto annexation, which has been going on for decades, is escalating. Israel keeps on stealing Palestinian land, denying Palestinian livelihood, as a means of ethnic cleansing.
Tell the Netherlands: Exclude CAF from your rolling stock tender!
The “Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism” (JDA), despite its flaws detailed below, presents a mainstream alternative to the fraudulent so-called IHRA definition of antisemitism and a “cogent guide” in the fight against real antisemitism, as many progressive Jewish groups define it--defending Jews, as Jews, from discrimination, prejudice, hostility and violence.
Virginio Merola, Mayor of Bologna, and Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo, have withdrawn from an international mayors summit aimed at shielding Israel from criticism over its violations of Palestinian human rights and international law.
Below is a letter signed by Israeli academics sent to Virginio Merola, Mayor of Bologna, and Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo. The academics thank the two mayors for having withdrawn from an international conference of mayors aimed at shieldng Israel from accountability over its violations of Palestinian human rights. Dear Mayors, We are writing to you as Israeli nationals affiliated with academia in the UK and elsewhere, to thank you for choosing not to participate in the ‘Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism’ conference, set to take place on March 16, 2021.
In March 2021, the Coalition Stop AXA Assistance to Israeli Apartheid contracted Profundo to investigate the financial links between both AXA and Equitable Holdings (formerly AXA Equitable Holdings) and five Israeli banks -- Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, First International Bank of Israel, Israel Discount Bank, and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank -- as well as Israel’s biggest military company, Elbit Systems, all of which are deeply complicit in Israeli apartheid.
Israel’s largest weapons company, Elbit Systems, is a world leader in drone and military surveillance technologies, playing a major role in racist walls, border surveillance, forced displacement and other war crimes. The global BDS movement for freedom, justice and equality is responding. In addition to major victories throughout the years, several new campaigns to stop Elbit are gaining ground:
Today, International Women’s Day, Puma is launching “She Moves Us,” a marketing campaign to “celebrate the women who have moved culture and sports forward.”