• Statement in support of the 831 academic and administrative staff at Gaza universities placed on forced early retirement

    USACBI is an organization of scholars and cultural workers that since the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008-9 has been committed to opposing Israeli apartheid and to securing Palestinian academic rights along with all the rights stipulated by international law and human rights norms. USACBI therefore strongly condemns recent measures by the Palestinian Authority that […]

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  • Al-Shabaka: Another casualty of Israeli war: Palestinian right to education

    Al-Shabaka is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. This policy brief is authored by Aimee Shalanand Samer Abdelnour. Aimee Shalan is the director of the Friends of Birzeit University, a UK-based charity that supports the right to education […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • BNC: Before and After September – The Struggle for Palestinian Rights Must Intensify

    The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC): http://www.bdsmovement.net/2011/before-and-after-september-7154 Occupied Palestine, 1 June 2011 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) warmly salutes the Nakba commemoration mass Palestinian marches on 15 May which rekindled a unique spirit of resistance, real hope and heroic initiative in the struggle for the […]

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  • Palestinian traders clear shops of settlement goods

    Published yesterday (updated) 29/08/2010 22:59 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian traders have submitted 25,000 applications for a Dignity medal to certify their compliance with the government ban on trading in settlement produce, an official said Sunday. National Dignity Fund director Omer Qabaha said 8,000 traders have already received the medal, following inspections to check their stores […]

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  • On Local Boycott and Deception

    By Khalil Nakhleh Like many thousands of Palestinians in Ramallah, I feel utterly confused by the dishonesty of being railroaded concerning local boycott of ‘settlements’ products. Because we—my wife and I—are committed to the principle and act of boycott, as a means of resistance, I decided to clarify the primary issues involved, in order to […]

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  • West Bank boycott campaign impacting settlement economy

    Report, The Electronic Intifada, 19 August 2010 Grassroots Palestinian boycott campaigns across the occupied West Bank to take Israeli settlement products off the shelves of local stores have made an impact on the Israeli settlement economy, to the unease of the Israeli government, noted the Israeli daily Haaretz this week (“Palestinians ‘adamant about continuing boycott […]

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  • Interview: “Israel has turned Gaza into the largest concentration camp in history”

    Sunday, 25 July 2010 Interview with Haidar Eid Founding member of the PCACBI (Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel). ____________________________ The world was appalled by the Israeli massacre at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009. But then Gaza disappeared from Western news media. What is the situation today […]

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  • Facing ban, Israeli dairy company leaves settlement

    Ramallah – Ma’an – A leading Israeli dairy company has moved its factories from the occupied Golan Heights into Israel and will be allowed to market its produce in the West Bank, the National Dignity Fund announced Thursday. President Mahmoud Abbas, whose government led by Salam Fayyad started the fund, in April banned the sale […]

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