About Us

BDS San Diego is a group of individuals dedicated to working toward freedom and justice for all people in historic Palestine. Our participants may be members of other organizations, but we come together as individuals around this single cause. BDS San Diego works with and supports other organizations in the greater San Diego area who also embrace this mission.

As outsiders living in the United States, we believe that it is not our place to decide what is best for Palestinians. Rather, we choose to answer the call of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, which has been backed by a majority of Palestinian civil society. The call asks that we demand non-violent punitive measures—including boycotts, divestment, and sanctions—to be maintained until Israel meets its obligations under international law.

As residents of the United States of America, which funds the oppression of Palestinians with our tax dollars, we believe it is our responsibility to act to end U.S. military and financial aid to Israel, to end the occupation of historic Palestine, to end the system of apartheid within Israel, and to win the right of return for all Palestinian refugees, as articulated in UN resolution 194.