Category Archives: BDS

BDS stands for Boycott, Divest and Sanction, which is a call from Palestinian civil society to assert pressure on Israel to conform to international law. It worked for South Africa’s apartheid system, it will work for Israel’s as well.

Boycott of Israel to be stepped up

SOUTH AFRICA TRADE UNIONS UNITED
Indigenous people in South Africa that participated in the historic struggle for their freedom and dignity now band together in a fearless and principled gesture of solidarity with Palestine, through trade unions and vow to ‘step up’ the boycott of “Israel”- the only country in the world currently practising apartheid, which is a crime. Continue reading Boycott of Israel to be stepped up

Desperation shows as AIPAC drafts anti-boycott laws

ISRAEL LOBBY WRITING LAW TO CRIMINALISE BOYCOTT
Though Jews in “Israel” and elsewhere pretend that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement is a non-starter, has had no effect on “Israeli” economy and doesn’t worry “Israel” at all, it clearly does. In April of this year, a secret meeting was held in London, attended by representatives of 20 countries with the focus on how to counter the growing BDS movement and it’s success. Finance minister Yair Lapid and (in)Justice minister, Tzipi Livni have both spoken publicly about the fear of growing BDS success. And it is a success: massive Dutch pension funds have divested, as have a number of other firms, Jewish squatters in the Jordan valley farming on Palestinian land have seen their produce boycotted (UPC code beginning with 729) by not only individuals but stores are just not stocking them. So now comes the loud and always pushy Jewish lobby in America, AIPAC, to presume to write legislation for the American Congress criminalising citizens’ rights of free choice – whether to buy or boycott, and also separately to tie anti-boycott legislation in EU to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. That alone shows the level of success BDS is having and the level of panic in “Israel” over it. Continue reading Desperation shows as AIPAC drafts anti-boycott laws

Boycotts of Israel gather steam

FLOODGATES HAVE OPENED, ROGUE STATE FACES CONSEQUENCES
While its patron, America, protects it from within the UN Security Council promising to veto any Chapter 7 resolution with actual military consequences, “Israel” is not completely covered. It seems that it has forgotten that individual nations are perfectly free to enact their own sanctions, outside of the rubric of the United Nations, and that is something even their erstwhile ‘superpower’ patron cannot protect it from facing. Growing calls for boycotts and arms embargoes worldwide from individual nations continue to mount, hopefully, to finally get this rogue “mad dog” nation to heel and curb its voracious appetite for destruction and deaths of Gentiles in Palestine. Sound harsh? That’s just plain honesty. And that’s not a fraction as harsh as the Jewish ethno-supremacists’ thinking or speech about genociding Gaza and completely subjugating the ‘West Bank’ of Palestine. It’s time to call a spade a spade and reject the thought- and language-policing that has enabled this repellent slaughter and oppression to continue. Continue reading Boycotts of Israel gather steam

Bad day: More fallout for Israel’s war on Gaza

FROM BOYCOTTS TO ICC
“Israel” have been used to unconditional support, thanks to the Jewish-owned and dominated media, the numerous Jewish lobbies and of course access to all raw data collected by the American NSA which gave it plenty of blackmail material with which to use in order to ensure that support by members of governments worldwide. But though it still receives the spying data, political discourse and media coverage have changed. And outside of the protection of its patron, America, a commission of inquiry has been initiated by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate war crimes in Gaza. But also unlike in the past, “Israel’s” application of pressure wasn’t able to skew the odds in its favour in the selection of persons on that commission. Continue reading Bad day: More fallout for Israel’s war on Gaza

“Day of Rage” across world shows overwhelming support for Gaza

PEOPLE SUPPORT GAZA, DEMAND END TO GENOCIDE
Now the governments of the world have no illusions as to the wishes of the populace they govern. We demand the end to the siege of Gaza, to the genocide, to the occupation of Palestine and full sovereignty. And will not be silent, we will not rest until that occurs. No amount of Jewish pressure and lobbies drown out the sound of our call for Palestinian freedom. We demand the end to “Israeli” impunity, to hold it accountable for its many crimes. Continue reading “Day of Rage” across world shows overwhelming support for Gaza

War on Gaza costing Israeli economy to lose almost $1 billion so far

PRODUCTION, TOURISM & DAMAGES
While the Americans donate billions in military hardware and foreign aid funds, still Israel cannot cope with the costs of the recent genocidal project on Gaza. Losses in terms of military outlay are enormous and the military will want more shekels. Losses in tourism are very large because no one wants to be there right now. Losses in production are enormous because factories in the South are closed, people in the South have moved northward and are demanding financial compensation from the government. Trade is down over 40%, and at least one country has announced a full boycott, while Chile has suspended trade. Ministers of parliament in various countries are also raising the issue of formal boycotts. And Israel’s economic situation is not going to get any better, which is why now is the perfect time to start boycotting not only goods made in Israel and its illegal colonies in Palestine, but any company that sells goods made by Israelis (and services, too). Exert pressure in the weakest points to effect serious change because all the protests around the world aren’t doing anything to force the Jewish military state to stop its onslaught of Gaza or oppression in the ‘West Bank.’ Continue reading War on Gaza costing Israeli economy to lose almost $1 billion so far

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Breaks through in New York as Israel Escalates Attacks on Palestinians

BDS Yes!
10 July, 2014 WAFA
As Israel escalated its assault on the Palestinian people, more than 100 human rights activists gathered Monday evening near New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge to mark the 9th anniversary of the July 9, 2005 Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, Wednesday said a press release  by Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel. Continue reading Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Breaks through in New York as Israel Escalates Attacks on Palestinians

17 EU Members Take Action Against Corporate Complicity with Israeli Crimes

Measures are welcome but Israel’s persistent human rights violations must be met with more impactful consequences
7 July, 2014 BDS Movement
At least 12 more European governments published online guidance warning their citizens and businesses about risks involved in trade and other economic links with illegal Israeli settlements on Thursday and Friday, bringing the total number of countries to publish such advice to 17. Continue reading 17 EU Members Take Action Against Corporate Complicity with Israeli Crimes

BDS is about justice, not anti-Semitism

BDS stickers: Boycott Israeli ApartheidConsidering that typically the most enthusiastic of socialists are Jews, and of course the disastrous Jewish revolution in Russia was created and carried out by the vile and bloodthirsty Jewish Cheka, you can take this for what you will [I am opposed to Jewish socialism and communism]. But the point stands that BDS is a call from Palestinian civil society to the world to assist in their struggle by putting pressure on Israel that the governments of the world, so far, have been unwilling to exert to bring the rogue state in line with civilisation. Many Jewish groups have attempted to hijack BDS and make it their own, side-lining the Palestinians themselves and their Gentile supporters, in their perpetual pathological need to be the centre of everything. Others continually pretend that BDS is about the mythical ‘anti-semitism‘ in a transparent attempt to protect their tribal state from the consequences of its despicable acts. Resist all of that nonsense, remain focused on what matters, and stand up for those whom the Jews, in their rogue state, are brutally oppressing. Continue reading BDS is about justice, not anti-Semitism

12 more EU states warn against business with Israel

4 July, 2014 PressTV

illegal israel-settlement.maale adumim
Illegal Israeli Colony – Ma’ale Adumim. Reuters

Twelve member states of the European Union (EU) have warned their nationals against doing business in Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli media reported on Friday that the group, comprised of Austria, Malta, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, Belgium, Portugal and Croatia, said the settlements in the occupied West Bank, East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Golan Heights are illegal and doing business with them carries legal and financial risks. Continue reading 12 more EU states warn against business with Israel

Portugal joins growing list of EU states advising against doing business beyond Green Line

flag of PortugalOn 2 July, 2014 the Jerusalem Post noted that Portugal joins a “growing list of EU states advising against doing business beyond the ‘Green Line,'” which is a euphemism for the cease-fire line of  1967 and is not the actual territorial border of Israel (which has not changed since it was claimed and recognized in 1948). Portugal joins Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy in cautioning its nationals against doing business with Israeli businesses located within Palestine. BDS is growing and Israel is unable to stop it. Continue reading Portugal joins growing list of EU states advising against doing business beyond Green Line

Britain’s biggest trade union slams Israeli apartheid, commits to BDS campaigning

4 July, 2014 Middle East Monitor
UNITE the Union logoUnite, Britain’s biggest trade union, has slammed Israel as “guilty of the crime of apartheid” and committed itself to BDS campaigning.

The Labour party’s biggest union backer considered three motions related to Palestine at its annual policy conference in Liverpool this week, of which two were carried. Continue reading Britain’s biggest trade union slams Israeli apartheid, commits to BDS campaigning

Palestine activists celebrate as SodaStream shuts UK store

Demonstration outside SodaStream's Brighton UK store
Demonstration outside SodaStream’s Brighton UK store

3 July, 2014 Amena Saleem of Palestine Solidarity Campaign via Electronic Intifada

Palestine solidarity activists are celebrating huge victories over SodaStream this week for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Continue reading Palestine activists celebrate as SodaStream shuts UK store

Will Jewish meddlers dictate UK Methodist policy?

30 June, 2014 Redress

United Methodist Church logo
United Methodist Church logo

At its conference four years ago the Methodist Church in the UK set a brave example. It voted to boycott products from Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine, regarded as illegal under international law, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same. Continue reading Will Jewish meddlers dictate UK Methodist policy?

Debate, dissent, and divisive politics: Boycott as academic freedom

4 July, 2014 Ma’an

academic hostage
© Ma’an

It started out like every other university’s response. Or, at least, that’s how it seemed at the time.

As you may recall, last December, the American Studies Association voted to uphold the academic boycott of Israeli universities. Continue reading Debate, dissent, and divisive politics: Boycott as academic freedom

US Presbyterians vote to divest from firms to pressure Israel

usa presbyterian church logo
USA Presbyterian church will divest

The Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement (BDS) is a Palestinian civil society call for the world to act in a legal, non-violent manner to pressure Israel, and hurt it in the manner that hurts the most: financially, as well as diplomatic and popular isolation. This is necessary since Israel obviously considers international law to only apply to Gentiles, as the Talmud teaches Jews. The PM of Israel has said publicly that the Talmud is the basis of Israeli law, which once one understands what the Talmud says and teaches, is all one needs to know about why Israel does what it does, settlers are violent and the IDF commits atrocities and war crimes.

Many artists and musicians have heeded the call for a cultural boycott and refused to give concerts in Israel. Many professional unions and groups have decided to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s military occupation, Christian churches and groups are following suit. BDS is gathering steam and there was even a secret meeting in London for Israelis and Jewry to formulate a strategy to halt the spread of damage and growing numbers of citizens and groups heeding the BDS call. It worked on apartheid South Africa, it can at least help with apartheid Israel. Continue reading US Presbyterians vote to divest from firms to pressure Israel