Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)
Cyclists and supporters of Palestinian human rights took to the streets in 20 cities across the world on Saturday,
In an open letter, Palestinian performing arts collectives and cultural centers call on the famed Dutch violinist to respect the Palestinian nonviolent picket line and cancel his performances in Tel Aviv.
The Palestinian BDS National Committee celebrates International Women's Day, says "Justice is always a feminist issue. And in turn, justice in Palestine is a feminist issue, and the rights of women are fundamental to our movement’s pursuit of a safe, just and dignified world for all."
The call for BDS measures in Brazil is particularly significant because the country is one of the largest buyers of Israeli weapons and military technologies in the world.
Ongoing talks on the possibility of EU purchases of Israel’s natural gas put into question the EU’s commitment to Palestinian rights under international law.
The father of unjustly imprisoned 17-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi has urged Grammy-nominated Uruguayan singer Natalia Oreiro to respect the Palestinian picket line and cancel her March 20, 2018 concert in Israel. Natalia has taken a stand for children’s rights before, and he hopes that she will refuse to help Israel cover up its abuse of the rights of Palestinian children.
Recently, over 25 prominent American artists and cultural figures have expressed their support for Ahed and for all Palestinian children in Israeli prisons.
Calls are mounting for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of cycling, to take action to relocate the start of the famed Giro d’Italia cycling race from Israel.