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

Update

The Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly have both made powerful decisions advancing solidarity with Palestinian rights under international law within faith communities in the U.S.

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In light of the Israel-led campaign of de-legitimization and intimidation in many countries against human rights defenders who campaign for Palestinian rights through BDS advocacy, this brief presents an overview of facts and legal principles and demonstrates that BDS is legal and an expression of the responsibility of civil society to act for realizing Palestinian human rights.

BNC Statement

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The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broad coalition of Palestinian civil society that leads the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement for freedom, justice and equality of the Palestinian people, is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of life long social justice advocate and freedom fighter Hedy Epstein on May 26, 2016.

BNC Statement

Responding to comments made today by Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU Ambassador to Israel, that “settlement products are welcome on the EU market,” Mahmoud Nawajaa, a spokesperson for the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), said:

BNC Statement

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society leading the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, salutes the United Methodist Church (UMC) for declaring the five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment for the Church’s $20-billion Pension and Health Benefits Fund.

In the News

Occupied Palestine, 14 October 2015 -- The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has reiterated its support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) measures against Israel at the conclusion of its National General Council held earlier this month.