The United Nations and BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions): Modern Antisemitism

UN Platform for Palestine


There is a direct link from the UN Platform for Palestine website (left) to the website of the NGO on the right. Palestine Solidarity Campaign is an NGO accredited to the UN by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

Africa Alliance of YMCAs, Accredited by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

  • "The BDS movement contains three major parts, namely: Boycott, which targets products and companies in Israel and international companies that profit through the violation of human rights. Anyone can boycott Israeli goods simply by making sure that you don't buy products made in Israel or by Israeli companies. This will symbolise a sign of unity from concerned citizens and will put more pressure on Israel.

    Secondly Divestments are experienced on a higher level through a bank, institution or a pension fund investment. If you are involved in one of these, such as a bank for example, you can petition the bank to remove their investments, they divest away from the occupation. Together, these efforts raise awareness about the reality of Israeli policies and encourage companies to use their economic influence to pressure Israel...Thirdly in the BDS system is sanctions,... Israel's membership of various diplomatic and economic forums provides both an unmerited veneer of respectability and material support for its crimes by calling for sanctions against Israel... A country can decide to close the Israeli embassy or send the Israeli ambassador back to Israel from any country that is not in support of the occupation....

    The Boycott-movement is gaining momentum around the globe. Let's join hands work together towards this noble cause."

    (Excerpt from "Learning From the BDS Non-violent Movement," Africa Alliance of YMCAs, March 20, 2014, last accessed March 6, 2017)
Al Mezan Center For Human Rights, Accredited by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and with special consultative status by ECOSOC
  • "PHROC [Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council] issued a statement welcoming the EU's labeling of settlement products while noting that labeling was insufficient. PHROC again affirms that neither labeling requirements issued by states nor the presence of boycott movements initiated by civil society relieve states of their legal obligation to ban Israeli settlement products from entering their domestic markets... [S]tates should not prohibit or attempt to limit civil society and human rights defenders from initiating BDS measures against Israel and the corporations and institutions that are implicated in the denial of Palestinian human rights. It is also within the right of corporations and institutions to choose to disengage from activities related to the occupation and/or participate in BDS measures... PHROC further calls on international human rights organizations to stand with the right to engage in boycott, divestment and sanctions against any state, corporation or entity that is violating international law."

    (Excerpt from "Press Releases: Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) statement on BDS movement," Al Mezan Center For Human Rights, February 8, 2016, last accessed March 6, 2017)
Al-Awda, Accredited by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Intel operates two manufacturing plants, known as FAb 18 and Fab 28, and which it opened in 1999 and 2009, respectively in "Kiryat Gat"...ACTION Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, calls on all its members and supporters to write to Intel and demand that:...Intel abandon its investments and shut down and dismantle its plants in Israel... Intel has far more attractive options long-term for building and expanding in other countries. These options serve Intel's customers, shareholders and employees in far more productive and honorable ways. SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION"

    (Excerpt from "ACTION: DEMAND INTEL CLOSE ITS PLANTS IN "KIRYAT GAT", Al-Awda, October 21, 2012, last accessed July 13, 2016)

  • "There is a significantly heightened urgency to demand our right to return to our homes and lands in historic Palestine...Some work Al-Awda accomplished in 2011 and 2012 to keep the right to return cause alive:...Actively participated in boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) actions, and will continue to do so until Palestinian rights are restored in full."

    (Excerpt from 'ACTION: SUPPORT AL-AWDA, A GREAT ORGANIZATION AND CAUSE!', Al-Awda, April 22, 2012)
  • "Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition affirms that the Palestinian Arab people, regardless of their religious affiliation, are indigenous to Palestine. Therefore, they are entitled to live anywhere in Palestine which encompasses present-day 'Israel', the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Al-Awda regards the 'Israeli' definition of Jewish nationals, granting exclusive rights to citizenship and land to any Jew from anywhere in the world, as part of the racism and discrimination inherent in Zionist ideology which underlies the policies and laws of the settler state of 'Israel'.

    Al-Awda unequivocally supports the rights of all Palestinian refugees to return to their original towns, villages and lands anywhere in Palestine from which they were expelled.... All Palestinians are entitled to the rights to self-determination, to political, economic and civil equality, and to live in a single democratic state for all its citizens in all of Palestine. The Palestinian national identity encompasses more than 5.5 million people living in exile, more than 2.5 million living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and more than 1.2 million living within the areas of Palestine controlled by "Israel" since 1948.

    Al-Awda firmly stands against the continued displacement of Palestinians, the construction of illegal Jewish-only colonies in the form of residential settlements, the racist confiscation of land and the demolition of homes since 1948....Al-Awda abhors and condemns the use of massacres and abuse of civilians to further the expansion of 'Israel' to the detriment of Palestinian society.
    ....
    Al-Awda will work to educate the public about "Israeli" injustices the US government subsidizes with billions of dollars annually. Until the dismantlement of the exclusionary and racist character of "Israel", and until all Palestinians are granted the right to return and achieve equality, Al-Awda is united in working for and demanding:
    • An end to all US political, military and economic aid to 'Israel'
    • The divestment of all public and private entities from all 'Israeli' corporations and American corporations with subsidiaries operating within 'Israel'
    • An end to the investment of Labor Union members' pension funds in 'Israel'
    • The boycott of all "Israeli" products...
    • The formation of an independent, democratic state for all its citizens in all of Palestine

    (Excerpt from "Points of Unity," Al-Awda, last accessed August 15, 2016)

  • "Fifty seven years after the state of Israel was built mainly on land ethnically cleansed of its Palestinian owners, a majority of Palestinians are refugees, most of whom are stateless...We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era."

    (Excerpt from Action Alert, "Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights," Al-Awda, July 9, 2005)

Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man, Accredited with Special Consultative Status by ECOSOC
  • "We refer Member States of the UN to the following remedial actions that could and should be undertaken to comply with their obligations under international law by: 1. Adopting a ban on the import of Israeli produce coming from settlements into their markets; 2. Excluding settlement produce and companies involved in their trade from public procurement tenders; 3. Freezing the assets of legal and natural persons responsible for violation in international law; 4. Downgrading diplomatic relations with States committing and abetting these offenses; 5. Ending cooperation with Israel's parastatal institutions involved in funding or maintaining Israel's illegal settlement enterprises (including the World Zionist Organisation, the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Fund, the United Israel Appeal, Mekorot and its affiliates) and revoking their privileged charitable status; 6. Imposing international and domestic sanctions on institutions supporting, or benefitting from settler colonies and/or natural-resource extraction in Palestine; 7. Withholding weapons, building materials, equipment and services that maintain the settler colony regime; 8. Prohibiting products and services originating from sources that support, benefit from, or are located in settler colonies; 9. Reviewing any assistance to, or cooperation with, the State Israeli, which may directly or indirectly aid the settler colony regime."

    (Excerpt from "Joint written statement submitted to the 23rd HRC session under Item 7, Al-Haq, Badil, Al Mezan and Habitat International Coalition", Al-Haq, May 31, 2013, last accessed August 24, 2016)

Alternative Information Centre, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Garik Ruiz, the North America Advocacy Advisor for the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) National Committee, talked to the Alternative Information Center about the BDS campaign against HP...How does the boycott campaign against HP compliment BDS campaigns targeting other companies such as orange, G4S, etc.?

    G.R.: HP companies are being targeted by the Palestinian-led international BDS movement because HP profits from Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights...As with successful campaigns against other complicit corporations, such as Veolia, Orange and G4S, BDS is pressuring HP companies by advocating consumer boycotts as well as institutional divestment...

    G.R.: With the withdrawal from the Israeli economy of major international corporations such as Veolia (2015) and Orange (2016) after successful BDS campaigns, as well as the very recent sale of most of G4S' (December, 2016) involvement with Israeli human rights abuses due to the ongoing G4S boycott campaign, corporations are starting to see that it is not only morally wrong to profit from Israel's occupation and apartheid system but also that it is bad for business. The growing impact and clout of the BDS movement, coupled with the McCarthyite war of repression against it by Israel and its allies are bringing BDS closer to the mainstream. We continue to build the movement at the grassroots level to pressure decision-makers to stop their complicity in Israel's regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, as was done in the struggle against apartheid South Africa."

    (Excerpt from "Young American Jew works for Palestinian justice", American Friends Service Committee, December 19, 2012, last accessed January 30, 2013)

American Friends Service Committee, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Daniel Kaplan, an American Jew...organizes college students in a national campaign to pressure divestment from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine... This year, through a fellowship with the American Friends Service Committee's Middle East program, Daniel is building a more diverse and inclusive community of activists in Chicago and nationally. A major focus of that work is the We Divest campaign, which asks TIAA-CREF to divest from corporations that fund and profit from the Israeli military occupation."

    (Excerpt from "Boycott HP Campaign proves BDS is booming," American Friends Service Committee, January 2, 2017, last accessed March 20, 2017)

  • "ACT! Take apartheid off the menu... BDS activists urge participants to withdraw from a 'gastro-diplomacy' food festival in Tel Aviv... Over 140 civil society organizations signed a letter drafted by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee as a part of its campaign to convince chefs to cancel their participation in Rounds Tables and Italian sparkling water bottler Farrarelle to withdraw sponsorship of it."

    (Excerpt from "ACT! Take apartheid off the menu," American Friends Service Committee, November 7, 2016, last accessed March 20, 2017)

  • "In any event, the mere fact that educated people...ignore the Green Line should put an end to the debate between a boycott of the occupation or boycott of Israel. It is Israel indeed, and its institutions, that must be boycotted – not only the settlements and their products."

    (Excerpt from "Habima Theater and the need for a cultural boycott of Israel," American Friends Service Committee, October 30, 2016, last accessed March 20, 2017)

Alternatives: Solidarity in Action, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

  • "Boycot Israeli Apartheid : Welcome to the launch of the Québec BDS Coalition The growing number of Quebecois organizations that supported the boycott, divestments, and sanctions (BDS) aimed at disrupting Israeli apartheid led to the formation of a BDS-Quebec Coalition. You are cordially invited to attend the launch of this newly formed coalition. Come exchange ideas with members of the coalition and learn about their experiences and strategies to raise awareness and gain international recognition for justice and peace in Palestine. Find out how and why we came to know BDS, and about the lessons learned from BDS's previous campaigns, such as the sustained effort against Apartheid in South Africa. In addition, the workshop will address the issue of whether Apartheid can be discussed in the context of Israel."

    (Excerpt from "Festival of SOLIDARITY 2013," Alternatives: Solidarity in Action, 2013, last accessed March 21, 2017)

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Announcing ADC's 2016 Convention Panel: BDS Movement and First Amendment Rights. As part of the upcoming Convention, ADC will be hosting a panel session on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian freedom, justice, and equality. The panel will discuss efforts to promote the BDS Movement and advocate for Palestinian human rights, including efforts on college campuses. Panelists will discuss the history of the right to boycott as a means to support social justice, as well as backlash that activists face when they engage in the movement. The panel will touch on First Amendment issues around BDS and legislation targeting the movement. Panelists will also discuss efforts such as Canary mission aimed at silencing supporters of Palestine and BDS."

    (Excerpt from "Announcing ADC's 2016 Convention Panel," American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, September 20, 2016, last accessed March 21, 2017)

  • "Congress needs to know that their constituents support BDS, and oppose any Congressional sign-on letter calling for the State Department to enforce anti-BDS provisions in the Trade Promotion Authority bill. Take Action Now: Urge your Congressional Representatives to support BDS and hold Israel accountable for violating human rights and international law!"

    (Excerpt from "Urge Congress to support BDS and hold Israel accountable for violating human rights and international law!" American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, last accessed March 21, 2017)

Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Anyone who really fears for the future of the country needs to be in favor at this point of boycotting it economically.
    ...
    Economic boycott was proven effective in South Africa. When the apartheid regime's business community approached the country's leadership saying that the prevailing circumstances could not continue, the die was cast. The uprising, the stature of leaders like Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk, the boycott of South African sports and the country's diplomatic isolation also contributed of course to the fall of the odious regime. But the tone was set by the business community.

    And it can happen here too. Israel's economy will not withstand a boycott."

    (Excerpt from "Israeli columnist calls for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions", Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, July 17, 2013, last accessed February 26, 2014)

  • "Arab regimes should- at least- impose political and economic sanctions on this entity which is heavily aided by West to deter the aggressor and to prevent it from maintaining its aggression. This includes severing diplomatic relations with it."

    (Excerpt from "Appeal to stop IOF Holocaust in Gaza," Arab Commission for Human Rights, January 3, 2009)

Arab Thought Forum, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "If it wants, the GA [General Assembly] can confront the Israeli violation of the UN Charter and its resolutions. It can isolate this state, and impact it through a long list of measures like boycott, segregation, severing commercial ties, preventing its accession to international agreements which regulate the rights and duties of states in various fields, preventing its participation in the GA activities of various sorts, and other measures that would force it to deal with its commitments seriously."

    (Excerpt from "The General Assembly and its Legal Responsibility for the Continued Membership of the State of Israel in the UN," Arab Thought Forum, February 11, 2006, last accessed March 21, 2017)

Australians for Palestine, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT SANCTIONS Australians for Palestine fully endorses Palestinian Civil Society's call for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. It joins the global movement against Israeli Apartheid and will concentrate its efforts on developing material and providing information about the BDS call and how it can be implemented. AFP's BDS aims and guidelines can be found HERE. AFP has also created a learning video called "BDS explained – DID YOU KNOW?" which can be seen HERE and OMAR BARGHOUTI, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) explains BDS and answers the arguments against it HERE A list of products to boycott can be found HERE (by no means comprehensive) or in our BDS Manual which can be downloaded from our website (top of left hand column)."

    (Excerpt from "DISAPPEARING PALESTINE: Palestinian land loss due to Zionist land grabs for Israel's creation and its ongoing expansion," Australians for Palestine, June 13, 2011, last accessed March 6, 2017)

  • "Australians for Palestine BDS guidelines
    Australians for Palestine fully endorses Palestinian Civil Society's call for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. It joins the global movement against Israeli Apartheid and will concentrate its efforts on developing material and providing information about the BDS call and how it can be implemented. To that end, we aim to:...
    Develop and produce multi-media presentations that explain what the BDS call is about as well as raise awareness about the human rights violations Palestinians face on a daily basis...
    Our view is that boycott actions should aim to raise awareness and build support at the grass roots level. Every protest should have a positive impact and be designed to win the hearts and minds of consumers and to educate them that buying Israeli products supports a system of apartheid that violates Palestinian human rights. Boycotting these products allows them to demonstrate their disapproval of Israel's ongoing violation of Palestinian human rights."

    (Excerpt from "About Us," Australians for Palestine, June 13, 2011, last accessed March 21, 2017)

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and with Special Consultative Status by ECOSOC


    (Excerpt from "BDS Update: April-July 2008," BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, last accessed August 25, 2016)

  • "...Unlike liberal Zionists, Rosen unequivocally condemns the Nakba, the forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland. 'By any other name,' he writes, 'this would be called 'ethnic cleansing,' and I have no trouble saying so.' In response to a reader, he says, 'If Zionism means ethnic cleansing, inequity, and transfer of indigenous peoples without some form of justice or repatriation, then no, I do not consider it to be legitimate.' He asks how is it possible for Jews to have a 'right of return' while denying the right to the indigenous Palestinian people.
    ...
    'Time-honored tactic'
    In opposition to most liberal Zionists, Rosen endorses the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, describing it as 'a time-honored nonviolent tactic used by disempowered peoples to leverage public support for social change.' In one of the more cogent responses to the charge that BDS is anti-Semitic because it singles out Israel among all the nations in the world that violate human rights, he argues that ignoring the call for BDS would be to ignore the Palestinian people themselves and their struggle for liberation.

    Several blog entries tackle the so-called peace process, which Rosen views as unbalanced due to Israel's overwhelming power and its 'special relationship' with the US government. He writes that there will never be a genuine peace process until Israel approaches negotiations from the standpoint of 'restorative justice' - that is, accepting responsibility for the Nakba and the ongoing dispossession and oppression of the Palestinians.
    ...

    (Excerpt from "Book Review: A Rabbi's Journey from liberal Zionism to anti-Zionism", Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, June 22, 2013, last accessed February 19, 2014)

  • "Despite the obstacles which the fight for Palestinian freedom faces, a South African-style sanctions campaign is not only necessary, but also possible. A boycott, divestment or sanctions campaign is necessary because one of the many parallels between the Palestinian and South African conflicts is that the dominators are militarily strong, but politically vulnerable. Palestinians will not be freed by weapons – apartheid could have survived a military assault indefinitely and so can the Israeli state - but they can be freed by effective politics. BDS may be even more important in Palestine than the sanctions campaign was in South Africa."

    (Excerpt from "Lessons from the Campaign for Sanctions on Apartheid South Africa", by Steven Friedman, published in BADIL's Al-Majdal, Autumn 2013, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, last accessed December 10, 2013)

  • "To date, the elements of boycott and divestment have produced successes after only a few years of the official BDS Campaign's existence... After eight years of successful struggle, the most urgent issue that needs to be raised today is the 'S' in the BDS acronym, or the campaigning for Sanctions against Israel... all states are under an obligation not to recognize the illegal situation resulting from the establishment of the colonial Zionist apartheid regime in Palestine... The General Assembly and the Security Council – acting for instance under Chapter VI and VII of the Charter - should strongly consider what further action is required to bring to an end the illegal situation resulting from Israel's colonial Zionist apartheid regime."

    (Excerpt from "What happened to the 'S' in BDS?", by Amjad Alqasis, published in BADIL's Al-Majdal, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Right, Autumn 2013, last accessed December 10, 2013)

  • "The growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement is a refreshing development for those outraged by the injustices committed in Palestine...The boycott movement speaks the language of human rights and international law."

    (Excerpt from "Three Comments on the Boycott Movement", by Nimer Sultany, published in BADIL's Al-Majdal, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Autumn 2013, last accessed December 10, 2013)

  • "EU approved a grant to Ahava – an Israeli firm making cosmetics in a settlement in the occupied West Bank and contributing to the crime of pillaging [of the Dead Sea]... Civil society, including BDS campaigners, will have to continue playing an important role in monitoring the Guidelines' implementation and pressuring for all ineligible Israeli entities to be excluded from receiving EU money. We should also work to compel the EU to recognize that Israeli apartheid is the system that applies on both sides of the 1967 Green Line."

    (Excerpt from "Campaigning for Palestinian Rights in Europe", by Aneta Jerska, published in BADIL's Al-Majdal, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Autumn 2013, last accessed December 10, 2013)

  • "The boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement is civil society's attempt to hold Israel to account where governments have failed. Since its launch in 2005 by a broad swath of Palestinian civil society, BDS's successes have been both symbolically and materially tremendous and have associated a high cost for those actors and institutions who are complicit in Israeli colonial and Apartheid practices. It is precisely the BDS movement's success and tangible impact in challenging Israeli impunity that has made it a target for Israeli repression."

    (Excerpt from "BADIL Condemns new Israeli Law prohibiting boycott and limiting the freedom of association and speech," BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, July 15, 2011)

  • "We reiterate Palestinian and global civil society's 2005 calls to pressure Israel's apartheid regime through a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) until these rights are achieved."

    (Excerpt from "ICNP Call to Action, Launch of Nakba-60 Campaign," BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, November 29, 2007)

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "I anticipate that political forces will sustain the impunity of Israeli leaders, and that no mechanism of accountability will be established. In the light of this institutional vacuum, the role of civil society is crucial in establishing the grounds for the imposition of accountability in symbolic form. Such a proceeding, if well arranged, will also give additional support to the many initiatives now under way around the world involving boycotts, divestment, and the like, moves that were so effective in the anti-apartheid campaign. So I would encourage you to move ahead with your plans..."

    (Excerpt from "Russell Tribunals," Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, last accessed March 21, 2017)

Board of World Mission - Presbyterian Church in Canada, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice, a conference convening this April in Vancouver, will address the above questions by shining a light on the impacts of Christian Zionism, as well as encouraging and informing resistance to it...It will include action workshops on B.D.S (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)..."

    (Excerpt from Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem – Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice – Conference – Apr. 23-25," Board of World Mission - Presbyterian Church in Canada, April 23, 2015, last accessed March 21, 2017)

Canada Palestine Association, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Sodastream Boycott Campaigns are growing around the world, an attempt to pressure Israel to obey international law and respect Palestinian human rights. Here in Vancouver we are asking London Drugs to remove these products from their shelves. Our next protest will be:
    SATURDAY DECEMBER 21, 2-3 P.M.
    In front of LONDON DRUGS, 525 W Broadway, Vancouver
    ...
    Israeli companies operating in the West Bank enjoy cheap land and water confiscated from the indigenous Palestinian owners; a captive Palestinian labour force...This demonstration is part of the Canada-wide SodaStream boycott campaign of the Canadian Boycott Coalition for Justice in Palestine and Israel. The primary strategy of the coalition is to support the member groups in their efforts to call for boycotts of goods produced in Israeli settlements (colonies) in the occupied West Bank. For more info, see: Canadian Boycott Coalition for Justice in Palestine/Israel... The Vancouver event is endorsed by the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, the Canada Palestine Association, the Canada-Palestinian Support Network, Independent Jewish Voices (Vancouver), and the United Network for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel.

    Videos from previous picket in front of LONDON DRUGS Nov 3, 2013: Boycott SodaStream – Vancouver Protest Nov 3 and Solidarity Notes Serenade SodaStream Display – Boycott Now!"

    (Excerpt from "DON'T BUY SODASTREAM! Protest in front of London Drugs", Canada Palestine Association, December 15, 2013, last accessed February 24, 2014)

Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Overpass Action
    Thousands of rush hour commuters saw this powerful message "Boycott Israeli Apartheid"

    (Excerpt from "Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions," Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, last accessed August 25, 2016)
EAFORD, Accredited with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC and associated with the DPI
  • "We support all calls to boycott Israel."

    (Excerpt from "Oral statement by the International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD) to the UN Human Rights Council," Agenda Item 7, EAFORD, June 10, 2013, last accessed August 25, 2016)

  • "We join the Special Rapporteur Mr. Falk in calling upon the international community to insist on [a]...worldwide campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel..."

    (Excerpt from "Israel's Aggression Against Humanitarian Relief Vessels," EAFORD, June 2, 2010)

  • "We wish here to recall...that the boycott call was one of the weapons that led to the fall of the apartheid regime in South Africa..."

    (Excerpt from "The Campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions," EAFORD, September 27, 2010)

European Coordinating Committee of Committees and Associations for Palestine, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Recommendations
    ...
    the European Union and its member states should proactively advise businesses to: Cease all trade with Israeli export companies that operate inside illegal Israeli settlements, since trade with such companies provides capital to businesses involved in the maintenance and expansion of Israeli settlements
    Avoid involvement or investment in the provision of infrastructure products and services to illegal Israeli settlements such as transport, waste and environmental services, given that such projects violate international law
    End all investment in companies, projects and businesses operating inside illegal Israeli settlements, including by divesting existing investments
    Be aware of the risk of legal action against the business for breaches of international law

    In addition, the European Union should:
    Conduct a Human Rights Impact Assessment of its trade agreements with Israel, given that companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements are able to export produce to Europe using procedures put in place by these agreements.
    Encourage its member states to withdraw state support from and not procure services from companies that refuse to address their contribution to human rights violations."

    (Excerpt from "The contribution of European businesses to the existence and expansion of illegal Israeli settlements", European Coordinating Committee of Committees and Associations for Palestine, November 23, 2013, last accessed February 24, 2014)

Friends of Al-Aqsa, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "Take Action: What you can do. 1. #CHECKTHELABEL. On all produce you buy. Do not buy produce from Israel, West Bank or the Jordan Valley...Through boycott, we isolate Israel and send a clear message that the global grassroots communities will not stand by and do nothing while Israel murders innocent Palestinian women and children."

    (Excerpt from "#CHECKTHELABEL," Friends of Al-Aqsa, undated, last accessed August 25, 2016)

  • "The following aims and objectives are being pursued...(d) Mobilising international condemnation for Israel's apartheid policies to be manifested through the boycott of Israel."

    (Excerpt from "Aims & Objectives," Friends of Al-Aqsa, undated, last accessed August 24, 2016)

  • "1) Every time you go shopping, 'Check the Label' on the produce you buy. Ensure they are not from Israel, West Bank or Jordan Valley. If you do see produce from these places, take a photo and send it to info@checkthelabel.org.uk detailing the store and location.

    2) If you find produce from Israel, West Bank or Jordan Valley ask to speak to the store Manager and explain that the produce are from illegal Israeli Settlements as they are grown on land that has been stolen from Palestinians. Ask for them to be removed from the shelves and for them not to be stocked again. Please also ask for the suppliers name if it is not clear as this is useful information. Email your experience to info@checkthelabel.org.uk

    3) If you do not want to approach the Manager whilst you are shopping, contact the stores Head office on their customer service number/email explaining your concern."

    (Excerpt from "Check The Label - Boycott Israeli Produce," Friends of Al-Aqsa, November 7, 2013, last accessed August 15, 2016)

  • "A call to boycott Israeli Academic institutions is being made world-wide... The cultural boycott exposes Israel's violations on an international platform, preventing Israel's efforts to falsely present itself as a normal state. Many musicians and artists have joined the cultural boycott by cancelling tours and refusing to play in Israel.

    Action:
    If you know of any artists or academics who are planning on visiting Israel or are being hosted in the UK for an event please inform FOA at info@aqsa.organd we can arrange an appropriate action alert."

    (Excerpt from "Academic and Cultural Boycott," Friends of Al-Aqsa, November 3, 2013)

  • "The Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid campaign, which FOA is part of is calling for the boycott of the Batsheva Dance Company when it embarks on its UK tour in August. Batsheva is funded by the Israeli state and is part of PR exercise designed by their Ministry of Foreign Affairs known as 'Brand Israel'. Its aim is to whitewash Israel's human rights abuses and violations of international law, creating a false image of a 'normally' functioning, democratic country... We request you to write a letter (template letter available) to your nearest venue which is scheduled to host Batsheva asking for the invitation to be withdrawn due to the apartheid state it represents."

    (Excerpt from "Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid", Friends of Al-Aqsa, July 31, 2012)

  • "Inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid...We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era."

    (Excerpt from 'Check The Label - Boycott Israeli Dates', Friends of Al-Aqsa, May 25, 2012)

Free Palestine Movement, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "[T]he US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel USACBI congratulates the American Studies Association (ASA) for its unprecedented vote endorsing the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israeli universities...This act of solidarity with Palestinians constitutes a historic breakthrough among US-based academics. It signals an increased tendency to challenge the normalization of Israeli exceptionalism and the old norms of censorship and self-censorship, which have inhibited open criticism of Israel's oppression of Palestinians."

    (Excerpt from "A Statement on the ASA vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli Universities," Free Palestine Movement, December 20, 2013, last accessed August 25, 2016)

  • "By: the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel USACBI congratulates the American Studies Association (ASA) for its unprecedented vote endorsing the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israeli universities. ... This act of solidarity with Palestinians constitutes a historic breakthrough among US-based academics. It signals an increased tendency to challenge the normalization of Israeli exceptionalism and the old norms of censorship and self-censorship, which have inhibited open criticism of Israel's oppression of Palestinians."

    (Excerpt from "A Statement on the ASA vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli Universities", Free Palestine Movement, December 20, 2013, last accessed February 24, 2014)

Friends of Sabeel North America, Accredited by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People


    (Excerpt from "United Nations: Drop G4S," Friends of Sabeel North America, last accessed April 20, 2016)

  • "Does FOSNA support boycott, divestment, and sanctions?

    FOSNA is committed to nonviolent means to end the oppression of Palestinians in Israel and in the occupied territories. Boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) are nonviolent methods of working for justice, and FOSNA supports the use of these in the campaign against Israeli settler colonialism and discrimination. These are the same methods also used to target apartheid in South Africa, racial discrimination in the United States and colonial rule in India."

    (Excerpt from "FAQ", Friends of Sabeel - North America, undated, last accessed February 26, 2014)

Friends World Committee for Consultation, accredited with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC and by UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "You can join the growing BDS movement by supporting a BDS campaign. Here are two options that AFSC works with:
    • The We Divest Campaign asks investment giant TIAA-CREF to divest from companies that support Israel's occupation or violations of international law.
    • The Interfaith SodaStream Boycott calls for a boycott of SodaStream due to the location of its production facilities in an illegal Israeli settlement."

    (Excerpt from "Join a BDS campaign", American Friends Service Committee, Quakers are represented through the "Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), June 20, 2013, last accessed August 24, 2016)

General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, Accredited with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, associated with DPI and Accredited by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • "At its annual conference here, The Methodist Church of Great Britain voted unanimously June 30 to boycott all products from Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same."

    (Excerpt from "Boycott Illegal Israeli Settlement Goods" in the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, undated; last accessed December 24, 2011)

Habitat International Coalition, Accredited with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC
  • "Now is the time to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to end the disastrous era of Israeli apartheid, occupation, and human rights violations against the Palestinian people."

    (Excerpt from "Call for endorsement of boycott, divestment, sanctions" in Habitat International Coalition, undated, last accessed December 24, 2011)