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."
Six of the eleven invited speakers have confirmed their withdrawal from a physics workshop at Ariel University, which is built on occupied Palestinian land in an illegal Israeli settlement. Palestinian academics urge remaining speakers to withdraw from the workshop.