BDS: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions

Below are some links to information on the global movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. Following a unified Palestinian call for BDS in 2005, intiatives have emerged around the world to put an end to collaboration and complicity with Israeli apartheid. These have included academic, cultural, consumer, and sports boycotts, as well as campaigns to get companies to divest from Israel. Strong calls for sanctions have also emerged, to urge governments to cut off military aid to Israel. Please feel free to add resources to this list.

Introduction to the BDS movement

BDS Campaign National Committee Home Page
Call by Palestinian Civil Society Organizations for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (2005)
What is BDS? A Comic from Adalah New York
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Local Campaigns and Initiatives

Links to Local BDS Campaigns Around the World (from Electronic Intifada)
Israel:Israeli Citizens for BDS
New York: Adalah New York

Boycott Lists

Big Campaign (UK)

Articles and Analysis on BDS

"Moral Arguments and Counterarguments on BDS" by Omar Barghouti (video)

"Want to End the Violence in Gaza? Boycott Israel" by Naomi Klein, in The Nation, January 9, 2009.


Global Exchange: Israel Divestment

General Educational Resources


US Campaign to End the Occupation