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.
Following a period of campaigning, Tayside Pension Fund no longer invests local authority pension funds in Bank Hapoalim, an Israeli bank that operates and finances state infrastructure within illegal settlements upon occupied Palestinian land.
Glasgow City Council promises supporters of Palestinian rights that it will no longer sponsor arms fairs featuring Israeli weapons manufacturers and will ensure that the city's guidelines for hosting events reflect that “Glasgow is a human rights respecting city.”
Documents obtained by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign show how a subsidiary of an Israeli company operating in Britain turned successfully for help from the Scottish Government to deal with what the Israeli company called “a wave of protests...that is threatening the future of Eden Springs UK”.
The contract cancellations had created a “pressing situation” for the subsidiary of the giant Israeli multinational water cooler company.