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.
These trips serve to present Israel in a positive light, whitewashing its regime of military occupation, apartheid, and settler-colonialism and its decades-long denial of Palestinian rights, including the right to education.
Académicos y académicas de 14 países de América Latina se niegan a participar en intercambios académicos, colaborar o recibir fondos de instituciones israelíes cómplices del apartheid, como un acto de defensa de los derechos del pueblo palestino.
As Israel’s apartheid regime escalated its violent oppression of Palestinians, scholars, academic departments, artists, cultural institutions, star athletes, sports teams, unions, queer filmmakers, LGBTQIA+ collectives, students and other grassroots groups responded with unprecedented solidarity.
The 2800-member strong association voted to advance a motion to the full MESA membership supporting the Palestinian-led BDS movement and the institutional boycott of complicit Israeli universities following a thorough process of engagement over many years.