Israeli railways admits that Deutsche Bahn pulled out of Jerusalem Light Rail project because it cuts through the West Bank, and the Financial Times links its decision to BDS pressure. Pressure mounts on Veolia – click here for more details on their loss of the Winchester/ East Hants contract. Following letters from PSC’s Director and many others, urging him to respect the call from the Palestinian LGBT community to respect BDS, Marc Almond pulls out of his Tel Aviv concert citing ‘logistical difficulties’. Israeli press has hit back, claiming that ticket sales had been poor – which seems unlikely given Marc Almond’s dedicated fanbase. Ahava’s promotional campaign on twitter gets jammed with BDS messaging just as Bt’selem release a damning report in the Israeli exploitation if the Jordan Valley and Northern Dead Sea. Yesterday evening Brighton University students union passed a full BDS motion
In other BDS news….
British lecturer listed as speaker on crime, inside an illegal settlement!
The conference, entitled ” Pink Crime – Women, Crime and Punishment” is scheduled for May 30 and a lecturer from Kings College is among those due to speak at the conference. Click here to read the PSC’s letter