• West Bank cancels Leonard Cohen concert in protest against Israel

    Palestinian hosts call off Canadian singer’s gig amid claims it was a hollow attempt to ‘balance’ Tel Aviv performance * Rachel Shabi in Tel Aviv * guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 July 2009 16.49 BST A Leonard Cohen concert planned in Ramallah on the West Bank in September has been cancelled after the artist became embroiled in […]

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  • “For Once, the Yes Men Say No”

    by Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonanno July 1, 2009. Dear Friends at the Jerusalem Film Festival, We regret to say that we have taken the hard decision to withdraw our film, “The Yes Men Fix the World,” from the Jerusalem Film Festival in solidarity with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (http://www.bdsmovement.net/). This decision does […]

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  • Argentinian singer urged to cancel performance at Israeli festival

    Open letter, PACBI, 11 July 2009 The following open letter was sent to Argentinian musician Leon Gieco by the The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 9 July 2009: The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is writing to express its grave concern about […]

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  • Leonard Cohen is not Playing in Ramallah!

    PACBI Press Release Occupied Ramallah, 12 July 2009 PACBI has been heartened by the untiring efforts of BDS activists in the US and UK in organizing demonstrations and pickets at Leonard Cohen”s performances in advance of his planned concert in Tel Aviv later this summer. The call, “don”t Play Israel!” has been heard loud and […]

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  • Melbourne International Film Festival urged to not promote apartheid

    Open letter, Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, 7 July 2009 The following open letter was sent to the Melbourne International Film Festival by the The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 5 July 2009: The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of […]

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  • Author Naomi Klein in Bil’in: Boycott Israel

    Bil”in – Ma”an – Canadian author Naomi Klein called for an international boycott of Israel during a visit to the West Bank village of Bil”in on Friday, where she also attended a weekly demonstration against Israel”s separation wall. Klein held a news conference in Bil”in, which is known for its tenacious demonstrations against the Israeli […]

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  • Naomi Klein speaks on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions in Bil’in, Palestine

    Prior to the demonstration a press conference took place, where a representative of the village’s popular committee, a member of the Palestinian Boycott National Committee and world renowned Canadian journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke of the local struggle, of the village’s new court case in Canada against Canadian companies building the new neighborhoods on […]

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  • Author Naomi Klein calls for boycott of Israel

    BILIN , West Bank (AFP) – Bestselling author Naomi Klein on Friday took her call for a boycott of Israel to the occupied West Bank village of Bilin, where she witnessed Israeli forces clashing with protesters. “It’s a boycott of Israeli institutions, it’s a boycott of the Israeli economy,” the Canadian writer told journalists as […]

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  • The necessity of cultural boycott

    Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada, 23 June 2009 If there is anything new in the never-ending sad story of Palestine it is the clear shift in public opinion in the UK. I remember coming to these isles in 1980 when supporting the Palestinian cause was confined to the left and in it to a very […]

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  • Alexei Sayle Tells Leonard Cohen: Do NOT Play in Tel Aviv

    The famous British Comedian, Alexei Sayle, is sending an urgent message to Leonard Cohen – Please DO NOT Play in Tel Aviv! Alexei supports the Cultural Boycott of Israel, designed to end the occupation and oppression of Palestine.

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