Boycott Divestment and Sanctions
European Court rules in favor of BDS activists Europe’s top human rights court overturns French conviction of BDS activists

A French court had convicted 11 BDS activists for ‘incitement to economic discrimination’ after they organized a boycott protest against Israel outside a supermarket in France during the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2009-10

Bernie AIPAC Bernie Sanders to skip AIPAC conference over political reasons

Bernie Sanders has objected to the pro-Israel lobby group’s history of offering a platform for “intolerance” and “bigotry” directed against the Palestinian people

UN names and shames 112 companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements_ Profiteering from war-crime: UN shames 112 companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements

Apoorva Gautam, South Asia Coordinator of the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, talks about the list and its implications.

Israel-India Military Relations: Ideological Paradigms of Security

The cooperation between India and Israel has deepened under the current regime, and the volume of arms import by India reflects that, along with growing security cooperation.

Omar Shakir Israeli Supreme court approves deportation of HRW’s Omar Shakir for alleged BDS activity

Shakir has been ordered to leave the country by the interior ministry, which has applied the 2017 amendment to the 2011 Prevention of Entry into Israel law, for the first time. He is accused of being involved in BDS activity

Jamia Milia Islamia protests in solidairty with Palestine University backs down after Indian students’ protest

The protests started when students who were peacefully protesting against the university’s collaboration with the Israeli state were given a show-cause notice.

Kamila Shamsie Writers condemn withdrawal of Nelly Sachs award conferred on Kamila Shamsie

The German city of Dortmund withdrew the award it had conferred on Kamila Shamsie, citing her support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement

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.

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