• The Palestinian National Committee for the BDS Campaign sends an open letter to Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador

    President Rafael Correa, On behalf of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), which is drawn from the major Palestinian political and social forces and tasked to promote the Palestinian Unified Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, we would like to express our deep concern regarding the statement by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor […]

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  • Letter To Amnesty International From Bil’in

    August 8, 2009 Dear Amnesty International, We, members of the Bil’in popular committee against the wall and settlements, have always appreciated Amnesty International”s role in the defense of human rights around the world and have recognized you as partners in our own struggle to defend our rights. We remember with great pleasure and pride your […]

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  • Guidelines for Applying the International Cultural Boycott of Israel

    PACBI | 20 July 2009 Since April 2004, PACBI has called upon intellectuals and academics worldwide to “comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel”s occupation, colonization and system of apartheid.” [1] In 2006, a decisive majority of Palestinian cultural workers, including most filmmakers […]

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  • 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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  • Palestinian report scathing of South Africa’s relations with Israel

    Safiyyah Surtee, [Afro-Middle East Centre] – A report published last month by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, and endorsed by the Palestinian BDS (Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions) National Committee, is scathing of South African business – including South African parastatals – for their relations with Israel. Entitled “Democratic South Africa’s Complicity in Israel’s Occupation, […]

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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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  • BNC Open Letter to UNICEF: End your partnership with Motorola

    Palestine, July 01 2009 – In 2005, over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations called on the international community to impose broad boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) initiatives against Israel, similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era, until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and […]

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  • DCI/PS welcomes UNICEF’s rejection of Leviev support

    [RAMALLAH, 21 June 2008] – DCI-Palestine welcomes UNICEF’s decision to reject any further support offered by Israeli businessman Lev Leviev, who owns companies that are responsible for building housing units in several settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), in contravention of international humanitarian law. Lev Leviev sponsored fundraising events for UNICEF in 2007, while […]

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  • DCI urges UNICEF to end its partnership with Motorola

    [GENEVA, 18 June 2009] – Today, Defence for Children International (DCI) wrote a letter to UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman asking UNICEF to publicly renounce the sponsorship of the international communications company Motorola. Motorola provides communication equipment, surveillance systems, munitions and munitions components to the Israeli military. This technology is used by the Israeli authorities […]

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