Results for: Omar Barghouti

BNC Statement

A prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the BDS movement, Omar Barghouti, has for years been subjected to intense threats, intimidation and repression by various arms of the far-right Israeli government.

Update

Israeli ministers and official spokespeople have explicitly mentioned Barghouti’s human rights activities in the BDS movement as the motive behind the anti-democratic travel ban. 

Analysis

JERUSALEM — IF Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail because of Israel’s continuing construction of illegal settlements, the Israeli government is likely to face an international boycott “on steroids ,” as Mr.

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The fourth BDS national conference.The fourth BDS national conference.(Asa Winstanley / The Electronic Intifada)

Reports on Saturday’s fourth national Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conferen

Analysis

During a visit to Lebanon in 2000, I asked Amal, a Palestinian child in the Ain Al Hilweh refugee camp, "What do you wish the most?"

Without hesitation, she said: "To slip into your suitcase when you head back to Palestine, to go home."

Her sense of deep nostalgia for a place she'd never visited except in her dreams and her grandparents' tales was quite pervasive among her peers.

Analysis

The European Union is not “merely hypocritical” in its relationship with Israel, it is “complicit in crimes against the Palestinian people.” This is one of the main conclusions of David Cronin’s compellingly-argued book Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation.

In fact, the European Union is steadily upgradi

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"You should definitely postpone your book launch in Jerusalem," warned a close friend who felt that the planned event for launching my recently published book on the Palestinian-led movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel might be too risky in light of the recently passed Israeli law that effectively bans support for the thriving boycott movement.

Analysis

“Our South Africa moment has finally arrived,” said Palestinian author-activist Omar Barghouti in a series of speeches delivered in 2010.

May 3, 2011
Analysis

“Our South Africa moment has finally arrived,” said Palestinian author-activist Omar Barghouti in a series of speeches delivered in 2010.

May 3, 2011
Analysis

We speak to Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, author of the new book Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights. After months of extended delays and an international public pressure campaign, in March the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem granted Barghouti a visa to visit the United States for his book tour.

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AMY GOODMAN: And now we move to what’s happening in Gaza and Israel.

April 14, 2011