200+ Latin American Orgs Urge Mexican Multinational Cemex To End Complicity In Israeli Crimes

Over 200 Latin American organizations, coalitions, social movements and personalities published a July 9 letter addressed to the Board of Directors of Cemex, the Mexican multinational company, calling on it to end the company’s complicity in Israel’s human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. July 13, 2017, Occupied Palestine — More than 200 Latin American organizations, […]

Stop Mekorot Initiative Wins over Anti-BDS Bill

The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine raised awareness about human rights violations perpetrated by the national Israeli water company, Mekorot, by hand delivering an open letter to the Israeli Consul in Boston.  Mekorot has been internationally denounced for implementing since its decades ‘water apartheid’ that is essential for Israeli efforts to colonize Palestinian lands […]

Local authorities adopt ‘responsible investment’ principles

The representatives of city and local governments, as well as of civil society organizations who gathered in Seville during the International Conference of Governments and Civil Society Organizations in Support of Palestinian Rights, organized by the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity(FAMSI), the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the […]

PLO on Dutch company Vitens ending ties with Mekorot: “necessary and moral”

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, praised the recent announcement by Dutch water company, Vitens, to end its cooperation with Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, calling it a “necessary and moral decision”. Mekorot is responsible for a number of violations of international law within the occupied State of Palestine. This includes the pillage of […]

European Union must not bow to US pressure to disregard human rights

EU must resist US pressure and meet obligations under international law EU should take further steps to end complicity with Israeli apartheid, colonialism and occupation The Dutch government has demonstrated states can prevent business involvement in illegal Israeli projects in the occupied Palestinian territory Palestinian civil society strongly condemns US Secretary of State John Kerry […]

Palestinians congratulate new foreign minister of Brazil, ask for suspension of Brazil-Israel funding

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) has met with the Brazilian consul in Ramallah Paulo França to call on Brazil to abandon a $35m development collaboration project with Israel. The delegation urged Brazil to at least ensure that money from the project will not be diverted to Israeli companies that are implicated […]