The Second National Conference on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)*

In commemoration of 62 years of Nakba

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The BDS National Committee (BNC) cordially invites you to the Second National Conference on BDS: a strategy for civil resistance. The conference aims to raise awareness about BDS as an effective and critical civil resistance strategy, expand the adoption by Palestinian civil society of boycott as a principle tool of resistance, and encourage civil society worldwide to join the global BDS movement, whose anchor and reference is the BNC.

Time: Monday, 31st May 2010, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Place: Hayyat Conference Hall in Nablus – Tunis Street

Inspired by the South African struggle against apartheid and in the spirit of the international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance of injustice and oppression, Palestinian civil society represented by its three integral parts (Palestinians in the occupied territory, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and Palestinians in the Diaspora) issued a historical call in July 9, 2005 for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it fully complies with international law and precepts of human rights through ending its three tiered oppression of the Palestinian people. Five years after the boycott call, the BDS campaign has proven its effectiveness in challenging Israel”s impunity, promoting its accountability to international law, and asserting the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people.

** Please RSVP by contacting Hind Awwad, BNC coordinator in Palestine on 297 5320/1 or

0599 837 796 or email: info[at]

The BNC is a broad coalition of the largest Palestinian associations, trade unions, networks and organizations.

BNC members: Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine, General Union of Palestinian Workers, Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), Palestinian National Institute for NGOs, Federation of Independent Trade Unions, Consortium of Professional Associations, Global Palestine Right of Return Coalition, Occupied Palestine and Syrian Golan Heights Initiative (OPGAI), General Union of Palestinian Women, Union of Palestinian Farmers, Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (STW), National Committee for Popular Resistance, Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), National Committee to Commemorate the Nakba, Civic Coalition for the Defense of Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCDPRJ), Coalition for Jerusalem, Union of Palestinian Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Economic Monitor, Union of Youth Activity Centers-Palestine Refugee Camps.

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