The Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions Movement is an international effort to pressure Israel into recognizing that Palestine and the Palestinians have as fundamental rights to exist as Israel has. The effort is non-militant, and rests on the belief that enough economic pressure on the state of Israel can force her to discontinue her murderous, inhumane and illegal treatment of the Palestinians. The Movement encourages international organizations to not conduct events in Israel; and it sanctions boycotts of private corporations doing business with Israel, particularly corporations whose products Israel purchases to make war on the Palestinians or deprive Palestinians of their natural resources in Palestine.
We Support Palestine (2005), by bismakaallahuma at Flickr Commons
BDS Movement rests, further, on its being analogous to the international
boycott of the Boers in South Africa
after Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, largely because the
Palestinians occupied Palestine for centuries
before 1947, just as native South African blacks occupied South Africa for centuries before the Boer state
of South Africa
was founded in 1931. Both Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu are outspoken
supporters of the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions Movement against Israel.
Nelson Mandela (2008), by Wikipedia
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