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Boycott and Divestment Campaigns

In 2005 Palestinian civil society issued a call to the world to apply boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it upheld international law. Signed by more than 170 Palestinian coalitions, unions, refugee groups, human rights, and social justice groups in the occupied territories, within Israel, and in exile, this call is truly representative of the support that the Palestinian people believe they must have to survive and achieve their rights.  

The US Campaign endorsed the Palestinian call for BDS shortly after it was issued in July 2005. Academic and cultural Boycott were endorsed at the 2009 conference. 

Before and since the call, the US Campaign has endorsed multiple BDS campaigns targeting Caterpillar, Motorola, Veolia, Ahava Beauty Products, the We Divest Campaign (calling on financial giant TIAA-CREF to divest), and various faith-based and campus-based divestment initiatives.

Find out more about the global BDS campaign at www.bdsmovement.net.

Check out a map of our member groups' BDS campaigns and resources here

Download a flyer that explains BDS and highlights campaigns in the United States here.  

Share videos, pictures, and links of BDS actions and resources on our Tumblr!  

Dump-Derail-Drown Veolia. Veolia is a French multinational corporation with many ties to the Israeli occupation.

Occupation is Not Green: Boycott SodaStream. SodaStream's main production site is in an illegal West Bank settlement.

We Divest Campaign. This campaign seeks to compel retirement fund giant TIAA-CREF to stop investing in funds that profit from the Israeli occupation.

Caterpillar Campaign. Caterpillar best exemplifies the interest of U.S. corporations in the Israeli occupation and the complete refusal to address human rights concerns. 

Academic and Cultural Boycott. These boycotts are an important part of pressuring states in violation of international law.  

BDS on Campus. Find resources to help campus campaigns succeed. 

Occupation Free Faith Communities. These communities commit to taking specific advocacy steps to bring about a just peace in Palestine/Israel. 

BDS Resources. Fact sheets, FAQs, videos, and more!

Other BDS campaigns. Information about Ahava, Motorola, HP, and others. 

This Earth Day, Say No to Greenwashing Occupation!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 17th, 2014
Urge Earth Day Network to End Partnership with SodaStream
Tell Bill Gates: Divest from Israel's Torture of Palestinians!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 3rd, 2014
Urge Gates Foundation to Divest from Security Company G4S
On Free Cone Day, Take Action to Free Palestine
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 25th, 2014
On April 8, your ice cream cone is free. Palestine is not.
It's World Water Day! Say No to Water Apartheid
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 22nd, 2014
Support Palestinian Water Rights
Take Action: NU Students for Justice in Palestine Banned
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 17th, 2014
Support Students Standing Against Repression of Activism