The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has received a great deal of attention recently, but what is it really about? This resource answers questions about the growing and dynamic BDS movement.
Divesting from corporations that profit from occupation and violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory is an important step towards building peace. This resource list can help you find out more.
The Israeli beverage company SodaStream is rapidly gaining a foothold in U.S. markets. However, as SodaStream has gained visibility so has the boycott campaign targeting the company in protest over the location of one of SodaStream's main production facilities in an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
No one would say it’s easy to question beliefs you have held your whole life. For Daniel Kaplan, an American Jew who organizes college students in a national campaign to pressure divestment from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine, answering these questions honestly meant reconciling a deep sense of justice with an equally deep sense of himself.
Learn more about AFSC's growing involvement in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Hear the voices of activists, students, and Quakers as they work together to hold large corporations accountable for the violation of human rights and listen to the power of nonviolence to bring change to both hearts and minds.
Quakers around the world are working for peace in Israel/Palestine by joining or supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.. Here is a collection of minutes and statements supporting the BDS movement and calling on all governments to end the dehumanizing effects of the Israeli occupation.
Dalit Baum, AFSC’s Director of Economic Activism writes about the passbook system in South Africa and the ID system in Israel, both established to control, segregate, and limit movement. Boycotts and divestment are one way to take a moral stand against and resist the practices of companies benefitting from the oppression of a targeted group.
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