Other BDS Work



Palestinians Tell the World: Sovereignty Means Securing ALL Our Rights!

Palestinians and their supporters everywhere are mobilizing to remind the world of their right to self-determination. In New York we are marching to the United Nations because the world's attention is focused on the vote on Palestine scheduled to take place there.

For over six decades, the U.N. has approved numerous resolutions promising Palestinians their basic rights, none of which has been implemented. We come to the U.N. to demand:

Press Release


New York, NY - After receiving over 30,000 views in just two days, a video of New York human rights activists commemorating Palestinian Land Day by calling on Americans to boycott Israel was taken down on the evening of April 1st by YouTube. Today, Adalah-NY posted a silent version of the video on YouTube. In the video, originally posted on March 30, more than 30 dancers accompanied by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra surprised crowds at New York's bustling Grand Central Terminal with an unannounced song and dance.

Reposted silent flash mob video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZulhUV4rQM

The flash mob started with a handful of people and within a minute saw dozens more singing and dancing to a parody of the tune of "Don't Stop Believin’" by Journey. "Don't stop boycottin'," they sang, "Think when you're shopping." They called out companies benefiting from Israeli occupation, and celebrated Roger Waters, Gil Scott Heron, and Elvis Costello, who are among the many artists to have heeded the Palestinian civil society call to boycott Israel until it complies with international law.

Press Coverage

The Forward


The fight between Israel's supporters and detractors bubbled over in March 2011 when New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center canceled a pro-Palestinian group's event for which the center had rented its space. The cancellation followed complaints from supporters of Israel within the gay community. The center’s move set off a heated dispute within the gay community. In this debate and elsewhere, Israel and its supporters are highlighting the Jewish state's progressive attitude toward gay and lesbian issues.



How Now BDS? Media, Politics and Queer Activism
 conversation with John Greyson and Judith Butler
Moderated by Jasbir Puar

Friday, March 11, 6 to 8pm
Judson Memorial Church, Basement Gym - 243 Thompson St., just off Washington Square Park

John Greyson and Judith Butler will consider new forms of activism in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, focusing on both the cultural and academic boycott and the importance of queer BDS activism in Palestine and elsewhere. They will discuss not only the reasons for supporting BDS, but the new forms of anti-Occupation activism in the media, popular culture, the academy, and other domains of public life. "How Now BDS" will center on how BDS is done now, and what must still be done.



Omar Barghouti & George Fletcher Debate Boycott, Divestment,
and Sanctions Against Israel


When:  Thursday, November 5th at 7 PM

Where: Altschul Hall, Columbia University
            420 West 118th St, Room 417

Topic:  Is Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel counterproductive to the
pursuit of a just peace in the Middle East

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:
A Quest for Justice,
Human Rights and Peace


When:  Friday, November 6th at 2 PM

Where: NYU Kimmel Center
            60 Washington Square South
            Room 905-907

** Please note that Photo ID is
required to enter the building **



(to the tune of "Democracy")

It's comin’ through the tears and angry shouts
From Palestinians on the ground without a house
It's comin’ from the just who realize they must
If peace shall ever come for anyone
From the victims losing homes
and white phosphorus still burning
From those children's broken bones
Hopes of refugees returning
The Boycott Call is comin'... to the USA


(to the tune of "Down By the Riverside")

We're gonna Boycott Israel (clap clap)
‘Til Palestine is free
‘Til Palestine is free
‘Til Palestine is free
We're gonna Boycott Israel (clap clap)
Til Palestine is free
They will profit from war no more

Ain’t gonna study war no more……


(to the tune of "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round")

Ain’t gonna let occupation
Turn me ‘round, turn me ‘round, turn me round
Ain’t gonna let occupation
Turn me ‘round
Gonna keep on walkin’, keep boycottin'
‘Til Palestine is free


(to the tune "Hava Nagila")

Don't buy Israeli, don't buy Israeli
Don't buy Israeli goods today!
Don't buy Israeli, don't buy Israeli
Don't buy Israeli goods today!

L'Oreal and Estee Lauder,
They contribute to the slaughter
Don't buy Israeli goods! Stop today!

Motorola, Sabra Hummus
You won’t take our freedom from us
Don't buy Israeli goods! Stop today!