10. BDS 101 



 Those who wear the BDS label should be
treated exactly as we treat any anti-semite
or bigot. They should be exposed and condemned.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister

 Every day more and more Jews, Christians,
Muslims, and secularists across the world are
endorsing the BDS campaign for Palestinian
rights. I am proud to join academics such as
Stephen Hawking and Judith Butler, journalists
such as Naomi Klein and Max Blumenthal,
musicians such as Brian Eno and Gil
Scott-Heron, activists such as Omar Barghouti
and Ali Abunimah, and Nobel Peace Prize
winners Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire,
and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel in support of the
global movement for Boycott, Divestment
and Sanctions (BDS)

Michael Levin, just another horn player

 BDS has allowed Palestinians to put their 
rights back in the center of discourse and action
around Palestine and the so-called ‘peace process.’
The liberal Zionist agenda that long dominated
and shaped the Oslo process was focused on
Palestinian ‘statehood’ — illusory though that
has proven to be — as a means of securing a
Jewish majority and therefore Jewish supremacy
throughout Palestine. Of course that agenda,
the ‘two-state agenda’ was predicated on the
denial of the rights of the majority of Palestinians
who would not benefit from statehood.

Ali Abunimah, activist, author; co-founder of
The Electronic Intifada

 Those who claim that BDS hurts
Palestinians are not just making unfounded
claims and failing to understand how resistance
is always costly at first; they are also patronizingly
telling Palestinians that they understand our
interests better than we do. We reject this
colonial attitude completely. Nothing hurts
the Palestinian people and the Palestinian
economy like Israel’s racist and colonial

Omar Barghouti, Palestinian
human rights activist; founding committee
member of the Palestinian Campaign for
the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

 BDS is not antisemitism. Do business
with Jews, organize with them, love them.
But don’t support – militarily, economically
or politically – the machinery of an
apartheid-state. We can’t do business as
normal because conditions in the Holy Land
are totally abnormal. Please tell your government
that mere words of concern are insufficient.
They don’t change anything. The appropriate
response when confronting injustice is to take
real steps to confront and eradicate it.
Beware of antisemitism, and all other forms
of racism, but beware also of being cowed
into silence by those who seek to stifle criticism
of the oppressive politics of Israel by labeling
you antisemitic.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 Israel does not have two different economic
ecosystems, like, Israel within the green line
and Israel over the green line. If you want to
divest from the West Bank, Judea and Samaria,
you have to divest from Israel, which means
you boycott Israel completely.

Ron Brummer, chief of operations in Israel’s
Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Hasbara [2018]

 This is the major danger I see facing the
black community at the present
moment – to be
so conditioned by the system as to make even
our most well-considered resistance to fit within
the system [of Bantustans] both in terms of the
means and the goals.

Steve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist
[I Write What I Like, 1978]

 There is a simple reason for the Israeli
government’s vast investment in undermining
the right to boycott: BDS is working. But it’s vital
that the right is protected. The three tenets of
the BDS movement – to end an occupation, to
achieve equal rights and to repatriate refugees
– shouldn’t be controversial. To believe that they
threaten the existence of the ‘Jewish state’ is
to admit that the state is inherently antithetical
to those values.

~ Amjad Iraqi, Palestinian citizen of Israel
[London Review of Books, 2018]

 In this case, however, a nonviolent call for
popular resistance has been placed before us.
Thus, for those of us that believe God hears
the cry of the oppressed and demands that
we do the same, the BDS call represents a
direct challenge to our faith. Will we be like God,
and hearken to their cries, or will we be like Pharaoh
and ignore them? / As a Jew, as an American, as a
person of conscience, I would suggest this call
presents us with nothing less than the most
consequential spiritual challenge of our time.

Rabbi Brant Rosen

 Awe celebrate comrade Joe Slovo we
also recognize the growing number of Jews
across the world, including those in Israel,
who are supporting the Palestinian struggle
against Israeli Apartheid and specifically
backing the non-violent boycott, divestment
and sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign.
As we salute comrade Joe Slovo we also salute
progressive pro-Palestinian Jewish
organizations including South African Jews for
a Free Palestine (SA JFP), Jewish Voices for a
Just Peace (JVJP), Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP),
Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJP) and the
various other similar structures from around
the globe. The struggle and boycott against
South Africa was not directed against White
people but against the Apartheid regime,
likewise the struggle against Israeli Apartheid
is not against Jews but against Israel’s
violations of international law and human
rights abuses.

~ BDS South Africa [commemorating and
celebrating anti-apartheid icon Joe Slovo]

 According to a recently-passed Israeli
law, a citizen who advocates for a boycott
of Israeli services, institutions or products,
either in Israel or the West Bank, can be
sued in civil court and a serious financial
penalty imposed. A plaintiff need not show
damages in order to win his case; it is
enough to convince the judge that there
is a potential for damage. Since +972
Magazine has no financial resources, we
decided that we had no choice but to
censor ourselves. None of the contributors
to this site is permitted to express a
position either against or in favour of
the global BDS (Boycott, Divest and
Sanctions) movement. Since +972 is
also responsible for the comments,
we delete any mention of BDS in the
comment threads.

Lisa Goldman, writing in the
blog-based web magazine +972

 Another world is not only possible,
she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can
hear her breathing.

Arundhati Roy, Indian author and
political activist; BDS advocate

Carter on BDS law

• Further Reading about BDS


Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC)
. “Cultural Boycott
,” BDS Movement Website.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC). "
Do No Harm! Palestinian
Call for Ethical Tourism/Pilgrimage
. Palestinian
civil society calls on all international visitors,
especially pilgrims, and people of conscience
to do no harm to our nonviolent struggle for
our rights under international law by respecting
our ethical tourism guidelines,” BDS
Movement Website. 

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC). “FAQs,” BDS
Movement Website.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC). “Introducing the
BDS Movement
,” BDS Movement Website.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC). “Key Documents,”
BDS Movement Website.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC). “What Is BDS?
BDS Movement Website.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). “PACBI
Guidelines for the International Cultural
Boycott of Israel
,” July 16, 2014.

Barghouti, Omar. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:
The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
, Haymarket
Books, 2011. ["Order the book directly from Haymarket
Books for just $5.00 using the code BDS5 at checkout!”]

BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from
Within (Boycott from Within) ["We, Palestinians, Jews,
citizens of Israel, join the Palestinian call for a BDS
campaign against Israel, inspired by the struggle of
South Africans against apartheid. We also call on
others to do the same.”] Points of Unity; FAQ;
שאלות ותשובות (Questions and Answers).

Angela Y. Davis, Chandler Davis, Richard A. Falk,
Rashid Khalidi, and Alice Rothchild, , et al.  "On the
Boycott of Israeli Settlements
,” The New York Review
of Books, November 10, 2016.

Friedman, Lara. “Constitutionality Issues & BDS Legislation:
Expert Views
Foundation for Middle East Peace,
September 28. 2018.

Lara Friedman. "Fact-Checking AIPAC’S Fact Sheet on
The Combating BDS Act
Foundation for Middle East
Peace, January 11, 2019. [A downloadable/printable
pdf of this analysis is available here.]

Jewish Voice for Peace. "JVP Supports the BDS
,” 2019. [Excerpt: "In the long and
varied history of Jewish experience, we are
inspired by those who have resisted injustice
and fought for freedom. We strive to live up
to those values and extend that history. By
endorsing the call, we make our hope real
and our love visible and we claim our own
liberation as bound with the liberation of all.”]

Lipton, Rob. "MuzzleWatch: Breaking down
the legal attack against the BDS movement
Mondoweiss, March 24, 2020. [Excerpt: “This
is a nuts and bolts column regarding
significant legal anti-BDS efforts, and the
underlying tactics employed.”]

Palestine Solidarity Legal Support. “Boycott and
Divestment, Frequently Asked Legal Questions
PalestineLegal.org, March, 2015.

Thrall, Nathan. "BDS: how a controversial non-violent
movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian
,” Guardian [UK],  August 14, 2018. For an
important response/addition to Nathan Thrall’s article
see Rebecca Wilcomerson's letter to the Guardian
[UK]: “Diversity of Responses to Israel Boycott Movement,”
August 15, 2018. [Excerpt: "I greatly appreciated its fair
treatment of the BDS movement, its histories, strategies,
and Israeli counterstrategies. Unfortunately, one area
where it came up short was in not portraying the vibrant
and growing Jewish support for BDS, propagating a myth
that Jewish communities worldwide are united against it.
This is simply not correct….”]

"Video on BDS and Liberation: A Passover Conversation
with Omar Bargouti
,” April 19, 2019. [Begin viewing
Vimeo video at 13:01].

Abbes, Ahmed. “Interview of Richard Falk on
the occasion of the BDS 13th anniversary
Mondoweiss, July 18, 2018.

Abu Amer, Adnan. "Israel is frustrated at
the failure to tackle the BDS movement
Middle East Monitor, August 27, 2020.
[Excerpt: "The government hides the budget
for anti-BDS activities, supposedly for
security reasons, although there is no
justification for keeping it secret. However,
the available data speaks for itself; the
budget of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs
for 2019 was 120 million shekels (around
$35 million).”]

Abunimah, Ali. "Amid criticism, scholar
Homi Bhahba pulls out of Israel conference
Electronic Intifada, September 15, 2020.

Abunimah, Ali. "Boycott and Zionists’ crocodile tears
for Palestinian workers
,” Electronic Intifada,
February 6, 2014. [Excerpt: "When Archbishop
Desmond Tutu called for sanctions on South Africa
in 1986, the apartheid government’s broadcaster
declared that the clergyman “is evidently completely
indifferent to the miseries that would be inflicted
on the mass of blacks, on whose behalf he claims
to speak, if the kind of sanctions he demands
should materialize...”]

Abunimah, Ali. “Boycotting “the occupation” is not
,” Electronic Intifada, October 21, 2016.

Abunimah, Ali. “Cultural boycott biting, but quietly,
Israel Festival’s classical music advisor admits,”
Electronic Intifada, June 11, 2012.

Abunimah, Ali. “Don’t go to Israel because it
mistreats Palestinians, South Africa tells citizens
as mayors cancel trip
,” Electronic Intifada, August
12, 2012.

Abunimah, Ali. 80 percent of Canadians back
Israel boycott — poll,
” Electronic Intifada,
March 2, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. “Finkelstein, BDS, and the destruction
of Israel: Norman Finkelstein’s views on the Boycott,
Divest and Sanction movement may be somewhat
,” Aljazeera.com, February 28, 2012.
[Also see Ali Abunimah, "Finkelstein renews attack
on BDS “cult,” calls Palestinians who pursue their
rights “criminal
,” Electronic Intifada, June 4, 2012.]

Abunimah, Ali. "HSBC divests from Israeli arms
maker Elbit
,” Electronic Intifada, December 27, 2019.

Abunimah, Ali. “In Canadian first, Carleton
University students pass Israel occupation
divestment resolution by large margin
,” Electronic
Intifada, March 23, 2012.

Abunimah, Ali. “Israel boycott is part of global
anti-racist struggle
,” Electronic Intifada,
March 9, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. "Israel fears exposure of its dirty
tactics against BDS
,” Electronic Intifada, June
26, 2018. 

Abunimah, Ali. “Israel leaves us no choice but to
,” LA Times, December 17, 2010.

Abunimah, Ali. “Israel’s new strategy: “sabotage”
and “attack” the global justice movement
Electronic Intifada, February 16, 2010.

Abunimah, Ali. "Justin Trudeau’s pack of lies
about BDS
,” Electronic Intifada, January 18, 2019.

Abunimah, Ali. Landmark UN report backs Israel
boycott,” Electronic Intifada, March 15, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. "New Amnesty leader calls BDS a tested
“tool of resistance
,” Electronic Intifada, April 17, 2018.

Abunimah, Ali. “Stephen Hawking's support for the
boycott of Israel is a turning point
,”  The Guardian
[UK], May 9, 2013.

Abunimah, Ali. UN report gives Israel free hand
to smear BDS movement
,” Electronic Intifada,
October 1, 2019. [Excerpt: “[I]n his report,
Shaheed ignores his own warnings, giving
broad credence to Israel’s efforts to redefine
advocacy for Palestinian equality as
anti-Semitism. For example, while discussing
the BDS movement, he asserts that expression
which “rejects the right of Israel to exist, or
advocates discrimination against Jewish
individuals because of their religion should
be condemned.” The BDS movement already
explicitly condemns discrimination against
Jews for being Jews, as it rejects all forms
of racism.”]

Abunimah, Ali. "Under Israeli gag order, Omar
Barghouti urges more BDS
, “ Electronic Intifada,
April 1, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. "US court throws out lawsuit
against academic boycott of Israel
,” Electronic
Intifada, February 5, 2019. [Excerpt: “I’m thrilled
that this baseless case has been dismissed. It
served no purpose other than persecuting
those who dare to criticize Israeli policy and
seek to end the occupation through peaceful
means,” Steven Salaita, one of the defendants,
told The Electronic Intifada. 
“Our victory further
illustrates that it’s important to stand firm against
attempts to silence those devoted to the cause
of justice.”]

Abunimah, Ali. “Why do Zionists falsely claim BDS
movement opposes two-state solution?” Electronic
Intifada, February 6, 2013.

Abusalama, Shahad. "Manchester students vote
to cut links with Israel
,” Electronic Intifada, December
13, 2016.

Adalah-NY. "Letter calling on Lincoln Center to
cancel Israeli government's “Brand Israel” theater
performances,” July 1, 2017. Also see: Adalah-NY.
"Award-winning theater artists ask Lincoln Center
to cancel Israeli government-sponsored July
,” July 5, 2017.

African Heritage Delegation to Palestine/Israel.
Statement of the 2014 African Heritage
Delegation,” Interfaith Peace Builders, April 2, 2015.

Aked, Hilary. “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: What
is BDS? 
Everything you need to know about the Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions movement, and what's being
done to combat BDS,” Al Jazeera, January 11, 2017.

Aked, Hilary. “Inside the ‘secret’ public-private
partnership Israel is using to fight BDS
,” Mondoweiss,
February 1, 2017.

Al-Arian, Ali. "Why does Israel fear the BDS
movement so much?
,” Al Jazeera, January 8, 2018.

Aloni, Udi. “Why I back Israel sanctions: BDS movement’s
actions aimed at attaining goals of justice, peace and
,” Ynet, January 5, 2010.

Alternative News [AIC], “Short History of BDS in
,” February 1, 2012.

American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU]. “ACLU Letter to
the Senate Opposing Israel Anti-Boycott Act
website,  July 17, 2017. 

Amnesty International - USA. “Israeli government
must cease intimidation of human rights defenders,
protect them from attacks
,” Press Release, April
12, 2016. [Excerpt: "Amnesty International is
concerned for the safety and liberty of Palestinian
human rights defender Omar Barghouti, and other
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists,
following calls alluding to threats, including of
physical harm and deprivation of basic rights,
made by Israeli ministers at an anti-Boycott
Divestment and Sanction conference…”]

Amro, Issa. "Sorry, Naftali Bennett: ‘Normal’
Democracies Don’t Ban Nonviolent Resistance
The Forward, January 29, 2018.

Arria, Michael. "Robert Kraft launches
million dollar competition to combat the
BDS movement
,” Mondoweiss, November
26, 2019. ["In the same week that the
competition was announced, Human Rights
Watch’s Omar Shakir became the first person
to be expelled from Israel under the country’s
BDS law. The law allows advocates for the
movement to be denied entry into the country.
Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry recommended
that Shakir be barred because “he frequently
retweets and shares material about BDS.”]

Arria, Michael. "Robert Kraft pledges $20
million to set up foundation that will fight BDS
Mondoweiss, June 21, 2019. ["Like President
Trump, Netanyahu has been friends with Kraft
for years.”]

Arria, Michael. “Trail Blazers deny BDS
pressure ended relationship with
IDF-linked company
,” Mondoweiss,
October 11, 2019. [Excerpt: “the Portland
Trail Blazers announced that they would
no longer partner with an Oregon-based
company that supplies the Israel Defense
Forces (IDF) with rifle scopes. The move
came after a campaign by local activists
and organizations (including the
Democratic Socialists of America and
Jewish Voice for Peace) which lasted
for over a year. Now the NBA team
claims that this activism had nothing
to do with their decision.”]

Artists for Palestine UK. "Boots Riley, Naomi
Klein among 100+ figures demanding free
speech on BDS movement for Palestinian
,” July 2, 2019.

Artists for Palestine UK. "Eddie Izzard’s registration
for Palestine Marathon this Friday sent back
to him by organisers,” AFPUK Website, March
30, 2017.

Artists for Palestine UK. "Mike Leigh, Leila
Sansour, Pratibha Parmar, Ken Loach and
others say UK cinemas should boycott
Israeli film festival Seret
,” April 27, 2019.

Artists for Palestine UK. "‘No one now regrets
boycotting apartheid South Africa,’” AFPUK Website,
March 7, 2017. ["
Calls mount for Radiohead to
cancel Israel gig.”]

Ash, Gabriel. “Norman Finkelstein’s disinformation
about BDS
,” Mondoweiss, July 7, 2012.

Ashly, Jaclynn. "Israel bans entry for 20 groups
over BDS support
,” Al Jazeera, January 7, 2018.

Ateek, Naim. “An Open Letter to Presiding
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
,” [A letter in
response to the fundraising luncheon speech
of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
on 25 March 2012], 
Sabeel, April 3, 2012.

Awad, Nadia and Hannah Mermelstein. “Don’t Stop
With Chick-Fil-A – Why The LGBT Community
Should Boycott Israel,” AlterNet, August 15, 2012.

Awwad, Hind. “Six Years of BDS: Success!” One
Democratic State website, May 15, 2012. [Excerpt
from the book The Case for Sanctions Against
Israel, ed. Audrea Lim, Verso, 2012.]

Bahour, Sam. “Letter to Presbyterians: Investing
in Palestine without divesting from occupation
only underwrites the status quo
,” Mondoweiss,
June 19, 2012.

Bailey, Kristian Davis. "Ex-Mossad agents harass
US students, BDS activists
,” Electronic Intifada,
March 9, 2019.

Ballasteros, Carlos. "Israel To Spend $72 Million
In Campaign Against BDS Movement
,” Newsweek,
December 31, 2017.

Baltzer, Anna. BDS@10: List of 100+ U.S.
US Campaign Website, June 15, 2016.

Banks, Ian. “Ian Banks: why I’m supporting a
cultural boycott of Israel
: This week writer Iain
Banks announced he has cancer and may have
just months to live. Here he explains why, in 2010,
he decided his novels would no longer be published
in Israel
,” The Guardian [UK], April 5, 2013.

Barghouti, Omar. “BDS: Discussing Difficult
Issues in a Fast-Growing Movement
,” International
Middle East Media Center [IMEMC], June 15,

Barghouti, Omar. “BDS for Palestinian Rights:
‘Equality or Nothing
”: The BDS movement is
not asking for anything heroic from people of
conscience. It is merely asking them to desist
from complicity in oppression,” The Nation,
May 3, 2012.

Barghouti, Omar. "Besieging Israel's siege. In
just a few years the Palestinian campaign to
boycott Israeli goods has become truly global
The Guardian [UK], August 12, 2010.

Barghouti, Omar. “Boycott as Resistance: The
Moral Dimension
,” [papers from the conference
held at SOAS], December 5, 2004. 

Barghouti, Omar. “Dropping the last mask of
democracy: New Israeli legislation banning the
support of boycott movement goes even further
in limiting Palestinian rights,” Al Jazeera English,
August 3, 2011.

Barghouti, Omar. “Foreword: five years of BDS,”
BNC e-magazine, July 9, 2010.

Barghouti, Omar. "I co-founded the BDS movement.
Why was I denied entry to the US?
” Guardian [UK],
April 16, 2019. ["Yet, with the evolving intersectional
links connecting the Palestinian struggle with the
struggles of communities of color, indigenous
Americans, women activists, Jewish millennials,
trade unionists, academics, artists, students,
LGBTQI groups, anti-war movements and others,
we shall prevail. Despite the efforts of Israel’s
governments and its supporters in the Trump
administration, we shall intensify our common
fight against oppression and racism in all its
forms through our struggle for freedom, justice,
and equality.”]

Barghouti, Omar. "Israel declares itself apartheid
state, and gov’ts must hold it accountable — Omar
,” Mondoweiss, July 19, 2018.

Barghouti, Omar. “Israel State Might Fails to
Stop the BDS Movement
,” The Citizen [India],
February 13, 2017.

Barghouti, Omar. “Omar Barghouti on ‘Why BDS,’
Mondoweiss, April 6, 2011.

Barghouti, Omar. “Palestinians want the ‘full
menu of rights
,’” Mail and Guardian (South Africa),
June 24, 2012.

Barghouti, Omar. "The Talk Israel Tried to Censor
at the European Parliament
. Despite Israel's efforts
to censor it, Omar Barghouti gave this talk at the
"Israeli Settlements in Palestine and the European
Union" conference held at the European Parliament
on February 28, 2018, BDSMovement.net, February
28, 2018.

Barghouti, Omar. “We — the global 99% — shall
” The Daily Pennsylvanian,
February 3, 2012.

Barghouti, Omar. “Why Israel Fears the Boycott,”
The New York Times, January 31, 2014.

Baroud, Ramzy. "The Next Phase in the War on
BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti
CounterPunch, March 31, 2017.

Baroud, Ramzy. “Non-violent BDS Should Be
Welcomed, Not Condemned
,” Middle East
Monitor, April 5, 2016.

Baroud, Ramzy. “Why BDS Cannot Lose: A
Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel
Middle East Monitor, March 18, 2016.

Baroud, Ramzy, and Romana Rubeo. Israel’s
$72m 'war chest' to fight BDS arrives in Europe
But every Israeli attempt to discredit the
Palestinian boycott movement is helping
it gain more supporters,” Al Jazeera,
November 14, 2018.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Activists defeat
anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts
Intifada, July 20, 2016.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Berkeley divests from
torture profiteer G4S
,” Electronic Intifada, August
17, 2016.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “BDS roundup: The
BDS movement, 7 years on, “stronger, more
effective and more diverse than ever
,” Electronic
Intifada, July 11, 2012. [Ongoing coverage of news
about BDS is provided by Electronic Intifada in its
feature “BDS Roundup,” written by Nora

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “BDS roundup: Selection
of 2012 victories
,” Electronic Intifada,
January 3, 2013.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “DJs refuse to spin
for Israel
,” Electronic Intifada, September
14, 2018.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "G4S ditches Israel
businesses,” Electronic Intifada, December 2,

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "How did the Israel
boycott campaign grow in 2018?
” Electronic
Intifada, December 31, 2018.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "How did the Israel
boycott campaign grow in 2019?
” Electronic
Intifada, December 30, 2019.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "How Israel lobby
pressured a Pittsburgh university
Intifada, May 19, 2020. ["The harsh
condemnation and mischaracterization of
the BDS movement by Paul Hennigan, the
president of Point Park University in
Pittsburgh, follows a pattern of university
administrators across the country who have
come under pressure from major Israel lobby
organizations to condemn BDS and shield
Israel from criticism.”]

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Major UK trade
union dumps HP
,” Electronic Intifada, July
26, 2019.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Mennonites latest
US church to dump Israel-linked investments
Electronic Intifada, July 7, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "NBA team ends
partnership with rifle optics supplier to Israeli
,” Electronic Intifada, October 2, 2019.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Portland halts
investment in Caterpillar
," Electronic Intifada,
January 5, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Radiohead may
never live down Tel Aviv show, says Ken Loach
Electronic Intifada, July 7, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Singer Cassandra
Wilson cancels Israel show: “I identify with
the cultural boycott of Israel,” Electronic Intifada,
February 21, 2012.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Top playwrights tell
Lincoln Center not to help Israel’s crimes
Electronic Intifada, July 7, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "What were the top
10 BDS victories of 2016?
” Electronic Intifada,
December 30, 2016.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "What were the top
BDS victories of 2017
?” Electronic Intifada,
December 28, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Whose
freedom does Radiohead support?
” Electronic
Intifada, July 18, 2017.

Baynes, Chris. "Texas city refuses to give
people hurricane aid unless they pledge
not to boycott Israel
: American Civil Liberties
Union says application form for flooding
relief grants 'reminiscent of McCarthy-era
loyalty oaths,’" Independent [UK], October
20, 2017.

BDS Movement. “15 Quotes to Mark
15 Years of BDS
,” BDS Movement
website, July 15, 2020.

BDS Movement. “Academic Boycott,” BDS
Movement website. [For more on the academic
boycott visit www.PACBI.org]

BDS Movement. “Norway’s Largest Trade Union
Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to
Advance Palestinian Human Rights
Movement website, May 12, 2017.

BDS Movement. "Palestinian Football Clubs to
Adidas: End Sponsorship of Israeli Settlement
; Palestinian football teams and sports
associations call on Adidas to end its sponsorship
of the Israel Football Association over inclusion of
teams based in illegal Israeli settlements on
stolen Palestinian land,” BDS Movement
website, March 12, 2018.

BDS Movement. “Palestinians, Roger Waters
and Ken Loach Respond to Thom Yorke’s
defence of Radiohead's Tel Aviv Show
Movement website, June 7, 2017.

Beinart, Peter. "No, BDS Is Not Anti-Semitic,
And Neither Is Ilhan Omar
,” The Forward,
November 20, 2018.

Benzaquen, Itamar. "The Israeli government
is paying for anti-BDS journalism
. The Israeli
ministry tasked with fighting the BDS Movement
is spending millions of shekels to place
propaganda that looks like news in Israel’s
most prominent media outlets,” +972, December
20, 2017.

Berkman-Hill, Julia and Joshua Leifer. "We’re Jewish
Student Activists and We Don’t Need To Be Protected
From BDS
,” The Forward, September 11, 2016.

Bienstock, Ben. "Bienstock ’20: Understanding
BDS beyond the headlines
,” The Brown Daily
Herald,” November 17, 2019.

Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defendiing Dissent
Foundation and Montgomery County Civil Rights
Coalition, "
Maryland legislature, which supported
boycotts of grapes and South Africa, targets BDS
Mondoweiss, January 25, 2017.

Bisharat, George. “Applause for the Academic
Boycott of Israel
,” Chicago Tribune, January 30, 2014.

Blau, Uri. "Inside the clandestine world of Israel’s
’BDS-busting’ ministry
: The Strategic Affairs Ministry’s
leaders see themselves as the heads of a commando
unit, gathering and disseminating information about
'supporters of the delegitimization of Israel' – and
they prefer their actions be kept secret,” Ha’aretz,
March 26, 2017.

Blumenthal, Max, and Sarah Lazare. "Freedom of
Information Request Reveals Pro-Israel Lobbying
Push Behind Gov. Cuomo's Disturbing BDS
. Emails obtained by AlterNet show
extensive lobbying by the American Jewish
Committee for legislation against the
BDS movement," AlterNet, December 5, 2016.

Boycott from Within [Israeli Citizens for BDS]. “FAQ,”
Boycott from Within Website

"From Israeli Citizens to Artists Scheduled to Perform
in the Red Sea Jazz Festival: Don’t Let Israel Use the
Free Spirit of Jazz to Whitewash Apartheid And
Military Occupation
Boycott from Within
[2014 re. festival in 2015]. 

Boycott from Within [Israeli Citizens for BDS].
"Open letter from Israeli activists to members
of the South African Jewish Community
,” Boycott
from Within Website, March 2016.

Boycott from Within [Israeli Citizens for BDS].
Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the
Palestinian call for a BDS campaign against Israel
Boycott From Within Website.

Binkley, Colin. “[Education Secretary] DeVos:
Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat
Associated Press, July 15, 2019.

British Committee for the Universities of Palestine
[BRICUP]. “What is BRICUP,” BRICUP Website.

British Committee for the Universities of
Palestine [BRICUP]. “Why Boycott Israeli Universities,”
April 2007. [40 pages, downloadable pdf.]

Brown, Michael. "New York Times doubles down
with anti-BDS hit jobs
,” Electronic Intifada, August
2, 2019.

Bueckert, Michael. "Guest Writer: Israel’s anti-BDS
tactics mirror White South Africa’s defence of
apartheid,” Middle East Monitor, April 23, 2019.
["One popular method for working this out is the
so-called “3D test” — the “Three Ds of anti-Semitism”
— developed by Israel’s one-time Minister of
Internal Affairs, Natan Sharansky….A brief overview
of pro-South African propaganda reveals comparable
accusations of demonisation, double standards, and
delegitimisation. Far from providing a reliable tool
for analysis, Sharansky’s “3D test” merely codifies
the same rhetoric that was used to defend apartheid
South Africa, turning the language of pariah states
into supposed evidence of anti-Semitism.”]

Bueckert, Michael. “Release the Trolls: Israel is
weaponizing social media in order to wage a
propaganda war against BDS," Jacobin, July
18, 2017.

Butler, Judith. “Remarks to Brooklyn College on
,” The Nation, February 7. 2013. [Also see
Kane, Alex. "Investigation of Brooklyn College
BDS event rejects charges of anti-Semitism
Mondoweiss, April 16, 2013.]

Butler, Judith. "Supporting BDS is a way to
honour the Palestinian struggle
,” Mail and
Guardian, April 1, 2019. [“(E)dited excerpt
of a letter that was sent to the University
of Cape Town by Judith Butler.”]

"Call to the German Government by 240
Jewish and Israeli Scholars: Do NOT Equate
“BDS” with Anti-Semitism
,” June 3, 2019.

Carter Center. "President Carter Issues
Statement on BDS Act of 2019
,” April 5,
2019. [“Under our Constitution, people
and legal entities have the right to express
political views without fear of consequences,”
stated former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
“U.S. courts have protected the right of
individuals to participate in boycotts as a
form of political protest. The same
protection applies to the right to advocate
or oppose BDS. The House of Representatives
should reject this unconstitutional bill.”]

Catron, Joe. “BDS key to a “just peace,” says
Palestinian Christian boycott activist
,” Electronic
Intifada, October 3, 2013.

Chaudry, Zainab. "Maryland has no business
chilling free speech to support foreign
governments’ human rights violations
Mondoweiss, January 3, 2019.

Cohen, Rachel. "Who's Trying to Kill BDS on
?” Jewish Currents, January 21, 2019.
[Cohen interviews Josh Nathan-Kazis.]

Cohen, Robert. "Dear Rabbi Sacks – stop your lies
about BDS
,” Patheos, March 2, 2017.

Cohen, Robert. "Deborah Lipstadt, you’re wrong
to say Jewish BDS supporters are enabling
,” Patheos, April 6, 2019. [“You’ve
used a narrow reading of Jewish history; an
amalgam of religious and cultural myths; a
misunderstanding of the meaning of Jewish
peoplehood; and an incorrect assessment of
ethnic nations in order to argue that
anti-Zionism is an attack on Jews collectively.”]

Cole, David and Faiz Shakir. "This piece of
pro-Israel legislation is a serious threat to free
,” The Washington Post, July 24, 2017. [“David
Cole is national legal director of the American
Civil Liberties Union. Faiz Shakir is national political
director of the ACLU.”]

Common Dreams Staff. "Israel's New Blacklist
of BDS-Supporting Groups Sparks Outrage
: “Israel
is isolating itself even further as an apartheid state,”
says CODEPINK,” Common Dreams, January 7, 2018.

Connors, Patrick. “The NY Times’ unbalanced
coverage of the BDS movement (Updated),”
Mondoweiss, March 4, 2014.

Cook, Jonathan. "How Netanyahu’s dirty tricks
squad targets boycotts
,” The National,
April 3, 2017.

Cortellessa, Eric. "Anti-BDS group backed
by Adelson heads to 6 countries outside
: From the start of the new academic
year, Maccabee Task Force will expand
its footprint from American campuses
to ‘Europe and beyond,’” The Times of
Israel, October 7, 2019. ["He explained 
he model of MTF as providing the
financial resources to allow campus
pro-Israel groups to counter BDS in
whatever ways they deem most effective
for their particular campus. 
“The deal
with our partners was, if these are things
you want to do, here’s the deal: you do
them, we pay for them, and you don’t
have to put our name or logo on it,”
he said. “You’re doing it. You own it.”

Cortellessa, Eric. "The Misguided Attacks
on the Boycott Israel Movement
: By trying
to silence BDS supporters, Jewish groups have
instead given them a megaphone,” Washington
Monthly, July 13, 2018.

Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR].
"BREAKING: CAIR Wins Landmark First Amendment
Victory Striking Down Texas Anti-BDS Law
,” April 25,
2019. ["The Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and
advocacy organization today welcomed this afternoon’s
landmark victory in CAIR’s First Amendment lawsuit on
behalf of Bahia Amawi, the Texas speech language
pathologist who lost her job because she refused to
sign a “No Boycott of Israel” clause. The CAIR Legal
Defense Fund filed the lawsuit in December 2018
challenging Texas Anti-BDS Act, H.B. 89.  CAIR actively
challenges similar measures around the country,
including in Arizona and Maryland.”]

Cronin, David. "EU spreads lies about Israel
” Electronic Intifada, July 20, 2017.

Davidson, Lawrence. "The Faulty Logic Behind
the Attacks on BDS
,” CounterPunch, July 25, 2018.

Davis, Angela. "Angela Davis: 'This is the South
Africa moment for the Palestinian people’
Renowned activist tells students at George
Washington University that Palestinian BDS
movement is reaching turning point,” Middle
East Eye, March 28, 2017

Dearden, Lizzie. "Boycotting Israel is ‘lawful
exercise of freedom of expression’ lawyers
say after British Government's ban; Two
hundred lawyers and academics sign open
letter cautioning against crackdown on BDS
The Independent, December 9, 2016.

Dearden, Lizzie. "First British citizen refused
entry to Israel under anti-BDS law says move
‘undermines claim to be a democracy
,’ The
Independent [UK], March 14, 2017.

Deas, Michael. “BDS is free speech, says Dutch
,” Electronic Intifada, May 25, 2016.

Deane, Yvette. "BDS activists musically protest
Batsheva Dance Company
: “Dancers have to take
a stand, no excuse for stealing land,” chanted
BDS activists,” Jerusalem Post, July 11, 2018.

Deger, Allison. "Founder of BDS movement is
denied entry to the U.S. — as Congress circulates
bills to curtail BDS,
” Mondoweiss, April 11. 2019.

Eddy, Melissa. "Director of Berlin’s Jewish
Museum Quits After Spat Over B.D.S
.,” New York
Times, June 14, 2019. Also see Riri Hylton, “Berlin
Jewish museum director forced out by Israel
,” Electronic Intifada, June 20, 2019. [“The
Central Council of Jews in Germany criticized
the museum for tweeting an article on the
240 Jewish and Israeli scholars who signed
a petition opposing the German parliament’s
recent motion condemning the BDS – boycott,
divest and sanctions – movement for
Palestinian rights.”]

Eichner, Itamar. "New Swedish FM : BDS is
not Antisemitic
. According to the new Swedish
foreign minister, support for Israel and its
defense does not contradict the need to end
the occupation and protect Palestinians rights,
even using non-violent tools such as the BDS,”
YNet News, October 29, 2019.

Eid, Haidar. BDS and normalization: a Palestinian
perspective — Opposing the normalization of
Israeli occupation does not make the Boycott
Divestment and Sanctions movement exclusive;
it is an essential political commitment for justice
in Palestine,
” Alternative News, July 28, 2016.

Elia, Nada. "2020 BDS: The unstoppable
spread of moral judgement threatens Israel
It will be 15 years since the launch of BDS
whose “strategic threat” is not to Israel’s
economy, but rather, to its image,” Middle
East Eye, December 31, 2019.

Elia, Nada. "BDS is 12 years old. We should
celebrate, but the biggest victory is still to
,” Middle East Eye, July 11, 2017.

Elia, Nada. What the economic boycott of Israel
can achieve
,” Mondoweiss, July 26, 2016.

Eno, Brian. "Israel must not be allowed to
use Eurovision as a propaganda tool
. The
song contest organisers should take a stand
against the oppression of Palestinian artists
and move their event from Tel Aviv,” The
Guardian [UK], February 18, 2019.

European Jewish Organizations for
Peace in Palestine. “In Defense of BDS. A
letter to the European Coordinator on Combating
Antisemitism about her recent conflation of the
BDS movement and antisemitism,
” Jacobin,
March 19, 2018.

Falk, Richard. “Smearing BDS Supporters; That
Israel and Zionist hardliners should be opposing
BDS by an ugly smear campaign exposes the
illegitimacy of its policies and practices,
” Foreign
Policy Journal, July 8, 2016. ["
From 2008 until May
2014, (Richard Falk) was the U.N. Special
Rapporteur on the situation of human rights
in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.”]

Federman, Josef. "Israeli music scene jolted
by international boycott movement
,” AP News,
September 10, 2018.

Fishback, Dan, "5 Myths About Israel Boycotts
That Every Theater Lover Should Consider
The Forward, July 21, 2017.

Franke, Katherine. "The Pro-Israel Push to Purge
US Campus Critics,
” The New York Review of Books,
December 12, 2018. [Excerpt: “Increasingly,
students on campuses across the country are
calling on their universities to divest from
companies that do business in Israel….At
the same time, discussions on college
campuses about the complexities of freedom,
history, and belonging in Israel and Palestine
are under increasing pressure and potential
censorship from right-wing entities. In fact,
new policies adopted by the US and Israeli
governments are intended to eliminate any
rigorous discussion of Israeli–Palestinian
politics in university settings. Not since
the McCarthyite anti-Communist purges
have we seen such an aggressive effort
to censor teaching and learning on topics
the government disfavors.”]

Friedman, Lara. "BDS Opponents Want Israel
Held To A Lower Standard
,” The Forward, January
31, 2018. [“...any call for the defense of human
rights, if applied universally, will today inevitably
raise questions about Israel, and especially the
policies associated with Israel’s 50-year long
occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem,
Gaza, and the settlement enterprise that they
support. The only way to insulate Israel from
such questions is to either kill such calls outright,
or to explicitly exempt Israel from the same
rules and standards that apply to the rest of
the world.”]

Friedman, Lara. "Constitutionality Issues &
BDS Legislation: Source Docs & Expert Views
Foundation for Middle East Peace, March 12, 2019.

Friedman, Lara. "The Stealth Campaign to
Support Settlements/Gag Free Speech – in States
Foundartion for Middle East Peace, February
27, 2019. [60+ page data table available here.]

Friedman, Lara. "U.S. Politicians Are Backing a
Free Speech Exception for Israel — & Creating a
Template for Broader Assault on the First
,” Medium, March 19, 2018.

Friedman, Lara. "What would the [“SOFTENED”]
Israel Anti-Boycott Act Actually Do?
" Foundation
for Middle East Peace, March 5, 2018. [A pdf of
this analysis can be downloaded here.]

Gabriel, Sarah and Elena Razlogova. “Justin
Trudeau Conflating BDS With Anti-Semitism Is
; As Canadian scholars, we urge
Trudeau to retract his wrong-spirited comments
that demonize the work students, community
members and activists have done,” Huffington
Post, November 15, 2018. [Also see Suzanne
Berliner Weiss’s letter to Trudeau: “Holocaust
survivor urges solidarity and justice
,” rabble.ca,
November 10, 2018. Excerpt: "The BDS
campaign embodies the humanitarian values
we hold so dear by defending Palestinian victims
of the illegal Israeli occupation of their lands,
protesting their unequal treatment within Israel,
and supporting their quest to be liberated from
the world's largest open-air prison, where they
are confined in Gaza. Your expression of regret
for the “callousness of Canada’s response” in
1939 would resonate more convincingly if you
would speak with equal empathy for unarmed
Palestinians being shot down by Israeli snipers
as they engage in non-violent protest marches.”]

Gallagher, Paul. “Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star
on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak
out against Israel; Exclusive: 'If they say something
they will no longer have a career – I have been
accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite
The Independent [UK], February 19, 2016.

Giora, Rachel. "Israel must change or collapse:
On the impact of BDS
,” Boycott from Within Website,
July 1, 2010. [Article written for the 5th anniversary
commemorative magazine of the Palestinian
BDS National Committee (BNC).]

Giora, Rachel. “Milestones in the history of the Israeli
BDS movement: A brief chronology
,” Boycott From
Within Website, January 27, 2010.

Gold, Ariel. "By Barring Me And My Fellow Activists,
Israel Is Further Isolating Itself
,” The Forward,
January 7, 2018.

Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall
Campaign. “Towards a Global Movement: A framework
for today’s anti-apartheid activism
,” June 2007.
[178 page booklet]

Gravé-Lazi, Lindar. “Training Activists in the
Social Media War Against BDS
, IDC in Herzliya
spearheading effort to provide students 
with tools to defend Israel.
” The Jerusalem
Post, July 3, 2016.

Greenhouse, Abraham. “Hypocrisy-seeking missile”:
Omar Barghouti’s “BDS” reviewed
,” Electronic Intifada,
April 22, 2011.

Greenwald, Glenn. "Interview With BDS Co-Founder
Omar Barghouti: Banned by Israel From
Traveling, Threatened With Worse
,” The Intercept,
May 13, 2016.

Greenwald, Glenn and Omar Barghouti. “The Battle
Against BDS,” The Intercept [recorded interview on
SoundCloud], June 2016.

Guardian [UK]. "Letter: Over 100 artists announce
a cultural boycott of Israel
,” Februry 13, 2015.

Guttman, Nathan. “Secret Sheldon Adelson Summit
Raises up to $50M for Strident Anti-BDS Push
The Forward, June 9, 2015.

Ha’aretz. Tutu: Israel's Humiliation of Palestinians
'Familiar to Black South Africans’; As annual Israel
Apartheid Week opens in South Africa, the former
archbishop compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians
to apartheid and reiterates endorsement of BDS
March 10, 2014.

Haber, Jerry. “What’s So Wrong with BDS?” Daily Beast, 
February 7, 2013.

Haiven, Judy. “Many Jews support BDS Movement,”
St. Catharines 
Standard, June 27, 2017. ["I am writing
on behalf of Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Halbfinger, David M. “Boycott Drive Put Israel on a
Blacklist. Now Israel Has One of Its Own
,” New York
Times, January 7, 2018.

Hammar, Anna Karin. “The Road towards a Just
Peace? - A letter from Kairos Sweden
,” Kairos
Palestine, June 8, 2016. [Originally in Swedish
journal Dagen.]

Harcov, Lahav. “BDS founder: If Israel
develops coronavirus vaccine you can
take it.
“If Israel finds a cure for cancer,
for example, or any other virus, then there
is no problem in cooperating with Israel
to save millions of lives,”  Jerusalem Post,
April 6, 2020.

Harcov, Lahav. “Interior Ministry keeping BDS leader
Barghouti from leaving country, The Jerusalem Post,
May 10, 2016. 

Harvard Law Review. [Legal and constitutional analysis
on anti-BDS legislation] 
S.C. Code Ann. 11-35-3500 (2015),
May 10, 2016.

Hatuqa, Dalia. BDS activists defy US moves to curb
Palestine advocacy
As more states pass bills targeting
the movement to boycott Israel, analysts believe such
measures could backfire,” Al Jazeera, April 12, 2017.

Hawari, Yara. Braving threats, Palestinians in Israel
revive boycott
,” Electronic Intifada, March 14, 2016.

Hedges, Chris. “Why I support the BDS Movement,”
Common Dreams, July 27, 2015.

Hever, Shir. "Academic Boycott of Israel and the
Complicity of Israeli Academic Institutions in
Occupation of Palestinian Territories,”

Socioeconomic Bulletin #23, Alternative
Information Center (AIC), October 2009.
[Downloadable pdf.]

Holmes, Caren. "The Campaign to “Kill”
the BDS Movement Against Israel Extends
Far and Wide
,” Jacobin, October 6, 2020.
["Israel lobby groups have invested millions
toward derailing BDS organizing, particularly
on college campuses, and defaming supporters
of the movement. Taking stock of campaigns
against the BDS movement offers insight into
expanding repression against social-justice
movements across the United States. The
State Department’s commitment to this
agenda isn’t just a threat to pro-Palestinian
activism, but to Black Lives Matter solidarity
campaigns, free speech, and political dissent
more widely.”]

Horowitz, Adam, and Philip Weiss. “The BDS Movement at
10: An interview with Omar Barghouti
,” Mondoweiss, July 9,

Human Rights Watch. "US: States Use Anti-Boycott Laws
to Punish Responsible Businesses
. Laws Penalize Companies
that Cut Ties With Israeli Settlements,” April 23, 2019.

Ibish, Hussein. "Protect the Right to Speak Against Israel;
Advocating boycotts isn’t hate speech. It’s free speech,”
Bloomberg, September 21, 2018.

Independent Jewish Voices Canada/Voix juives
indépendantes Canada. "BDS Demands Are As Canadian
As Maple Syrup
,” September 1, 2016.

Institute for Middle East Understanding. “Expert Q&A with
Palestinian BDS Movement Co-Founder Omar Barghouti
March 21, 2016.

Iraqi, Amjad. “Short Cuts,” London Review of Books,
Vol. 40 No. 14, July 19, 2018, 
pp. 34-35.
[Critique of the 
Israel Anti-Boycott Act.]

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. "IPSC salutes the
Musicians’ Union of Ireland’s decision to boycott
Apartheid Israel
,” Press Release,  June 15, 2017.

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. "The ‘Irish
Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel’ reaches landmark
600 signatures
,” Press Release, August 8, 2018.

"Israeli artists join Palestinians in urging Eurovision
contestants not to play Tel Aviv
,” Mondoweiss,
March 29, 2019.

Jewish Telegraph Agency [JTA]. “40 Columbia University
professors sign BDS petition,” JTA, March 1, 2016

Jewish Telegraph Agency [JTA]. “Israel okays $72
million anti-BDS project
,” Thre Times of Israel,
December 29, 2017. ["The plan, which would
entail the largest monetary investment yet
by Israel specifically toward combating the
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign,
was announced last week to cabinet ministers
and approved as an executive order after none
of them objected, the Ynet news site reported

Jewish Telegraph Agency [JTA] and Ron Kampeas. Pence
on Airbnb Settlements Ban: BDS Has 'No Place' in U.S.
,” Haaretz, December 2, 2018. ["Pence, long a
pro-Israel leader dating back to his days in Congress,
got multiple standing ovations during the conference
and repeatedly said — to applause — that Donald
Trump most pro-Israel president ever.”] 

 Jewish Voice for Peace. "Israel bans BDS supporters as
Trump signs Muslim ban 2.0,” JVP website, March
6, 2017.

Jewish Voice for Peace [JVP].  JVP Supports the BDS
JVP website.

Jilani, Zaid. "J Street, a Reliable Foe of BDS, Urges
Congress to Oppose Israel Anti-Boycott Act For
,” The Intercept, July 20, 2017.

Johnson, Donald. "Debunking the 2 claims:
anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and BDS unfairly
singles out Israel,” Mondoweiss, July 30, 2017.

Kane, Alex. "Israel’s Scheme To Defund the
BDS Movement. Told they are enabling terrorists,
banks cut off pro-Palestinian activists,” In
These Times, November 11, 2019.

Kasrils. Ronnie. "Who Said Nearly 50 Years Ago
that Israel was an Apartheid State? 13th IAW Week
Alternative Information and Development Centre,
March 6, 2017. [Based on Mr. Kasrils’ address at
“Israel Apartheid Week”, South Africa, delivered
on Feb. 28, 2009.] 

Katz, Yisrael. Video, 3/28/16. [“Israeli intelligence
minister Yisrael 
Katz last year (2016) told an
anti-BDS conference that the Ministry of Intelligence
is “absolutely” part of Israel’s efforts to tackle BDS
and that the Israeli intelligence services collaborate
with other intelligence services regarding 
the BDS
movement.” — Omar Barghouti]

Kaye, David [UN Special Rapporteur on the
promotion and protection of the right to freedom
of opinion and expression]
. OL USA [Letter
regarding Combatting BDS Act], February 29,
2019. [Excerpt: "
In view of these observations
and concerns, I urge the U.S. Government and
all state governments to reconsider anti-BDS
state laws, to avoid adoption of Title IV of S.1,
and to ensure the compliance of  any U.S.
legislation with American obligations under
international human rights law.”]

Kekana, Kwara. "Israeli government blacklists
South African NGO
,” BDS South Africa Press Release,
January 10, 2018.

Khalak, Rania. “How today’s liberal Zionists echo
apartheid South Africa’s defenders
,” Electronic
Intifada, February 13, 2014.

Khalak, Rania. A Message from Gaza: ‘Palestinian
Refugees Will Never Give Up Their Right To Return
Dispatches from the Underground: Amplifying the
Voices of the Voiceless, April 20, 2014.

Khalel, Sheren. “BDS co-founder: Israel’s arrest
and interrogation of Omar Barghouti next step
in ‘war against BDS movement,’
” Mondoweiss,
March 23, 2017.

Khalidi, Dima. Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is
a Clear Violation of the First Amendment; Political
boycotts are a form of protected expression. So why
is New York’s governor trampling this constitutional
” The Nation, June 23, 2016.

Khalel, Sheren. BDS co-founder: Israel’s arrest
and interrogation of Omar Barghouti next step
in ‘war against BDS movement,’” Mondoweiss,
March 23, 2017.

King, Shaun. “King: Laws that penalize for Israel
boycotts aren't just short-sighted, they may be illegal
New York Daily News, April 26, 2017.

Klein, Naomi. “Enough. It's time for a boycott,” The
Guardian [UK], January 9, 2009.

Klein, Naomi. “I don't 'pick and choose' on BDS,”
video interview with Mehdi Hasan, Al Jazeera
English, March 22, 2016.

Klein, Naomi. "Israel: Boycott, Divest,
," The Nation,  January 8, 2009. [“It’s
time. Long past time. The best strategy to end
the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel
to become the target of the kind of global movement
that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.”]

Kuruvilla, Carol. Roger Waters On His Support
Of BDS: ‘I Don’t Have An Anti-Semitic Bone In
My Body
,’” Huffington Post, September 14, 2015
[updated January 13, 2017.]

Landau, Noa. "Israel Publishes BDS Blacklist:
These Are the 20 Groups Whose Members Will
Be Denied Entry
: Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry
had for months refused to divulge which
organizations are on the list,” Ha’aretz,
January 7, 2018.

Landau, Noa. Israel set up a front company
to boost image and fight BDS. This is how it
. Meeting minutes reveal firm set up by
Strategic Affairs Ministry only used 13 million
shekels out of 128 million earmarked by
government ■ Funded activity includes evangelical
Christian delegations and anti-BDS reservists’
project,” Ha’aretz, July 29, 2020. [“The Strategic
Affairs Ministry set up this external body, in the
form of a public benefit company, in 2017 to
cooperate with people and groups around the
world who were interested in using a third party
to conceal the funding they received from Israel
to promote projects aimed at improving the
country’s image….Since its secretive creation,
the project has been run in almost complete secrecy.”

Landau, Noa. “Mossad Involved in Anti-boycott
Activity, Israeli Minister's Datebooks Reveal:
Strategic affairs minister's schedules show he
met with spy agency's chief ■ Datebooks also
include several meetings devoted to creation
of firm to advance 'mass awareness activities’,”
Ha’aretz, June 12, 2019.

Landau, Noa and Allison Kaplan Sommer. “Israel Says
Jewish Voice for Peace on BDS Blacklist, Activists
Will Not Be Allowed Entry: 
Strategic Affairs Ministry,
which is compiling the list, refuses to name 19 other
organizations whose members will be barred from
entering the country,” Ha’aretz, January 7, 2018.

Laor, Yitzhak. "Putting Out a Contract on Art;
Local [Israeli] artists who seek Foreign Ministry funding
to showcase their work abroad are required
to sign a lengthy legal document whose terms
are anything but democratic,” Ha’aretz, July 25, 2008.
[Excerpt: "The service provider is aware that the purpose
of ordering services from him is to promote the policy
interests of the State of Israel via culture and art,
including contributing to creating a positive
image for Israel.”]

Levy, Gideon. "Thom Yorke, This Is Why
You Should Boycott Israel
,” Ha’aretz, June 11, 2017.

Lis, Jonathan. "Israel's anti-BDS Ministry Pushes
to Keep Its Activities Secret
: Draft legislation meant
to ensure the confidentiality of the Strategic Affairs
Ministry's activities against the BDS movement, also
those carried out through non-governmental groups
on campuses abroad,” Ha’aretz, May 16, 2017.

Los Angeles Times. "Israel should stop trying
to wall out its critics
,” editorial, July
 8, 2017. [“But
whether one agrees with the goals of BDS or not,
the fact remains that boycotts are a form of speech,
a classic tool of peaceful political expression….Truly
free countries tolerate peaceful dissent.”]

Love, David A. "Israel should not be allowed to
criminalise BDS in the US
. The Israel anti-Boycott
Act is the pro-Israel lobby's latest attempt to
criminalise any criticism of Israel in the US,”
Al Jazeera, December 12, 2018.

Ma’an News Agency. "Israeli parliament advances
law to keep fight against BDS secret from public
July 18, 2017.

Marcetic, Branko. "Which Side Are They On? The Israel
Anti-Boycott Act criminalizes a tactic used by some
of history's great protest leaders,” Jacobin, July 27, 2017.

Masalha, Dr. Nur. "Academic Freedom and the Bar-Ilan
Conference: An Open Letter to a Palestinian Colleague
January 25, 2006.

Massad, Joseph. “Recognizing Palestine, BDS and
the survival of Israel
,” Electronic Intafada, December
16, 2014.

Matzpen [The Socialist Organization of Israel].
Matzpen endorses the call of Palestinian BDS,”
July 9, 2005.

Middle East Monitor. "BDS campaign supported
by African churches
,” July 12, 2017.

Middle East Monitor. "BDS nominated for
2018 Nobel Peace Prize
,” February 5, 2018.

Middle East Monitor. "Israel to spend $72 mn
to convince Europe Boycott over Occupation
is “anti-Semitism
,” October 27, 2018.

Middle East Monitor. "Sweden’s envoy to
Israel says BDS is not antisemitic
,” March
28, 2018. 

Middle East Monitor. "Timeline: International
attempts to boycott BDS
,” March 16, 2017.

Middle East Monitor. "UK Supreme Court
rules against government attempt to curb
,” April 29, 2020. ["The Palestine Solidarity
Campaign (PSC)won the landmark case in the
Supreme Court today in its challenge to the
government regulations which restrict Local
Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) from
divesting contrary to UK foreign and defence
policy. The regulations limited the possibility
of divestment from companies involved in or
profiting from Israel’s human rights violations.”]

Middle East Monitor. "US education secretary
[Betsy DeVos]: BDS campaign ‘pernicious threat’
on campuses
,” July 16, 2019. 

Mondalek, Mark. "Who’s Afraid of BDS? Meet the
organizations and mega-donors trying to suppress
pro-Palestine activism,” Jacobin, April 2, 2016.

Mondoweiss Editors. NLRB upholds union’s right to
support Israel boycott,” Mondoweiss, July 22, 2016.

Moxnes, Bjørnar. "BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights
Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
,” Inter Press Service
[IPS], February 2, 2018.

Munayyer, Joseph. "Actually, Natalie Portman,
You ARE Practicing BDS,” The Forward, April 21, 2018. 

Murphy, Maureen Clare. "BDS activists in Israel stand
with Australian counterparts facing repression,”
Electronic Intifada, August 13, 2011.

Murphy, Maureen Clare. "On Land Day and
César Chávez Day, Latin@ youth association
endorses Palestinian BDS call
,” Electronic
Intifada, March 30, 2012.

Murphy, Maureen Clare. "Palestinian trade union
movement forms historic BDS coalition
,” Electronic
Intifada, May 5, 2011.

Nadi, Selim. "No, You Won’t Smear Our Fight
Against Israeli Apartheid as “Antisemitic
Jacobin, June 21, 2020. ["Last week, the
European Court of Human Rights ruled
against France’s bid to criminalize the
call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
of Israel. The ruling was a victory for
Palestine solidarity activists — and the
first setback for Emmanuel Macron’s
attempts to smear antiracists as the
“new antisemites.”]

Nathan-Kazis, Josh. "A New Wave Of Hardline
Anti-BDS Tactics Are Targeting Students, And
No One Knows Who’s Behind It
,” The Forward,
August 2, 2018. ["The list of Jewish groups that
do anti-BDS work on campuses is bafflingly long.
A partial tally includes StandWithUs, AEPi, CAMERA,
the David Project, the David Horowitz Freedom
Center, Jerusalem U, AIPAC, Sheldon Adelson’s
Maccabee Task Force and the Zionist Organization
of America. The total amount of American Jewish
and Israeli government funds flooding the anti-BDS
effort is easily in the tens of millions of dollars
each year.]

Nathan-Kazis, Josh. "Report: Pro-Israel Effort Is
Failing — Can Harsh Targeting of BDS ‘Instigators’
Save It? The Forward, February 10, 2017. [“The
instigators must be singled out from the other
groups, and handled uncompromisingly,
publicly or covertly” — ADL/Reut report]

New York Times Editorial Board. Curbing
Speech in the Name of Helping Israel. A Senate
bill aims to punish those who boycott Israel
over its settlement policy. There are better
,” New York Times, December
18, 2018.

Nieuwhof, Adri. “BDS movement’s strength
shown by pro-Israel groups launching
defensive “BUYcott” days
,” Electronic
Intifada, November 17, 2011.

Nieuwhof, Adri. “Israel tells Germany to stop
funding Jewish museum
,” Electronic 
June 4, 2018. ["
Israel also criticizes the
Berlinale film festival for its alleged relationship
with the BDS movement. It wants the German
government to make future support
conditional on the exclusion of BDS

Nieuwhof, Adri. "Norway gives “green light” to
boycotts of Israel’s settlements
,” Electronic
Intifada, June 4, 2018

Nieuwhof, Adri. "Swiss lawmakers roll back
anti-BDS law
,” Electronic Intifada, April 14, 2017.

Norton, Ben. Defining political issue of our time”:
NYU grad student union overwhelmingly votes to
boycott Israel over violations of Palestinian human
rights; NYU Graduate Student Organizing Committee
is first private university labor union to support BDS,
as movement grows
,” Salon, April 22, 2016.

Norton, Ben. “Shame on Cuomo”: New Yorkers
protest “McCarthyite” blacklist of supporters of
Israel boycott movement BDS
. Over 300 people
protested outside NY Gov. Cuomo's office,
demanding he rescind “unconstitutional”
executive order,” Salon, June 10, 2016.

Novak, Yuli. "Fighting BDS Isn’t Courageous.
It’s Authoritarian
,” The Forward, September 3,
2019. [“Instead of creating real opposition to
the authoritarian regimes that are evolving in
Israel and the U.S., Shaffir is actually reinforcing
two key features of these regimes: silencing
criticism by delegitimizing civil struggles, and
weakening democratic values like freedom of
expression and freedom of protest.”] ["
Yuli Novak
is the former executive director of Breaking
the Silence.”]

Ofir, Jonathan. “BDS and the shattering of liberal
Zionist taboos,” Mondoweiss, November 1, 2016.

Ofir, Jonathan. “For artists, playing the ‘escapist’
Meteor festival in an Israeli kibbutz is like playing
Sun City
,” Mondoweiss, September 11, 2018.

Ofir, Jonathan. “In ‘NYT,’ Israeli minister calls
BDS activists ‘enemy soldiers’ and compares
them to Nazis
,” Mondoweiss, January 30, 2018.

Ofir, Jonathan. “Revealed: Israeli Justice Ministry
directly involved in international ‘lawfare’ activities
against BDS movement
,” Mondoweiss, April 24, 2018.

Ofir, Jonathan. “Wait Just a Minute, Norman
,” Facebook post, May 22, 2018.

Ofir, Jonathan. “Top Israeli official admits that
boycotting just the settlements is meaningless
Mondoweiss, November 18, 2017.

Oren, Amir. “Israel Setting Up 'Dirty Tricks' Unit To
Find, Spread Dirt on BDS Groups
; In the absence of
persuasive arguments to counter boycott calls, much
less any plan to change its policies, Israel has issued
a tender for a counterdelegitimizer-in-chief,” Ha’aretz,
June 20, 2016.

Osman, Nadda. "Crazy for Eurovision? Madonna
faces backlash over performance in Israel
. Social
media users call for 'queen of pop' to cancel her
performance at singing contest over Israeli human
rights abuses,” Middle East Eye, April 9, 2019. [
believe that the performance of Madonna at the
Eurovision – accompanied by dozens of professional
backup dancers – will make a significant contribution
to the success of the event and to the strengthening
of Israel’s positive branding in the world,” he (Adams)

Palestine Legal. Ten things to know about
anti-BDS legislation
,” PalestineLegal.org, 
August 16,
 2016 [Updated May 9, 2017].

Palestine Legal and Center for Constitutional Rights.
Press Release: Palestine Legal, CCR Warn State
Lawmakers Anti-Boycott Bills Unconstitutional
PalestineLegal.org, April 28, 2016.

Palestine Poster Project. "68 Zionist posters
(from as early as 1917) advocating the boycott
of Palestinian farms/farmers/workers so as to
weaken the established indigenous agricultural
system and strengthen the struggling kibbutzim.”  

Palestine Solidarity Legal Support. “Anti-BDS Legislation
in the United States,” PalestineLegal.org.

Palestine Solidarity Legal Support. “Boycott and
Divestment, Frequently Asked Legal Questions
PalestineLegal.org, March, 2015. 

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
The amazing things we achieved
together in 2014
BDS Movement Website, December
27, 2014.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
BDS: full 2015 round-up,” BDS
Movement Website, December 29, 2015.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “Boycotting Israel is a free speech
,” Electronic Intifada, March 18, 2016.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Despite the pain, 2016 witnessed
impressive gains for BDS!
BDS Movement Website,
January 9, 2017.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Israel declares itself apartheid state,
and gov’ts must hold it accountable — Omar
” Mondoweiss, July 19, 2018.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Largest Israeli Public Transportation
Company Loses Netherlands Contract Worth 190 Million
Euros Following Campaign by BDS Activists for Palestinian
BDS Movement Website, June 21, 2017.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “Palestinian BDS National Committee
(BNC) Responds to New Israeli Database Targeting
Israeli Citizens Who Support BDS
,” BDSmovement.net,
March 21, 2017.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Round-up of BDS successes in
BDS Movement Website, December 29, 2015.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS
for Palestine in 2018
BDSmovement.net, August
8, 2018.

Palestinian BDS National Committee. “BNC welcomes
Amnesty International position on Right to BDS
Movement Website, April 24, 2016.

Palestinian BDS National Committee. “Eleven signs
that BDS continues to grow despite Israel’s war of
BDS Movement Website, July 7, 2016.

Palestinian BDS National Committee. “Irish and Dutch
governments join Sweden in speaking out for right to
call for BDS
,” Mondoweiss, May 29, 2016.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). "
No to Eurovision
Pinkwashing. More Than 60 LGBTQ+ Groups Call
for Boycott of Song Contest in Israel
,” BDS
Movement Website, July 7, 2016.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). "
18 Highlights
of BDS Impact in 2018
.” December 3, 2018.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). 
Reiterate Call for Boycotting Habima after its
Decision to Entertain “Fascist” Israeli Settlers
in Hebron
,” October 31, 2016.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). "Team Justice Scores.
Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football
,” July 31, 2018.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). "Top Chef
Withdraws From Israel's Round Tables Culinary
Propaganda Festival
,” November 8, 2018.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). "
Top 30
BDS Moments of 2017
.” February 6, 2018.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). “UCLA Hillel
partners with PR firm to fight BDS movement
November 14, 2014.  

Palestininian Civil Society. “Palestinian Civil Society
Call for BDS
,” BDS Movement Website, July 9, 2005.

Palestinian Federation of Unions of University
Professors and Employees (PFUUPE). “Palestinian
Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold
Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with
Complicit Israeli Institutions
BDSmovement.net, February 5, 2019.

Palestine Legal. “Ten things to know about anti-BDS
,” June 12, 2018.

Palestine Legal. “What to Know About Anti-BDS
Legislation,” June 28, 2016.

Palestine Legal. “Why Amending the Israel
Anti-Boycott Act is Not Enough
,” July 27, 2017.

Palumbo-Liu, David. “The Anti-BDS Smear
Campaign Escalates
. For years, well-funded
pro-Israel vigilantes have been harassing
Palestine activists. Now they’re enlisting the
FBI,” Jacobin, April 19, 2018. ["By refusing to
be intimidated, those on the Left who can
afford to are stepping forward in solidarity
with those who cannot. The alt-right’s tactics
stand exposed and ridiculed.”]

Palumbo-Liu, David. “We have a right to engage in
non-violent action”: Christian leaders refuse to be
silenced in struggle for Palestinian rights. As Gov.
Andrew Cuomo continues his controversial crusade
against BDS, church voices defend the movement
Salon, July 4, 2016

PeacePeople. “Nobel Peace Laureate [Mairead
Maguire] calls for boycott of Israel
,” February 28, 2014.

Pink, Aiden. "One Of The Most Jewish Colleges In
The Country Just Voted For BDS By Nearly 2-1 Margin
The Forward, April 19, 2018. ["Students at Barnard
College, the elite women’s school in New York City,
voted this week to ask the university administration
to divest from eight companies that do business
in Israel.”]

Pinkwatching Israel. “Pinkwatching Israel an online
resource and information hub for activists working
on BDS within queer communities to expose and
resist Israeli pinkwashing - the cynical use of gay
rights to distract from and normalize Israeli
occupation, settler colonialism, and apartheid.”

Pinkwatching Israel. “Wave of Boycotts Hits Israeli
LGBT Film Festival as International Artists Heed
Palestinian Call to Respect Picket Line,
” May 31, 2017.

Power, Róisín and Dominic McGrath. “USI
[Union of Students in Ireland] Votes to Support
Boycott Campaign Against Israel
, The University
Times [Ireland], April 5, 2018.

Rehman, Asad. "Israel’s BDS blacklist is straight out
of apartheid. The UK can’t condone it
,” The Guardian
[UK], January 9, 2018. [Asad Rehman is executive
director of War on Want]

Remez, Ari. "How David Grossman got drafted into
the fight against BDS
Culture Minister Miri Regev
is ramping up her battle against cultural boycotts
by enlisting luminaries such as David Grossman.
It’s time Israeli artists who believe in democracy
to stand up and be brave," +972, July 28, 2017.

Rose, Hillary and Stephen Rose. Stephen Hawking’s
boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science; What really
winds up Israel is that this rejection comes from a
famous scientist, and it is science that drives
its economy, prestige and military strength
,” The
Guardian [UK], May 13, 2013.

Rosen, Rabbi Brant. God Hears the Cry of the
Oppressed: A Theology of Boycott, Divestment
and Sanctions
,” Shalom Rav [blog], November 20, 2017.

Rosen, Rabbi Brant. Quakers, Jews and Israel’s BDS
” Shalom Rav [blog], January 11, 2018.

Rosen, Rabbi Brant. "Why I Support the Palestinian
Right of Return
,” May 7, 2017.

Ross, Andrew. "‘Daily Californian’ solicits, then
kills, op-ed on academic boycott of Israel
,” February
7, 2019. [Excerpt: "After the University of California
chancellors posted an anti-BDS statement in
December, Daily Californian editors solicited an
op-ed response from Sacramento Regional
Coalition for Palestinian Rights…. We ended
the editorial dialogue by pointing out the irony
of soliciting, and then shutting down, a BDS
perspective on the suppression of the right
to boycott. Here, for the record is the op-ed
article the Daily Californian would not run.”]

Rothchild, Alice. Between Life and Death: The
Propaganda of anti-BDS Campaigns
,” Palestine Square,
May 30. 2017.

Roy, Sara. "On equating BDS and anti-Semitism:
a letter to the German government
,” Mondoweiss,
 June 10, 2019. ["I write to you regarding the motion
recently passed by the Bundestag that equated BDS
with anti-Semitism. I also write to you as Jew, a
child of Holocaust survivors and as a scholar of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict….If your history has
imposed a burden and an obligation upon you, it
is to defend justice not Israel. This is what Judaism,
not Zionism, demands.

Rubin, Jesse. "In major BDS win, Barnard students
vote overwhelmingly to divest from the Israeli
,” Mondoweiss, April 19, 2018.

Salaita, Steven. “How to Practice BDS in academe,” 
Electronic Intifada, May 27, 2014.

Salon, Norton, Ben. “The new McCarthyism is
pro-Israel: Legal groups slam NY Gov. Andrew
Cuomo for creating “unconstitutional” blacklist
of BDS supporters
; Cuomo’s or
der that sets up a
blacklist of Israel boycott supporters 
is McCarthyite
and illegal, legal groups say,” Salon, 
June 6, 2016.

Samidoun. Israeli attacks on Omar Barghouti part
of ongoing attempt to silence and criminalize growing
BDS movement
,” statement, March 22, 2017.

Samuels, Gabriel. British historian Catherine Hall
rejects £225,000 Israeli award for 'political’ reasons;
Academic snubs prominent prize following lengthy
discussions about the Israel-Palestine conflict
,” The
Independent [UK], May 24, 2016.

Samuels, Gabriel. Israel boycott ban: Three councils
cleared of anti-semitism over Israeli goods boycott;
Case against councils described as ‘misconceived’
while campaigners call ruling 'important victory
The Independent [UK], June 28, 2016.

Schulman, Sarah. "How the BDS movement convinced
‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway to shoot in L.A.
instead of Israel
,” Mondoweiss, October 20, 2018.

Shakir, Omar. "Israel Wants to Deport Me for My
Human Rights Work
,” Human Rights Watch, April
18, 2019. ["An Israeli judge asked me in court last
month if I would vow not to promote “boycotts,”
defined under Israeli law to include calls on
companies to stop doing business in Israeli
settlements in the occupied West Bank. In light
of the human rights impact of those activities,
I refused. This week, the court upheld a government
deportation order against me, citing that refusal….
Human Rights Watch neither supports nor opposes
boycotts of Israel...we document the practices of
businesses in settlements as part of our global efforts
to urge companies, governments and other actors to
meet their human rights responsibilities. We also defend
the right of individuals to support or oppose boycotts
peacefully, as a matter of freedom of speech and

Shefa, Sheri. "Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector
union, adopts BDS motion
,” The Canadian Jewish
News, August 31, 2017.

Silver, Charlotte. "Investigate groups with
“Jewish-sounding” names, says Nevada lawmaker

Electronic Intifada, June 29, 2017. ["The Electronic
Intifada has obtained a memo from a Nevada
lawmaker to fellow Jewish lawmakers across the
United States giving advice on how to fight back
against the movement for Palestinian
rights – including the Jewish activists who support it."]

Silver, Charlotte. "Roger Waters urges Chemical
Brothers to cancel Israel gig
," Electronic Intifada,
November 2, 2016.

Silverstein, Richard. "Aipac Wants Congress to
Criminalize BDS
,” Tikun Olam, May 14, 2015.

Silverstein, Richard. "Avrum Burg: Boycotts
May Be Necessary to Achieve Israeli Democracy,
If Israel Refuses Two-States It Should Expect One
Tikun Olam, August 5, 2012. 

Silverstein, Richard. "Boycotts Have an Honored Status
in Jewish History
,” Tikun Olam, October
13, 2018. [Excerpt: "
There’s a supreme irony in Israel’s
current all-out war on BDS.  A boycott played a critical
part in one critical episode in modern Jewish history.
In 1933, American Jewish leaders organized an
international boycott of Germany.  The campaign was
extremely effective.  Over five years, German trade
declined dramatically and its economic recovery was
impaired.  In response, the Germans developed, together
with the Yishuv Zionist leadership, the Haavara
Agreement, which enabled Germany to barter the
plundered property and valuables of German Jews.
In turn, it transformed German Jewish wealth into
products exported by the Third Reich to Palestine
in order to facilitate the expulsion and resettlement
of these Jews in Palestine. By signing this agreement,
the Zionists gained the looted proceeds of Germany
Jewry in the form of German goods, which in turn
provided an economic and demographic boost to the
Yishuv. But there was another, more disturbing impact:
the Jewish-led boycott campaign was sabotaged
and ultimately failed because a major portion of the
world Jewish community rejected and abandoned it.
Meaning that the most effective tool that world Jewry
devised to combat the Nazis was torpedoed by
Ben Gurion.”]

Silverstein, Richard. "Bringing the Boycott Back
Home: Israeli Bar Boycotts IDF, Settlements
Tikun Olam, June 21, 2009. [Excerpt: “You
didn’t think it was possible for Israel to
boycott itself, did you?  But a Tel Aviv bar,
organized by an anarchist collective, refuses
to serve anyone in IDF uniform and refuses
to stock products made in the Territories.”]

Silverstein, Richard. "Israeli Anti-BDS Ministry
Secretly Buys Media Coverage
,” Tikun Olam,
December 20, 2019.

Silverstein, Richard. "Israeli Diplomats in
South Africa (1964) on Boycott: Shades of
” Tikun Olam, February 3, 2014. [Excerpt:
"However the type of boycott whose actual
value [ability to tangibly damage the economy]
may be small, but whose propaganda and
psychological value is great, is what greatly
influences public opinion [here].  This is the
path on which [boycotters] must continue,
in addition to all the other means that are
available by which to force South Africa to
diverge from its racist polices."]

Silverstein, Richard. "Republican Jewish Coalition
Boss Declares BDS as Dangerous to Jews as White
Supremacists,” Tikun Olam, July 14, 2018.
[Excerpt: "
Have Jewish Republicans stooped so
low that they defend neo-Nazis because their
president does?  Have we come to the point
where a Jew believes he has less to fear from
such dreck than from peace activists?”]

Sommer, Allison Kaplan. "How a U.S. Quaker
Group That Won the Nobel Peace Prize Ended
Up on Israel's BDS Blacklist
: American Friends
Service Committee was honored in 1947 for
its work helping victims of the Nazis, but 70
years on has been declared an enemy of the
Israeli state. Peace activists are baffled by the
move, but critics say it is richly deserved,”
Ha’aretz, January 7, 2018. 

Sommer, Allison Kaplan. "The Jewish Voice at the
Heart of the Boycott Israel Movement
Jewish Voice
for Peace executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson
isn't your typical BDS activist: she spent three years
in Israel, is married to an Israeli and has relatives in
the West Bank. Despite many critics in the organized
Jewish community, she says JVP is thriving in the
Trump era and doesn't need the establishment’s
stamp of approval,” Ha’aretz, March 29, 2017.

Squires, Kevin. “
Ireland latest EU state to defend BDS,”
Electronic Intfada, May 28, 2016.

Stern, Itay. "Wave of Cancellations Hits Tel Aviv
LGBT Film Festival Due to BDS Pressure: Following
South African director John Trengove’s withdrawal
over the weekend, other overseas guests have dropped
out of the event running from June 1-10
,” Ha’aretz,
May 29, 2017.

telesur. "Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner is Supporter
of BDS, Palestine
,” October 3, 2018. [George P.
Smith, U of Missouri]

Telhami, Shibley. "What do Americans think of
the BDS movement, aimed at Israel?
 And does
it matter for the US election?” Brookings
Institute, January 8, 2020.

Thrall, Nathan. "BDS: how a controversial non-violent
movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian
,” The Guardian [UK], August 14, 2018.

Tibon, Amir. "U.S. Lauds Freedom of Expression in
Response to Israeli Plan to Track pro-BDS Citizens
While America strongly opposes boycotts of Israel,
voicing differing political views still requisite,
State Department spokesman says,” Ha’aretz,
March 22, 2017.

Tutu, Desmond. “My Plea to the People of Israel: Liberate
Yourselves by Liberating Palestine
Archbishop Emeritus
Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls
for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and
Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable
solution to the crisis in the Holy Land, Ha’aretz, August
14, 2014.

[Twenry British Filmmakers.] "UK cinemas should
boycott the Israeli film festival Seret
. While
Palestinians suffer at the hands of the Israeli
army, British cinemas should not host this event,
say 20 film-makers, screenwriters and others,”
The Guardian [UK], April 25, 2019.

United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR). “UUMKR
Opposes Anti-BDS Legislation
Legislation threatens
U.S. constitutional rights and contradicts policies,” UMKR
Website, January 28, 2016.

US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of
Israel [USACBI].“Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)
Frequently Asked Questions,” USACBI Website, 2016.

Vilkomerson, Rebecca. “I’m Jewish, and I want people
to boycott Israel. The country must be held accountable
for its human rights abuses
,” The Washington
Post, June 24, 2016.

Vilkomerson, Rebecca. “I'm a U.S. Jew on Israel's BDS
Blacklist. I Have Family in Israel. But I Won't Be
: Israel wants to intimidate the growing
numbers of Jews fighting for equality and freedom
for all people in Israel/Palestine. It won't work,”
Ha’aretz, January 7, 2018. [Behind Haaretz paywall;
also available here.]

UMass Amherst Faculty [open letter]. “UMass
Amherst faculty respond to chancellor statement
attacking BDS panel
,” Mondoweiss, October
29, 2019. [“… there is a nationwide, well-funded,
and well-coordinated attack on public criticism of
Israel. What we expect from our administrators is a
robust defense of our academic freedom and
especially the integrity and good name of our
faculty, students, and staff. Swamy, you can do
better than this.”]

Waheed, Manar and Brian Hauss. "The Latest Attack
on Free Speech in the Israel-Palestine Debate
,” ACLU,
June 5, 2018. [Regarding the “Anti-Semitism Awareness

Waldman, Paul. "How Democrats are helping the
right stifle debate on Israel
,” The Washington Post,
December 18, 2018. ["When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
or Sarah Palin waxes rhapsodic about their love of
the Jewish state, that’s what’s behind it: a belief
that we’re in a clash of civilizations between the
white Christian west and everyone else. (Jews
are just pre-Christians who will either convertor
be condemned to eternal hellfire once Jesus
returns, of course.) That means that Palestinians
should be treated like the enemy in an ongoing
war. Their demands for human rights and fair
treatment should be dismissed and ignored; no
amount of Palestinian suffering is worth caring
about; and any claim that they make to self-
determination is illegitimate.”]

Waters, Roger. "Tear down this Israeli wall," The Guardian
[UK], March 11, 2011.

Weiss, Philip. "American students must serve
like Israeli soldiers on their campuses against
BDS — [House Majority Leader] Steny Hoyer
Mondoweiss, March 4, 2020.

Weiss, Philip. "‘Attack, attack, attack’ — Leaked emails
show panicked Netanyahu rallying Clinton and US Jews
against BDS
,” Mondoweiss, October 7, 2016.

Weiss, Philip. "BDS is ‘antisemitic virus
which infects’ progressives, rabbi says at
Biden event
,” Mondoweiss, August 29, 2020.

Weiss, Philip. "Emails show Clinton crafted BDS
letter for pro-Israel donors, as counter to her support
for Iran deal,
” Mondoweiss, October 8, 2016.

Weiss, Philip. "Freed to travel, Barghouti will receive
Gandhi award on Sunday at Yale
,” Mondoweiss, April
20, 2017.

Weiss, Philip. "Honored responses to Hong
Kong and Minneapolis are deemed ‘antisemitic’
when they target Israel
,” Mondoweiss, May
29, 2020.

Weiss, Philip. "‘LA Times’ calls BDS a ‘classic tool
of peaceful political expression
,’ Mondoweiss,
July 9, 2017.

Weiss, Philip. "Quaker Group Honored by
Yad Vashem for Helping Jews During Holocaust
is Now Banned from Israel
,” Mondoweiss, January
8, 2018. [Excerpt: "Mike Merryman-Lotze of
the AFSC was quoted today by IMEU on the
move by Israel:
 “We will continue to stand
up for peace and justice in Israel and
Palestine regardless of the recent Israeli
announcement that staff from AFSC and
19 other organizations may be denied entry
to Israel because of our support for the
grassroots Boycott, Divestment, and
Sanctions movement for Palestinian
human rights. “Our response to the
Palestinian BDS call is in line with our
similar support for divestment from
apartheid South Africa and boycotts
during the civil rights era. Our work
is motivated by Quaker belief in the
worth and dignity of all people, and
it is that belief that has led us to
support and join in nonviolent resistance
to violence and oppression around the
world, including the Palestinian BDS
call, for a hundred years.”

Weiss, Philip. "Reform rabbi won’t host BDS speakers
because they advocate ‘violence’ and ‘abuse
Mondoweiss, January 2, 2019. [Excerpt: “Rabbi
Wendi Geffen, the senior rabbi at a leading Chicago
area Reform temple {North Shore Congregation Israel},
is emblematic of the liberal Jewish community in that
she avoids the Israel discussion because she says it
can rupture family and congregation. But she ended
the year in her temple by characterizing the
Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
(BDS) campaign aimed at pressuring Israel as violent.”]

Weiss, Philip. "‘Washington Post’ runs letters
explaining why BDS is not anti-Semitic
Mondoweiss, June 16, 2015.

Weiss, Philip and Adam Horowitz. “Flanked by AIPAC and
Israeli consul, Cuomo signs anti-BDS order
,” Mondoweiss,
June 6, 2016.

Weiss, Revuen. "Taking the fight against BDS to social
Ynetnews, February 10, 2015.

White, Ben. "BDS’ effect on Israel,” Middle
East Monitor, November 29, 2017.

White, Ben. "Delegitimizing Solidarity: Israel
Smears Palestine Advocacy as Anti-Semitic
Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 49 No. 2,
Winter 2020; (pp. 65-79)
DOI: 10.1525/jps.2020.49.2.65 [Abstract:
"In response to growing Palestine solidarity
activism globally—and particularly in
countries that have been traditional allies
of Israel—the Israeli government has
launched a well-resourced campaign
to undermine such efforts. A key element
of this campaign consists in equating
Palestine advocacy; the Boycott, Divestment,
Sanctions (BDS) movement; and
anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. The
concerted effort to delegitimize solidarity
with the Palestinians is taking place even
as genuine anti-Semitism is on the rise,
thanks to the resurgent white nationalism
of the Far Right in Europe and North
America—political forces that Israel is
harnessing to help shield from scrutiny
and accountability its apartheid policies
toward Palestinians, both citizens of the
state as well as those under military rule.
In its efforts to conflate anti-Zionism with
anti-Semitism, the Israeli government is
assisted by non-state organizations that
nonetheless enjoy close ties with the state
and its agencies.”]

Winstanley, Asa. First “boycott ban” case defeated in UK
high court
Electronic Intfada,  June 30, 2016.

Winstanley, Asa. "2018 was another year of BDS
,” Middle East Monitor, January 19, 2019.

Winstanley, Asa. "Israel boycott restrictions thrown out
by UK's High Court
,” Electronic Intifada, June 22, 2017.

Winstanley, Asa. Israel reveals “delegitimization
department” to spy on boycott activists
,” Electronic
Intifada, August 27, 2015.

Winstanley, Asa. "Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to
Protect Eurovision
,” IMEMC, August 18, 2018. ["This “BDS
insurance” is a sign of how serious a threat to Israeli
occupation BDS is considered. The Tel Aviv newspaper
Haaretz reported this week that the public broadcasting
corporation is in negotiations with Israel’s finance ministry
over the terms of a massive $13.5 million loan to cover
the costs of putting on the contest. 
According to the
paper, “the Finance Ministry would commit to cover the
loan amount if the competition is ultimately not held in
Israel, due to extenuating circumstances such as
earthquake, war or a boycott organised by BDS, the
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.”

Winstanley, Asa. "Mossad role in Israel’s war
against BDS confirmed
,” Electronic Intifada,
June 14, 2019. ["This week the Israeli newspaper
Haaretz confirmed something that The Electronic
Intifada has been reporting for years. The Mossad,
reputedly Israel’s most ruthless and violent spy
agency, is involved in the war against BDS, the
nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions
movement for Palestinian rights.”]

Winstanley, Asa. "UK poll shows strong backing
for Israel boycott
,” Electronic Intifada, June 2, 2017.

Younis, Rami. “Interview: The Man Behind the BDS Movement
[Omar Barghouti], +972, June 14, 2015. [Originally published
in Arabic on Bokra.]

Zonszein, Mairav. “In Israel, BDS is Winning,”
+972, March 28, 2016.

• Right to Boycott

RighttoBoycott.org is the website of Palestine Legal, “an
independent organization dedicated to protecting the civil
and constitutional rights of people in the US who speak out
for Palestinian freedom….[Palestine Legal provides] legal
advice, Know Your Rights trainings, advocacy and litigation
support to college students, grassroots activists and affected
communities who stand for justice in Palestine.” 

Anti-BDS Legislation by State

Federal Legislation

Ten Things to Know about Anti-BDS Legislation [August 16, 2016]


“Introduced by Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace,
Gandhi Peace Award Honoree Omar Barghouti describes victories of the boycott,
divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) in the effort for Palestinian justice“
[27:59 / April, 2017]

"Incoming members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, have both come
out in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement — the first House
members to ever do so…. In his latest video essay, The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan examines
— and debunks — some of the myths and controversies surrounding the BDS movement.”
[8:7, December, 2018]



Israel Fights Back Against BDS: Ali Abunimah on The Battle for Justice in Palestine

Palestinian Freedom Conference (Pt 10) [2019]: "BDS, A Strategy To
Help Free Palestine #3 - Omar Barghouti” / "Equality is the key to
rights, the BDS movement believes, and it is therefore the sine
qua non for a just and lasting peace. The most profound human
right, is the right to have equal rights, irrespective of one’s identity,
as enshrined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But to
achieve equality, freedom and justice must be realised, as many
rights and justice movements all over the world keenly understand.
Our diverse struggles for economic, social, racial, gender, and
climate justice, objectively share one common commitment to
and passion for justice, for ending oppression, for attaining true
equality, and living in dignity. The intersectionality of our
struggles is extremely important. Our oppressors are more
unified than ever. And our oppressions are more intersectional
than ever. It is high time for all of us to explore the
intersectionality of our resistances. Divided we fail, united
we prevail."

University of Florida Students for Justice in Palestine

University of Florida Students for Justice in Palestine

"It’s important to remember that calling for politically motivated
boycotts is a legitimate means of voicing protest and expressing
opposition. You don’t have to support a boycott to defend the
freedom of expression of those who employ it as a nonviolent
tool in their battle against governments and corporations.”
Editorial in the Israeli daily Haaretz, July 6, 2018.

[Part 1] "Author of 'No Logo' and 'The Shock Doctrine', Naomi Klein talks about the
Boycott divestment sanctions campaign against Israel.

[Part 2] "Author of 'No Logo' and 'The Shock Doctrine', Naomi Klein talks about the
Boycott divestment sanctions campaign against Israel."

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Prominent Artists Endorse the Cultural Boycott of Israel [video from Adalah-NY].  More
nformation about this video can be found here.

"Criminalizing Dissent: The Attack on BDS & Pro-Palestinian
Speech, a panel featuring Cornel West, Linda Sarsour, Shaun
King, Omar Barghouti, Tim Wise, and Dima Khalidi, was held
at the UMass-Amherst Fine Arts Center on Nov. 12, 2019 in
front of a capacity crowd despite being condemned by
university officials and right-wing pro-Israel pressure
groups. The panel addressed mounting efforts by U.S.
political leaders, right-wing lobbying groups, and college
and university administrators to silence pro-Palestinian
speech on American campuses and criminalize support
for BDS, a nonviolent movement that seeks to pressure
Israel to end its violations of Palestinian human rights.
Topics included the recent bipartisan vote by the U.S.
House of Representatives to condemn BDS, a new U.S.
Department of Education policy that threatens to
withdraw federal funding from institutions that allow
pro-Palestinian speech critical of Israeli policy, and a
formal statement issued by the chancellor of UMass
condemning the event."

Hessel, BDS quote

"Czech human rights defenders' appeal to Eurovision Song Contest contestants,
Lake Malawi, to boycott the contest in apartheid Israel.” [5/13/19]

Click here, or on the image above, to go to the interactive
site [designed by Visualizing Palestine] where one can explore
the actions which have shaped the BDS movement.

Banning BDS - wrong then, wrong now

Talib Kweli #BDS

Freedom, Justice, Equality - BDS


[Haaretz] BDS Isn't anti-Semitic, Says Gideon Levy. Listen to Our Podcast,
While It's Still Legal[Israeli journalist Gideon Levy] "says that the government's hysterical
response to the boycott movement proves that it isn't winning this 13-year war - and
defends his most recent op-ed.” [12/16/18] 

"Former Latin American Presidents Dilma Rousseff (Brazil),
Lula da Silva (Brazil), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Ernesto Samper
(Colombia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), José Mujica (Ecuador),
and Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) are among the over 320 public
figures from Latin America who signed a statement released
yesterday calling for sanctions against Israel as a response
to Israel’s planned de jure annexation of occupied Palestinian
territory and to its ongoing de facto annexation and apartheid.
Other prominent signatories include Brazilian singers Chico
Buarque and Caetano Veloso, and Argentinian Nobel
Peace Prize-winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.” [Mondoweiss,
July, 2020]

Danny Glover BDS

Massive Attack supports BDS

"US poll shows that the US public strongly supports the #RightToBoycott Israel, in
contrast with US politicians’ efforts to restrict that right. According to the national
poll, 72% oppose laws penalizing people who boycott Israel” — BDS Movement / See
Sibley Telhami, "What do Americans think of the BDS movement, aimed at Israel?
And does it matter for the US election?
” Brookings, January 8, 2020. 

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Hessel on BDS

Holocaust and concentration camp survivor Stéphane                                                                                                    Hessel: a distinguished diplomat, renowned writer,                                                                                                              and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


"New bus stop #AdHack a stone's throw from the
Houses of Parliament on the South Bank in Westminster
#ShutElbitDown #PalestineAction — in London,
United Kingdom."

Liz Jackson-Birthright-1

"As a Jewish alum, I want to thank ACCRIP and the
overwhelming majority of student voters who
supported divestment in the referendum last
March….Every day we remain invested, we are
responsible for ongoing land theft, military
violence and discrimination. We restrict the
ability of Palestinian students to receive an
equal education at Brown by investing in
companies that oppress their families. We
preserve a status quo of violence, settler
colonialism and racism that is intolerable
to many students and constituencies
on campus.” — Liz Jackson

Global BDS Movt statement

Palestinian civil organizations reject the baseless allegations and fabrications of the
German Parliament against the BDS movement that aim to delegitimize Palestinian
non-violent resistance to Israel’s occupation and apartheid. 
Full statement:

Poster by ML

BDS protest

"Demonstrators carrying a sign advocating BDS protest U.S. aid to Israel at a
Democratic fund-raiser held by then-candidate Hillary Clinton at the Beverly
Hills home of pro-Israel billionaire Haim Saban, Aug. 22, 2016. (ROBYN BECK/

jvp on stairs

"Part of the Jewish Voice for Peace delegation at the 221st Presbyterian
General Assembly in Detroit who worked in solidarity with Presbyterian
groups on divestment from companies profiting off the Israeli occupation.”
[Mondoweiss, July 25, 2019]

“Visualizing Palestine's Growth of a Movement timeline documents
524 significant actions and events in the Palestinian-led, global
BDS movement.” View the timeline here (note: best viewed on a desktop device).

Over 500 Latin American Artists Endorse Cultural Boycott
of Israel
, April 19, 2018 / Well-known Latin American artists
including Doctor Krápula, Patricia Ariza, Álvaro Rodríguez,
Lina Meruane, and Jesús Abad Colorado have pledged not
to perform or exhibit in Israel, in support of Palestinian rights

Shakira Nixes Her Tel Aviv Show - The
 // Shakira cancels Israel concert
after pressure from BDS

"More than 130 LGBTQIA+ filmmakers
and film artists from 15 countries have
signed a groundbreaking pledge committing
not to participate in TLVFest, the Israeli
government-sponsored LGBT film festival
in Tel Aviv.” queercinemaforpalestine.org

Ali Abunimah: "Americans overwhelmingly reject anti-BDS laws, poll finds,”
Electronic Intifada, October 23, 2019.

Pop Kult BDS

Boycott from Within חרם מבפנים مقاطعة من الداخل

"As a participant in the process of producing the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, [Hessel] deeply appreciated
the necessity of advocating for equal rights for all humans,
regardless of identity. This and the fact that he is a Holocaust
survivor were crucial factors behind his endorsement of BDS…"

Reggae for Palestine

Kgalema Motlanthe - Supports BDS

"The #Africa4Palestine team wishes former President
of South Africa Comrade Kgalema Motlanthe a joyous
71st birthday.‬ / Comrade Motlanthe is one of many
anti-Apartheid stalwarts who describe Israeli Apartheid
as far much worse than Apartheid South Africa."

15 years of BDS

BDS@15: Fifteen Ways to Support Our Struggle
for Freedom, Justice & Equality 

"Palestinian artists and cultural organisations in Gaza                                                                                                        and beyond have written an appeal for solidarity from                                                                                                         all those who work in the arts internationally. / “We                                                                                                        members of the Palestinian cultural and artistic                                                                                                          community in the besieged and occupied Gaza                                                                                                                    Strip, across historic Palestine and in exile make                                                                                                                       this heartfelt appeal to our fellow artists from                                                                                                                  around the world to cancel all scheduled performances,                                                                                                 exhibitions and appearances in Israel, or sponsored                                                                                                                 by the Israeli government or complicit Israeli institutions,                                                                                                   whether in-person or online, for as long as Israel’s                                                                                                            regime of military occupation and apartheid persists."

Visualizing Palestine visual honors NFL player Michael Bennett, who
 skipped a 2017 Israeli gov-backed trip, inspiring six other players to
do the same. "I want to be a voice for the voiceless, and I cannot do that
by going on this kind of trip.” Also see Michael Brown’s "NFL players
pull out of Israel propaganda tour
,” Electronic Intifada, February 11, 2017. 

BDS Activists in NY

BDS activists in New York City [photo: Joe Catron; Mondoweiss]

Tell AXA to Divest from Israeli War Crimes!

South African Church Leaders Support for Israeli
Apartheid Week: 
Reverend Ziphozihle Siwa, President
of the South African Council of Churches, Presiding
Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa,
BDS supporter [2014]

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“Why support the BDS Movement,” BDS Movement
for Palestinian Rights email, July 9, 2020
["The nonviolent BDS movement for freedom,
 justice and equality is supported by the absolute
majority in Palestinian society. BDS rejects
all forms of racism and racial discrimination.”]

Gad Oren on Lorde and NDS

Palestinians call for boycott of Open Source Festival in Germany over its
censorship of Talib Kweli 

"Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated his belief that the
Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement is anti-Semitic.
We speak to Ali Abunimah, who says Trudeau has adopted Netanyahu’s
talking points
” / “...Trudeau was spouting a pack of lies about the
BDS movement and echoing Israeli government talking points

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From JVP’s Solidarity Alphabet Project

BDS protest

Lionel Richie

Lionel Don't Go to Apartheid Israel! 

Israeli artists: Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin festival [August 9, 2019]

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Jewish Voice for Peace: "For 30 years the South African boycott
movement struggled vigilantly against brutal apartheid, until
it finally broke through to victory. A new graphic from
Visualizing Palestine shows us how they did it. / International
solidarity and global participation in the boycott was paramount
to its success. Just as the world came together to end South
African apartheid, so should we all be building together in the
same way to end Israeli apartheid, which has stripped Palestinians
of their rights, their safety, their dignity, even their imaginations.
It is a colonization of both body and mind, and it has to end. /
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement works, it's up
to all of us to make it happen. None of us are free until we are all free!”