New: BDS Toolkit and videos from the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Have you been wanting to start a BDS campaign? Or, are you a seasoned activist looking for a good resource to share with others? Is someone you know confused about what BDS is? These new resources are for you! (more…)
HSBC: Stop Arming Israel!
HSBC is a major shareholder in companies selling weapons and military technology to Israel and also provides those companies with the loans they need to operate. Here’s the latest campaign action you can take (more…)
Morally Responsible Investment in Israel and Palestine
“Because they lead my people astray, saying ‘Peace’ when there is no peace, and because when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore I tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall” Ezekiel 13:10-11
Read our guide on morally responsible investment and find out more about how we are encouraging UK churches to engage in this.
Red Card Israeli Racism
Fight Israeli Racism through football
The Israeli government violates international law. It discriminates against Palestinian Arabs through laws and actions involving ethnic cleansing, cultural genocide and collective punishment. This discrimination is severe, widespread, and unrelenting. It is generally unrecognised.
Palestinian footballers suffer their share. They are arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned without charge, cannot travel freely and cannot meet properly for games and training. (more…)
Take action: Write to your MP about Israel’s travel ban on BDS supporters
From The Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Last week, the Knesset passed a law to ban entry to those who advocate for the non-violent boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. (more…)
Make your Church HP-Free!
Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) have started an excellent campaign to help Churches boycott Hewlett Packard and become ‘HP-Free’.
The technology created by Hewlett Packard denies Palestinians freedom of movement in the West Bank and Gaza. Hewlett-Packard sells the tools necessary for state repression: surveillance and population registration technologies. The biometric IDs, fingerprinting, and retinal scanning equipment and software developed by HP are critical to Israel’s ability to maintain segregation and apartheid.
Although this is an American campaign, many of the resources they are producing can be used here in the UK to help us achieve the same goals.
On their website is a presentation and notes to download that you can use in your Church, and also a full list of the other resources available from other organisations campaigning on this issue.
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign also has a full page dedicated to the Stop HP Campaign, so please visit there too.
FOSNA has started running Webinars on the campaign, which are free to join and available for anyone to be part of. We will post any future dates here on this page.
Sign the appeal to the UN about Israel’s war of repression on BDS
The BDS movement has launched an appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to take the necessary measures to uphold and protect the rights of Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights defenders who campaign nonviolently for Palestinian rights, including through the BDS movement. (more…)
The Sainsbury’s Campaign
The Sainsbury’s Campaign is calling on groups across the UK to endorse the campaign statement below, which serves as the political basis for the campaign.
Sainsbury’s: end trade with companies complicit in occupation
Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Boycott Sodastream
SodaStream is an Israeli corporation that produces all of its carbonation devices in Mishor Adummim, part of Ma’ale Adummim, one of the largest settlements strategically located east of Jerusalem.
The report Trading Away Peace identifies Ma’ale Adummim as ‘one of the largest expropriations of private Palestinian land during the occupation to date’
Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Boycott G4S
G4S are a British Danish private security firm that provide security systems and other services for major Israeli prisons. In several of these prisons hundreds of Palestinians are kept, detained without trial or charge. These prisoners are often interrogated and treated in appalling ways, against international human rights law.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Boycott Ahava
Ahava beauty products come from stolen land and natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territory. It’s factory and visitor centre are in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem near the Dead Sea. Ahava products are stocked in many London outlets, and national companies including John Lewis.
You can take action here against Ahava with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Boycott HP
The latest in a long line of businesses that make money from the occupation, HP are best known for their printer cartridges, laptops and ink photocopiers. But what you probably didn’t know is that they also supply specialised technologies to the Israeli army and navy – both of which have committed grave violations of human rights to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Suspend the EU-Israel Trade Association
You can also campaign to Suspend the EU-Israel Trade Association Agreement – Israel enjoys privileged access to the EU, including preferential relationships in trade and commerce, unlike no other non-EU country. Agreements allow Israel access to the EU scientific, academic, research and technical programmes, and extensive EU-Israeli cooperation and integration in many important sectors.
War on Want: Stop arming Israel
Stop arming Israel is a call for the UK Government to put in place a two-way arms embargo on Israel until it abides by international law. The recent war in Gaza would not be possible without the financial, military and diplomatic support from countries around the world, including the UK. The UK Government has continued to license arms exports to Israel, despite these almost certainly being used against Palestinian civilians.
You can take action and ask our government to stop arming Israel
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