Activism and BDS Beat

Two brand-new videos from Palestinian march of return at Majdal Shams

More video footage has emerged showing scenes of Israeli violence against Palestinian refugees crossing from Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, 15 May. On Nakba day, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and live ammunition at a mass march of Palestinian refugees who managed to walk across the militarized area. 

Video: Crashing The JNF Fundraiser to "Plant a Tree for Palestine"

On Monday 16 May, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) held a fundraiser at the Lincoln Center in New York City featuring the Broadway play “Scottsboro Boys.” Since the JNF plant trees and forests over ethnically-cleansed Palestinian villages to try and erase traces of their existence we (Existence is Resistance, Artists Against Apartheid, StoptheJNF.org and Max Blumenthal among others) decided to bring trees to give away. Each sapling was labeled with the name of a village that was cleansed in Palestine along with the date (some of which were before 15 May 1948) to “Plant for Palestine.” 

Largest student union in Europe joins Palestinian-led boycott call

Exciting news today from the BDS Movement website: The University of London Union (ULU)  has voted 10-1 to institute and campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in support of Palestine. The motion called for “thorough research into ULU investments and contracts” with companies guilty of “violating Palestinian human rights” as set out by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC).  

Video: Interview with Hassan Hijazi who returned to Jaffa from Syria

This video clip on Youtube shows an interview on Israeli television with Hassan Hijazi, a resident of Syria who entered Israel through the occupied Golan Heights during the 15 May Nakba Day march. The interview is in Arabic with Hebrew subtitles and appears to have been edited by Israeli television. The translation here is by The Electronic Intifada. 

Sabra boycott referendum up for student vote at DePaul University

After DePaul University initially agreed to remove Sabra hummus from the school’s cafe, outside pressure from the usual suspects caused the university to reverse its decision. However, Students for Justice in Palestine activists didn’t take no for an answer and they are now posing the question of whether the school should boycott Sabra through a student government referendum. 

Watch: Omar Barghouti speaks about his new book on BDS

An interview with Omar Barghouti, a founder of the boycott, divestment sanctions movement, speaks about his new book which was recently reviewed by The Electronic Intifada: BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

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