Boycott Divestment and Sanctions
US states bring in anti-BDS laws, encourage Israeli occupation

27 states of the United States have introduced laws and policies to outlaw the boycott of Israel, despite federal courts in three states having already ruled such laws as unconstitutional.

Israel bars entry of Muslim US legislators Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

The two legislators were set to travel to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem next week

The US House of Representatives passes the anti-BDS resolution with only 17 votes against

The resolution condemns the non-violent BDS movement while claiming to recognize an individual’s right to protest and boycott

“Germany’s denunciation of BDS movement as anti-Semitic is McCarthyite and unconstitutional”

The BDS movement said the resolution of the German parliament declaring it anti-Semitic was contradictory to international law and German democracy

Defying pressure from pro-Israel lobbies, activists mark Israeli Apartheid Week

Israeli Apartheid Week was marked in over 200 cities and more than 80 events were held in 40 cities in Europe, North America, and Palestine. The events included protests, lectures, film screenings, and cultural events. Additional events were held in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Israeli settlement in occupied Palestine Amnesty’s report on digital tourism companies evokes threats from Israel

The report details how companies like Airbnb, TripAdvisor, etc are disregarding human rights and international law by ‘legitimizing’ illegal Israeli settlements for profit

US Senate criticizes troop withdrawal from Syria, approves anti-BDS measure

The Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act allows State and local governments to withhold contracts from companies and individuals that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel

Netanyahu scheduled to visit India again: gearing up for elections with a dose of Zionism?

The unprecedented proximity between India and Israel in the last five years are based on a clear alliance of Hindutva (Hindu religious identity-based fundamentalism) and Zionism

French BDS campaign’s fight against Israeli apartheid and occupation of Palestine

Imen from the French chapter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement joined Peoples Dispatch for a discussion on how her organization is contributing to the larger struggle against Israeli apartheid.

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