What is BDS?

In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. The call was endorsed by over 170 Palestinian political parties, organizations, trade unions and movements, and the signatories represent the refugees, Palestinians in the OPT, and Palestinian citizens of Israel. BDS urges people of conscience all over the world to engage in various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law:

(1) End its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967 and dismantling the Wall;

(2) Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and

(3) Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194.

For more information about BDS, see

See a list of posts regarding BDS on the SJP-WEST site:

To see the history of BDS work in SJP-West, including a list of all campuses in California that have passed BDS motions, see: