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Records: 10 - 20 of 2034

PSCABI | 8 November 2015
Call from Gaza-Based Palestinian Student Blocs: Intensify BDS Campaigns Against Apartheid Israel

Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine - November, 8, 2015 - We, organizations that make up the majority of the Palestinian student sector, call upon our peers and student organizations and unions around the world to mobilize against Israel's policies of occupation, colonization and apartheid in Palestin....

Ben White | Middle East Monitor | 06 November 2015
Dialogue vs. BDS? Responding to arguments against an academic boycott of Israel

On Tuesday, October 27, a full-page advertisementappeared in The Guardian, announcing the support of more than 300 UK-based scholars for an academic boycott of Israel. A week on, the list of supporters had grown to some 600. Criticism from the usual suspects was immediate, with condemnati....

Allegra Lab | 26 October 2015

When the Jewish Agency in Tel-Aviv announced the institution of the Provisional Government of Israel on 14 May 1948, the war that followed resulted in the destruction and mass evacuation of most Palestinian villages. The end of the war saw the territory of Mandatory Palestine divided between the Zio....

Boycott! from Within | 4 November 2015
Israeli citizens respond to JK Rowling

Dear J.K. Rowling,   We are Israeli citizens opposed to our government‘s policies of racism, occupation and apartheid and we actively support the Palestinian call for a cultural and academic boycott of Israel.   Since you have publicly expressed your opposition to the idea of boy....

Omar Robert Hamilton | Counterpunch | 26 October 2015
J. K. Rowling and the Prisoners of Israel

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” — J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007. How disappointing to see JK Rowling and Hilary Mantel signing this nefarious letter calling for the need for ‘cultura....

Annie Robbins | Mondoweiss |
JK Rowling stumps for Israel what would Harry Potter do?

JK Rowling has staked out territory as a prominent face of the anti-BDS movement. She’s signed on to a heavily publicized open letter in the Guardian, “Israel needs cultural bridges, not boycotts“, encouraging “dialogue about Israel and the Palestinians” in a “wid....

BDS National Committee | 22 October 2015
New victory: Four Colombian film festivals join cultural boycott of Israel

As a new generation of Palestinians is marching on the footsteps of previous generations, rising up against Israels brutal, decades-old regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid, four Colombian film festivals join the cultural boycott against Israels regime. Local BDS group in Colomb....

AURDIP & BRICUP | 22 October 2015
European call to defend the right to education in Palestine: the European Union must act now to stop the Israeli aggression

For the second time this year, we must call your attention to the illegal behaviour of the Israeli occupying forces towards Palestinian students, teachers and professors. Our letter of February 22 documented several instances of administrative detention, ranging from that of an internationally known....

Alain Platel | 14 October 2015
Open letter by Alain Platel (les ballets C de la B)

I would once again like to make a clear call for the support for the (cultural) boycott of Israel. I really am not much of a hero and it is always with a heavy heart that I swing into action, when I feel that it is necessary. It is even harder when I am forced to disagree with fellow artists whose....

13 October 2015
Forging Solidarity, taking a stand on Palestine

International Critical Geography Group votes by an overwhelming majority to endorse Academic Boycott of Israel in its seventh conference ....

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