Jerzy Buzek, the European Parliament’s president, waits several days before asking Israel to release a fellow MEP.
Activism and BDS Beat
Palestinians and international solidarity activists around the world call for a week of action against Israel’s illegal wall in the West Bank. Activists from 18 countries on 5 continents are participating.
Officials at the University of Pittsburgh attempted to shut down a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) event featuring slam poet Remi Kanazi and journalist Joseph Dana on 2 November, according to student organizers. The university police also forcibly prevented members of the public who had taken part in an Occupy Pittsburgh march from attending the event.
Activists in South Korea are steadily protesting a planned arms sale by their government to the Israeli military of a T-50 fighter jet, while calling on their government to cut all military ties to Israel until it abides by international law.
Students at Wayne State University in Detroit staged a silent protest and mass walk-out that left Israel Army reserve spokesman and Jerusalem Post correspondent Gil Hoffman lecturing to a virtually empty auditorium on November 1.
Prison messages from Irish and Canadian activists contradict Israeli claims that boats were intercepted peacefully.
A number of LGBTQ activist organizations from across the world have called upon three French religious organizations to cancel an upcoming interfaith delegation to Israel because it violates the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
British rock legends Yardbirds cancel a show in Tel Aviv, while BDS activists encourage Hindi Zahra and Oumou Sangaré to cancel theirs; and Artists Against Apartheid encourage the boycott of the Creative Community for Peace.
French transportation multinational Alstom, which is involved in the illegal Jerusalem Light Rail project, loses a multi-billion-dollar contract due to the sustained pressure by BDS activists.
Europe’s science chief claims her aides know nothing about how a technology firm benefiting from public funds is profiting from the Israeli occupation, despite having been briefed on this very subject.