Activism and BDS Beat

Student tells EI about Sabra hummus boycott victory at her high school

Today Nadine Darwish, a sophomore at Lincoln-Way High School in the Chicago suburbs, tweeted the news that her school will no longer serve Sabra brand hummus. This afternoon she told me more about what happened, and that others concerned with human rights shouldn’t be intimidated from speaking up. 

Ethical alternatives to Sabra hummus now at DePaul University

After a year-long campaign by DePaul’s Students for Justice in Palestine against Sabra hummus products from the dining halls, the university has quietly introduced alternative brands from which students can choose according to their ethics. 

Officials suspect French megabank BNP Parisbas pulled out of Israel due to boycott pressure

Israeli officials suspect that France-based megabank BNP Parisbas has pulled out of Israel due to pressure from Palestine solidarity groups, even though the bank itself has denied this. Haaretz reported on 24 November: The powers that be are furious at BNP Paribas for shuttering its operations in Israel, and suspect it is acting due to Arab and anti-Israeli pressure in France, the bank’s home base. 

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