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Boycott and Divestment Campaigns

In 2005, 170 Palestinian civil society organizations issued a historic, rights-based call to the international community for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) targeting Israel and institutions complicit in its oppressive policies towards Palestinians until it complies with international law and ensures freedom, justice, and equality. 

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

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

Active campaigns in the US include those targeting Ahava, AirbnbBen & Jerry's, G4S, HP, Jewish National FundRe/Max, Sabra Hummus, and SodaStream. Divestment campaigns are happening in churches, campuses, local city councils, and beyond. 

Download flyers that explain BDS and highlight campaigns and companies here and here

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

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

Don't miss the inspiring list of U.S. victories below!

HP Harms PeaceHP provides on-going support to a biometric ID system installed in Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank that deprive Palestinians of the freedom of movement. 

Airbnb Stolen Homes. Airbnb profits from listing rentals in illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. 

G4S: Securing Injustice. G4S helps Israel run prisons where Palestinian political prisoners are detained. Academic and Cultural Boycott.These boycotts are an important part of pressuring states in violation of international law.  

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

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

BDS on Campus. Find resources to help campus campaigns succeed.  Apartheid Made Exciting: Boycott SodaStreamSodaStream remain complicit in Israel's apartheid policies and colonization of Palestinian land. 

List of 100+ U.S. Victories! To celebrate 10 years of BDS, we complied an inspiring list of top wins. 

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

Major BDS Win! Since August 2015, Veolia has withdrawn completely from the Israeli market!  Other BDS campaigns. Information about Ahava, Jewish National Fund, Re/Max, and others.

Don't miss the last boycott HP webinar!
by Anna Baltzer, Director of Organizing & Advocacy
September 14th, 2016
On International Peace Day, learn strategies to effectively target HP
What’s the Hot New BDS Campaign?
by Anna Baltzer, Director of Organizing & Advocacy
August 24th, 2016
Hear from Anti-Apartheid Veteran Activist: What Makes HP a Brilliant Target?
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Investment Screen!
by Anna Baltzer, Director of Organizing & Advocacy
August 13th, 2016
9th Christian Denomination to Take Economic Action for Justice in Palestine
UU Majority for Divestment; Presbyterians Take it to the Next Level!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 25th, 2016
Presbyterian & UU Breakthrough Votes on Palestine
Churches are making history
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 23rd, 2016
It's clear which way the wind is blowing...