September 19, 2017 — Yesterday, at a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev and her Italian counterpart Luca Lotti confirmed plans to launch next year’s Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s top annual cycling events, in Israel in May 2018. The race is scheduled to start in Jerusalem, with stages from Haifa to Tel Aviv and in the Naqab (Negev).
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Dear Nick Cave, We are writing from Palestine to urge you to cancel your concerts in Israel this upcoming November. We hope that you will consider our call for a cultural boycott with an open mind, and an open heart.
Seventy organizations, political parties and trade unions are urging the France-based insurance giant AXA to end its support for Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid. They say that AXA must divest from three Israeli banks – Hapoalim, Leumi and Mizrahi Tefahot – that are involved in Israel’s illegal settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land. The groups also say that through its subsidiary AB, AXA holds shares in the Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit.
British high street banks including HSBC and Barclays are a "crucial link in the chain" of Palestinian oppression as they invest in and loan money to companies who supply arms to Israel, a campaign group has claimed in a report.
SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS are trying to criminalize support for the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its occupation of Palestinian territories. The U.S.’s new premiere left-wing organization, however, is moving the other way, undaunted by the threat of legislation against the BDS movement, as it is known.
Earlier this week, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill would amend existing law to prohibit people in the United States from supporting boycotts targeting Israel — making it a felony to choose not to engage in commerce with companies doing business in Israel and its settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Sep 12, 2017- Israel plans to punish Amnesty International for its recent campaign, which encourages people to lobby companies and governments to boycott settlement products, by denying tax benefits to Israelis who donate to the human rights organization. It is the first time the government will apply the so-called anti-boycott law, which penalizes organizations and individuals calling for a boycott of Israel or the settlements. The controversial law was passed in 2011.
After the successful live conversation with Roger Waters, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is back with its #PACBILive series, and this time we’re going to university campuses to hear from students across three continents organizing for Palestinian rights.
Occupied Palestine -- The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) call on European professors and academic institutions to immediately withdraw their participation from LAW TRAIN, a project aimed at unifying police interrogation methodologies while ignoring grave human rights violations.
Why should I join the boycott of Israel? World governments have failed to end their support for Israel’s crimes or put pressure on Israel to comply with international law and human rights. By working together on focused consumer boycotts and campaigns against the companies and institutions that help Israel to commit its crimes, the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement is a powerful and strategic tool for isolating Israel.
Jordan BDS would like to take this opportunity to extend its gratitude to those private and public companies in Jordan that have discontinued their service contracts with G4S, the security company. This announcement comes in response to a global boycott call against G4S’ parent company for its complicity in Israel’s regime of occupation and settler-colonialism. In particular, our thank you goes to the following companies: