Last week, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released its list of 112 companies illegally profiting from Israel’s illegal “settlements.” These companies make money by providing services and doing business in Israel’s settlements. Six of these companies you probably know well: Airbnb, Expedia, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Motorola and General Mills. Tell these companies that their complicity in supporting Israel’s illegal settlements is WRONG, and that you will BOYCOTT them until they end their involvement with Israel’s settlements.
Last week, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, Francois-Philippe Champagne made the following statement condemning BDS in the House of Commons: “Canada remains very concerned about any effort to single out or isolate Israel internationally. […] We condemn BDS. As a country, we need to urgently address the resurgence of antisemitism at home and abroad.” With this statement Champagne and the Trudeau government seek to smear BDS and to marginalize those who support its human rights objectives. Let’s tell Champagne and the Trudeau Gov’t that they can condemn us if they want, but BDS is a PEACEFUL, DEMOCRATIC way for Canadians of conscience to protest Israel’s human right abuses!
Montreal, March 10, 2016 — Following the passage of Parliament’s “anti-BDS” motion on Feb. 22, and its own BDS initiatives, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and its adherents have been much more the target of threats and hate speech in social media. While the instigators of the hate speech were banned from the social media fora soon after they make their comments, the comments at times nonetheless constitute threats and hate speech. “One has to wonder whether the parliamentary anti-BDS motion made it ‘open season’ on human rights activists,” mused Thomas Woodley, President of CJPME.Read more