BDS This Week — August 19- August 25, 2018

On the Lookout: Activities Happening This Week — May 20- May 26, 2018

Listed below is a list of some of the key activities, events, discussions, screenings, and panels happening this week related to Israel and the delegitimization movement against it.

This Week:

  1. Monday, August 20, Leeds, UK — Palestine Solidarity Committee, Leeds PSC Monthly meeting — PSC Leeds will be holding their monthly meeting for its members to discuss the organization’s upcoming activities.
  2. Tuesday, August 21, New Jersey, USA — U.S. Peace Council, Israel’s New “Apartheid” Law with Aida Touma-Sliman — MK Aida Touma-Sliman, Arab Member of Israeli Knesset discuss Israel’s new Nation State Law.
  3. Tuesday, August 21, London, UK — Jewish Voice for Labour, Corbyn, antisemitism and justice for Palestine — A discussion on recent events and anti-Semitism within the Labour party.
  4. Thursday, August 23, Columbia, SC, USA — Students for Justice in Palestine at University of South Carolina, SJP at Carolina Welcome — Students for Justice in Palestine will be at Carolina Welcome to try and influence and recruit new members.
  5. Thursday, August 23, Paris, France — ‘Union Juive Française pour la Paix UJFP et l’AFPS – Association France Palestine Solidarité et Attac France ,
    Projection-Débat en présence du Dr. Samah Jabr — “Behind The Fronts” offers a journey in people’s minds and on the roads of Palestine, in the company of psychiatrist psychotherapist and Palestinian writer Dr. Samah Jabr.
  6. Friday, August 24, San Francisco, CA, USA — If Not Now Bay Area, Shabbat in the City — IfNotNow Bay Area will be hosting a Shabbat in the City at Tessa’s place in San Francisco.
  7. Friday, August 24, Chicago, IL, USA — US Palestinian Community Network, Chicago to Palestine Delegation: Report From the Frontlines —U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) in Chicago will be sharing their reports from their Palestinian & Arab delegation to Palestine this summer.
  8. Friday, August 24, Grenoble, France — Campagne BDS France – Boycott Désinvestissement Sanctions contre Israël, Israël, l’argument sécuritaire en question — With the participation of Shir Hever, Israeli economist of the AIC (Alternative Information Center) “Deconstruct” the Israeli and French security arguments that justify the policies behind them.


  1. Sweden’s PGS, PABI and others are calling on the European Broadcasting Union, participating countries and the public to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel in 2019.
  2. The American organization IfNotNow is calling on participants on the free visit-to-Israel program for Jews, “Taglit”, to boycott the trips until their demands to see and discuss “the occupation” are met.
  3. BDS organizations are calling for the banning of military equipment sales with Israel.
  4. JVP is running its “Deadly Exchange” campaign against the training of US law enforcement officials in Israel.
  5. BDS South Africa is calling upon the SA government to downgrade Israel’s diplomatic standing with the country.
  6. Pro-BDS organizations are calling for the cancellation of an upcoming football match between Israel and Ireland.


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