Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tutu to Haaretz: Arabs paying the price of the Holocaust

By Akiva Eldar, Haaretz Correspondent “The lesson that Israel must learn from the Holocaust is that it can never get security through fences, walls and guns,” Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa told Haaretz Thursday. Commenting on Prime Minister

Posted in Boycott, Sanctions, South African Context


Thursday, 30 July 2009 The Premier, John Brumby, today announced the AquaSure consortium had been awarded the contract to build Australia’s biggest desalination plant, which will secure Victoria’s water supplies, deliver as many as 1700 direct new jobs and help

Posted in BDS Success, Boycott


Speakers Call Attacks on Civilians War Crimes and Possibly Crimes against Humanity and Call for Independent Investigations 22 July 2009 An international meeting on the question of Palestine, organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of

Posted in Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Jews plan Israel’s boycott

By Leon Symons, July 30, 2009 The JC has revealed plans developed by Jews For Justice For Palestinians (JFJFP) to cause maximum damage to Israel by extending boycotts. At the anti-Israel organisation’s recent annual meeting, activists discussed a survey of

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

Are Prominent Israeli Cultural Figures the New Diplomatic Cadets of Avigdor Lieberman?

An Appeal to Israeli Filmmakers By UDI ALONI To Gal Uchovsky and Eitan Fuchs, In two weeks time, your film “The Bubble” will be screened as part of the Homage to Tel Aviv week, at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival

Posted in Boycott, Cultural Boycott

Boycotts as a Legitimate Means of Resistance

As Determined by the Oppressed People by Kim Petersen / August 29th, 2009 Prejudice does not always come with an ugly face. The same holds for Zionism and racism. It is entirely possible for well-intentioned people to hold a prejudice

Posted in Boycott, Israeli Academia

Oxford City Council calls for boycott

Oxford City council called for a boycott of Israeli products following Israel’s assault on Gaza. In an unprecedented move, the Council passed a motion, which as well as condemning the loss of civilian life in Gaza, called for individuals to

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

John Greyson withdraws his film “Greyzone” from Toronto Film Festival following the BDS Call

Filmaker John Greyson has written this principled letter explaining the reasons to withdraw his film “Greyzone” from the Toronto International Film Festival. Piers Handling, Cameron Bailey, Noah Cowan Toronto International Film Festival 2 Carlton St., 13th floor Toronto Canada M5B

Posted in Boycott, Cultural Boycott

Filmmakers protest uncritical view of Tel Aviv at Toronto film festival

By Tahel Frosh Several Canadian filmmakers plan to withdraw their movies from next month’s Toronto International Film Festival to protest a weeklong cinematic homage to Tel Aviv. They claim that the screenings will show Israel in a positive light instead

Posted in BDS Success, Cultural Boycott

The Palestinian National Committee for the BDS Campaign sends an open letter to Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador

President Rafael Correa, On behalf of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), which is drawn from the major Palestinian political and social forces and tasked to promote the Palestinian Unified Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, we

Posted in Palestinian Organizing