Campaign Success! Sabeel-Kairos welcomes the resolution passed at Methodist Council last week calling for a revision to the existing investment policy in light of the changes on the ground in Israel and Palestine. In 2019 and 2020, Methodist campaigners for justice and peace in Palestine and Israel put forward several memorials calling on the Methodist Church to revise its current investment policy with a stronger focus on screening out companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
This follows months of pressure by scheme members and supporters of Palestinian human rights who have lobbied the fund to divest from companies complicit in Israel’s violations of international law, including Elbit Systems. Since May 2020, campaigners have flooded council meetings with over 60 letters demanding the fund divests from Elbit.
Tell the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Norske Tog’s CEO: Rule CAF out for the provision for rolling stock!
Eminent international researchers are calling on an Australian historian to refuse a controversial Israeli award. In a highly unusual instance of global pressure, over 220 international and Australian academics have written an open letter to UNSW Laureate Professor of History, Alison Bashford, appealing to her to support the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli academic institutions by rejecting the US$1million 2021 Dan David prize, which she is sharing with two other researchers.
Racism, discrimination, xenophobia, and inequality continue to grow around the world. In recent months, we have seen how people in the Global South and people of colour, political prisoners, unhoused people, migrants, and refugees, among many others, have suffered from the scourge of COVID19, which has further exacerbated their vulnerability.
Dear Joel and Ethan Coen: We understand that you’re among this year’s winners of a $1mn Dan David prize, awarded jointly by the Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University. We read that you’re likely to attend the award ceremony in Israel on May 15, in the company of Israeli president Shimon Peres.
Date: 18 December 2020
Over 10,000 people and 250+ organisations, trade unions and businesses have signed the pledge to boycott AXA.
We welcome the International Criminal Court's decision affirming jurisdiction over the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Israel’s apartheid regime has killed over 3,600 Palestinians since the ICC started its preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine. Enough delay! #ICC4Israel
Call to reject the IHRA's 'working definition of antisemitism' To: Vice Chancellors, Members of Academic Senates, all other UK Academics and Students & Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP Secretary of State for Education RE: The IHRA ‘working definition of antisemitism’ We, British Academics who are also Israeli citizens, strongly oppose the governmental imposition of the IHRA ‘working definition of antisemitism’ on Universities in England. We call on all academic senates to reject the IHRA document or, where adopted already, act to revoke it.
Israeli apartheid knows no bounds, even denying vaccines to Palestinians during a pandemic in an act of medical apartheid, but neither does active solidarity with the Palestinian people.