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The Palestinian BDS National Committee website

The Palestinian BDS National Committee website
Video: Bricks from the Wall – Jihane al Quds and Harlem Anti-Wall Chorus April 5, 2014 by Jihane al Quds and Harlem Anti-Wall Chorus Creative song urges major US pension fund to divest from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid Boycott movement has empowered Palestinians, says co-founder April 5, 2014 by BNC Adnan Ramadan speaks about the history of BDS, underscoring an important and often overlooked point: the movement was conceived and founded by Palestinians, in Palestine Bill Gates slammed over links to Israel prison torture April 3, 2014 by Addameer and Palestinian BDS National Committee Palestinian human rights organisations have criticised Bill Gates after it emerged that his charitable foundation is heavily invested in G4S, a private security company that helps Israel run its abhorrent prison system

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Land of Hope and Dreams by Amnon Gutman and Kim Frumin Land of hope and dreams In June 2002, the government of Israel decided to erect a physical barrier to separate Israel and the West Bank in an attempt to minimize the entry of Palestinian terrorists into the country. This has partially solved today's terrorist infiltration problem but has caused grief and pain to innocent Palestinians in every area in which it was constructed, along the 1967 Green Line. Since 2009, I have been documenting the movement and livelihood of Palestinian people, on their way into Israel, via gaps and loopholes in the separation barrier, in the southern region of Mt. Hebron.These Palestinians endure terrible conditions as illegal workers, sleeping rough in river creeks, under bridges, on building sites and under highways, trying to avoid getting caught.

Cross-Party Groups - MSPs What are Cross-Party Groups? Cross-Party Groups (CPGs) provide an opportunity for Members of all parties, outside organisations and members of the public to meet and discuss a shared interest in a particular cause or subject. Applications for recognition as a CPG must be submitted to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee for approval and only those Groups approved by the Committee are permitted to use the title ‘Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament’. Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction To end the bloody occupation, Israel must be the target of the same kind of global movement that finally ended apartheid in South Africa. It's time. Long past time. Edward Said documentary revisits Oslo period I came across this great documentary called “In Search of Palestine” from a friend that was aired on the BBC in 1998. It is about the return of Edward Said to Palestine for the first time since his exile in 1948. For anyone interested in revisiting the pre-Second Intifada Oslo period, it is a spectacular look at the situation on the ground with the preeminent Palestinian scholar of his time. It also includes interviews with a number of interesting personalities including Israel Shahak, Azmi Bishara, Mahmoud Darwish, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, Daniel Barenboim, and others. For those who don’t know Edward Said, who passed away in 2003, he was a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of several renowned and influential books, including Orientalism. He was also publicly active and one of the most trenchant critics of the Oslo Process and Yasser Arafat.

10 ways to make the most of your time as a PhD student As numerous articles on this network have stated, it can be tough doing a PhD: you might not have the best relationship with your supervisor, you might be poor, you might be overworked. We all know that it’s getting increasingly tough to get a lecturing job or a postdoctoral position. Here are some tips to make the most of your time as a postgraduate. Being smart about how you approach things is key, especially if you aren’t sure whether you want to stay in academia. 'A level of racist violence I have never seen': UCLA professor Robin Kelley on Palestine and the BDS movement Robin D. G. Kelley If there’s one thing the Palestine solidarity movement and Israel lobbyists can agree on, it’s this: American college campuses remain a potent battleground when it comes to the politics of Israel/Palestine. One group, the U.S.

Book review: ‘In Your Eyes a Sandstorm’ Bedouin citizens of Israel from al-Arakib (Photo: Mya Guarnieri) The Palestinian Authority’s United Nations bid for statehood is, in a word, divisive. It has set America and Israel adrift from the international community—confirming, yet again, the United States’ deep bias towards Israel. SHARE - Scottish Health Research Register The application form for researchers can be downloaded here. Please complete the application form and email it to Shobna Vasishta at along with ethics approval, protocol and PIL. If you are a researcher interested in discovering more about SHARE, becoming registered and gaining access to health records for your research projects, you will find some useful information below. SHARE is efficient and effective for researchers SHARE greatly enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of recruitment into health research projects in Scotland. Recruitment is a major concern for all health researchers.

BDS Victory in Japan: Distributor drops Ahava because of the company’s illegal practices (Image: Codepink) This statement was issued by the Palestine Forum Japan, a coalition partner in the Stolen Beauty Ahava boycott campaign. DaitoCrea, the general agent in Japan for Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories, announced on its website that they would no longer be distributing Ahava products as of January 31, 2012.

A great example of non violent struggle for the resistance of the Palestinian people. by caterinadonattini Apr 10