VIDEO: ANC REITERATES ISRAEL TRAVEL BAN
Over the past weekend President Jacob Zuma reiterated South Africa's ruling party's travel ban and boycott of Israel. Click here to watch video.
MAJOR IRISH FIRM DUMPS ISRAELI INVESTMENT
Following an almost 10 year BDS campaign, the massive Irish building materials firm CRH has announced that it's divested its 25 percent stake in the Israeli cement market. Click here.
FRENCH MULTINATIONAL ENDS ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP
The French telecoms giant ‘Orange’ has announced the termination of its franchise relationship with the Israeli company ‘Partner Communications’. The announcement follows a year long BDS campaign. Click here.
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HUGE: METHODIST CHURCH BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM FIVE ISRAELI BANKS
The United Methodist Church's $20-billion (R360-billion) Pension and Health Benefits Fund has declared the five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment and has divested from the two that it held in its portfolios.
The banks include Israel's Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, First International Bank of Israel, Israel Discount Bank, and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank. All five Israeli banks are deeply involved in financing illegal Jewish-only settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Methodist fund manager, known as Wespath, also divested from Shikun & Binui, an Israeli company involved with construction in the illegal Jewish settlements. In addition, Wespath has placed Israel/Palestine on a list of regions where human rights violations occur. Click here for a New York Times news report.
ALAN RICKMAN, 'HARRY POTTER' ACTOR & PALESTINE SUPPORTER, IS NO MORE. LONG LIVE ALAN RICKMAN!
Alan Rickman is best known for his acting roles in movies such as Love Actually, playing the villain in Robin Hood as well as Die Hard and recently for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series.
Hamba Kahle Alan Rickman, you will be missed by the Palestine solidarity movement ... and remembered.