Israeli BDS activists write to Rep. Ayanna Pressley: “We were disappointed to learn of your recent vote in favor of HR 246. Your condemnation of the BDS movement – a global, grassroots-based, non-violent campaign for equality in human rights does not do justice to your relentless work for human rights and human dignity for marginalized populations.”
Israeli citizens opposed to their government’s policies of oppression, occupation, apartheid and ethnic cleansing ask Jennifer Lopez to honor the Palestinian call for BDS and cancel her upcoming concert in Tel Aviv.
In 2011, Israel passed the ‘Boycott Law’ which made Israeli citizens legally liable if they boycott, or encourage a boycott of an Israeli product, company, or institution. A new amendment to the law seeks to raise the possible fine to boycott supporters a possible 300% and reinstate a controversial clause that says there is no need to prove a causal link between a boycott and the damages to a company for a boycott advocate to be found guilty. The organization Boycott from Within says: “We are not deterred, and we ask the international community to continue demanding accountability, by enacting boycotting, divesting from, and employing sanctions against Israel, in accordance with Palestinian civil society’s BDS call, until Israel abides by international law and respects the Palestinian people’s demands for justice, freedom, and equality.”