Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Open Letter from PACBI to International Co-Organizers and Participants in the Conference ”Secularism, Nationalism and Human Rights: Law and Politics in the Middle East and Europe,” organized by the Israeli Law and Society Association, Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, December 20-21, 2009; And
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is gravely concerned that the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 (TIFF) has decided to spotlight Tel Aviv for its inaugural City-to-City program. We encourage filmmakers and audiences to boycott the Spotlight as it extends a gesture of “goodwill” to a colonial and apartheid regime which is violating Palestinian human rights with utter impunity.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is writing to urge you not to accept Israeli government funding for the hosting of a one-month series of new Israeli films beginning in June 2009. We understand that the program for the film series indicates that it is being organized in cooperation with the Israeli embassy in Switzerland. Collaborating with the Israeli government just as Israel ended its bloody war against the occupied Gaza Strip, would be tantamount to endorsement of the heinous war crimes it has committed and is still committing in Gaza.