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BNC Statement

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), on behalf of its constituent organizations and unions representing the majority of Palestinian civil society, warmly salutes the decision taken by the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), in consultation with the Dutch Foreign Ministry, to cancel a visit by Israeli mayors due to the fact that six members of the proposed delegation are leaders of illegal Jewish-only Israeli colonial settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory.1

There are now over 150 settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, incl

September 23, 2010
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September 11, 2010
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Wed 30 June 2010 - Late yesterday evening, after a long debate, a motion condemning Israeli aggression and its blockade of Gaza, was carried at the full Council Meeting in Bristol.

The motion read:-


July 2, 2010
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Press Statement of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU)
04 June 2010.

At its Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting Friday 4th June, SAMWU unanimously endorsed a motion to immediately work towards every municipality in South Africa to become an Apartheid Israel free zone.


June 5, 2010
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The international Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement today scored a major victory as Dublin City Council passed a resolution calling on the City Manager not to sign or renew any contracts with French multinational Veolia[1] – the operators of the LUAS who have also tendered for the Metro North project[2].


May 22, 2010
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Herb Keinon [Jerusalem Post] 15 December 2009 -- A Dutch decision to investigate whether - contrary to EU regulations - Ahava is benefiting from lower tariffs given to Israeli-made products when its cosmetics are made in a settlement, has nothing to do with a recent British decision to advise retailers to mark products from Jewish areas beyond the Green Line.


December 15, 2009
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Bilbao, September 18, 2009 - The Municipal Council for Cooperation of Bilbao has joined the Campaign BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) on the State of Israel, which undertakes not to cooperate with the policy of apartheid in Palestine and the illegal occupation in their territories.
This decision was taken at the regular plenary session held on 29 June 2009. 
September 30, 2009
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Palestine Solidarity Campaign - UK Release
Israeli tourism ads are being removed from the tube, following massive pressure and complaints.

Late last week, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign started to receive information from members about adverts that they had seen on the London Underground. The adverts by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and ThinkIsrael included a map that included the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights .

May 22, 2009
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Veolia and Alstom, the two large French companies involved in the illegal "Jerusalem Light Rail" project, are suffering more setbacks, in court and on the ground.

April 24, 2009

Dave Jette, The Electronic Intifada, 6 March 2009 - "This is a farce!" Washington state senator Adam Kline could barely control his rage.


March 10, 2009