Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Israeli military companies such as Elbit Systems appear invincible, yet Israel’s arms industry is more vulnerable than it seems. Al-Shabaka guest author Maren Mantovani and Policy Advisor Jamal Juma’ examine both national and global trends and identify avenues for human rights activists to pursue to hold Israel accountable under international law.
Jeremy corybn, the leader of the British Labour Party, says he would impose a two-way arms embargo on Israel if he were to become prime minister in 2020, endorsing key elements of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
This speech was delivered Sept 1, 2014, at the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines. The subject of the speech will be the subject of a future hearing in the appropriate congressional committees. Promote Peace and Justice in Palestine, Scrap US$20M military deal with Israeli company Elbit System
Akbayan today protests an arms deal between the Philippine government Israeli military company Elbit Systems.
Amid the devastation, Palestinians in Gaza call on world governments to #StopArmingIsrael, and in particular, on Italy to ban Israeli participation in military training exercises on the Italian island of Sardegna planned for this fall.
Read the Palestinian call for an immediate and comprehensive military embargo on Israel.