Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

PACBI Statement

It is with great disappointment that the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has learned of your scheduled performance in Israel set for January 24, 2012 [1].  Given that Israel is involved in grave violations of international law and human rights we urge you to cancel this gig until the time comes when Israel is in compliance with its obligations under international law and fully respects Palestinian rights.

November 30, 2011
BNC Statement

The Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (PTUC-BDS), a key member of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), salutes the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) London Transport Regional Council for initiating a campaign “for Alstom to be excluded from working on projects, including London Underground and all Alstom work and administration to be brought back in house” over the role the company plays in building and operating the illegal Jerusalem Light Rail, which links illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory with Isr

BNC Statement

Solidarity from Occupied Palestine with UK public sector strike

Occupied Palestine, November 29 - The Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (PTUC-BDS), the largest coalition of the Palestinian trade union movement, stands in solidarity with the millions of public sector workers across the UK taking strike action on November 30 to defend their pensions, jobs and public services.

BNC Statement

• Fruit and vegetable imports from Israel facilitate violations of Palestinian rights and international law, European campaigners say

• More than 60 actions take place across 10 countries

Occupied Palestine, November 27 - A wave of demonstrations, flash mobs and lobby actions by European human rights campaigners, trade unionists, NGOs and faith groups have called for an end to the trade with Israeli agricultural export companies such as Mehadrin and Agrexco over their complicity with Israeli violations of international law and Palestinian rights.

The actions, organised under the banner Take

PACBI Statement

"We are seeing culture as a hasbara [propaganda] tool of the first rank, and I do not differentiate between hasbara and culture."
--Nissim Ben-Sheetrit, former deputy director general of the Israeli foreign ministry.[1]

Occupied Ramallah
18 November 2011

November 18, 2011
BNC Statement

Occupied Palestine, 15 November 2011 -- The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) salutes the brave Palestinian Freedom Riders who today challenged through civil disobedience the Israeli occupation and apartheid [1]. With creative tactics inspired by the U.S.

BNC Statement

Occupied Palestine, 11 November 2011 - Export of Israeli agricultural produce is at the heart of Israel's apartheid regime over the Palestinian people.