Boycott & Divestment Campaigns
In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call to the world to apply boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it upheld international law. Signed by over 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 Assembly had already adopted an activist and shareholder campaign to stop Caterpillar from selling its bulldozers to Israel given the death and destruction they were wreaking in the occupied territories. Many member groups are working in solidarity with faith-based groups on divestment initiatives. And, at its 2007 national conference the Campaign Assembly voted to call on Motorola to divest from Israelís military occupation or face a consumer boycott. You can read the full Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions here.