Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is deeply disturbed by the decision of the International Geographical Union (IGU) to hold its regional conference in Israel next July. We urge the IGU to relocate this conference to another venue in the region, and appeal to all geographers to refrain from participating in the conference if it is convened in Israel.
Open Letter from PACBI to International Co-Organizers and Participants in the Conference ”Secularism, Nationalism and Human Rights: Law and Politics in the Middle East and Europe,” organized by the Israeli Law and Society Association, Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, December 20-21, 2009; And