BDS is a call from the Palestinian Civil Society on the 9th July 2005 for the international community to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel until it complies with International Law and the Universal Principles of Human Rights.
In recent history, the international community has shouldered the moral responsibility to fight injustice, evidenced by the diverse forms of boycott used against South Africa during apartheid.
To this day, no amounts of UN directives or international pressure have encouraged Israel to stop committing war crimes- which it continues to do through the illegal occupation of Palestine.
The following measures constitute not only a valuable contribution to the global campaign to denounce Israeli apartheid but a clear stance held by the University of Manchester against human rights abuses.
These non-violent, punitive measures should be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by:
- Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall
- Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality
- Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.