Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC): Posted by Omar Barghouti

In the News

Despite Israel's efforts to censor it, Omar Barghouti gave this talk at the "Israeli Settlements in Palestine and the European Union" conference held at the European Parliament on February 28, 2018. It was organized by MEP Ana Gomes of Portugal. Omar is a Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.


Open Letter

"Many of you have asked how best you can support me to face this latest persecution. My answer is, without hesitation ... more BDS!"


Jana Tamimi, a 10-year-old journalist-in-the-making from the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied Palestinian territory, asked me during the latest conference of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights held in Ramallah last April: “Given the terrible Israeli threats stacked against BDS lately, how can we keep the hope that it gives us alive?” Jana was referring to thinly-veiled official Israeli threats against the movement.

Jana is the youngest of many generations of her family who for years have been peacefully protesting for

July 3, 2016

In this op-ed first published in The Salon, BDS National Committee member Omar Barghouti argues that trying to silence BDS supporters, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has done, will not break their solidarity


At the height of its military - particularly nuclear - and economic power, Israel is feeling uncharacteristically vulnerable; but this time the threat is ironically coming from a nonviolent movement anchored in international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

December 23, 2013

This article was written in 2010 as a foreword to a BNC e-magazine commemorating the 5th anniversary of the BDS call in July 9th 2005. Click here to read other contributions.


Since it is in a concrete situation that the oppressor-oppressed contradiction is established, the resolution of this contradiction must be objectively verifiable.

April 30, 2011

Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz’s ill-informed and manifestly misleading attack on the Palestinian-led, global movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel contained several misrepresentations and some outright fabrications.

April 20, 2011