This Just In….BDS Around the World
The San Francisco Bay Area Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid
Advocates for a full boycott of Israeli goods
The Israel divestment Campaign recently lauched a ballot initiative to divest the California’s two public retirement funds from companies that provide equipment and services that Israel uses in violation of international law.
BDS South Africa-Student Perspectives
Over two years ago in April 2011, the University of Johannesburg’s senate actually terminated its instiutional relationship with Israel’s Ben-Gurion University.
“It behooves South Africans, erstwhile beneficiaries of generous international support, to stand up and be counted among those contributing actively to the cause of freedom and justice…we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”.
The student statement focuses on the disastrous effects the Occupation has on Palestinian students, as they face poverty, harassment and humiliation because of Israeli policies and actions.
For example, in 2003 Israel closed two Palestinian universities and in 2009, during its attacks on Gaza, bombed more than 60 primary and secondary schools.