Updates from the palestinian BDS (France)
BDS France have issued a report following the recent trial of three BDS activists relating to demonstrations calling for a boycott of Israeli produce. French activists have been facing a state-sanctioned campaign of repression.
We were over 300 people yesterday in front of the court in Perpignan in solidarity with Yasmina, Jeanne and Bernard, 3 activists of the group 66 "Peace and Justice in Palestine".
French pop star Vanessa Paradis has become the latest high profile cultural star to cancel a performance in Israel following calls to do so by fans and human rights campaigners.
Occupied Palestine, 23 November 2010 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) urges the French government to immediately cease all undemocratic, repressive measures against its own conscientious citizens who promote or engage in non-violent boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel until it complies with international law.
Occupied Palestine, 9 September 2010 - The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), on behalf of its constituent organizations and unions representing the majority of Palestinian civil society, strongly condemns the decision taken by French authorities to prosecute people of conscience for calling for a boycott of Israeli produce.