In 2008, a water cooperation agreement went into effect between the Los Angeles municipality, involving state educational institutions, and Israeli private and state-owned water enterprises. Such an agreement means that Los Angeles institutions are complicit with Israeli practices of water annexation and settlement, and we must ensure the agreements between the two become a target of awareness raising and concrete boycott action.
This report discusses South African economic relations with Israel as well as the related political and institutional framework. Analyzing dozens of cases of commercial ties and political initiatives, it proves once again that trade relations with Israel necessarily require involvement in or complicity with Israeli violations of human rights and international law, including assistance to Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid.
Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator for the popular committee in Bil’in, recently spoke to us about Basem Abu Rahma. Basem had participated in actions against the Wall since they began in the village in 2005 until 17 April, 2009, when he was martyred at age 31 during his last protest in Bil’in.
This briefing was created for the Norwegian Pension Fund to demand divestment from three Israeli companies. Israeli Electric Corporation (IEC), Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd, and Emblaze Ltd. all are engaged in activities that run contrary to the Fund’s ethical guidelines.
Israeli Electric Corporation (IEC)
The IEC has been in constant violation of the ethical guidelines in a number of ways. The most relevant is its historic and long-running support for Jewish settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory:
This report is a summary of an extensive study on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement compiled by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and to be published in 2007. In the report we consider the scope for the development of a global BDS activism which can work in accordance with the goals set out by Palestinians in their calls. We assess the various objectives of BDS initiatives and conclude with a framework of goals, priorities and aims to take such work forwards.
The new Campaign flashpoint presentation is a unique tool for activists to introduce Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaigns to their communities. Civil groups, institutions and campaigners will find it an invaluable tool for creating and supporting their initiatives.
The presentation reveals the rationale, aims and arguments around the move to isolate Israeli Apartheid and explores the various forms actions can take.
In this fact sheet the Campaign offers an introduction to the political aims, motivations, and strategic value of the campaign to Isolate Apartheid Israel. It answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding boycott, divestment and sanctions. You will further find an outline of the many different forms that boycott campaigns can take and some general indications on how to implement the campaigns.
Tracing back the history of The Apartheid Wall to 1994, this fact sheet provides a detailed overview of the Wall's development and the campaign to tear it down. Chronicling events year by year, the fact sheet provides a comprehensive history of The Apartheid Wall and resistance to it. Great for presentations, information stalls and wider dissemination amongst Palestinian solidarity campaigners. To Download This FactSheet In High Quality PDF Resolution Press Here
This week the World Council of Churches (WCC) joined an ever expanding movement across the Christian World and condemned the “illegal” Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza while highlighting plans to apply “economic pressure” on Israel. Reminiscent of the Anti-Apartheid boycotts which rocked the racist regime of South Africa during the 1980s, the WCC meeting in Geneva this week noted Israel’s Colonization of the West Bank as “illegal activities … as if a viable peace for both peoples is not a possibility”.
Recently the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign called for a Boycott of Israeli potatoes, fruit, and herbs being sold in supermarkets throughout Ireland.
The IPSC writes: "In South Africa, an international boycott was key in ending apartheid. You can help defeat the brutal apartheid system that Israel is imposing on the Palestinians. Our governments have failed to act, so it's critical for individual people to take action in solidarity with Palestinians."