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In 2005 Palestinian civil society issued a call to the world to apply boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it upheld international law. Signed by more than 170 Palestinian coalitions, unions, refugee groups, human rights, and social justice groups in the occupied territories, within Israel, and in exile, this call is truly representative of the support that the Palestinian people believe they must have to survive and achieve their rights.  

The US Campaign endorsed the Palestinian call for BDS shortly after it was issued in July 2005. Academic and cultural Boycott were endorsed at the 2009 conference. 

Before and since the call, the US Campaign has endorsed multiple BDS campaigns targeting Caterpillar, Motorola, Veolia, Ahava Beauty Products, the We Divest Campaign (calling on financial giant TIAA-CREF to divest), and various faith-based and campus-based divestment initiatives.

Find out more about the global BDS campaign at www.bdsmovement.net.

View a map of our member groups' BDS campaigns and resources here

Check out our list of more than 100 U.S. BDS victories!

Download flyers that explain BDS and highlight campaigns and companies here and here

Share videos, pictures, and links of BDS actions and resources on our Tumblr!  


















Dump-Derail-Drown Veolia. Veolia is a French multinational corporation with many ties to the Israeli occupation.




Occupation is Not Green: Boycott SodaStream. SodaStream's main production site is in an illegal West Bank settlement.







We Divest Campaign. This campaign seeks to compel retirement fund giant TIAA-CREF to stop investing in funds that profit from the Israeli occupation.

















Caterpillar Campaign. Caterpillar best exemplifies the interest of U.S. corporations in the Israeli occupation and the complete refusal to address human rights concerns. 


Academic and Cultural Boycott. These boycotts are an important part of pressuring states in violation of international law.  


BDS on Campus. Find resources to help campus campaigns succeed. 















Occupation Free Faith Communities. These communities commit to taking specific advocacy steps to bring about a just peace in Palestine/Israel. 


BDS Resources. Fact sheets, FAQs, videos, and more!


Other BDS campaigns. Information about Ahava, Motorola, HP, and others. 

Ask Ben & Jerry's to Put a "Freeze" on Sales to Settlements
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 26th, 2015
Take Part in 3rd Annual Free Cone Day Protest April 14!
BDS Turns 10! Help Us Celebrate BDS's Birthday with 10 New Great Resources!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer and Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
July 9th, 2015
Check out amazing new resources the 10th anniversary of the Palestinian BDS Call!
There's an important birthday coming up…
by Ramah Kudaimi and Anna Baltzer
July 2nd, 2015
Register for BDS@10 Webinar
They did it! UCC Divests from Israeli Occupation, and More!
by US Campaign Staff
June 30th, 2015
There is no turning back now...
WATCH LIVE: Historic United Church of Christ vote on divestment, boycott, and more!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 29th, 2015
Passing unanimously from committee, resolution could get final vote today!
On Palestinian Prisoners' Day, Accountability for G4S & Israel!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer & Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 17th, 2015
Take Action for Khalida Jarrar, Prison Divestment, & More...
Tell Lauryn Hill to Cancel Performance in Israel
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 2nd, 2015
Ready or Not, Palestinians Called for Boycott. Don't Play Israel's Sun City Ms. Lauryn Hill!
Take Action to Tell HP to Stop Harming Peace
by Ramah Kudaimi
March 18th, 2015
HP Holding Virtual Shareholder Meeting. Take Action Now!
We Need You to Say No to Hipster Apartheid
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 14th, 2015
Culture Jam SXSW Collaboration with Israel!
#DigDeeper to Uncover Israeli Apartheid
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 5th, 2015
Culture Jam DIG Premiere!
ACTION ALERT: No Hipster Apartheid!
February 26th, 2015
Keep SXSW Creative, Not Criminal: Don't Whitewash Israel's War Crimes!
ACTION ALERT: Defend Free Speech & Divestment at Univ. of Toledo!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
February 22nd, 2015
Sign & Share PETITION: Support Open Debate & #UTDivest!
Join #ShutDownREMAX Mobilization in Vegas Mar 2-4!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
February 15th, 2015
Challenge RE/MAX's Settlement Profiteering!
Demand Stores Boycott SodaStream for Human Rights Day
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
December 10th, 2014
Take Part in National Call-In Day!
Join the Boycott RE/MAX 2014 Global Week of Action!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
November 28th, 2014
Honor International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by Holding Occupation Profiteer RE/MAX Accountable
Apartheid Made Exciting?
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
November 25th, 2014
Take Part in SodaStream Month of Action Starting Black Friday
Start Planning for SodaStream Month of Action!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
November 15th, 2014
Participate in Boycott Actions 11/28-12/24
Activists Welcome SodaStream Decision to Shut Down Settlement Factory
October 29th, 2014
Reaction to SodaStream decision to relocate its West Bank factory.
Presbyterians Divest! Now, They Need Your Support!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 24th, 2014
Show Some Love to Presbyterians Coming Under Attack for Divesting!
Methodists Divest!! Next Up: Presbyterians...
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 19th, 2014
Watch Presbyterians Vote on Divestment and More Tomorrow!
Gates Divests!!! Presbyterians Next?
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 8th, 2014
Help Make This The Biggest Month In U.S. Divestment History!
This July, Take Action Against The Apartheid Wall
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
June 3rd, 2014
10 Years After ICJ Declaration, Act to Stop Impunity!
Will You Help Make History? Support Presbyterian Divestment & More
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
May 23rd, 2014
The Presbyterian Church is considering historic resolutions on boycott, divestment, equal rights, the apartheid analogy, and more in June. It's a big moment and we need your help!
Have Your Mother Tell Rachael Ray to Boycott SodaStream
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
May 11th, 2014
There is Nothing Empowering about Occupation & Apartheid!
Palestinian Rights Activists Deliver Petition Demanding NBC Not Film in Occupied East Jerusalem
May 6th, 2014
NBC refuses to accept a petition signed by more than 5,000 people calling on the network to end its involvement in the action series DIG.
Earth Day Network Cuts Ties with SodaStream After Palestinian Rights Groups Decry Greenwashing Campaign
April 21st, 2014
After pressure from thousands of people, EDN drops SodaStream as a sponsor.
Rights Activists Deliver Petition Demanding Gates Foundation Divest $170m from Corporation Complicit in Torture in Israeli Prisons
April 18th, 2014
Palestinian human rights groups launch worldwide campaign urging the Gates Foundation to divest from security company G4S.
This Earth Day, Say No to Greenwashing Occupation!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 17th, 2014
Urge Earth Day Network to End Partnership with SodaStream
Tell Bill Gates: Divest from Israel's Torture of Palestinians!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 3rd, 2014
Urge Gates Foundation to Divest from Security Company G4S
On Free Cone Day, Take Action to Free Palestine
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 25th, 2014
On April 8, your ice cream cone is free. Palestine is not.
It's World Water Day! Say No to Water Apartheid
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 22nd, 2014
Support Palestinian Water Rights
Take Action: NU Students for Justice in Palestine Banned
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 17th, 2014
Support Students Standing Against Repression of Activism
Stop the Jewish National Fund!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
March 11th, 2014
Join 3/18 Briefing on Efforts to End JNF's Role in Ongoing Nakba
Hey NBC: We Don't DIG Occupation!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
February 14th, 2014
Tell NBC Not to Support Production Whitewashing Israeli Crimes
This Super Bowl, Call a Penalty on Occupation Profiteering!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
February 2nd, 2014
Take Action on Social Media to Boycott SodaStream!
Take Action: Scarlett Johansson Comes Out for Occupation!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
January 27th, 2014
Urge Oxfam Global Ambassador to End Support for Settlements
Scarlett Johansson: Don't Be the Face of Occupation!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
January 21st, 2014
Urge Oxfam Global Ambassador to End Support for SodaStream
Are You Ready for Israeli Apartheid Week?
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
January 16th, 2014
Start Your Planning for IAW 2014
Break Israel Bonds!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
January 10th, 2014
Join Us for a National Call on January 16 to Learn More
On Human Rights Day, Amplify SodaStream Boycott Echoing Across Globe!
by Anna Baltzer and Ramah Kudaimi
December 10th, 2013
61 actions in 51 cities spanning 17 states, 6 countries, and 3 continents! Magnify the Extraordinary Days of Action by Emailing Target's CEO!
Action Needed! American Studies Association National Council Unanimously Endorses Academic Boycott!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
December 5th, 2013
Thank ASA Today for this Historic Breakthrough!
From the Streets to Social Media: #BoycottSodaStream Days of Action!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator and Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
November 29th, 2013
Take action on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Action Alert: Stop Prawer, Stop the JNF!
November 26th, 2013
Challenge the JNF’s role in displacing 30,000 during the International Day of Rage
Hey Target, #BoycottSodaStream!
by Ramah Kudaimi and Anna Baltzer
November 21st, 2013
Join Online Campaign as Groups Plan SodaStream Days of Action!
Veolia BDS Victories! Join Us for a National Call to Learn More!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
November 14th, 2013
St. Louis Dumps Veolia and TIAA-CREF Divests Social Choice portfolio from Veolia! A historic U.S. moment in the flagship global BDS campaign...
Join the Boycott SodaStream Day of Action this Holiday Season!
by Anna Baltzer and Ramah Kudaimi
November 7th, 2013
Take Action Nov 29-Dec 10, 2013 at Target and Beyond!
Veolia Sells Off All Bus Lines in Israel/Palestine!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
September 24th, 2013
Following years of global campaigning, major victory shows the power of BDS organizing
Breakthrough! Quakers Spanning 3 States Call For Boycott & Divestment
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
September 4th, 2013
Lake Erie Yearly Meeting calls for boycott and divestment, the latest in a string of Quaker actions for justice in Palestine.
It's Happening. BDS Is Working.
by Anna Baltzer and Ramah Kudaimi
July 18th, 2013
Significant BDS Developments, an Interactive U.S. Mapping & Global BNC Timeline Show How Far We've Come in 8 years!
Happy Birthday BDS!
by US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Staff
July 9th, 2013
Celebrate 8 Years of BDS
Alicia Keys: Don't Be Fallin for Apartheid, Cancel Israel
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
July 2nd, 2013
Tell Alicia Keys to Boycott Apartheid and Cancel Her Concert!
Amidst Israel Boycott Calls, Alicia Keys Removes Palestinian Women’s Youtube Protest Video
June 26th, 2013
Alicia Keys took legal action to remove a popular video from Youtube that depicted Palestinian women protesting Israel’s military occupation to the tune of Keys’ song “This Girl Is on Fire.”
Victory! United Methodist Conferences, representing thousands of churches, vote to Divest!
by Kathryn Johnson, Interim Director
June 25th, 2013
The tide is turning as United Methodist conferences, Mennonites, Quakers, and others vote for divestment!
Keep the Pressure on Alicia Keys!
June 24th, 2013
Sample tweets directed at Alicia, her publicist, and charity asking her to cancel her concert in Israel.
Join the 2013 We Divest Day of Action as TIAA-CREF Shareholders Meet!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 20th, 2013
On July 16th, tell TIAA-CREF that we will not be silenced!
Building Your BDS Campaign
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
June 19th, 2013
Join Us for June 25 Training with Anna Baltzer!
International Coalition Criticizes SodaStream Sponsorship of the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival
May 15th, 2013
PRESS RELEASE -- As the Cannes Film Festival kicks off, the US Campaign and its Interfaith Boycott Coalition join groups in France, United Kingdom, Finland, and beyond to condemn SodaStream's participation.
BDS Briefing with Omar Barghouti
by Ramah Kudaimi and Anna Baltzer
May 11th, 2013
Recording of May 2013 Discussion on Academic & Cultural Boycott
Tell Morgan Freeman: Don't Glorify Israeli Apartheid!
by Anna Baltzer & Ramah Kudaimi
April 25th, 2013
Help Stop Icon Morgan Freeman from Legitimizing Occupation and Apartheid!
Support Campus Victories as BDS Takes Off!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
April 4th, 2013
Victories, Opposition & Days of Action Show Our Strength & Your Support Is Needed!
Take Action on Free Cone Day!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
April 2nd, 2013
Exciting Developments & Call to Action for the Ben & Jerry’s Campaign
Ben & Jerry's: Peace, Love & Occupation Don't Mix!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
March 14th, 2013
Tell the iconic ice cream makers that hot fudge and sprinkles can't cover up injustice!
Have You Caught the Veolia Bug Yet?
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
March 7th, 2013
This call to action discusses Veolia stories and successes in the U.S. and around the world.
What Are You Doing for Israeli Apartheid Week 2013?
February 13th, 2013
The 9th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week Is Just Around the Corner!
Countdown Begins! VOTE NOW for Your Favorite SodaStream Spoof Ad!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
February 2nd, 2013
Super Bowl Tomorrow! Vote NOW for your favorite SodaStream Spoof & Join Twitter Actions!
Announcing the First U.S.-Wide Interfaith Boycott Campaign!
by Anna Baltzer & Ramah Kudaimi
January 29th, 2013
Take Action this Super Bowl Week to Boycott SodaStream!
It's Happening. BDS Has Entered Mainstream Political Discourse, in the U.S. and Beyond
Help us send National Organizer carry your voices from the grassroots to debate at the historic Oxford Union, the world's most famous debating society.
Will You Make a Touchdown for BDS on Super Bowl Sunday?
by Anna Baltzer and Ramah Kudaimi
January 18th, 2013
Host a “Fizzless for Freedom” Party, Make a Spoof Video, and More!
Announcing the 2013 SODASTREAM AD SPOOF CONTEST!
by Anna Baltzer & Ramah Kudaimi
January 3rd, 2013
Burst SodaStream’s Bubble with Our New Video Contest!
Take Action! Call the White House Today and Boycott SodaStream on Black Friday!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
November 14th, 2012
Nationwide Groups Take Action as Israel Escalates Attacks on Gaza