BDS – Boycott, Divestment & Sancstions
Purchasing Israeli Goods.... Helps fund the occupation
BDS is a movement that uses economic pressure on Israel to make it stop breaking international law and to end the occupation of Palestine.
BDS is a tool used to seek freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians. It was successfully used to end South African Apartheid.
Boycott allows individuals to make a moral choice in withdrawing support from companies and organisations which support Israel, including culture, sports and academia.
Divestment calls for disengagement from companies involved in Israel’e occupation.
Sanctions call on governments to cut political and economic ties with Israel until it stops breaking international law.
Boycott is about using independant initiative to withdraw support frpm companies involved with Israel.
Examples of companies to Boycott:
Hewlett Packard (HP) – Maintain Israeli checkpoints, produce biometric ID cards and provide services to the Israeli army and navy.
Sabra Hummus – Is an Israeli company linked to the Israeli army. Their products are stocked in the supermarkets.
Coca-Cola – operate in two illegal Israeli settlements, violating International law.
TEVA Pharmaceuticals – is one of Israel’s main contributors to its economy and also funds the Israeli defence force.
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Boycott of companies which support or profit from the illegal occupation.
Divestment from companies involved in Israel’s occupation.
Sanctions from cutting political & economic ties with Israel because it has violated international law.