FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of FAQs that are pertinent to what we stand for :

1. What is the Boycott about?

The boycott of Israeli products and companies supporting the zionist entity is about ordinary people around the world using their right to choose what they buy in order to help bring about an end to the oppression in Palestine. Its a peaceful means of putting international pressure on the state of Israel and follows in the footsteps of the successful boycott against South African racist apartheid in the 1950s.

2. Are you boycotting all Jews?

Certainly not ! The boycott is not directed at any religious or ethnic group, but rather it is directed at the companies that are supporting the racist occupation of Palestine. We aim that subtle, sustained economic pressure that a successful boycott campaign would achieve would go miles to bring justice to the people of Palestine.

3. Is the Boycott Anti-Semitic?

Contrary to the belief that is often hyped in the media and critics of the Global BDS (Boycott, Divest & Santions), the act of boycotting Israeli products and companies does not brand one as an anti-semitic. The boycott is in fact supported by thousands of Jews worldwide and even well-known Jewish Groups, such as the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), which has declared it's full support in joining communities of conscience around the world in support of the Global BDS movement.

4. Who supports the boycott?

People of good conscience all around the world support the boycott.

Trade Unions around the world, including the UK's biggest trade union UNISON with its 1.4 million members, have called for a boycott of all Israeli goods. Christian groups like Christian Aid have joined the boycott demanding an end to EU - Israel trade agreements. And Jewish groups such as B'Tselem,Gush Shalom and Jewish Voice for Peave (JVP) have launched their own boycott Israeli goods campaigns and stand behind the Global BDS movement.

Among Muslims, every leading Ulama from every school of thought is united in this and has given clear fatwas in support of the boycott. 

5. What are the goals of the BDS movement?

The objectives of the BDS movement are:

  • to pressure the Israeli government to end the occupation of Palestinian land (the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan Heights) and dismantle the separation wall;
  • to end discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel by affording them equal rights; and
  • to recognise the Palestinian right of return.