RAMALLAH, Monday, August 17, 2020 (WAFA) – The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has strongly criticized the recent standardization agreement between the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) and Israel and called on the Emiratis to boycott all Israeli activities in the country. BDS organizes boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel. Boycotts are facilitated by asking the public to avoid the purchase of goods from Israeli companies, by asking banks, pension funds, international companies, etc., to cease their activities in Israel, and by sanctioning governments to end military trade and free trade agreements with Israel and by suspending Israel`s membership in international forums.  Refrain from travelling to present-day Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as part of this unethical agreement, and to participate in faith-washing initiatives that under the basis of this so-called «Abraham Agreement». Boycott and divestment of any emirate i or any other company involved in the implementation of this standardization agreement with Israel. Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced a bill requiring state contractors to certify in writing that they are not involved in a «boycott of goods or services from Israel, which is an integral part of transactions that are or must be conducted with the state.» The invoice applies to contracts worth more than $100,000; it does not apply to agreements with individuals. It also prohibits the authorities from pursuing political measures that «trigger or require a boycott of Israel or a person doing business in Israel or its illegal settlements» «when such a boycott is conducted on the basis of the location of such a person in such places.» In 2007, the American Jewish Committee made an ad in the Times entitled «Boycott of Israeli Universities? Boycott ours too! It was originally signed by 300 university presidents and condemned the academic boycott against Israel. She argued that an academic boycott would be «completely antithetical to the core values of the Academy, where we do not remove intellectual exchanges hostage to the political differences of the moment.»  Phil Gasper, who wrote for the International Socialist Review, argued that the posting presented the boycott proponents` argument in a grossly erroneous manner and that its characterization was minimized as a «political divergence of the moment».  The UAE regime`s assertion that the price to be paid for its violation of the central principle of Arab peoples` commitment to the Palestinian cause was that Israel froze its plans for formal annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian territory is a lie.