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 Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (PalAST) calls on the European Molecular Biology Organization to uphold its "moral obligation to end its complicity in whitewashing Israel’s crimes" by refraining "from holding workshops in Israel until its apartheid regime has been dismantled."
CERN recently suspended Russia over its illegal invasion of Ukraine. CERN must end its hypocrisy and hold Israel accountable to the same standards. Relocating its High Energy Physics School would be a modest first step in this direction.
Palestinians urge international scholars and institutions not to lend support to workshop organized with Israeli facial recognition technology firm directly involved in Israel's crimes against Palestinians.