This report is a summary of an extensive study on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement compiled by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and to be published in 2007. In the report we consider the scope for the development of a global BDS activism which can work in accordance with the goals set out by Palestinians in their calls. We assess the various objectives of BDS initiatives and conclude with a framework of goals, priorities and aims to take such work forwards. The oft-cited model of the international anti-apartheid movement against South Africa will be explored to see if it forms a relevant basis for today’s BDS activism, and what strategies may be applied from past campaigns. The Arab League boycott will also be considered, and what can be learnt from other boycott experiences that stretch back over half a century.
This summary offers an overview of the arguments raised in the report and can be disseminated to raise awareness among Palestine activists and all those struggling for Justice.