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Occupied Jerusalem, 26 January 2015 -- The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, calls for a boycott of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) of the Shalom Hartman Institute and other such projects that bring international delegations, whether faith-based or otherwise, for visits to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in a manner that is complicit with Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid.
The MLI is part of a broader spectrum of political tours to the oPt designed to normalize and build acceptance to I
The Israeli military has conducted hundred of raids across the West Bank and launched dozens of attacks on Gaza...
The Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects has voted to call on the International Union Of Architects to exclude the Israeli Association of United Architects over its refusal to oppose Israel's construction of illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.
Abe Hayeem, RIBA member and chair of Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, said:
"This motion sends a clear
Whether one is for or against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a means to change the current situation in Palestine-Israel, it is important to recognize that boycotts are internationally affirmed and constitutionally protected forms of political expression. As non-violent instruments to effect political change, boycotts cannot be outlawed without trampling on a constitutionally protected right to political speech.
Opposition to academic boycott has taken a serious turn, one as predictable as it is ghastly.
Those who have debated whether or not boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)have had visible material effects received a clear answer the moment that government got involved in its suppression.
The state always steps in to smash dangerous ideas when they cannot be regulated by the machinery of popular opinion.
The loudest salvo arose in New York Sta
The New York Legislature is moving to pass a bill that would bar state financing for academic groups that have taken official action to boycott higher-education institutions in Israel. The initiative, which last week passed the State Senate, is now pending before the Assembly. It should be voted down by lawmakers, or, if they prove feckless, Gov.
Israel's reflexive defenders have reverted to their customary blunt cudgel: the charge that critics of Israeli policies are anti-Semitic. Their recent target was the 5,000-member American Studies Association, which voted in December to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
The ASA vote mirrors an international movement promoting comprehensive boycotts, sanctions and divestment against Israel to compel its respect for Palestinian equal rights.
The growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israeli universities has struck a chord in Israel.
In November of last year, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Just three weeks into 2014, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has again shown that it represents an increasingly effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
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