Last week, the Israeli Ministry of Justice’s Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA) announced that Google can operate Street View vehicles in Israel and add these images to Google Maps.
Activism and BDS Beat
Independent and community media makers in Canada resolve to join the BDS movement and resist “any form of cooperation, collaboration or joint projects with Israeli media institutions.”
The Derail Veolia Campaign is taking off in the United States. In response, Veolia claimed that it does not operate other bus services in the West Bank besides the bus lines 109 and 110. Who Profits found that Veolia operates two other bus services to settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Interpol, Jane’s Addiction and Blonde Redhead are planning on entertaining audiences in Tel Aviv soon. BDS activists are urging them to refuse to collaborate with Israeli apartheid, racism and occupation.
Traditional jazz and blues band from New Orleans, Tuba Skinny, cancels show in Israel after requests by BDS groups to honor PACBI’s call for a culturall boycott of Israel.
In a statement to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in London, CEMEX tries to reason away its complicity in various violations of international law by Israel in the West Bank and the Golan Heights.
Boycott from Within, a coalition of citizens of Israel, both Palestinian and Jewish, organizing in support of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) issued a statement today expressing their solidarity with Australian BDS activists facing severe state repression.
As part of the ongoing “Don’t Dance for Israeli Apartheid” campaign in Ireland, activists in Dublin are continuing to protest Riverdance’s decision to perform in Israel next month.
A new short video documents the journey of a group of community organizers, artists, food growers and cyclists who traveled from London to Palestine by bicycle in 100 days this spring.
The Reut Institute, a Zionist think tank with close ties to the Israeli government and military establishment, predicts Israel’s new anti-boycott law may backfire.