10 million Palestinians worldwide. At 9 am GMT, 12 pm Palestine time, every Palestinian and their supporters are invited to step outside their stores, homes, schools, workplaces for ten minutes on the 28th day of the Palestinian prisoners’ mass hunger strike.
Activism and BDS Beat
Palestinian and Dutch rights organizations call on the urban region of The Hague, to end its business with Veolia.
A statement released today signed by more than 100 student leaders in the United Kingdom condemns a policy at an Israeli college effectively barring Palestinians from its top student post.
Football Beyond Borders has issued a letter of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike. They also officially announced their boycott of the UEFA 2013 Under-21 European football championships, which Israel is set to host.
G4S has been severely criticized for its operations in the occupied Palestinian territories and in prisons and detention centers in Israel. Recently, Palestinian organizations called for action against G4S for its role in Israeli prisons.
In a statement and video published on the Gender and Sexuality Law Blog of Columbia Law School, Professor Katherine Franke has made a very public declaration of solidarity with Palestinians and support for the Palestinian call for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions on Israel.
Two open letters have been published this week in defense of UCLA professor David Shorter, who was recently the target of an attack by Israel lobby groups because of his endorsement of the BDS movement.
The General Conference of the United Methodist Church today failed to pass a measure to divest from companies profiting from Israeli occupation and human rights abuses of Palestinians.
This video shows a Palestinian woman mounting an Israeli military vehicle amid protests near Ofer Prison in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on 1 May, in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners. The video also shows Israeli occupation forces attacking female protestors with pepper spray directed into their eyes from close range as they lie on the ground.
The Irish band Dervish announced today that it has pulled out of a series of Irish music concerts in Israel this June, so as not to violate calls for the cultural boycott of Israel.