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A leading Dutch association of investors has claimed that many of the country's pension funds, insurance companies and banks "fail to adequately apply guidelines on international law and human rights" with respect to investments linked to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The new report by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), based on research into the policies of dozens of Dutch insti

February 12, 2014
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Following recent decisions by major European investment funds to cut ties with Israeli entities, the announcement last week by Dutch pension fund ABP that it was not excluding Israeli banks was greeted with some relief by Israel and its lobby groups.

In explaining this decision, ABP claimed that the three banks in which it has investments, Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot, "themselves do

February 12, 2014
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SodaStream International Ltd., the Israeli maker of home soda machines with a factory in the West Bank, sank to the lowest since 2012 in New York amid growing criticism for businesses operating in a territory that Palestinians seek for an independent state.

SodaStream slumped 3.3 percent to $35.34 in New York, the lowest since Nov. 20, 2012. The stock plunged 26 percent on Jan. 13 after SodaStream reported worse-than-forecast preliminary earnings for 2013.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is leading U.S.

February 4, 2014
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Denmark's largest bank decided to blacklist Bank Hapoalim because of its involvement in the funding of settlement construction.

Danske Bank added Bank Hapoalim to its list of companies in which the company cannot invest due to its corporate accountability rules.

In an announcement posted on its website, the bank stated that Bank Hapoalim was acting against the rules of international humanitarian law.

Israeli website Walla reported on the Danish bank's decision earlier on Saturday.

The Danish bank had already decided to pull its investments from Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

February 3, 2014
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Update to the Urgent Appeal issued in April 2013 by the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem. The Appeal, including background, is available here.

On Sunday, 26 January 2014, the Israeli Supreme Court sanctioned completion of the illegal section of the “Begi

February 3, 2014
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On January 31, leading international business newspaper the Financial Times published an editorial criticising SodaStream and illegal Israeli settlement firms.

January 31, 2014
BNC Statement

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In November of last year, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Just three weeks into 2014, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has again shown that it represents an increasingly effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

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The Italian Coalition Stop That Train calls on the Italian government to following the example of other European countries and discourage Italian companies from operating in violation of international law

On December 27, the town council of Villar Focchiardo, in the province of Torino, voted unanimously to approve a resolution condemning Pizzarotti & Co SpA of Parma for its involvement in the Israeli high-speed railway crossing the occupied West Bank.

January 17, 2014
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Dutch pension fund PGGM announced on the front page of its website today that it had withdrawn tens of millions of Euros worth of investments from five Israeli banks.

The fund cited the ba

BNC Statement

Este resumen se publicó junto con una declaración del Comité Nacional Palestino de BDS con miras a 2014. Durante 2014, el movimiento de BDS dio un paso más en la corriente principal de la política y vio a las principales instituciones unirse al boicot, señaló la declaración.