“What is the Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)?
by the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott Initiative

On July 9, 2005, one year after the historic Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which found Israel’s Wall built on occupied Palestinian territory to be illegal, a clear majority of Palestinian civil society called upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel, similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era, until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with international law.

BDS has been endorsed by over 170 Palestinian parties, organizations, trade unions and movements representing the Palestinian people in the 1967 and 1948 territories and in the diaspora. On July 13, 2005 the UN International Civil Society Conference adopted the Palestinian Call for BDS.”

– from The Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Campaign

BDS can cover a whole range of things; you can learn more at the above website – you might like to begin specifically with the Consumer Boycott (like not buying Israeli avocadoes etc)

To be researched: was there a medical/health aspect to the B/D/S movement against South African apartheid?


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