• English translation: BNC statement against Munib al-Masri normalization project

    The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)  in Arabic (original here) in response to the launch of an initiative, discussed here in Ha’aretz, by Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri and Israeli supermarket businessman Rami Levi (whose supermarkets sell numerous settlement products, as well as branches in most settlements). […]

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  • PACBI: UN Sponsorship of Joint Palestinian-Israeli Orchestra Undermines Palestinian Civil Resistance

    A Letter Regarding UN Sponsorship of Joint Palestinian-Israeli Orchestra Mr. Robert Serry, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Occupied Jerusalem July 24, 2012 The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is alarmed that the UN is organizing a concert for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO), to be held […]

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  • Debating BDS: On Normalization and Partial Boycotts

     The following statement was issued by PACBI on April 1, 2012: Two of the most important issues that arise in debating Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), particularly in Western countries, are (A) whether or not Palestinians should be working with Israelis rather than boycotting them, and (B) whether supporters of BDS should fully boycott Israel […]

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  • Colonization of the Mind: Normalize This!

    Published first in the Palestine Chronicle. By Samah Sabawi (Full Transcript. Excerpts from this speech were presented at the University of Sydney Australia during Israeli Apartheid Week 2012.) I would like to talk about normalization. I found the best definition of the word normalization on the Palestinian Campaign for Cultural and Academic Boycott’s website: “Normalization […]

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  • PACBI: The Academic Boycott on Campus: Breaking New Ground, Gaining Momentum

     The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on February 3, 2012: In an open letter dated October 21, 2011 [1], Palestinian students wrote to their counterparts across the world, “we hope you put BDS at the forefront of your campaigns and join together for […]

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  • Palestinian civil society condemns Arab participation in Hertzliya Conference

    Published in Al-Masry al-Youm, January 27, 2012 The Palestinian Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) condemned on Thursday the participation of Arab figures from Egypt, Jordan and Qatar in the 12th annual Herzliya conference. The Herzliya conference is considered the most important annual event for Israel’s military intelligence as it is concerned mainly with the […]

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