Two significant milestones in the Palestinian-led movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) were marked this week with a vote by the UK’s Trades Union Congress to reconsider its ties with Israel’s national trade union federation, and with the confirmation that boycott target Agrexco was ordered into liquidation.
Activism and BDS Beat
Why is a medical conference involving the Israeli military being sponsored by the European Union?
The US project for normalization with the the Israeli colonizing and apartheid regime was dealt a severe blow last Friday when protesters battered down the walls of the Israeli embassy in Cairo and even managed to break into the embassy’s offices.
Dennis Bernstein of Flashpoints interviews Nora Barrows-Friedman about the Irvine 11 trial, which began earlier this week in southern California.
Diamond trade with Belgium funds Israeli military.
Palestinian civil society welcomes Turkey’s military and diplomatic sanctions on Israel, which come two months after Palestinians called for a comprehensive military embargo on Israel.
“Happy material” chairs from Israel to be exhibited at a time when schools in Gaza lack seats for teachers.
Tonight’s performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was disrupted repeatedly by solidarity activists. These activists who protested inside and outside the venue, Royal Albert Hall, were responding to a call by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
The Israeli produce company Agrexco, which has been a key target of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement in Europe, is set for liquidation, the Israeli business publication Globes reported Tuesday.
Cables released this week by Wikileaks show that the US government raised with the Government of Norway concern over a motion to boycott Israeli academic institutions at University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU) in Norway.