Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

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
PACBI Statement

The first European meeting of academics in support of the PACBI Call for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel convened in Paris on 25 and 26 September 2010. Together with a representative from PACBI, over 50 academics from nine countries discussed the coordination of the campaign across Europe in order to respond more effectively to the Call, which is backed by the majority of Palestinian civil society organizations and federations.

October 12, 2010