BDS for Water Justice

Take a minute to endorse the Marseille Declaration.

The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) arose from a 2005 call from Palestinian civil society for those in solidarity with the Palestinian people to use BDS to pressure Israel and companies profiting from the occupation to comply with international law and to respect human rights. This call came following the ICJ ruling that the Wall is illegal and must be dismantled. According to the ICJ ruling, other countries are obligated to impose sanctions on Israel until Israel complies with this ruling, yet most countries are still not doing so. BDS has become a rallying call for those distressed by Israeli impunity and by the inability of UN resolutions and the ICJ ruling on their own to hold Israel to account. BDS has received increased momentum following the 2008-09 Gaza War. BDS is a nonviolent tool and is one of the mechanisms credited with ending Apartheid in South Africa.

LifeSource led a program called “BDS for Palestinian Water Justice,” supporting boycott campaigns globally with facts and messaging concerning Israel’s violations of the human right to water and sanitation. There are many links and resources on this site to continue to support activists to organize in their communities using popular education, targeted campaigns and global movement building to end these violations. LifeSource also once led a boycott of Israeli bottled water and juice in the West Bank.

If you haven’t already, please take a minute now to endorse the Marseille Declaration.