Activists de-shelved huge amounts of Israeli avocados and oranges during a protest action in Montpellier in the south of France on 26 November.
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The firm that installed screens and lightning on U2’s stage for its world tour also supplies components to Israel’s war industry.
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.
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.
A number of actions in Europe are being planned for this weekend in nine different countries. Follow an interactive map as the weekend progresses.
Veolia owns and operates Tovland Landfill, occupied Jordan Valley, where Israeli waste is dumped. Meanwhile,Veolia digs its heels deeper into the Israeli occupation by offering waste collection services to Israeli army bases in the Jordan Valley.
Boycott campaigners call on MF Doom and French singer Mireille Mathieu to cancel their upcoming performances in Tel Aviv, and activists in Ireland demand that a film forum refuse to host the Israeli embassy for a de-politicized “celebration of Israeli cinema.”
Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, key planner and executor of the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan, Iraq, the “War on Terror” and torture and human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and other suspected secret prisons around the world, was disrupted and confronted by protestors as he spoke at Collin County Community College near Dallas, Texas on 18 November.
The Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago recently protested the opening night of the Israeli film festival — dubbed the REAL Israel Film Festival. Protesters highlighted how Israel uses culture to try to whitewash its war crimes, occupation and apartheid.
Saturday, 26 November has been declared a national BDS Day of Action in the United Kingdom. This has prompted the Israel lobby in the UK to call for “BUYcutt” days, and similar tactics are underway in the US.