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GAZA: This time it’s different says Tariq Ali


Gaza and Hala’s story

Shortage of fuel compounds health catastrophe in Gaza                               https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/8510-shortage-of-fuel-compounds-health-catastrophe-in-gaza


Gaza: This time it’s different says Tariq Ali

Published on Jul 28, 2014

Where is the Palestinian fight for justice going? asked Tariq Ali in July 2014, as Israel’s latest bombardment and invasion of Gaza was taking place. What is the future for the people of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank?


Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign isolating Israel

Published on Jun 8, 2014

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against the Israeli regime is gaining momentum internationally.

In June 1959, a group of South African exiles launched a Boycott Movement against the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Over the years, the movement contributed to the international isolation of the Apartheid regime in South Africa and eventually helped bring it down in 1994.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli regime began in July 2005. Over 170 Palestinian organizations have endorsed the campaign.

In 2007, the Palestinian BDS National Committee was established to coordinate the growing global movement.

Israeli Apartheid Week commemorated on university campuses in March of each year has grown every year since 2004. More than 150 cities around the globe marked Israeli Apartheid week this year.

In 2011, the Israeli Knesset (parliament) passed an anti-boycott law.

Israel’s strategic ally, the United States, introduced a law that would deny funding to any institution that endorses the academic boycott of Israel.

The snowball effect that the BDS campaign has gathered in the past year leaves no doubt that the isolation of Israel will continue to grow rapidly.

Keith W. Whitelam

Keith W. Whitelam shared a link.

Since our political leaders are incapable of standing up to Netanyahu in protecting the Palestinians and their children, it is imperative that the BDS campaign gathers popular support. Just as it was the anti-apartheid campaign that brought an end to the regime in South Africa, a complete boycott of Israel and those companies supporting it is the only way to apply effective pressure to end the slaughter, lift the blockade of Gaza and bring an end to the occupation as a whole.Politicians in the UK and USA have shown that they are incapable of effective action or are actively supporting the killing of Palestinian civilians and the occupation. Israel is losing the propaganda war as the horrific scenes from Gaza give the lie to their claims about self-defence or targeted strikes on military targets. The outrage at what is happening can now be transferred into the boycott movement to increase the economic and political pressure on Netanyahu, Obama and Cameron to bring an end to the slaughter.http://www.bdsmovement.net/

The Palestinian BDS National Committee website
How effective is the anti-Israel BDS movement?

Published on May 7, 2014

Supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel say it’s having increasing success.

BDS is a global campaign which uses economic and political pressure on Israel to comply with the stated goals of the movement – the end of Israeli occupation and colonization of Arab land, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens, and respect for the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

Increasingly civil society organizations and universities around the world are implementing BDS, as do a number of states.

On the other hand Israel views BDS as a strategic threat and is constantly campaigning against it.

So on today’s show we’ll be discussing what BDS has achieved so far. Can it help bring an end to Israeli apartheid just as sanctions on South Africa brought an end to white apartheid? Or is it — like some pro-Palestinian critics say — a bit like throwing a pebble at a tank?



Published on Aug 9, 2014

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Boycotting Israel over settlement expansion gaining momentum

Published on Mar 28, 2015

Two US Republican congressmen have introduced a bill to combat the rising tide of international boycott, divestment and sanctions, or BDS, against Israel.
The bill, referred to as The Boycott Our Enemies Not Israel Act, has been jointly brought up by Doug Lamborn and Ron DeSantis. According to the bill, prospective contractors with the US government will have to certify that they are not participating in any Israeli boycott. The bill also includes penalties for false certification, including permanently banning a company from doing business with the U-S government. This is the third such attempt by U-S lawmakers in the wake of a global campaign to boycott Israel over its settlement expansion. Two bipartisan bills were introduced earlier to counter the B-D-S movement, which has spread in universities across Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.


Israeli Agribusiness Demanding Relief From Government as BDS Intensifies

Published on Aug 29, 2014

Shir Hever: The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement is impacting Israeli export markets, particularly in the agricultural sector


Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza

Published on Sep 15, 2014

Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says the latest conflict with Gaza began after a crisis emerged in Israel over the defense budget


Pro-Palestinian protestors block unloading of Israeli ship

“Boycott Israeli apartheid” -South African leader Desmond Tutu

Published on Aug 1, 2012

Archbishop Desmond Tutu sends his greetings and support to the participants and organizers of the 2012 National BDS Conference at the University of Pennsylvania.
The growing BDS movment against Israeli apartheid.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of the South African apartheid movement exposes the Israeli apartheid against Palestinians and endorses Palestine in the conflict. Archbishop Tutu connects the struggles of black South Africa with the struggles of the Palestinians. Both Palestinians and blacks are fighting apartheid.

Palestinians face home demolitions leaving tens of thousands homeless. Checkpoints within the West Bank humiliate Palestinians who have to wait for hours. They are not for “security” and are placed between Palestinian cities.

The apartheid wall is a giant concrete wall that dwarfs the Berlin Wall. The wal is not on the border, but 90% of it runs inside the West Bank, separating villages, and destroying homes and Palestinian farmland in the way of its construction

650,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in illegal settlements(colonies) on Palestinian land, destroying Palestinian homes and leaving innocent families and children homeless.
4.7 million Palestinians are classified by the U.N as refugees that were displaced from their homes by Israel.
The Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela as well as other South African leaders have reported that the Israeli apartheid is worse than in South Africa.

“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians” – Nelson Mandela

Please spread the movement!!!!!!!


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