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 academics commend the mayors of Bologna and Palermo for helping to "move us along the path of struggle against all forms of racism, including antisemitism, and set an example for others to follow".
The scholars strongly oppose the governmental imposition of the "inherently flawed" definition and urge UK universities to rejct it, remaining firm in their commitment to academic freedom and freedom of speech while continuing their fight against all forms of racism, including antisemitism.
Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) applauds the Montreal City Council for abandoning a motion to adopt the controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism today.
Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights.