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21 Apr
3:59

AXA IM Divests from Elbit Systems – Involved in Israeli War Crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@sumofus.org SumOfUs and the Coalition to Stop Assistance to Israeli Apartheid welcome AXA’s decision to withdraw part of its investment in Elbit Systems, and call on AXA to end its complicity in full by withdrawing all of its investments in companies complicit in Israel’s occupation. AXA is […]

25 May
12:55

Denmark Cancels Elbit Deal

Denmark has cancelled its planned purchase of howitzers from the Israeli arms company Elbit Systems, a deal that was worth up to DK 1.000 million.The progressive news portal modkraft notes that athough government officials cite financial reasons for the cancellation, others say this is an excuse and that public pressure […]

11 May
10:35

Palestine to EU: No Funding for Elbit

Israeli military companies should be excluded from Horizon 2020, a new EU research and innovation programme to which Israel is a partner, say over 30 Palestinian coalitions, trade unions and civil society groups.In a letter last week to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, the groups state that “Considering the […]

24 Apr
4:02

Barclays No Longer Listed as Elbit Shareholder

UK high street bank Barclays is no longer listed as a shareholder in Elbit Systems, the major Israeli military company that manufactures drones used in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and helps Israel build its illegal Apartheid wall.The news follows a high profile campaign launched after Barclays emerged as the named […]

05 Dec
2:02

Major BDS Win: Elbit Loses Brazil Deal

The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has cancelled a major collaboration deal with Israeli military company Elbit Systems in the wake of protests over the firm’s role in oppression of Palestinians.Brazilian social movements and trade unions and Palestinian groups had called on authorities to cancel the deal over […]

30 Mar
8:57

Swedish Retirement Fund Boycotts Elbit Israeli Military Systems Company

The Israeli Army electronics company “Elbit systems” has been barred by the FĂśrsta AP-Fonden pension fund, the biggest pensions fund in Sweden. The pensions fund decided to boycott Elbit on Ethical grounds. The fund said that Elbit systems is involved in the operation of the surveillance system installed on the […]

10 Jul
12:48

BDS @ 14: Hope in the Face of Israeli Apartheid

July 9, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Palestine, US, Israel Today, Palestinians mark with a mix of alarm and hope the 14th anniversary of the BDS Call, launched by Palestinian society in 2005 in pursuit of freedom, justice and equality. The growth of our popular resistance and the global, Palestinian-led BDS movement give […]

08 Jul
5:51

New Report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel’s War Crimes

July 8, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France, Europe In a report published today, the US corporate watchdog SumOfUs documented that the French insurance giant AXA is investing over $91 million in Israel’s five largest banks and Israel’s largest private arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems, all companies directly involved in Israel’s war crimes against […]

18 May
10:51

LGBTQ Groups Boycott Eurovision Festival in Tel Aviv

From DazedDigital.com: The Eurovision song contest is a gay institution, an international marquee event affectionately dubbed the ‘Gay Olympics’ – but with Israel hosting this year’s contest, a growing number of LGBTQ+ organisations, groups, journalists, and individuals are joining the call for a global boycott of the hosting state in solidarity […]

15 May
10:35

BNC: “We can end the ongoing Nakba with hope, resistance and meaningful solidarity.”

May 15, 2019/Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)/Palestine Palestinians in the homeland and in exile are commemorating the 71st anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe. With hope, we continue to resist and to insist on our right to freedom, justice, equality and dignity. We are also sending a message […]

28 Apr
12:48

British Filmmakers Call On UK Cinemas to Boycott Israeli Film Festival

In an open letter recently published by The Guardian, 20 British filmmakers and writers including Mike Leigh, Leila Sansour, Ken Loach and Prahitbha Parmar have criticized the hosting of an Israeli government sponsored film festival in the UK. The letter cites the findings of the recent UN report on Israel’s […]

26 Apr
4:10

Coalition Calls for AXA to Divest from Israeli Apartheid at Annual Meeting

April 24, 2019, Paris – This afternoon, before AXA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, over 50 activists from the Coalition to Stop AXA Assistance to Israeli Apartheid gathered outside, and called on AXA to divest from Israeli apartheid. AXA invests, through its subsidiary AXA IM, […]

19 Mar
6:23

Israeli Apartheid Week Opens Worldwide, As Netanyahu Confirms Discriminatory Regime

March 18, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America Global Actions Follow Record Turnout at Palestinian National BDS Conference The 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), the largest global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) mobilization for Palestinian rights, opens today with more than 80 events in 40 […]

30 Dec
5:33

Largest European Bank to Divest from Israeli Defense Contractor

In what is being cheered as a victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, the international banking firm HSBC has announced that it is divesting from Elbit Systems, the second-largest weapons manufacturer in Israel. Europe’s largest bank confirmed, on Thursday, that it has completely liquidated its holdings in the […]

27 Nov
8:55

The EU and Jerusalem: The Potential for Pushback

by Yara Hawari , for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 set a dangerous precedent that both encouraged Israel to continue its annexation and colonization of Palestinian land and invited third states to join in violating their obligations under international law. Although condemned […]

04 Oct
8:45

Palestinians Call on EU to Halt Normalization Programs and End Complicity With Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights and International Law

October 3, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Europe The European Union’s program “Israeli and Palestinian Young Leaders at the European Parliament” cynically aims at reducing 70 years of Palestinian suffering under Israel’s regime of settler-colonialism, military occupation and apartheid to a “conflict” that can […]

09 Aug
9:29

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the […]

15 Mar
8:22

Israeli Military Strangles Its Own Weapons Manufacturer to Privatize It

Elbit Systems bought IMI at a bargain price because managers made sure the company was poorly run to provide an excuse for privatization, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid […]

14 Feb
6:15

Israeli Police Recommend Indictment for Netanyahu Corruption Charges

In a statement released late Tuesday night, Israeli police have recommended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud and corruption after months of investigation. Netanyahu, who has held office since 2009, stands accused of accepting gifts in exchange for preferential treatment and political favors as well […]

06 Feb
7:32

BNC Releases List of Achievements in 2017

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was, this week, formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness (Rødt). The BDS National Committee has released a short list of its top achievements for the year 2017. GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL PARTIES A UN-commissioned report established […]

24 Jan
12:20

Lieberman Calls for Ban of Israeli Poet following Comparison of Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank

Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly instructed the state-run “Army Radio” to halt any future broadcasts of Israeli poet and songwriter Yehonatan Geffen, calling the poet’s work ‘sickening and outrageous’. On Monday night, Geffen released a short poem to his Instagram account in which he compared imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed […]

07 Jan
7:40

US Palestine Solidarity: Reviving Original Patterns of Political Engagement

by Loubna Qutami, for the Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The past decade has seen major shifts in Palestinian and Palestine solidarity activism in the US. Many of these changes both inform and are caused by the explosion of awareness of the Palestinian struggle, which has long languished at the periphery […]

30 Sep
4:59

Trump Administration Hires Israeli Military Contractors to Build U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Official statement from the BNC: The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society that leads the global BDS movement, strongly condemns the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision to award millions of dollars in contracts to fulfill President Donald Trump’s  ominous promise to expand […]

29 Sep
4:17

UN Takes First Concrete Step To Hold Israel Accountable For Violating Palestinian Human Rights

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, shakes hand with delegates before the opening of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations. Credit: Laurent Gillieron/AP Media reports reveal that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights began sending letters, two […]

28 Aug
2:47

Calls for Israel’s Expulsion from ‘Blood Stained’ UK Arms Fair

By Tom Anderson: This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be […]

24 Jul
7:52

UK Banks Profit from Israeli Crimes against Palestinians

A new report from War on Want reveals that some of the UK’s top banks and financial institutions are investing in companies known to supply Israel with weapons and technology used in the oppression of Palestinians. Ryvka Barnard, Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security) Ryvka campaigns against human rights abuses associated […]

16 Jan
10:33

BDS: France Shoots Down Purchase of Israeli Drones

Electronic Intifada, France, 12/15/17 Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. This is the second major defeat for […]

08 Sep
11:02

Armed, Autonomous Ford Trucks to Patrol Gaza’s Besieged Border

Photo: The Israeli military’s new unmanned ground vehicle is self-driving and will be fitted with a machine gun.  FoxNews.com reported that the Israeli military has equipped Ford F-350 pickup trucks with remote driving technology and plans to disperse them along the border of the besieged Gaza Strip. The trucks, called Border […]

24 Feb
3:12

London Train Posters Show Palestinian Reality

Activists from the London Palestine Action group recently put up to 150 posters regarding Palestinian treatment, at the hands of the Israeli state, on London underground trains across the British capital, on Sunday. Their goal was to shine a spotlight on the support Israel gets from the UK: the government, […]

10 Feb
12:44

Three Palestinian MKs Suspended

February 10, 2016 12:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

On Febuary 8th, the Knesset Ethics Committee suspended three Joint List Members of Knesset (MK) from the Knesset.Palestinian MKs Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas were suspended from their duties for four months; Jamal Zahalka was suspended from his for two months. The three lawmakers will only be able to vote […]

14 Oct
8:58

Calls for BDS by ANC and Scottish Green Party

The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has reiterated its support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) measures against Israel at the conclusion of its National General Council held earlier this month.Around the same time, the Scottish Green Party, one of the fastest growing parties in Scotland, endorsed […]

08 Sep
7:30

BDS National Committee: ‘EU Move to Label Settlement Products is Insufficient’

The following is a statement issued on September 7, 2015 by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition in Palestinian society that leads the global BDS movement, following the announcement by the European Union (EU) that they will now require labeling of products originating from […]

07 Jul
6:18

British, Australian activists shut down Israeli weapons factories on anniversary of Gaza invasion

On Monday July 6th, Palestinians and their supporters around the world marked the one year invasion of the Israeli attack on Gaza that ended up lasting fifty one days and costing close to twenty five hundred Palestinian lives.In Britain today, hundreds of activists held protests and occupied three different weapon […]

24 Apr
4:11

Israeli Company to Build Surveillance Towers on Native American Land

The US had chosen an Israeli company called Elbit Systems Ltd. (an Israel international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs) to build a surveillance system on whole borders of Arizona and Mexico.This system is called Integrated Fitting Towers (IFT), and comprises the building of surveillance towers […]

23 Feb
6:08

Israel Purchases 14 F-35s from US

Israeli occupation Defense Ministry announced, Sunday, that it signed a deal with the United States to purchase more F-35 fighter planes for the Israeli air force, at $110 million dollars each.The transaction, according to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), adds another 14 F-35 warplanes, with the option for an additional […]

01 Jan
4:50

BDS 2014 Roundup

For Palestinians and people of conscience everywhere, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which Israel carried out its bloodiest massacre, ever, of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.2014 was also a year of resistance which saw continued resistance and unprecedented international solidarity with Palestine, and huge steps forward […]

21 Aug
1:15

Palestine Supporters Arrested In Australia & US For Civil Disobedience

A group of twelve activists carried out an act of civil disobedience on Monday by conducting a sit-in at the office of US Senator Diane Feinstein in California, and another group was arrested in Melbourne Australia while occupying an Israeli drone-manufacturing plant and calling for an end to the Israeli […]

14 Dec
5:03

New Zealand divests from companies of Israeli settlement-builder Lev Leviev

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which invests money on behalf of New Zealand’s government, announced on December 12 that it is divesting from Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev’s company Africa Israel and its construction subsidiary Danya Cebus over their construction of Israeli settlements.The announcement came amidst heightened international criticism of Israeli […]

26 Oct
11:58

Falk Calls For Boycotting Companies Benefiting From Israeli Settlements

United Nations Special Rapporteur on humanitarian affairs in the occupied Palestinian territories, called for boycotting all firms that benefit from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, and stated that this ban should be submitted to the UN General Assembly Thursday.He said that businesses named in his report that […]

23 Dec
2:27

Israel Voids Defense Contract With Turkey

Israeli sources reported Thursday that the Israel government voided a $141 Million defense contract with Turkey fearing that the aerial defense systems that Tel Aviv sold to Ankara would “fall in the hands of Israel’s enemies, and be used against it”. The agreement was signed between the two countries three […]

27 Nov
1:49

European Bank Pulls Out Of Israel After Pressure From Boycott Campaign

The French bank, BNP Paribas, has decided to cease operations inside Israel, after the bank was targeted by the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which aims to use economic pressure to get Israel to adhere to its obligations and abide by international law.Although the bank stated that its […]

20 Jan
4:36

Finland shopping for ‘battle-tested’ Israeli weaponry

Finland’s Ministry of Defense has narrowed the field in its competition to provide the Finnish army with mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Of the five remaining bidders, four are Israeli firms with deep ties to the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Syrian Golan Heights. In addition, three […]

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21 Jul
1:56

Palestine Today 07 20 2010

July 21, 2010 1:56 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 20s || 3.05 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Killer of peace activist goes free earlier than expected and loyalty oath passes in the […]

20 Jul
10:26

Israeli Soldier Who Killed British Activist Released Early from Prison

An Israeli Army committee cut the prison sentence for Taysir Heib, a former soldier, who was convicted of manslaughter and other charges in relation to the shooting of a British peace activist.A former Israeli soldier will be released years earlier than expected after he was found guilty of manslaughter in […]

27 Jan
1:46

Danish Companies To Divest From Israel

January 27, 2010 1:46 PM Saed Bannoura International, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Danske and Pensioner Bank (PKA) have decided to withdraw all investments from two Israeli companies, Elbit and Magal Security Systems, for their role in constructing the annexation wall in the occupied West Bank. The decision came after human rights groups and boycott campaigns declared the wall to be in […]

12 Jul
4:47

In Gaza offensive, Israel hits Western aid projects

Beit Hanoun’s veteran bridge builder shrugged off his latest misfortune: the Israelis destroyed the main span into town three years ago. The European Union rebuilt it. And overnight the Israelis destroyed it again.  "I’m sad but what can I do," said Wagih Elbity, the city’s 59-year-old civil engineer, after an […]

01 Apr
11:09

The myth of the ‘honest broker’: Britain and Israel

Britain’s apparent complicity in Israel’s military assault on Jericho prison should finally demolish an enduring myth about Britain’s foreign policy. Iraq’s supposed possession of weapons of mass destruction was not the only line peddled by the government to justify the invasion. Another was that Britain was an ‘honest broker’ in […]

31 Mar
5:24

Mini drones to locate Palestinian activists

 The Israeli army said that it will use special high tech hand-held drones to locate Palestinian resistance fighters in the Palestinian areas and long the Egyptian borders. The drones called Skylark, known as UAV “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” are manufactured in Israel by Elbit Systems; they are powered by electronic engines […]