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.
The soft power objective of Israeli sport is for us to focus on a cycling team or a visit by Lionel Messi rather than Palestine, says Sports Journalism Association 2021 Sportswriter of the Year Jonathan Liew.
Israeli military forces continue implementing their shoot-to-kill-or-maim policy against Palestinian protesters in Gaza while its secret police threatened Palestinians protesting the Giro d’Italia cycing race in the occupied Palestinian West Bank and within present-day Israel.
29 elected European officials write to Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC) over Israeli member organization and Giro d'Italia's involvement in violations of international law and Palestinian human rights.
After Israeli ministers threatened to withdraw sponsorship from the Giro d'Italia over use of the term "West Jerusalem," race organizers chose to recognise Israel’s illegal annexation of occupied East Jerusalem.