South African activist: “Palestine casts light on our own history”

Israel was declared an apartheid state during a session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Cape Town on 7 November. Among those following the tribunal’s deliberations was a group of young South Africans, including Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of BDS South Africa, a group campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, and Joni Barnard of [...]

Edinburgh University students vote to ban G4S

The student council of the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) adopted yesterday a motion to ban Danish-British security firm G4S from campus. EUSA wants to bring an end to the university’s relations with G4S because of the company’s involvement in the delivery of security services to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Israeli prisons. Blog this! Bookmark [...]

Hunger strike movement for Palestine develops rapidly

The hunger strike by Palestinian youth in the German Colony in Haifa is expanding. Hunger striker Lana Haskeyeh told me this evening that two more people joined the strike. “Tonight Palestinians from all over Israel will come to Haifa for a large demonstration to support the demands of the prisoners,” says Lana. She sounds determined to [...]

Reut Institute: Israeli Boycott law may backfire

In response to the growing Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Israeli parliament passed an anti-boycott law on 11 July. The law is heavily criticized; for example, Amnesty International denounced the anti-boycott law because it “will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Israel.” Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook [...]

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