Palestine

BDS Will Not Be Defeated By Anti-Boycott Measures

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish On the date of publication, it will be almost a year since the SOAS community passed a motion for the academic boycott of Israel. Part of the School’s historic support of the wider Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), the academic boycott motion won by 73% on the 27th Read More

Palestinian Society ‘Vigil for Martyrs’ Stirs Controversy

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish On the evening of November 10th, members of SOAS’ Palestine Society held an event on the SOAS steps, often home to protests, vigils and commemorations relating to global struggles. This event was entitled ‘Vigil for Palestinian Martyrs,’ and even before the vigil began it had attracted controversy online from Read More

Vote ‘yes’ to boycotting Israeli academic institutions

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 1
BDS Working Group   SOAS is buzzing with conversation about the academic boycott of Israel referendum, which is to be held on campus from 23-27 February. The referendum will be school-wide and will call on students, academics, and other staff members to vote in favour of boycotting Israeli academic institutions. The campaign aims to raise Read More

Vote ‘no’ to boycotting Israeli academic institutions

3 years ago SOAS Spirit Comments Off on Vote ‘no’ to boycotting Israeli academic institutions
Kay Lees, LLB Law The BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), calls for international support to help achieve its goals of boycotting Israeli academic institutions and academics in order to chastise Israeli treatment of Palestinians— from human rights violations to the marginalisation of academics and activists. Taking into account the conflicts over the past year and Read More

Ex-Foreign Office official calls for pressure on Israel-Palestine solution

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish “I believe firmly in the two-state solution,” began Sir Vincent Fean, ex-Consul General to Jerusalem, although, he continued, it “is in very severe danger of disappearing before our eyes.” The London Middle East Institute holds talks every Tuesday evening that seem to attract people from all ranks, both within Read More

Israeli and Palestinian professors back SOAS boycott calls

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 2
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Launching its campaign for an academic boycott of Israel, SOAS Palestine Society yesterday hosted distinguished Israeli historian Ilan Pappe and Palestinian-American Oxford professor Karma Nabulsi to debate the issue amongst the student body. From 23rd to 27th February, SOAS students will have the opportunity to vote on whether to call Read More