companies and people with conscience who are boycotting / divesting from Israel (list will continue as and when I hear of more):

United Methodist church (USA) – pension funds boycott of 5 israeli banks

Irish building materials corporation CRH – sold off its 25% equity stake in Nesher Cement

United Electrical Workers Union – first major US national trade union to adopt BDS

Spanish : 26 local and regional governments – including in Sevilla, Gran Canaria, Badalona and Terrassa have passed resolutions in support of BDS initiatives and Apartheid Free Zones initiative

Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth – “To perform with my band in Israel was in direct conflict to my values,”  artist explains.

Geography and history department at University of Valencia, Spain – first anywhere in Europe to officially endorse a BDS initiative

American Anthropological Association (AAA) – passed BDS resolution with a whopping 88% majority

450+ Belgian academics – pledged to support the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

United Church of Christ – boycott & divest from companies profiting from Israel’s occupation

1,600 academics join academic boycott in Spain – sign a declaration in support of the academic boycott

Confédération des syndicats nationaux, Canada – The Central Council of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, Quebec, Canada resolves to join the BDS movement and support the call to impose a military embargo on Israel. The CSN represents 325,000 workers in all sectors of activity in nearly 2,000 unions across Quebec.

SOAS students, academics and staff vote for academic boycott – 73% voted in favour of suspending all ties to Israeli universities

University of California at Riverside – voted to support a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine calling on the university to pull its investments from US companies profiting from Israel’s occupation

Oi Polloi (Scotland)  cancelled their appearance in the Norwegian cultural establishment Kapittel, protesting the appearance of the Israeli ambassador to Norway. In a twitter-message, the band announced that “We are not playing together with professional apologetics of war crimes, torture, illegal occupation, ethnic cleansing and racism.

EU forbade EU member states from cooperating with or transferring funds or giving scholarships & research grants to bodies in the WestBank, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights

American Studies Association (ASA) endorsed a boycott of Israeli academic institution

Stephen Hawking (scientist)

Roger Waters – singer

Brian Eno – singer

Dutch pension fund PGGM dumped its holdings in five Israeli banks involved in financing illegal settlements

Danish Danske Bank said Israeli Bank Hapoalim was acting against the rules of international humanitarian law by engaging in settlement construction, and that consequently Danske could not invest in it. Danske had already decided to pull its investments from Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus, for the same reason

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) endorsed a resolution to support actively the BDS movement

In December 2012 the New Zealand superannuation fund, which invests money on behalf of the New Zealand Government, excluded four companies – Elbit Systems, Africa Israel, Danya Cebus and Shikun & Binui – for involvement in Israeli settlements and one company for involvement in the West Bank Barrier. A spokesperson cited UN findings of illegality concerning both the Barrier and settlements as central to the decision to exclude the companies

American investment firm MSCI removed Caterpillar Inc from three “socially responsible” stock indices citing Israel’s use of Caterpillar bulldozers in the Palestinian territories as a key reason for its decision

the Norwegian government announced in August 2010 that based on advice from the Norwegian Council on Ethics, it had excluded two Israeli companies from a government pension fund. According to the government, the firms Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus were involved in developing settlements in occupied Palestinian territory

Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, sold its holdings in Elbit Systems in 2010

Assa Abloy, a Swedish electromechanical security systems firm, resolved to move one of its factories out of the West Bank.

Norwegian government pension fund sold its shares in Elbit Systems due to its role in building the West Bank barrier.

United Church of Canada (UCC) adopted a resolution to boycott products originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

Artists Elvis Costello, Snoop Dogg, Meg Ryan have all refused to perform in Israel

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)  –  divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation Boeing, General Dynamics Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Ingersoll-Rand and Raytheon among other companies that “profit from Israel’s military occupation and violence against Palestinians in violation of international law and human rights.”

UC Irvine and UC Riverside (both universities in USA) – divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation Boeing, General Dynamics Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Ingersoll-Rand and Raytheon among other companies that “profit from Israel’s military occupation and violence against Palestinians in violation of international law and human rights.”

Iain Banks, Scottish writer – cultural boycott of Israel

Teachers Union of Ireland – academic boycott of Israel

US Mennonite Church will not knowingly invest in companies that benefit from products or services used to perpetrate acts of violence against Palestinians, Israelis and other people groups

Scottish Councils currently boycotting Israel are – West Dunbartonshire, Stirling and Clackmannanshire

Legendary UK musician, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, has reiterated his strong support for the Palestinian campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel

Co-op – britian’s largest mutual boycotts exports from Israel’s west bank settlements

Football Beyond Borders  announce their official boycott of the UEFA 2013 Under-21 European Championships, hosted by Israel

University of Massachusetts-Boston’s student government (USA) – divest from Boeing

VITA, major retail chain in Norway – to stop all sales of products originating from settlements in occupied Palestine

DaitoCrea, Japan – no longer distributing Ahava products manufactured in the Israeli illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the West Bank as of January 31, 2012

British Quakers – voted to boycott Israeli products from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank

University of Johannesburg, South Africa – terminated relationship Ben Gurion University, Israel.

Copenhagen City Council (Denmark) – cancels its contract with security company G4S citing its links to Israeli settlements on the West Bank.

Sephora (Mullhouse, France) – will no longer be selling AHAVA products

AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement in over 110 countries – boycotting, divesting, sanctions against Israel

MacKlamm Ltd (Scotland) – boycotting all Israeli goods and calling for sanctions against Israel

Scottish Trade Union Congress (Scotland) – boycotting,  divesting and calling for sanctions against Israel

Fire Brigade Union (FBU) (UK) – complete boycott of Israeli products

Borough Council in Old Oslo district (Norway)

University of Sussex Students’ Union (UK) – boycott of Israeli goods

The World Council of Churches – called for a boycott of products originating in Israeli settlements

Marrickville Council, inner Sydney (Australia)

Harvard Management Company – divested funds (USA)

Olympia Food co-op (USA)

Pension Buffer Funds AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 – government pension funds (Sweden) – divestment

Global Pension Fund (Norway) – divestment

Danske Bank and Pensioner Bank (Denmark) – divestment

Hampshire College (USA) – divestment

Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ireland) – boycotting

Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU)  (Ireland) – boycotting

MUJI (Japan) – cancelled opening store in Israel

Stirling Council (Scotland) – boycotting

Methodist Church (UK) – boycotting

Unite – Trade Union (UK) – boycott and divest

1 Comment

  • Syed Ahmad says:

    Thank you and very proud of these companies and organizations doing the right thing and not supporting the current state of Israel.

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