The UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) has released a long-anticipated list of companies that operate in illegal Israeli settlements. More than 100 companies are listed in the document, including 18 international companies, who are working in settlements across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. International companies placed in the[…]
The United States has accused the European Union’s top court of displaying an “anti-Israel bias”, after the European Court of Justice ruled this week that Israeli settlement products must be clearly labelled. The ECJ said on Tuesday that foodstuffs coming from land occupied by Israel “must bear the indication of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The General Industries Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA) is calling on the Competition Commission of South Africa to refuse to sanction the takeover of Clover by a corporate consortium led by Israeli-based company, Central Bottling Company (CBC). GIWUSA objects to the takeover on two main grounds: political and economic.[…]
Israeli bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of soldiers and police moved in to Palestinian village of Sur Baher on Monday to demolish about 100 homes in Wadi al-Hummus area close to the separation wall, despite Palestinian protests and international criticism. The Israeli military considers the homes close to the barrier – that criss-crosses[…]
United Nations – A United Nations investigator is drafting a series of steps the international community can take to deter Israel from building more settlements in the occupied West Bank and any efforts to formally annex the Palestinian territory. Michael Lynk, an independent UN researcher, said the European Union (EU) and some world powers should consider cutting economic,[…]
Boycotts Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA) has released a statement expressing deep concern around Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad’s war against the BDS movement internationally. BDS SA has indicated that it will be approaching the Ministry of State Security (SSA) to investigate the matter, as BDS SA believes the[…]
Recent revelations confirming the involvement of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in efforts to actively disrupt the growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel did not come as a surprise to pro-Palestine activists. Gilad Erdan, the Israeli strategic affairs minister and a senior figure in Israel’s fight[…]
By Anees Teladia Commenting on the recent media statement issued by a collection of Palestinian solidarity organisations, the secretary of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in Gauteng, Roshan Dadoo told VOC that she thinks the resignation of Muhammed Desai (director of the Palestinian lobby group, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions –[…]
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