The father of Palestinian national footballer Mahmoud Sarsak, who is set to be released by Israel on 10 July following a three month hunger strike, has said that it is “unbearable” that Israel will host the tournament “while it routinely arrests, tortures, imprisons and kills Palestinians, including football players, without consequence”
Activism and BDS Beat
The JTA/Haaretz spin that makes it appear as if Alice Walker is objecting to her book being in Hebrew, instead of boycotting an Israeli publisher, is a complete distortion.
A major victory for the campaign to boycott Israel has been achieved in Norway.
Companies involved in the extraction of natural resources from occupied Palestinian land and the Syrian Golan Heights risk prosecution for the war crime of pillage – better known as plunder. “Corporate War Crimes, Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources” gives guidance to explore options to hold business representatives to account.
The Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions has issued a statement of solidarity with European trade unions resisting public spending cuts and job losses and restated its support for proactive BDS campaigns and a boycott of the Histadrut.
The cultural boycott of Israel is beginning to bite, a prominent figure in Israel’s classical music world has admitted.
Palestine solidarity activists on Thursday protested the annual general meeting of G4S, the massive British-Danish private security company heavily invested in Israel and its colonial West Bank settlements.
In this week’s BDS roundup, Arizona State University’s student government votes to divest from Israel; Evergreen State College’s student-run campus cafe boycotts Israeli products; and more!
British charity War on Want has launched the Stop the Bulldozers-campaign aiming to end British firm JCB’s complicity in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.
More than a thousand citizens have joined the campaign calling on Canterbury City Council to dump Veolia, including the former Bishop of Dover.