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.
Marking AXA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), Palestine solidarity activists once again demonstrated creatively in front of the building where the “AGM ceremony” was taking place to increase pressure on AXA to divest from Israeli apartheid.
French multinational insurance giant AXA currently holds shares worth US$ 15.5M in four Israeli banks that finance Israel’s illegal settlements according to the recently launched, second #DontBuyIntoOccupation report. In total, AXA invests US$ 957M in companies directly involved in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.
Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid is once again committing heinous massacres on the Palestinian people in Gaza.
Israel enjoys criminal impunity because of the direct support from governments in the North America and Europe but also from corporations that are implicated in the Israeli occupation and egregious human rights violations.
There are dozens of companies that play an active and