Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)
Groups such as the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art and the League of Palestinian Artists have written to Waters expressing concern at his plans. Their letter said: "Palestinian as well as several international artists asked in shock: how can the artist whose name around the world was for many years associated with breaking walls of injustice be in any way complicit with the monstrosity of Israel's wall, declared illegal by the international court of justice?"
Last year, Waters was among several British artists who supported a War On Want campaign against the West Bank barrier.
The major concerns outlined in the letter were twofold:
1) That this entity calling itself the "Ramallah Film Institute" is in fact not registered in Palestine: Euromed lists the partners of the project to be the "New Foundation for Cinema and Television (Israel) and the Ramallah Film Institute (Palestinian Authority)". Attached is an official letter from the Palestinian Ministry itself stating that the Ramallah Film Institute is not registered anywhere within the Palestinian Authority.
The PACBI Call, which was the basis for the academic boycott briefly adopted by the British Association of University Teachers (AUT) in April 2005, urged academics, intellectuals and artists around the world to “comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation, colonization and system of apartheid.” PACBI proposed a number of measures to realize this Call, including the rejection of all forms of cooperation with Israeli institutions; suspension of funding and subsidies to these institutions; di
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- The Palestinian medical and health service providers who signed the Open Letter did not call for an outright ban on Palestinian-sraeli cooperation in the health sector, but rather deplored the fact that some international donors have increasingly made Palestinian-Israeli cooperation projects a condition for the provision of support to the Palestinian health sector.
- As outlined in our Open Letter, we have always welcomed and continue to welcome the support of Israelis who openly oppose occupation and work with Palestinians based on a platform of justice and