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.
On March 21st, in an historic vote at the largest students' union in Canada, York University's undergraduate students' union, the York Federation of Students (YFS), voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution to endorse the Global Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. In passing this BDS resolution, the YFS now joins many student unions around the world, who have all passed similar resolutions.
In a momentous vote that adds to the growing list of student unions in
Canada, York University’s Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA) voted
overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to endorse the global campaign for
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.
The resolution was drafted in response to the 2005 Palestinian civil
society call for BDS as a means to pressure the state of Israel to comply
with international law and end its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza;
to allow Palestinian refugees their internationally guaranteed right to
return to their homes and v