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Dozens of European parliamentarians call for end to EU-Israel treaty

Parliamentarians say that allowing a trade agreement to stay in place “sends Israel the message that its violations of basic principles of human rights will be tolerated.”

EU must cease "material support" for Israel's crimes, say leading trade unions

Activists from nineteen countries demand the suspension of a key EU agreement with Israel.

End "booming military trade" between EU and Israel, say Palestinian rights groups

Arms exports to Israel worth more than $9.5 billion were approved by EU governments between 2005 and 2009.

Ireland’s biggest food retailer drops Israeli produce as European boycotts surge

The biggest food distributor in Ireland announced last week it had withdrawn Israeli products from its shops. Meanwhile, other major European retailers appear to have quietly taken similar decisions.

Bill Gates Foundation sells shares in Israeli prison contractor G4S

Young man at protest holds sign protesting G4S
Children are routinely tortured in prisons run with the help of the British-Danish security firm.

Activists force Catalan authorities to scrutinize academic collaboration with Israel

More than 350 academics and university staff in Catalonia support the academic boycott campaign.

Bill Gates refuses to accept responsibility for aiding Israel's prisons

Activists march on the Johannesbourg offices of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Foundation ignores own policy guidelines on avoiding investment in “egregious” activities.

Sainsbury’s supermarket pressured over Israeli land-grab firms

Campaigners take part in a dabke flashmob inside a Sainsbury's supermarket in London to protest it's sale of products supplied by Israeli companies that take part in the colonization of Palestinian land
Protests across 30 UK towns and cities condemn Sainsbury’s over its links to Israeli fresh produce exporters Mehadrin and Edom that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.

UK student union to cancel G4S contract over role in Israeli prisons

G4S continues to lose contracts over its deep involvement in Israeli apartheid

Boycott campaigns cost G4S two university contracts

Student campaigners at King's College London hold a demonstration calling on the university not to award a lucrative security contract to G4S
The University of Southampton and King’s College London both snub G4S after campaigns by Palestinian solidarity groups and other students.


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