As members of the [Spanish] university
community, we answer the call of Palestinian society and Palestinian
universities for people and NGOs around the world to join the Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. This is the
most peaceful and effective way of making Israel comply with international
law. The BDS campaign against Israel started in 2005 in response to
Israel’s constant human rights violations and the lack of determination
of other countries and international organisations to take effective
action. The campaign is inspired by the successful experience of the
international boycott of South Africa, which brought down apartheid.
It has received the support of outstanding activists like the Nobel
Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, progressive Jewish organisations such
as the Jewish Voice for Peace and a growing number of Israeli academics.
This shows how BDS is an effective way for us to put international pressure,
through non-violent action, on Israel to respect Palestinian Rights.

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