Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

PACBI Statement

With the 29 September 2010 decision by the Senate of the University of Johannesburg "not to continue a long-standing relationship with Ben Gurion University (BGU) in Israel in its present form" and to set conditions "for the relationship to continue," a new campaign for the

November 2, 2010
BNC Statement

- Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, with jurisdiction over 42 West Bank settlements, host OECD country delegates for a tour around Jerusalem

- At least eleven countries fail to attend OECD tourism conference following international campaign.

October 29, 2010
PACBI Statement

Occupied Ramallah, 25 October 2010

Dear members of the Cape Town Opera,

October 26, 2010
BNC Statement


- Norway, Canada, Ireland, UK, Sweden, Iceland, Turkey and South Africa not present at OECD tourism conference

- Czech Republic only EU country to send political representation to „High-level roundtable‟

- Palestinian civil society coalition describes mass boycott as „a clear condemnation of Israel‟s continued ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem‟

- Boycott follows a statement made by Israeli tourism minister Stas Misezhnikov that the meeting signalled the OECD's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital.

Occupied Palestine – An OECD „High Level

October 21, 2010
PACBI Statement

Occupied Ramallah, 19 October 2010

October 20, 2010
PACBI Statement

Occupied Ramallah, 19 October 2010

Dear Guns N’ Roses,

October 19, 2010
BNC Statement

• UK, Sweden, Turkey, South Africa, and Ireland will not attend controversial conference hosted by Israel
• Many countries undecided or set to only send low-level delegations
• OECD General Secretary warns Netanyahu over Israeli Tourism Minister comments
• Palestine Legislative Council appeals for more countries to boycott conference
• Israeli membership of OECD ‘illegal under international law’

Occupied Palestine – An OECD ‘High Level Roundtable’ on tourism due to take place in West Jerusalem has been thrown into chaos by the decision of five cou

October 15, 2010