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Boycott and Divestment Campaigns

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!