“Israeli forces are now murdering one Palestinian child every 15 minutes”

By Kouthar Sambo The SA Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa Coalition’s (BDS) Associate Professor Haidar Eid reported that Israeli forces are now murdering one Palestinian child every 15 minutes. Marking the 18th consecutive day of aggression by Israeli forces, according to Eid, women and children are being deliberately targeted.[…]

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The BDS movement called for respective countries to put pressure on Israel by imposing embargoes and sanctions

By Kouthar Sambo The co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Omar Barghouti, has called for respective countries to put pressure on Israel by imposing embargoes and sanctions. Speaking on VOC’s Drive Time show on Monday, Barghouti said Israel’s impunity is far greater than South Africa’s Apartheid regime.[…]

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Boycott bill: Campaigners call out UK government for conflating BDS with antisemitism

Campaigners have called out the UK government for linking boycotts of Israel to antisemitism in a statement announcing its plans to ban local councils and other public bodies from backing such boycotts. Presented to parliament on Monday, the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill would prohibit procurement and investment decisions made by public bodies “influenced by[…]

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Dozens of groups oppose UK’s anti-divestment bill singling out Israeli boycotts

Dozens of civil society groups have called on the UK government to drop a proposed anti-boycott bill that they say is primarily aimed at stopping local councils from supporting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement opposing Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories. The Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) bill,[…]

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Israel approves funds for ‘anti-Muslim hate group’ to fight BDS

Casting further light on the nexus between Zionism and the rise of the Islamophobia industry, the Israeli government has approved a grant to an American “anti-Muslim hate group”. Documents obtained by Jewish-American magazine, Forward, through a Freedom of Information Act request, revealed that Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, transferred $40,000[…]

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Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere – ‘Clover Deal’ no good for Palestine, no good for SA

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement of South Africa (BDS SA), in partnership with other Palestine solidarity groups, will together with the General Industries Workers Union Of South Africa (GIWUSA) develop a way forward to build a united front of workers and Palestine solidarity groups in opposition to the controversial[…]

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Consumer boycott against Clover looming

A mass consumer boycott campaign against Clover Dairies could be imminent. The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in South Africa has announced it will be convening a broad-based meeting to consult with its affiliate organisations on the controversial Israeli takeover of Clover. This comes after the Israeli consortium Milco’s[…]

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