The tactic of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) has been used for years to pressure U.S. companies to stop illegally profiting from foreign occupations. In the case of the Israeli occupation, however, supporters of the Israeli occupation and the right-wing Israeli government have mounted a strong counter-attack.
In addition to the 500,000 people who have been displaced in Gaza as a result of the most recent military operation, food insecurity affects 72 per cent of households.
Rivlin said, “For me, our right to this land is not a matter of political debate. It is a basic fact of modern Zionism."
In the lead for "rogue state" in the region are the U.S. and Israel, with Saudi Arabia trying its best to join the club with its invasion of Bahrain and now its murderous assault on Yemen.
We think of the sanctions as a means to compel Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Netanyahu sees the sanctions as the very point.
The sole mechanism left to ensure justice for Palestine is the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Sanctions brought down the apartheid regime of South Africa. And they are what will bring down the apartheid regime of Israel. BDS is nonviolent. It appeals to conscience. And it works.
One year after Operation Protective Edge, a group of 30 women are fasting for the next 50 days to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu to return to negotiations.
While Israelis water their lawns and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinians a few kilometers away are literally dying of thirst.
The Facebook page serves as an online tool to help Israel present a more positive and “benevolent” image of Israel’s control of the occupied territories.