Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Open Letter

Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights - 9 July 2005

July 9, 2005
PACBI Statement

We strongly urge you to extrapolate your Call to

reach the logical next step:

Calling upon Israeli academics to conscientiously

object to service in the occupation army. As you know, most Israeli academics do

serve in the reserve forces, thereby witnessing in silence or directly participating in

Israel's crimes against the civilian Palestinian population.

The collusion of

Israel's academic institutions in the violation of international law and basic human rights

of Palestinians is
multi-faceted and entrenched.

July 6, 2005
PACBI Statement

Durante años, académicos israelíes han servido en el ejército de ocupación,

participando o al menos siendo testigo de los cotidianos crímenes cometidos sobre la

población civil palestina. Apenas han denunciado públicamente la ocupación de Israel,

ni su sistema de discriminación contra sus propios ciudadanos palestinos, ni su

imperturbable rechazo al derecho internacionalmente reconocido de los palestinos

para volver a sus hogares y propiedades.

July 5, 2005
PACBI Statement

Boycotting Israeli institutions due to their complicity in

Israel’s racist and colonial policies against the Palestinians remains formidably on the

agenda. We may not get tangible results this year, but the prospects for success next

year or the following one are much greater now. Many more years separated the ANC’s

call for boycott of apartheid -- issued in 1956 -- and the actual implementation of

meaningful sanctions. What matters most is that the taboo has indeed been shattered.

May 25, 2005
PACBI Statement

PACBI has called for a comprehensive boycott of Israeli academic

and cultural institutions due to their complicity in Israel’s racist and colonial policies.

The Association of University Teachers (AUT) in Britain heeded that call in its Council

meeting on 22 April 2005, when it voted to boycott Bar-Ilan and Haifa Universities as

well as to consider boycotting the Hebrew University.

In October 2004, a similar

call for comprehensive boycott of Israel was endorsed by major South African

May 19, 2005
PACBI Statement

Durante años, académicos israelíes han servido en el ejército de ocupación, participando o al menos siendo testigo de los cotidianos crímenes cometidos sobre la población civil palestina. Apenas han denunciado públicamente la ocupación de Israel, ni su sistema de discriminación contra sus propios ciudadanos palestinos, ni su imperturbable rechazo al derecho internacionalmente reconocido de los palestinos para volver a sus hogares y propiedades.

May 11, 2005
PACBI Statement

Such projects, largely conceived and funded by international and/or Israeli institutions, include ventures involving Israeli institutions such as the Peres Peace Center and Galilee College with the cooperation or active involvement of Palestinian health professionals, whether such involvement is in the area of training, referral to Israeli health services, capacity building, or other joint ventures; initiatives aiming at ‘promoting dialogue and collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli health professionals, NGOs and health institutions’; projects that entail joint scientific/research coope

May 6, 2005