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(N.B. I discovered this Movement just a few minutes ago (26 April 2012) thanks to Gilad Atzmon and listened to a RT CrossTalk on BDS_ Sanctioning Israel! BAFS)

alestinian Civil Society Call for BDS

Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights
9 July 2005

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One year after the historic Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found Israel’s Wall built on occupied Palestinian territory to be illegal; Israel continues its construction of the colonial Wall with total disregard to the Court’s decision. Thirty eight years into Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights, Israel continues to expand Jewish colonies. It has unilaterally annexed occupied East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and is now de facto annexing large parts of the West Bank by means of the Wall. Israel is also preparing – in the shadow of its lanned redeployment from the Gaza Strip – to build and expand colonies in the West Bank. Fifty seven years after the state of Israel was built mainly on land ethnically cleansed of its Palestinian owners, a majority of Palestinians are refugees, most of whom are stateless. Moreover, Israel’s entrenched system of racial discrimination against its own Arab-Palestinian citizens remains intact.
In light of Israel’s persistent violations of international law; and

Given that, since 1948, hundreds of UN resolutions have condemned Israel’s colonial and discriminatory policies as illegal and called for immediate, adequate and effective remedies; and

Given that all forms of international intervention and peace-making have until now failed to convince or force Israel to comply with humanitarian law, to respect fundamental human rights and to end its occupation and oppression of the people of Palestine; and

In view of the fact that people of conscience in the international community have historically shouldered the moral responsibility to fight injustice, as exemplified in the struggle to abolish apartheid in South Africa through diverse forms of boycott, divestment and sanctions; and

Inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression;

We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era. We appeal to you to pressure your respective states to impose embargoes and sanctions against Israel. We also invite conscientious Israelis to support this Call, for the sake of justice and genuine peace.
These non-violent punitive measures should be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by:
1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall
2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.

Endorsed by:
The Palestinian political parties, unions, associations, coalitions and organizations below represent the three integral parts of the people of Palestine: Palestinian refugees, Palestinians under occupation and Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Unions, Associations, Campaigns

• Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine (Coordinating body for the major political parties in the Occupied Palestinian Territory)
• Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizen’s Rights (PICCR)
• Union of Arab Community Based Associations (ITTIJAH), Haifa
• Forum of Palestinian NGOs in Lebanon
• Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU)
• General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW)
• General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT)
• Federation of Unions of Palestinian Universities’ Professors and Employees
• Consortium of Professional Associations
• Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC)
• Health Work Committees – West Bank
• Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
• Union of Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC)
• Union of Health Work Committees – Gaza (UHWC)
• Union of Palestinian Farmers
• Occupied Palestine and Syrian Golan Heights Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI)
• General Union of Disabled Palestinians
• Palestinian Federation of Women’s Action Committees (PFWAC)
• Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)
• Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
• Union of Teachers of Private Schools
• Union of Women’s Work Committees, Tulkarem (UWWC)
• Dentists’ Association – Jerusalem Center
• Palestinian Engineers Association
• Lawyers’ Association
• Network for the Eradication of Illiteracy and Adult Education, Ramallah
• Coordinating Committee of Rehabilitation Centers – West Bank
• Coalition of Lebanese Civil Society Organizations (150 organizations)
• Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR), Network of Student-based Canadian University Associations

Refugee Rights Associations/Organizations

1.      Al-Ard Committees for the Defense of the Right of Return, Syria
2.      Al-Awda Charitable Society, Beit Jala
3.      Al Awda – Palestine Right-to-Return Coalition, U.S.A
  1. Al-Awda Toronto
  2. Aidun Group – Lebanon
  3. Aidun Group – Syria
7.      Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center, Aida refugee camp
8.      Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Internally Displaced (ADRID), Nazareth
9.      BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Bethlehem
  1. Committee for Definite Return, Syria
11.  Committee for the Defense of Palestinian Refugee Rights, Nablus
12.  Consortium of the Displaced Inhabitants of Destroyed Palestinian Villages and Towns
13.  Filastinuna – Commission for the Defense of the Right of Return, Syria
14.  Handala Center, ‘Azza (Beit Jibreen) refugee camp, Bethlehem
15.  High Committee for the Defense of the Right of Return, Jordan

(including personal endorsement of 71 members of parliament, political parties and unions in Jordan)

1.      High National Committee for the Defense of the Right of Return , Ramallah
2.      International Right of Return Congress (RORC)
3.      Jermana Youth Forum for the Defense of the Right of Return, Syria
  1. Laji Center, Aida camp, Bethlehem
5.      Local Committee for Rehabilitation, Qalandia refugee camp, Jerusalem
6.      Local Committee for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem
7.      Palestinian National Committee for the Defense of the Right of Return, Syria
  1. Palestinian Return Association, Syria
  2. Palestinian Return Forum, Syria
10.  Palestine Right-of-Return Coalition (Palestine, Arab host countries, Europe, North America)
11.  Palestine Right-of-Return Confederation-Europe (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden)
12.  Palestinian Youth Forum for the Right of Return, Syria
13.  PLO Popular Committees – West Bank refugee camps
14.  PLO Popular Committees – Gaza Strip refugee camps
15.  Popular Committee – al-’Azza (Beit Jibreen) refugee camp, Bethlehem
16.  Popular Committee – Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem
17.  Shaml – Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Center, Ramallah
18.  Union of Women’s Activity Centers – West Bank Refugee Camps
19.  Union of Youth Activity Centers – Palestine Refugee Camps, West Bank and Gaza
20.  Women’s Activity Center – Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem
21.  Yafa Cultural Center, Balata refugee camp, Nablus

  1. Abna’ al-Balad Society, Nablus
2.      Addameer Center for Human Rights, Gaza
3.      Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association, Ramallah
  1. Alanqa’ Cultural Association, Hebron
5.      Al-Awda Palestinian Folklore Society, Hebron
6.      Al-Doha Children’s Cultural Center, Bethlehem
  1. Al-Huda Islamic Center, Bethlehem
8.      Al-Jeel al-Jadid Society, Haifa
9.      Al-Karameh Cultural Society, Um al-Fahm
  1. Al-Maghazi Cultural Center, Gaza
11.  Al-Marsad Al-Arabi, occupied Syrian Golan Heights
12.  Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Gaza
  1. Al-Nahda Cultural Forum, Hebron
14.  Al-Taghrid Society for Culture and Arts, Gaza
  1. Alternative Tourism Group, Beit Sahour (ATG)
  2. Al-Wafa’ Charitable Society, Gaza
17.  Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ)
18.  Arab Association for Human Rights, Nazareth (HRA)
19.  Arab Center for Agricultural Development (ACAD)
20.  Arab Center for Agricultural Development-Gaza
21.  Arab Educational Institute – Open Windows (affiliated with Pax Christie International)
22.  Arab Orthodox Charitable Society – Beit Sahour
  1. Arab Orthodox Charity – Beit Jala
  2. Arab Orthodox Club – Beit Jala
  3. Arab Orthodox Club – Beit Sahour
26.  Arab Students’ Collective, University of Toronto
27.  Arab Thought Forum, Jerusalem (AFT)
28.  Association for Cultural Exchange Hebron – France
  1. Association Najdeh, Lebanon
  2. Authority for Environmental Quality, Jenin
31.  Bader Society for Development and Reconstruction, Gaza
32.  Canadian Palestine Foundation of Quebec, Montreal
33.  Center for the Defense of Freedoms, Ramallah
34.  Center for Science and Culture, Gaza
35.  Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ramallah- Al-Bireh District
36.  Child Development and Entertainment Center, Tulkarem
  1. Committee for Popular Participation, Tulkarem
38.  Defense for Children International-Palestine Section, Ramallah (DCI/PS)
39.  El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe
40.  Ensan Center for Democracy and Human Rights, Bethlehem
  1. Environmental Education Center, Bethlehem
42.  FARAH – Palestinian Center for Children, Syria
43.  Ghassan Kanafani Society for Development, Gaza
  1. Ghassan Kanafani Forum, Syria
45.  Gaza Community Mental Health Program, Gaza (GCMHP)
46.  Golan for Development, occupied Syrian Golan Heights
  1. Halhoul Cultural Forum, Hebron
48.  Himayeh Society for Human Rights, Um al-Fahm
  1. Holy Land Trust – Bethlehem
50.  Home of Saint Nicholas for Old Ages – Beit Jala
  1. Human Rights Protection Center, Lebanon
  2. In’ash al-Usrah Society, Ramallah
  3. International Center of Bethlehem (Dar An-Nadweh)
  4. Islah Charitable Society-Bethlehem
  5. Jafra Youth Center, Syria
56.  Jander Center, al-Azza (Beit Jibreen) refugee camp, Bethlehem
57.  Jerusalem Center for Women, Jerusalem (JCW)
58.  Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC )
59.  Khalil Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
60.  Land Research Center, Jerusalem (LRC)
  1. Liberated Prisoners’ Society, Palestine
62.  Local Committee for Social Development, Nablus
63.  Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Nablus
  1. MA’AN TV Network, Bethlehem
  2. Medical Aid for Palestine, Canada
66.  MIFTAH-Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, Ramallah
67.  Muwatin-The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy
68.  National Forum of Martyr’s Families, Palestine
69.  Near East Council of Churches Committee for Refugee Work – Gaza Area
70.  Network of Christian Organizations – Bethlehem (NCOB)
71.  Palestinian Council for Justice and Peace, Jerusalem
72.  Palestinian Counseling Center, Jerusalem (PCC)
  1. Palestinian Democratic Youth Union, Lebanon
  2. Palestinian Farmers’ Society, Gaza
75.  Palestinian Hydrology Group for Water and Environment Resources Development-Gaza
  1. Palestinian Prisoners’ Society-West Bank
77.  Palestinian Society for Consumer Protection, Gaza
78.  Palestinian University Students’ Forum for Peace and Democracy, Hebron
  1. Palestinian Women’s Struggle Committees
80.  Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD)
  1. Popular Art Centre, Al-Bireh
82.  Prisoner’s Friends Association – Ansar Al-Sajeen, Majd al-Krum
  1. Public Aid Association, Gaza
84.  Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies
  1. Saint Afram Association – Bethlehem
  2. Saint Vincent De Paule – Beit Jala
  3. Senior Citizen Society – Beit Jala
  4. Social Development Center, Nablus
  5. Society for Self-Development, Hebron
  6. Society for Social Work, Tulkarem
91.  Society for Voluntary Work and Culture, Um al-Fahm
92.  Society of Friends of Prisoners and Detainees, Um al-Fahm
93.  Sumoud-Political Prisoners Solidarity Group, Toronto
94.  Tamer Institute for Community Education, Ramallah
  1. TCC – Teacher’s Creativity Center, Ramallah
  2. Wi’am Center, Bethlehem
97.  Women’s Affairs Technical Committee, Ramallah and Gaza (WATC)
98.  Women’s Studies Center, Jerusalem (WSC)
99.  Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling, Jerusalem (WCLAC)
100.                      Yafa for Education and Culture, Nablus
  1. Yazour Charitable Society, Nablus
  2. YMCA-East Jerusalem
  3. Youth Cooperation Forum, Hebron
  4. YWCA-Palestine
  5. Zakat Committee-al-Khader, Bethlehen
  6. Zakat Committee-Deheishe camp, Bethlehem
  7. The Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People (PCR)
  8. Alternative Voice in the Galilee (AVIG)
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مؤسســـات المجتمــع
المدنــي الفلسطينــي تنــادي بمقاطعــة إسرائيــل وسحــب الاستثمــارات منــها
وفــرض العقوبــات عليــها حتــى تنصــاع للقانــون الدولــي والمبـــادئ
الدوليـــة لحقــوق الإنســــان
9 تمــــوز2005
لقد مر عام على صدور القرار التاريخي لمحكمة
العدل الدولية، والذي اعتبر أن قيام اسرائيل ببناء الجدار على اﻷرض الفلسطينية
المحتلة عمل غير قانوني. ومع هذا، فإن إسرائيل مستمرة في بناء جدارها الكولونيالي
متجاهلة قرار المحكمة المذكور. ثمانية وثلاثون عاماً من الاحتلال اﻹسرائيلي للضفة
الغربية (ومن ضمنها القدس الشرقية)، قطاع غزة وهضبة الجولان، وإسرائيل مستمرة في
توسيع مستعمراتها. كما أنها قامت بضم القدس الشرقية ومرتفعات الجولان السورية من
طرف واحد، وضمت عملياً – بسياسة الأمر الواقع – أجزاء واسعة من أراضي الضفة
الغربية بواسطة الجدار. كما تخطط إسرائيل، تحت غطاء خطة إعادة الانتشار من غزة،
لبناء وتوسيع مستعمراتها في الضفة الغربية. بعد مرور سبعة وخمسين عاماً على إنشاء
دولة إسرائيل، والتي اقيمت بمعظمها على أراضٍ فلسطينية تم “تطهيرها”
عرقياً من أصحابها الفلسطينيين، فإن غالبية الفلسطينيين هم لاجئون، وأغلبهم
“بدون جنسية”. إضافة إلى ذلك، فإن نظام التمييز العنصري الإسرائيلي ضد
المواطنين العرب الفلسطينيين حاملي الجنسية الإسرائيلية لا يزال مستشرياً.
انطلاقاً من انتهاكات إسرائيل المستمرة
للقانون الدولي،
وعلى ضوء تجاهل إسرائيل منذ عام 1948 لمئات
من قرارات اﻷمم المتحدة التي أدانت سياساتها الاستعمارية والعنصرية، واعتبرتها غير
قانونية، ونادت بحلول فعالة ومناسبة،
وبما أن كل أشكال الوساطة الدولية وصنع
السلام لم تتمكن لغاية الآن من إقناع أو إجبار إسرائيل على الإذعان للقانون
الإنساني واحترام الحقوق الأساسية للإنسان وإنهاء احتلالها واضطهادها للشعب
وعلى ضوء حقيقة أن أصحاب الضمير في المجتمع
الدولي قد تحملوا تاريخياً المسؤولية الأخلاقية في مناهضة الظلم، كما حدث في
النضال من أجل إلغاء نظام الفصل العنصري في جنوب أفريقيا، بأشكال متعددة من
المقاطعة وسحب الاستثمارات وفرض العقوبات،
واستلهاماً من نضال شعب جنوب أفريقيا ضد نظام
الأبارثهايد، وبروح التضامن العالمي والانسجام الأخلاقي والتزاماً بمحاربة الظلم
نناشد، نحن ممثلو المجتمع المدني الفلسطيني،
منظمات المجتمع المدني في العالم وكل أصحاب الضمائر الحية بفرض مقاطعة واسعة
لإسرائيل، وتطبيق سحب الاستثمارات منها، في خطوات مشابهة لتلك المطبقة ضد جنوب
أفريقيا خلال حقبة الأبارثهايد. كما ندعوكم لممارسة الضغوط على حكوماتكم من أجل
فرض المقاطعة والعقوبات على إسرائيل. ونتوجه إلى أصحاب الضمائر في المجتمع
اﻹسرائيلي لدعم هذا النداء من أجل تحقيق العدالة والسلام الحقيقي.
يجب أن تستمر هذه الإجراءات العقابية السلمية
حتى تفي إسرائيل بالتزاماتها في الاعتراف بحق الشعب الفلسطيني – غير القابل للتصرف
- في تقرير المصير، وحتى تنصاع بالكامل للقانون الدولي عن طريق:
• إنهاء احتلالها واستعمارها لكل
الأراضي العربية وتفكيك الجدار
• الإعتراف بالحق الأساسي بالمساواة
الكاملة لمواطنيها العرب الفلسطينيين
• إحترام وحماية ودعم حقوق اللاجئين
الفلسطينيين في العودة إلى ديارهم واستعادة ممتلكاتهم كما هو منصوص عليه في قرار
اﻷمم المتحدة رقم 194 .
وقــــع عليــــه:
إتحــادات وشبكـــات
القوى الوطنية والاسلامية
الهيئة الفلسطينية المستقلة لحقوق المواطن
• اتجاه-اتحاد جمعيات عربية، حيفا
• هيئة تنسيق الجمعيات الأهلية العاملة في التجمعات الفلسطينية- لبنان
• الاتحاد العام لنقابات عمال فلسطين
• الاتحاد العام للمرأة الفلسطينية
• الاتحاد العام للمعلمين الفلسطينيين
• اتحادات نقابات إساتذة وموظفي الجامعات الفلسطينية
• مجمع النقابات المهنية
• اتحاد لجان الاغاثة الطبية الفلسطينية
• لجان العمل الصحي، الضفة الغربية
• اتحاد لجان العمل الزراعي
• اتحاد لجان الاغاثة الزراعية الفلسطينية
• اتحاد لجان العمل الصحي، قطاع غزة
• إتحاد المزارعين الفلسطينيين
• مبادرة الدفاع عن فلسطين وهضبة الجولان السورية المحتلتين
• الاتحاد العام للمعاقين الفلسطينيين
• اتحاد لجان العمل النسائي في الضفة الغربية
• الحملة الفلسطينية للمقاطعة الأكاديمية والثقافية لاسرائيل
• الحملة الشعبية لمقاومة جدار الفصل العنصري
• نقابة المعلمين في المدارس الخاصة
• اتحاد لجان العمل النسائي الفلسطيني-طولكرم
• نقابة اطباء الاسنان-مركز القدس
• نقابة المهندسين الفلسطينيين-مركز القدس
• نقابة المحامين الفلسطينيين النظاميين
• شبكة محو الامية وتعليم الكبار
• لجنة تنسيق اللجان المحلية للتأهيل-مخيمات الضفة الغربية
• تكتل المنظمات الأهلية اللبنانية ( 150 من مؤسسات المجتمع المدني)
• هيئة التضامن مع حقوق الانسان الفلسطيني (شبكة لطلبة من الجامعات الكندية)
مؤسسات ومنظمات تعنى بحقوق اللاجئين
• اتحاد مراكز الشباب الاجتماعي، مخيمات
• اتحاد مراكز النشاط النسوي، مخيمات الضفة الغربية
• الائتلاف الفلسطيني لحق العودة (فلسطين، الدول العربية المضيفة، اوروبا، أمريكا
• العودة-تحالف حق العودة الى فلسطين – تورنتو، كندا
• العودة-تحالف حق العودة الى فلسطين، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
• الكونفدرالية الأوروبية للدفاع عن حق العودة (النمسا، الدانمارك، فرنسا،
المانيا، ايطاليا، هولندا، النرويج، بولندا والسويد)
• اللجان الشعبية للخدمات، الضفة الغربية
• اللجان الشعبية للخدمات، مخيمات قطاع غزة
• اللجنة الشعبية، مخيم الدهيشة، بيت لحم
• اللجنة الشعبية، مخيم العزة (بيت جبرين) بيت لحم
• اللجنة العليا للدفاع عن حق العودة – الأردن
• اللجنة المحلية لتأهيل المعاقين، مخيم الدهيشة-بيت لحم
• اللجنة المحلية للتأهيل، مخيم قلنديا
• اللجنة الوطنية العليا للدفاع عن حق العودة-رام الله
• اللجنة الوطنية الفلسطينية للدفاع عن حق العودة، سوريا
• المؤتمر العالمي لحق العودة
• المركز النسوي-مخيم الدهيشة
• بديل/ المركز الفلسطيني لمصادر حقوق المواطنة واللاجئين
• تجمع اهالي القرى والمدن االفلسطينيين المدمرة والمهجرة- رام الله
• جمعية الدفاع عن حقوق المهجرين الفلسطينيين في إسرائيل
• جمعية العودة الخيرية، بيت جالا
• رابطة العودة الفلسطينية، سوريا
• شمل، مركز اللاجئين والشتات الفلسطيني، رام الله
• لجان الأرض للدفاع عن حق العودة، سوريا
• لجنة الدفاع عن حقوق اللاجئين الفلسطينيين، مخيم بلاطة، نابلس
• لجنة حتمية العودة، سوريا
• مجموعة عائدون، سوريا،
• مجموعة عائدون، لبنان
• مركز الرواد الثقافي، مخيم عايدة، بيت لحم
• مركز حنظلة، مخيم العزة (بيت جبرين)، بيت لحم
• مركز لاجئ، مخيم عايدة، بيت لحم،
• مركز يافا الثقافي، مخيم بلاطة، نابلس
• ملتقى الشباب الفلسطيني لحق العودة، سوريا
• ملتقى العودة الفلسطيني، سوريا
• ملتقى شباب جرمانا للدفاع عن حق العودة، سوريا
• هيئة فلسطيننا للدفاع عن حق العودة في سوريا
• أريج، معهد الأبحاث التطبيقية، القدس.
• اتحاد الشباب الديمقراطي (أشد)، لبنان
• الاغاثة الطبية لفلسطين، كندا
• التجمع الوطني لاسر الشهداء
• الجمعية العربية الأورثودكسية الخيرية، بيت ساحور،
• الجمعية العربية الأورثودوكسية الخيرية، بيت جالا،
• الجمعية الفلسطينية لحماية المستهلك، غزة
• الجولان للتنمية (الجولان السوري المحتل)
• الحركة العالمية للدفاع عن الاطفال، فرع فلسطين، رام الله
• السياحة البديلة، بيت ساحور
• اللجنة المحلية لتأهيل المعاقين، نابلس،
• اللجنة المحلية للتنمية والتطوير المجتمعي، نابلس.
• المؤسسة التعليمية العربية، بيت لحم
• المؤسسة العربية لحقوق الانسان، الناصرة
• المرصد العربي في الجولان السوري المحتل
• المركز الحمائي لحقوق الانسان، لبنان
• المركز العربي للتنمية الزراعية
• المركز الفلسطيني للارشاد، القدس
• الملتقى الفكري العربي، القدس
• النادي الأورثودكسي العربي، بيت ساحور
• النادي الأورثودوكسي العربي، بيت جالا،
• برنامج غزة للصحة النفسية
• تجمع الطلاب العرب، جامعة تورونتو
• جمعية أبناء البلد، نابلس
• جمعية أنصار السجين، مجد الكروم
• جمعية اصدقاء الاسرى والمعتقلين، ام الفحم
• جمعية الاسرى المحررين
• جمعية الاصلاح الخيرية، بيت لحم
• جمعية التبادل الثقافي الخليل-فرنسا
• جمعية التغريد للثقافة والفنون، قطاع غزة
• جمعية التنمية الذاتية، الخليل
• جمعية التنمية الزراعية-غزة
• جمعية الجيل الجديد-حيفا
• جمعية الخدمة الاجتماعية
• جمعية الشابات المسيحية فلسطين.
• جمعية الشبان المسيحية، القدس الشرقية،
• جمعية الشبان المسيحية، فلسطين
• جمعية العمل التطوعي والثقافي، أم الفحم
• جمعية العنقاء الثقافية، الخليل
• جمعية العودة للفولكلور الفلسطيني، الخليل
• جمعية الكرامة الثقافية، أم الفحم
• جمعية المرأة العاملة الفلسطينية للتنمية
• جمعية المرأة العاملة الفلسطينية من أجل التنمية
• جمعية المزارعين الفلسطينيين، غزة
• جمعية المساعدات الشعبية، غزة
• جمعية الوفاء الخيرية
• جمعية إنعاش الاسرة
• جمعية بادر للتنمية والاعمار، غزة
• جمعية تنمية وترفيه الطفل الفلسطيني، طولكرم
• جمعية حماية لحقوق الانسان، وحقوق المعتقلين والسجناء، الناصرة-أم الفحم
• جمعية سانت ابرهام، بيت لحم
• جمعية سانت فنسنت دو باول، بيت جالا
• جمعية غسان كنفاني التنموية، غزة
• جمعية لجان العمل الاجتماعي، طولكرم
• جمعية نادي الأسير الفلسطيني، الضفة الغربية
• جمعية يازور الخيرية، نابلس
• دار المسنين البيتجالية، بيت جالا
• دار الندوة الدولية، بيت لحم
• سلطة جودة البيئة، جنين
• شبكة “معا” للتلفزة المحلية، بيت لحم
• شبكة المنظمات المسيحية في بيت لحم
• طاقم شؤون المراة، رام الله وغزة
• غرفة تجارة وصناعة رام الله والبيرة واللواء
• فرقة الفنون الشعبية، رام الله
• لجان المشاركة الشعبية، طولكرم
• لجان كفاح المرأة الفلسطينية
• لجنة زكاة قرية الخضر، بيت لحم
• لجنة زكاة مخيم الدهيشة، بيت لحم
• مؤسسة الضمير لرعاية الأسير وحقوق الانسان، رام الله
• مؤسسة الضمير لرعاية المعتقلين وحقوق الانسان، غزة
• مؤسسة تامر للتعليم المجتمعي، رام الله
• مؤسسة فرح الفلسطينية للأطفال، سوريا
• مؤسسة فلسطين الكندية في كوبيك-كندا
• مؤسسة نجدة-لبنان
• مجلس كنائس الشرق الأدنى، برنامج اللاجئين، قطاع غزة
• مجموعة الهيدرولوجيين الفلسطينيين-غزة
• مجموعة صمود للتضامن مع الاسرى السياسيين، تورنتو
• مركز أبحاث الاراضي، القدس
• مركز ابداع المعلم، رام الله
• مركز التطوير المجتمعي، نابلس
• مركز التعليم البيئي، بيت لحم
• مركز الدراسات النسوية، القدس
• مركز الدفاع عن الحريات
• مركز الدوحة الثقافي للأطفال، بيت لحم
• مركز العلم والثقافة
• مركز الفنون الشعبية، البيرة
• مركز القدس لحقوق الانسان والمساعدة القانونية
• مركز القدس للنساء، القدس.
• مركز المرأة للإرشاد القانوني والاجتماعي، القدس
• مركز المغازي الثقافي، غزة
• مركز الميزان لحقوق الانسان، قطاع غزة
• مركز الهدى الاسلامي، بيت لحم
• مركز انسان للديمقراطية وحقوق الانسان، بيت لحم
• مركز جفرا الشبابي، سوريا
• مركز جندر، مخيم العزة (بيت جبرين) بيت لحم
• مركز خليل السكاكيني الثقافي، رام الله
• مركز رام الله لدراسات حقوق الانسان
• مركز وئام، بيت لحم
• مفتاح، المبادرة الفلسطينية لتدعيم الحوار العالمي والديمقراطية، رام الله
• ملتقى الطبلة الجامعيين العرب للسلام والديمقراطية، الخليل
• ملتقى تعاون الشبابي، الخليل
• ملتقى حلحول الثقافي، الخليل،
• منتدى غسان كنفاني، سوريا
• مواطن، المؤسسة الفلسطينية لدراسة الديمقراطية
• نادي يافا للتربية والثقافة والعلوم، الضفة الغربية
• هولي لاند تراست، بيت لحم
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Sociedad Civil Palestina Demanda Boicot, Desinversión y Sanciones contra Israel Hasta que cumpla con la Ley Internacional y los Principios Universales de Derechos Humanos
9 de julio de 2005

A un año después de la histórica Opinión Asesora de la Corte Internacional de Justicia (CIJ) que encontró que el Muro de Israel construido sobre territorio palestino es ilegal, Israel continúa su construcción del Muro colonial con un total desprecio a la decisión de la Corte. Después de 38 años de ocupación israelí de la Franja de Gaza y Cisjordania palestinas (incluyendo Jerusalén Oriental) y de los Altos del Golán sirios, Israel continúa expandiendo las colonias judías. Ésta ha anexionado unilateralmente Jerusalén Oriental y los Altos del Golán ocupados y ahora está anexionando de facto enormes partes de Cisjordania por medio del Muro. Israel está preparando también – a la sombra de su reorganización planeada para la Franja de Gaza – construir y expandir colonias en Cisjordania. Cincuenta y siete años después de la construcción del estado de Israel principalmente sobre tierra vaciada étnicamente de sus dueños palestinos, una mayoría de los palestinos son refugiados, muchos de los cuales están sin un estado. Además del consolidado sistema de discriminación racial contra sus propios ciudadanos árabe-palestinos que permanece intacto.
A la luz de las persistentes violaciones de Israel de la legislación internacional, y

Dado que, desde 1948, cientos de resoluciones de la ONU han declarado ilegales las políticas coloniales y discriminatorias de Israel y demandaron medidas inmediatas, adecuadas y efectivas, y

Dado que todas las formas de intervención internacional y pacíficas hasta ahora han fallado en convencer y obligar a Israel para que cumpla con la legislación humanitaria, que respete los derechos humanos fundamentales y para que termine su ocupación y opresión del pueblo palestino, y

En vista del hecho que los pueblos conscientes en la comunidad internacional históricamente han cargado la responsabilidad moral de luchar contra la injusticia, como fue en la lucha para abolir el apartheid en Sudáfrica a través de diversas formas de boicots, desinversiones y sanciones;

Inspirados por la lucha de los sudafricanos contra el apartheid en el espíritu de la solidaridad internacional, consistencia moral y resistencia a la injusticia y opresión,

Nosotros, representantes de la sociedad civil palestina, demandamos a las organizaciones de la sociedad civil internacional y a las personas conscientes de todo el mundo a imponer amplios boicots e implementer desinversiones contra Israel, de manera similar a aquellas aplicadas a Sudáfrica en la era del apartheid. Demandamos a ustedes que presiones a sus respectivos estados para que impongan embargos y sanciones contra Israel. Invitamos también a los israelíes conscientes a apoyar esta demanda, por el bien de la justicia y una paz verdadera.

Estas medidas punitivas no violentas deberían ser mantenidas hasta que Israel cumpla su obligación de reconocer el derecho inalienable del pueblo palestino a la autodeterminación y acate completamente los preceptos de la legislación internacional por medio de:

1. La finalización de su ocupación y colonización de todas las tierras árabes y el desmantelamiento del Muro;
2. El reconocimiento de los derechos fundamentales de los ciudadanos árabe-palestinos de Israel para una igualdad completa; y

3. Respetando, protegiendo y promoviendo los derechos de los palestinos refugiados a retornar a sus casas y propiedades como lo estipuló la resolución 194.
Demanda respaldada por:

Los partidos políticos, uniones, asociaciones, coaliciones y organizaciones palestinas bajo la representación de las tres partes integrales del pueblo de Palestina: los refugiados palestinos, los palestinos bajo ocupación y los ciudadanos palestinos de Israel.

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Appel de la Société Civile Palestinienne Appel au Boycott, aux Sanctions et aux Retraits des Investissements contre Israël jusqu’à ce qu’il applique le Droit International et les Principes Universels des Droits de l’Homme
9 Juillet 2005 

Un an après que l’avis consultatif historique de la Cour Internationale de Justice (CIJ) qui a jugé illégal le mur qu’Israel construit sur le territoire palestinien occupé, Israel continue sa construction du mur colonial au mépris total de la décision de la Cour. Après trente huit ans d’occupation par Israel de la Cisjordanie palestinienne (y compris Jérusalem-Est), de la Bande de Gaza et des Hauteurs du Golan syriens, Israel continue à accroître les colonies juives. Il a unilatéralement annexé Jérusalem-Est Occupé et les Hauteurs du Golan et annexe maintenant de facto de grandes parties de la Cisjordanie à l’aide du mur. Israel prépare également, dans l’ombre, son redéploiement prévu de la bande de Gaza – pour établir et accroître les colonies en Cisjordanie. Cinquante sept ans après que l’Etat d’Israel ait été établi principalement sur la terre éthniquement nettoyée de ses propriétaires palestiniens, une majorité de Palestiniens sont des réfugiés, dont la plupart sont apatrides. D’ailleurs, le système de discrimination raciale contre ses propres citoyens Arabes-Palestiniens derrière lequel il s’est retranché demeure intact.
À la lumière des violations persistantes du droit international par Israel,
Étant donné que, depuis 1948, les centaines de résolutions de l’ONU ont condamné les politiques coloniales et discriminatoires d’Israel en tant qu’illégales et ont appelé à des remèdes immédiats, proportionnés et efficaces,
Étant donné que toutes les formes d’intervention internationale et de tentatives de paix n’ont pas jusqu’ici convaincu ou forcé Israel à se conformer à la loi humanitaire, à respecter les Droits de l’Homme fondamentaux et à mettre fin à son occupation et son oppression du peuple de la Palestine,
En raison du fait que les personnes de conscience parmi la communauté internationale ont historiquement endossé la responsabilité morale de combattre l’injustice, comme illustré dans la lutte pour abolir l’Apartheid en Afrique du Sud par diverses formes de boycott, de retrait d’investissement et de sanctions;
Inspirés par la lutte des Sud-Africains contre l’Apartheid et dans l’esprit de la solidarité internationale, de la cohérence morale et de la résistance à l’injustice et à l’oppression,
Nous, représentants de la Société Civile Palestinienne, invitons les organisations des sociétés civiles internationales et les gens de conscience du monde entier à imposer de larges boycotts et à mettre en application des initiatives de retrait d’investissement contre Israel tels que ceux appliqués à l’Afrique du Sud à l’époque de l’Apartheid.

Nous faisons appel à vous pour faire pression sur vos états respectifs afin qu’ils appliquent des embargos et des sanctions contre Israel. Nous invitons également les Israéliens honnêtes à soutenir cet appel, dans l’intérêt de la justice et d’une véritable paix.

Ces mesures de sanction non-violentes devraient être maintenues jusqu’à ce qu’Israel honore son obligation de reconnaître le droit inaliénable des Palestiniens à l’autodétermination et respecte entièrement les préceptes du droit international en :
1. Mettant fin à son occupation et à sa colonisation de tous les terres Arabes et en démantelant le Mur
2. Reconnaissant les droits fondamentaux des citoyens Arabo-Palestiniens d’Israel à une égalité absolue; et
3. Respectant, protégeant et favorisant les droits des réfugiés palestiniens à revenir dans leurs maisons et propriétés comme stipulé dans la résolution 194 de l’ONU
Approuvé par :
Les partis politiques, les syndicats, les associations, les coalitions et les organisations palestiniens ci-dessous représentent les trois parties intégrales du peuple de la Palestine : Réfugiés palestiniens, Palestiniens sous occupation et Citoyens palestiniens d’Israël.

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Appello della Società Civile Palestinese al boicottaggio, al ritiro degli investimenti e all’applicazione di sanzioni contro lo stato di Israele fino a quando non rispetterà il Diritto Internazionale ed i Principi Universali dei Diritti dell’Uomo
9 Luglio 2005 

Un anno dopo lo storico parere consultivo della Corte Internazionale di Giustizia (ICJ) che ha giudicato illegale il Muro costruito da Israele nei territori Palestinesi occupati, Israele continua la costruzione del Muro coloniale in totale disprezzo della decisione della Corte. Dopo 38 anni di occupazione della Cisgiordania Palestinese (compresa Gerusalemme Est), della Striscia di Gaza e delle alture siriane del Golan, Israele continua a espandere le colonie ebraiche. Israele si è annessa unilateralmente Gerusalemme-Est occupata e le alture del Golan e sta ora di fatto annettendosi per mezzo del Muro parti importanti della Cisgiordania.
Israele si sta anche preparando – all’ombra del suo previsto ritiro dalla Striscia di Gaza – a costruire e espandere le colonie nella Cisgiordania. Cinquantasette anni dopo che lo Stato di Israele è stato costituito sulla terra ripulita etnicamente dei suoi proprietari palestinesi, una maggioranza di palestinesi sono profughi, molti dei quali senza una nazione. Inoltre, il rafforzato sistema israeliano di discriminazione razziale contro i suoi cittadini Arabo-Palestinesi rimane intatto.

Alla luce delle sistematiche violazioni del diritto internazionale da parte di Israele, e

Dato che, dal 1948, centinaia di risoluzioni dell’ONU hanno condannato le politiche coloniali e

discriminatorie di Israele come illegali e sollecitato immediati, adeguati e effettivi rimedi, e

Dato che tutte le forme di intervento internazionale e di peace-making hanno fino ad ora fallito nel convincere o forzare Israele a rispettare le leggi umanitarie, i diritti umani fondamentali e a porre termine alla occupazione e all’oppressione del popolo palestinese, e

In considerazione del fatto che persone di coscienza nella comunità internazionale si sono storicamente prese la responsabilità morale di combattere l’ingiustizia, come esemplificato dalla lotta per l’abolizione dell’apartheid in Sud Africa attraverso diverse forme di boicottaggio, disinvestimento e sanzioni;
Inspirati dalla lotta dei Sudafricani contro l’apartheid e nello spirito di solidarietà internazionale, coerenza morale e resistenza all’ingiustizia e all’oppressione,

Noi, rappresentanti della società civile palestinese, chiediamo alle organizzazioni internazionali della società civile ed alle coscienze degli uomini di tutto il mondo di imporre ampi boicottaggi e realizzare iniziative di disinvestimento contro Israele simili a quelle applicate al Sud Africa nel periodo dell’apartheid. Noi facciamo appello a voi perchè facciate pressione sui vostri rispettivi stati per imporre embargo e sanzioni contro Israele. Noi invitiamo anche gli israeliani di buona volontà a sostenere questa richiesta, nell’interesse della giustizia e di una pace effettiva.

Queste misure punitive non-violente dovrebbero essere mantenute fino al momento in cui Israele fa fronte ai suoi obblighi di riconoscere il diritto inalienabile del popolo Palestinese all’autodeterminazione e di rispettare completamente le norme del diritto internazionale:

• Ponendo termine alla occupazione e alla colonizzazione di tutte le terre arabe e smantellando il Muro
• Riconoscendo i diritti fondamentali dei cittadini Arabo-Palestinesi di Israele alla piena uguaglianza
• Rispettando, proteggendo e promovendo i diritti dei profughi palestinesi al ritorno nelle loro case e nelle loro proprietà come stabilito nella risoluzione 194 dell’ONU

Questo appello è stato sottoscritto da oltre 170 organizzazioni (partiti politici, sindacati e associazioni) che rappresentano in modo integrato le tre parti del popolo Palestinese: i profughi palestinesi, i palestinesi sotto occupazione e i palestinesi cittadini di Israele.

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Palästinensische Zivilgesellschaft ruft zu Boykott, Investitionsentzug und Sanktionen gegen Israel auf, bis es internationalem Recht und den universellen Prinzipien der Menschenrechte nachkommt.
9. Juli 2005 

Ein Jahr nach dem historischen Gutachten des Internationalen Gerichtshof (IGH), welches den israelischen Mauerbau in den besetzten palästinensischen Gebieten für illegal befunden hatte, setzt Israel den Bau der Mauer, entgegen der Entscheidung des IGH, fort. Achtunddreißig Jahre nachdem Israel die Westbank (inklusive Ost-Jerusalem), den Gaza Streifen und die syrischen Golanhöhen besetzt hat, wird der Ausbau von jüdischen Siedlungen vorangetrieben. Israel hat einseitig das besetzte Ost-Jerusalem und die Golanhöhen annektiert, und annektiert nun, durch den Mauerbau, de facto auch große Teile der Westbank. Israel plant ebenfalls – im Schatten der Siedlungs- und militärischen Verlagerung aus dem Gaza Streifen – neue Siedlungen in der Westbank zu bauen und bereits bestehende zu erweitern. Siebenundfünfzig Jahre nachdem der Staat Israel größtenteils auf Land gegründet wurde, das zuvor von seinen palästinensischen BesitzerInnen ethnisch gesäubert wurde, sind die meisten dieser PalästinenserInnen Flüchtlinge ohne Staatszugehörigkeit. Ferner bleibt die in Israels System verwurzelte rassistische Diskriminierung von seinen eigenen arabisch-palästinensischen StaatsbürgerInnen intakt.

Angesichts Israels anhaltender Verstöße gegen internationales Recht; und Aufgrund der Tatsache, dass seit 1948 hunderte von UN Resolutionen die koloniale und diskriminierende Politik Israels als illegal verurteilt und sofortige, adäquate und effektive Maßnahmen gefordert haben; und

Aufgrund der Tatsache, dass sämtliche internationale Interventionen und Friedensbestrebungen nicht in der Lage waren, Israel zu überzeugen oder zu zwingen, den Konventionen des Humanitären Rechts genüge zu leisten, die grundlegenden Menschenrechte anzuerkennen und die Besatzung und Unterdrückung der palästinensischen Bevölkerung zu beenden; und

In Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass in der Geschichte aufrichtige Menschen in der internationalen Gemeinschaft immer wieder die moralische Pflicht übernommen haben, gegen Unterdrückung zu kämpfen, wie es im Kampf gegen Apartheid in Südafrika die verschiedenen Formen von Boykott, Investitionsentzug und Sanktionen gezeigt haben;

Inspiriert vom Kampf der Südafrikaner gegen die Apartheid, und im Sinne der internationalen Solidarität, moralischen Standfestigkeit und des Widerstands gegen Ungerechtigkeit und Unterdrückung,

Rufen wir, RepräsentantInnen der palästinensischen Zivilgesellschaft, internationale Organisationen und alle rechtschaffenen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt dazu auf, weitgreifend Boykotts and Investitionsentzug gegen Israel durchzusetzen, ähnlich der Maßnahmen gegen Südafrika während der Apartheid. Wir appellieren an Sie, Druck auf Ihren jeweiligen Staat auszuüben, um Embargos und Sanktionen gegen Israel zu erreichen. Wir laden ebenfalls gewissenhafte Israelis dazu ein, diesen Aufruf zu unterstützen, der Gerechtigkeit und einem echten Frieden willen.

Diese gewaltlosen Strafmaßnahmen müssen solange aufrecht erhalten bleiben, bis Israel seiner Verpflichtung nachkommt, den PalästinenserInnen das unveräußerliche Recht der Selbstbestimmung zuzugestehen, und zur Gänze den Maßstäben internationalen Rechts entspricht, indem es:

1. Die Besetzung und Kolonisation allen arabischen Landes beendet und die Mauer abreißt;
2. Das Grundrecht der arabisch-palästinensischen BürgerInnen Israels auf völlige Gleichheit anerkennt; und
3) Die Rechte der palästinensischen Flüchtlingen, in ihre Heimat und zu ihrem Eigentum zurückzukehren, wie es in der UN Resolution 194 vereinbart wurde, respektiert, schützt und fördert.

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קריאת החברה הפלסטינית האזרחית לחרם, הימנעות מהשקעות
ולמען סנקציות נגד ישראל עד שישראל תפעל בהתאם לחוק הבינלאומי ולעקרונות
האוניברסליים של זכויות האדם\אשה
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על אדמה שעליה נערך טיהור אתני של בעליה\ותיה הפלסטינים\יות, מרבית הפלסטינים\יות
הם\ן פליטים\ות, מרביתם\ן חסרי\ות מדינה. יתרה מכך, השיטה הישראלית המתחפרת של
אפליה גזעית נגד אזרחיה\יותיה הערבים\יות-פלסטינים\יות לא השתנתה.
לאור הפרות החוק הבינלאומי העקביות מצד ישראל,
ולאור כך שמשנת 1948, מאות החלטות או“ם גינו את המדיניות
הישראלית המפלה וקבעו שאינה חוקית, תוך שהן קוראות למציאת מענים הולמים, מיידיים
בהתחשב בכך שכל הצורות של התערבות בינלאומית ותהליך השלום
נכשלו עד עתה לשכנע או להכריח את ישראל לציית לחוק ההומניטארי, לכבד זכויות אדם\אשה
בנילאומיות ולסיים את הכיבוש והדיכוי של העם הפלסטיני,
לאור העובדה שא\נשים בעלי\ות מצפון בקהילה הבינלאומית
הפנו כתף היסטורית לאחריות ההיסטורית להלחם באי הצדק, כפי שהודגם במאבק לחיסול
האפרטהייד בדרום אפריקה באמצעות צורות שונות של חרם, הימנעות מהשקעות וסנקציות,
בהשראת מבקשם של הדרום אפריקנים נגד האפרטהייד וברוח
הסולידריות הבינלאומית, העקביות המוסרית וההתנגדות לאי הצדק ולדיכוי,
אנו, נציגים\ות של החברה הפלסטינית האזרחית, קוראים
לארגוני החברה האזרחית הבינלאומיים ולא\נשים בעלי\ות מצפון ברחבי העולם לכפות חרם
רחב וליישם יוזמות המנעות מהשקעות נגד ישראל בדומה ליוזמות שיושמו בדרום אפריקה
בתקופת האפרטהייד. אנו מבקשים\ות שתפעילו לחץ על המדינות שלכם\ן כדי שאלה יכפו
אמברגו וסנקציות נגד ישראל. אנו גם מזמינים\ות ישראלים\יות בעלי\ות מצפון לתמוך
בקריאה זאת, למען שלום הצדק והשלום האמיתי.
יש לקיים את אמצעי הענישה הלא אלימים שהוזכרו עד שישראל
תקיים את מחוייבותה להכיר בזכות הבלתי ניתנת להעברה של העם הפלסטיני להגדרה עצמית
ותציית לעקרונות החוק הבינלאומי במלואם על ידי:
-סיום הכיבוש והקולוניזציה של כל האדמות הערביות ופירוק החומה.
-הכרה בזכויות הבסיסיות של האזרחים\יות הערבים\יות-פלסטינים\יות החיים\יות
בישראל לשוויון מלא.
-כיבוד, הגנה וקידום זכויותיהם\ן של הפליטים\ות הפלסטינים\יות לשוב
לבתיהם\ן ולרכושם\ן כפי שעוגן בהחלטה 194 של ארגון האומות המאוחדות.
אושר על ידי:
המפלגות הפוליטיות הפלסטיניות, האיגודים, ההתאגדויות, הקולאיציות
והארגונים הפלסטינים הרשומים מטה מייצגים את שלושת החלקים האינטגרלים של העם
הפלסטיני: פליטים\ות פלסטינים\יות, פלסטינים\יות החיים\יות תחת הכיבוש ופלסטינים\יות
אזרחי\יות ישראל.
איגודים, התאגדויות, קמפיינים
מועצת הכוחות הלאומיים והאיסלאמיים בפלסטין (הגוף המתאם
בין המפלגות הפוליטיות הגדולות בשטחי פלסטין הכבושים)
הוועד הפלסטיני העצמאי לזכויות האזרח\ית (PICCR)
איחוד העמותות של הקהילה הערבית (ITTIJAH), חיפה
פורום הארגונים הפלסטינים בלבנון
הפדרציה הפלסטינית הכללית של איגודי הסחר (PGFTU)
אגודת הנשים הפלסטינית הכללית (GUPW)
אגודת המורים\ות הפלסטינים\יות הכללית (GUPT)
פדרציית איגודי המרצים\ות והעובדים\ות של האוניברסיטאות
הקונסורציום של האיגודים המקצועיים
איגוד וועדות הסיוע הרפואיות הפלסטיניות (UPMRC)
וועדות התעסוקה הרפואיות – הגדה המערבית
איגוד העובדים\ות החקלאיים\יות (UAWC)
איגוד וועדות הסיוע החקלאיות הפלסטיניות (PARC)
איגוד וועדות התעסוקה הרפואיות – עזה (UHWC)
איגוד החקלאים\יות הפלסטיני
מטה יוזמת פלסטין ורמת הגולן הסורי הכבושות (OPGAI)
האיגוד הכללי של בעלי\ות המגבלות הפלסטיניים\יות
הפדרציה הפלסטינית של וועדות פעולות הנשים (PFWAC)
הקמפיין הפלסטיני למען חרם תרבותי ואקדמי על ישראל (PACBI)
הקמפיין הפלסטיני העממי נגד חומת האפרטהייד
איגוד המורים\ות בבתי הספר הפרטיים
איגוד וועדות התעסוקה לנשים, טולכרם (UWWC)
איגוד רופאי\ות השיניים – מרכז ירושלים
איגוד המהנדסים\ות הפלסטיני
איגוד עורכי\ות הדין הפלסטיני
הרשת להכחדת אנלפבתיות ולחינוך מבוגרים\ות, רמאללה
הוועדה המתאמת של מרכזי השיקום – הגדה המערבית
קואליציית ארגוני החברה האזרחית הלבנונית (150 ארגונים)
סולידריות לזכויות אדם פלסטיניות (SPHR), רשת מבוססת סטודנטים\יות
באוניברסיטאות הקנדיות
ארגונים ועמותות לזכויות פליטים\ות
וועדות אל ארד להגנה על זכות השיבה, סוריה
אגודת הצדקה אל עוודה, בית ג‘אלה
אל עוודה – הקואליציה לזכות השיבה לפלסטין, ארצות הברית
אל עוודה טורונטו
קבוצת עיידון – לבנון
קבוצת עיידון – סוריה
מרכז אלרוואד לתרבות וללימודי תיאטרון, מחנה הפליטים עיידה
האיגוד להגנה על זכויות העקורים\ות הפנימיים\יות (ADRID), נצרת
מרכז בדיל לזכויות הפליטים\ות והתושבים\ות הפלסטינים\יות,
בית לחם
הוועדה לשיבה מוחלטת, סוריה
הוועדה להגנה על זכויות הפליטים\ות הפלסטינים\יות, שכם
הקונסורציום של התושבים\ות העקורים\ות של הכפרים והעיירות
הפלסטינים ההרוסים
פילסטינונא – הוועדה להגנה על זכות השיבה, סוריה
מרכז חנדלה, מחנה הפליטים\ות בית ג‘יברין, בית לחם
הוועדה העליונה להגנה על זכות השיבה, ירדן (כולל חתימה
אישית של 71 חברי\ות פרלמנט, מפלגות פוליטיות ואיגודים בירדן)
הוועדה הלאומית העליונה להגנה על זכות השיבה, רמאללה
הקונגרס הבינלאומי לזכות השיבה (RORC)
פורום הנוער ג‘רמנה להגנה על זכות השיבה, סוריה
מרכז לאג‘י, מחנה הפליטים\ות איידה, בית לחם
הוועדה המקומית לשיקום, מחנה הפליטים\ות קלנדיה, ירושלים
הוועדה המקומית לשיקום בעלי\ות מגבלות, מחנה הפליטים\ות דהיישה,
בית לחם
הוועדה הפלסטינית הלאומית להגנה על זכות השיבה, סוריה
עמותת השיבה הפלסטינית, סוריה
פורום השיבה הפלסטינית, סוריה
קואליציית זכות השיבה לפלסטין (פלסטין, המדינות הערביות, אירופה,
צפון אמריקה)
קונפדרציית זכות השיבה לפלסטין -אירופה (אוסטריה, דנמארק,
צרפת, גרמניה, איטליה, הולנד, נורבגיה, פולין, שבדיה)
פורום הנוער הפלסטיני למען זכות השיבה, סוריה
הוועדות העממיות של אש“ף – מחנות הפליטים\ות של הגדה
הוועדות העממיות של אש“ף – מחנות הפליטים\ות של רצועת עזה
הוועד העממי – מחנה הפליטים\ות בית ג‘יברין, בית לחם
הוועד העממי – מחנה הפליטים\ות דהיישה, בית לחם
שאמל – המרכז לפזורה ולפיטים\ות הפלסטינים\יות, רמאללה
איגוד פעילות מרכזי הנשים – מחנות הפליטים\ות בגדה
איגוד מרכזי הפעילות לנוער – מחנות הפליטים\ות הפלסטינים\יות,
הגדה המערבית ועזה
המרכז לפעילות נשים – מחנה הפליטים\ות דהיישה, בית לחם
מרכז יאפא לתרבות, מחנה הפליטים\ות באלאטה, שכם
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Palestinian rights activists join BDS Global Day of Action commemorating Land Day March 31, 2012 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

“Sí, se puede!” : Palestinian civil society salutes US Chicano/Latin@ youth for their principled stand in support of BDS March 30, 2012 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

BDS Global Day of Action - 30 March 2012 February 10, 2012 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

Palestinian youth and students condemn UK student propaganda tour of Israel January 24, 2012 by Palestinian student and youth organisations

Beit Surik and Stop the Wall thank Rho city council for condeming Pizzarotti for Complicity with Israeli Apartheid December 19, 2011 by BNC



Why BDS doesn’t come with a map April 19, 2012 by Yousef Munayyer on The Daily Beast

In recent reactions to BDS, writers have offered criticism. This criticism, however, which views the question of Palestine through the prism of Zionism, is incapable of grappling with a movement that views the same question through a humanist perspective of rights

Why Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Should Be Used to Target Israeli Apartheid April 8, 2012 by Jr. Bill Fletcher on AlterNet

How detention without charge links Israel and apartheid South Africa April 6, 2012 by Eron Davidson on The Electronic Intifada

Why We Need an Open Debate on Israel April 6, 2012 by Jakob Augstein on Spiegel

BDS Successes against Corporations: A response to Anshel Pfeffer March 30, 2012 by Corporate Watch

Finland seeks to hide arms trade with Israel March 28, 2012 by Bruno Jäntti on HELSINKI TIMES

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In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in response to this call.

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Israeli police to activist reciting names of destroyed Palestinian villages: If you keep reading you will be arrested

by Leehee Rothschild on April 26, 2012 26

An Israeli activist being arrested at an event to commemorate the Nakba on Israeli "Independence Day". His weapon? A history book. (Photo: Activestills)
(Editor's Note: For video and more pictures of this event see this post)

The first text message I received around 22:30 read "The cops have surrounded the building, It's quite likely that everybody will be arrested once we try to get out of the door. Alert everybody." The message was sent by a friend of mine, who along with 14 other activists came to the offices of Zochrot (remembering), an Israeli NGO that focuses on commemorating and raising awareness to the Palestinian Nakba, on the eve of the Israeli independence day. They were planning to go out to the street and remind the celebrators the horrible price that was paid and is still being paid by Palestinians for this so called independence.

The planned action was very simple. The activists carried small signs with names of Palestinian villages demolished during the Nakba, which they intended to take to Rabin Square, the main location of festivities in Tel Aviv. They planned to place those signs one by the other, on the floor, create a long line, and ask people to neither step on it, nor ignore it. As aforementioned, though, when they were about to leave the building, located in Ivn Gvirol st., in the centre of Tel Aviv, in order to preform this small protest action, they found themselves in an improvised iron-cage, made of the iron barriers prepared by the municipality to block the streets for the celebrations, surrounded by cops.

An Israeli man holding a sign with the name of of a
destroyed Palestinian village.
(Photo: Activestills)
Meanwhile, more and more activists started arriving. They were called over by Facebook, Twitter, text messages and phone calls. Some of us tried to reach out for the signs held by the activists and hold them outside the iron cage, but the signs were immediately snatched by the cops. Others tried arguing with the cops. Many just stood there watching and documenting. When the lawyer Gabi Lasky arrived to the scene she tried unsuccessfully to decipher this legal limbo in which 15 activists were neither arrested, nor detained, but they were besieged inside the building.

After a long while one of the activists tried to break the siege, he was immediately grabbed and pinned to the ground by several cops. Another activist that was standing outside the blockade and tried to assist him, was violently arrested, as well. The commotion drew the attention of many passerbys, some of them asked questions, others expressed their support for the cops.

One of the activists that were called over brought a history book, out of which he started reading out loud the names of villages demolished by the Nakba, on which the city of Tel Aviv was built. Policemen warned him that if he keeps on reading he will be arrested. After a moment or two they fulfilled this threat. As he was dragged to the police van he kept on reading. "Shayka Muwannis, Abu Kabir, Salama...." The reading continued, though, from the cards held by those inside the blockade, one by one the names were read, repeated by everybody "Ijlil Shamalyyia, Sawalima, Yazur..." When a couple of dozens were reading out the names the cops stood helpless.

A couple of hours went by. Several activists were randomly allowed to leave the building, and joined those who were standing outside, the others were still blocked in. Eventually, a track of Tel Aviv municipality came by to collect the iron barriers, and to their great dismay the policemen had to release the activists locked inside the building.

Kahanists protesting against a joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial day event organized by Combatants for Peace in Tel Aviv on April 24, 2012.
The sign says "The people of Israel is alive, the left is dead. The funeral will take place in Gaza. That's how it is, and with this we will win... : )"
(Photo: Activestills)
As we were getting away, we were approached by several drunken Kahanists, who first swore, then started singing racist songs, and chanting "Death to Arabs, death to Arabs" , and concluded with threats such as "if there were no cops around I'd kill you". The cops around, somehow failed to hear these threats, although at some point one of them had a friendly chat with one of those Kahanists, after which he returned to harass us. We walked away in big groups, with some of them following us for a while, but they fell back as we refused to oblige them in a shouting match.

The three people who were arrested are still held in custody, and will be brought in front of a judge this evening.

Before I conclude, I should note that last week dozens of international activists got arrested for saying the word Palestine in Israeli airport. This week 3 activists got arrested, and a dozen more spent several hours in an iron cage for daring to mention the Nakba. In both case the Israeli thought police deemed the arrestees provocateurs. Once again, it seems like the thing most threatening to the Israeli regime, are peaceful activists, using the words which it tries to erase. A regime based on lies, can't help but being threatened by the those who dare speak out the truth.

About Leehee Rothschild

Leehee Rothschild is an Israeli BDS activist.
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Israeli police to activist reciting names of destroyed Palestinian villages: If you keep reading you will be arrested

Posted on April 26, 2012 by Leehee Rothschild

Leehee Rothschild offers an eyewitness account of the Israeli police crackdown on an event held in Tel Aviv to commemorate the Nakba on Israeli Independence Day.
Posted in Activism, Israel/Palestine, Nakba | 26 Comments

Three thoughts For Holocaust Day

Posted on April 20, 2012 by Leehee Rothschild
An Israeli activists reflects on how the holocaust is used for political ends in Israel and the true lessons of history are lost.
Posted in Israel/Palestine | 26 Comments

Scenes from Qalandiya, Land Day 2012

Posted on April 2, 2012 by Leehee Rothschild

The sirens of the ambulances won’t stop for a minute, and they combine with the screams to create a horrible cacophony. Different sorts of explosions give the beat to the soundtrack of Qalandia.
Posted in Activism, Israel/Palestine, Reports/Video | 6 Comments

‘Infiltrators’ and the Jewish state

Posted on January 12, 2012 by Leehee Rothschild

An Israeli activist looks at the relationship between the recently passed “Prevention of Infiltration Bill” and the history or Palestinian refugees.
Posted in Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government | 2 Comments

A comment on BDS and Ashtar Theatre from Ramallah 

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:11AM Gilad Atzmon
By Gilad Atzmon

In recent weeks we have seen a massive BDS campaign against Israeli Habima Theatre’s participation in the Shakespeare's Festival at the Shakespeare's Globe, London.

For days British intellectuals and celebrities argued whether it is morally ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ to invite the Israeli national Theatre to Britain. The outcome was obvious and predictable.  Habima’s London shows sold out within hours. As it happens, the futile BDS  campaign, provided Habima with the necessary public attention. At the end of the day, every reasonable thinking being would be happy to spare a few pounds and watch how the Israelis and Jews deal with The Merchant of Venice.

However, I have also learned tonight that Ashtar Theatre from Ramallah is also participating in the same London festival. Ashtar will perform Richard II but, for some reason, no one really knows anything about it.  Pro- Palestinian BDS activists, so enthusiastic to ban the Israeli theatre company, did nothing to promote or support the Palestinian theatre. Consequently, Ashtar Theatre hardly sold any tickets for its London shows.
I guess that time is ripe to challenge BDS strategy. As much as I support BDS in principle, I am puzzled by the fact that a UK pro-Palestinian organization went out of its way to boycott an Israeli act -yet it did nothing to promote or help a Palestinian company visiting this country for the first time.
As an artist I find it stupid. Painful and even perhaps, sinister.

To read more about the the Globe Theatre BDS Scandal visit

Richard II at the Globe

Palestinian Shakespeare at the Globe.

  1. Friday afternoon  4th May (2pm)
  2. Saturday night 5th May  (7pm)

Short Introduction by Gilad Atzmon: As it seems Arab and Palestinian activists are not free of mistakes. In this short video Omar Barghouti, leader of the BDS movement, appears to adhere to some biological determinist generalisations. I believe that Barghouti didn't think it through and if he did, he better justify his position. I plan to write a paper about the Arab Left and ‘post colonial’ terminology.

Omar Barghouti – on “White People”

For some peculiar reason Omar Barghouti, BDS’s leading activist makes some biologically determinist remarks. He for instance declares that he won’t take a lecture from a “white person”. But Barghouti doesn’t stop there, he clearly makes a connection between ‘skin colour’, political stand and violence. It seems as if Barghouti is also aware of himself making a racist statement when he suggests that “the white race is the most violent in history of mankind.”

Barghouti’s embarrassing comment must raise a few questions. Is there a a new emerging conflict between Palestinians and White People or the ‘White race’? Why does Mr. Barghouti chose to employ racist, and biological determinist terminology?

Clearly he could express the same idea by referring to Westerners culture, history or even Western expansionism...

to read more -

Omar Barghouti – on “White People”

by the Editor
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 

To be clear we support the principles of BDS but were puzzled when we came across this video, which features Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the BDS movement admitting he might sound a little bit racist….What do you think?

For some peculiar reason Omar Barghouti, BDS’s leading activist makes some biologically determinist remarks. He for instance declares that he won’t take a lecture from a “white person”. But Barghouti doesn’t stop there; he clearly makes a connection between ‘skin colour’, political stand and violence. It seems as if Barghouti is also aware of himself making a racist statement when he suggests that “the white race is the most violent in history of mankind.”

Barghouti’s embarrassing comment must raise a few questions. Is there a a new emerging conflict between Palestinians and White People or the ‘White race’? Why does Mr. Barghouti chose to employ racist, and biological determinist terminology? Clearly he could express the same idea by referring to Westerners culture, history or even Western expansionism . Is it possible that Barghouti, being a student in the ‘Zionist’ Tel Aviv University (which he pleads us to boycott), has managed to internalise the Zionist racist manner of speech?

But there is also another acute question that deserves our immediate attention. Why exactly the ‘socialist’ crowd in Chicago is so exited by Barghouti’s Racist remark? Is it possible that our so-called ‘progressive’ panthers have changed their spots, are they now in favour of racism?

I guess that Ben White, another spokesman for the BDS movement, may have an answer to offer. In a recent New Statesman article he foolishly admitted that that BDS “is a strategy, not a principle.”

I guess that this is indeed very concerning about the BDS . It is not principled at all. A BDS prominent leader happens to spread racist remarks while enrolling to a ‘Zionist’ academic institute which he expects us to boycott. Another BDS prominent spokesman admits that the BDS is “not principled”.

Meanwhile in the UK BDS attempts to destroy Israeli Habima theatre but does nothing to promote a Palestinian theatre from Ramallah. As the BDS buying itself a name of a dedicated book burning institution, we learn that trade between Israel and Britain grew last year by 34%.

If BDS is an important humanitarian call and, we in Deliberation believe it is, it better be managed and represented by people who are slightly more principled and certainly more clever and astute.

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As a pro-Palestinian activist, I don't give a damn about Shakespear at all! But, I will promote any good thing Palestine is doing and NOT WASTE my precious time campaigning against trivialities.

However, I totally agree with Gilad Atzmon's view on this matter.


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Clarification (Mise-au-point)

 “I normally am nice, but I won’t take it from a white person lecturing us about non violence, (Applause) And, I added something that may have sounded racist, that you know, the white “race” is like the most violent in the history of mankind.  Just look at World War I and II and the Holocaust and that you know and on and on and on and colonialism.  And, you just don’t lecture us about violence and non violence.” 
Omar Barghouti (BDS Movement)

While posting the material for this article on my blog (Thursday, 26 April 2012)I encountered some difficulty and the material overflowed on the whole page and I neglected (forgot) to make the necessary corrections afterwards.  I apologise for this.

Reading the entire text that I have now managed to salvage, I realise that I made a wrong comment regarding Gilad Atzmon’s objection to Omar Barghouti’s comments about the “white people”.  After consideration, I do not think they were racist at all (although he is said to have admitted “he might sound a little bit racist”).

Given the heavy record of the so-called “white” Europeans who practiced racism, and were, according to their own experts, the purveyors of extreme violence around the globe ever since the Portuguese learned how to navigate from the Arabs and Muslims, and ever since the West achieved supremacy in the field of technology thanks to the wealth and resources they plundered from the “non-white” or rather the non “white” European world., which, posing themselves as White Racists and White Supremacists they labelled “the others”: Arabs, Mohammedans, Mozlems, Mahométans, Negroes, Coolies, Red Indians, savages, and so on, always meaning their inferiors.  The extent of their extreme violence is a historical fact proven over and over again: the extermination of aboriginal people, revolutions, endless wars of conquest and plunder, WWI, WWII, Korea, Indo-China, Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya, Iraq, Iran, South America, Sudan, Congo, Chechnya, Algeria, and so on.  And Mr Barghouti gave a few such examples. 

It is recorded History that the so-called "WHITE EUROPEAN", mass murdered since Colombus some half a billion people around the globe, including some 150 million Muslims. 

Any survivor of the “WHITE EUROPEAN” wars, revolutions, holocausts (Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and others), ethnic cleansings are quite right in claiming/suggesting/proposing that they won’t take a lecture from a “white person”, meaning SUCH A CRIMINAL WHITE PERSON!  Did they (the White European criminals) not themselves pose as White Supremacists and Racists?  Many still do!  That feeling will not go away when  the descendants of those same “WHITE EUROPEANS” KEEP ON CARRYING OUT (WITH THE HELP OF OTHERS AND MERCENARIES OF ALL COLOURS, NATIONALITIES AND BIOLOGICAL TYPES) THE SAME MASSACRES AND PLUNDER, AND REGULAR ASSASSINATE INNOCENT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD (INCLUDING IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES) IN ALL ILLEGALITY BECAUSE THEIR SECRET SERVICES HAVE A LICENCE TO KILL: CIA-MOSSAD, DGSE, MI5, MI6, etc.

I do not think that it is right to distort Mr Omar Barghouti’s words and falsely accuse him of racism saying that he “appears to adhere to some biological determinist generalisations.” 

Anybody who blames the CRIMINAL and RACIST Jews or Zionists for their criminal and racist actions is today labelled ANTI-SEMITIC, that is, a RACIST!

Anybody who blames homosexuals for perverting our morals is labelled HOMOPHOBIC, that is, a RACIST! 

Anybody who blames the RACIST, FASCIST AND CRIMINAL “White Europeans” for being violent is labelled a RACIST! 

My question is: where is the logic?

 I would not ask Mr Barghouti to be “principled” or accuse him of “spreading racist remarks” WHICH HE DID NOT when the White European criminals and racists are themselves not principled at all except in doing evil (in general) or have themselves so many satanic principles compared to those of their victims.  What worthy or worthier “principles” can mass murderers and racists have?  The UK admits that racism is institutionalised even in their Police Force.  Because of racial discrimination, all kinds of separatist associations had to be set up, including amongst lawyers.  Muslims in France are refused the right to build mosques, to wear a head cover, and to practice their religion freely!  It is worst that racism; it is fascism. 

I would not accuse Mr Barghouti of using “racist, and biological determinist terminology” BECAUSE HE DID NOT or to “internalise the Zionist racist manner of speech”?  It seems to me that all this is blown up out of proportions and all this is a clear RACIST ATTACK against him! 

Citizens in the United Kingdom are classified by their skin colour, racial type, national origins, and even their “sexual orientation”, and individuals are being described accordingly.  So, it seems to me that it is making a big fuss about no offence committed and about a provable statement of fact.  It is nonsensical to accuse Mr Barghouti of GENERALISING because he was VERY SPECIFIC in his statement! 

Further, many modern scientists (including my countryman Pr Claude Ribbe) are of the opinion that there is only one single human race.  So, it would seem to me that the definition of “racism” (a European concept) is not all black and white.  I have known millions of white people who are not Europeans, but White European racists tend to make the world believe that they are the only white people on planet earth.  Jews claim they are even a PURE AND SUPREME RACE!  It is not because Europeans have monopolised the label of the “White man” or the Jew of that of the SUPREME RACE OR THE CHOSEN RACE that we must go along with everything that they say and do.

   When I tried to adopt a baby in several European countries back in the eighties, I was systematically refused each time because I was not

1.         “white”, “white” Christian or “white” Atheist or Jewish (white?)

We, victims of white racism, know what we are talking about!  So, why should I (too) keep on bowing down to ‘THEM’, meaning THOSE RACISTS?  I may not agree with Mr Barghouti on his “strategy”, or his Movement, but I would not tell DELIBERATE LIES about him, ACCUSE HIM OF RACISM, AND DELIBERATELY MISQUOTE HIM!  The author of that article (a piece of sh..!) should have quoted his exact words and not interpret them in a wicked and vicious manner!   Every single day, the press in Israel (and in the West) prints racist propaganda and the so-called West (even this term stinks of racism!) in general does not give a damn!
By the way, Mr Barghouti insinuated (and did not say!) that the white “race” is responsible of “the Holocaust”.  This one is not a proven fact, which he only said to please the white “West and the Jews”!  Why was this one (world famous as an industry, a racket, a gagging weapon of mass deception!) ignored?

I am disappointed that Gilad Atzmon made a big deal of so little!

“I normally am nice, but I won’t take it from a white person lecturing us about non violence, (Applause) And, I added something that may have sounded racist, that you know, the white “race” is like the most violent in the history of mankind.  Just look at World War I and II and the Holocaust and that you know and on and on and on and colonialism.  And, you just don’t lecture us about violence and non violence.” 

We seem to be on the same side, but is this what “deliberation” call “journalism” and “truth”?

21 October 2012

Omar Barghouti – on
 “hite eople  ”*
by the Editor
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 

To be clear we support the principles of BDS but were puzzled when we came across this video, which features Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the BDS movement admitting he might sound a little bit racist….What do you think?**

For some peculiar reason Omar Barghouti, BDS’s leading activist makes some biologically determinist remarks. He for instance declares that he won’t take a lecture from a “white person”. But Barghouti doesn’t stop there, he clearly makes a connection between ‘skin colour’, political stand and violence. It seems as if Barghouti is also aware of himself making a racist statement when he suggests that “the white race is the most violent in history of mankind.”

Barghouti’s embarrassing comment must raise a few questions. Is there a a new emerging conflict between Palestinians and White People or the ‘White race’? Why does Mr. Barghouti chose to employ racist, and biological determinist terminology? Clearly he could express the same idea by referring to Westerners culture, history or even Western expansionism . Is it possible that Barghouti, being a student in the ‘Zionist’ Tel Aviv University (which he pleads us to boycott), has managed to internalise the Zionist racist manner of speech?

But there is also another acute question that deserves our immediate attention. Why exactly the ‘socialist’ crowd in Chicago is so exited by Barghouti’s Racist remark? Is it possible that our so-called ‘progressive’ panthers have changed their spots, are they now in favour if racism?

I guess that Ben White, another spokesman for the BDS movement, may have an answer to offer. In a recent New Statesman article he foolishly admitted that that BDS “is a strategy, not a principle.”

I guess that this is indeed very concerning about the BDS . It is not principled at all. A BDS prominent leader happens to spread racist remarks while enrolling to a ‘Zionist’ academic institute which he expects us to boycott. Another BDS prominent spokesman admits that the BDS is “not principled”. Meanwhile in the UK BDS attempts to destroy Israeli Habima theatre but does nothing to promote a Palestinian theatre from Ramallah. As the BDS buying itself a name of a dedicated book burning institution, we learn that trade between Israel and Britain grew last year by 34%.

If BDS is an important humanitarian call and, we in Deliberation believe it is, it better be managed and represented by people who are slightly more principled and certainly more clever and astute.

his is a big lie by "the editor"!
Mr Barghouti spoke of the VIOLENT WHITE "RACE" and not of the "white people"!

**  What do we think?  You've thought it all in our place, idiot!  Why ask?


  United Methodist Church’s shameful failure to divest from injustice

Posted on by Susan Abulhawa on The Electronic Intifada 

 Many things in this conflict are counterproductive to peace, but divestment from Israel’s occupation is not one of them.
This week, amidst the incredible ongoing mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners, some of them on the brink of starvation, the United Methodist Church failed to pass a resolution to divest from three major beneficiaries of the most incendiary human rights abuses and colonial crimes of our time.

Among the heartbreaking collection of ignorant statements, delegates had the audacity to claim that divestment was divisive and counterproductive to peace.
Many things in this conflict are divisive and counterproductive to peace. A 30-foot concrete wall with guard towers not unlike those that once encircled the Warsaw ghetto is divisive and counterproductive to peace. Policies of the state purposely designed to make human beings, entire Palestinian families and communities, homeless, through systematic and regular home demolitions, is divisive and counterproductive to peace. The arrest, detention, torture of Palestinian children is divisive and counterproductive to peace.

The indefinite imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial is divisive and counterproductive to peace. Outright land theft, that Israel makes no pretense of hiding, is divisive and counterproductive to peace. Siphoning of water so Jews can have swimming pools while Palestinians must ration water is divisive and counterproductive to peace.

A total of 954 checkpoints and barriers peppered throughout the West Bank to impede movement of Palestinians is divisive and counterproductive to peace. “Battle testing” new weaponry on a principally unarmed civilian population with no place to run or hide is divisive and counterproductive to peace. Jewish-only housing and roads are divisive and counterproductive to peace. They are the epitome of apartheid; and apartheid is divisive and counter to basic human dignity.

Divestment is not divisive

Divesting from three of the chief corporate beneficiaries of these crimes that aim to wipe an entire native population off the map is not divisive. It is, in fact, a token expression of decency that acknowledges the basic humanity of Palestinians. It is a symbolic show of solidarity with an oppressed people who are facing imminent demise. And in that way, it was the smallest test of morality, which the United Methodist Church has so shamefully failed.

So there is no mistake of what this decision means, let me be very clear. Through their words, actions and financial investment, the United Methodist Church will continue to support three companies that profit from Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.

The church has decided to support Caterpillar, which supplies the bulldozers and other earth eviscerating equipment used by Israel to demolish the homes, farms and orchards of human beings whose primary crime (let us not lie!) is that they are non-Jewish natives living on property Israel wants to steal and hand over to Jewish residents, most often imported from other countries.

The church has decided to support Hewlett-Packard, which provides advanced biometric technology that effectively monitor and confine 5 million human beings (all non-Jewish, of course) into small enclaves and open-air prisons.

And the church has decided to support Motorola, which furnishes surveillance equipment for illegal, Jewish-only colonies built on confiscated Palestinian land.
For an analogy of the meaning, change the date and the names of companies, perhaps to those that benefited from transporting Jews to death camps, or those that supplied weapons used to mow down schoolboys in Soweto, or bus lines that made black folk sit in the back and give up their seats for whites. Who would call divesting from such abominations divisive and counterproductive to peace? And tell me the difference between the behavior of those companies and the three aforementioned.

An utter disgrace

Kairos and people of conscience tried to find something positive in this ignominy, claiming it a victory for those fighting for justice because the divestment debate itself ignites a conversation from which there is no retreat. I don’t deny the truth in that. But it is wrong to stop there because it was so much more than that.
It was an utter disgrace, a blight on the church of the same magnitude as that which comes from the institutional failure to speak up for Jews in the late 1930s.
And when juxtaposed to the courage, principled fortitude, and ineffable will of 2,000 human beings with nothing but their hunger to protest Israel’s systematic destruction of Palestinian society — the actual natives of the Holy Land — the decision of the United Methodist Church delegates becomes vulgar and unforgivable.
Just this week alone, a woman in Gaza was shot by Israeli soldiers who opened fire on farmers working on their own land in Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis. In a previous incident of Israeli target practice on Monday, another Palestinian farmer was shot in the same area.

On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished 13 sheds and tents belonging to the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, near Jerusalem, leaving several families without shelter for themselves of their livestock. These ancient dwellers of the land have been particularly hard-hit by Israel’s ethnic cleansing policies, as their homes are routinely destroyed and they are pushed off their lands as if cattle in broad daylight.

Last week, Israeli forces evicted a Palestinian family from their home in Beit Hanina and moved Jewish settlers in their place, a scandalously racist Israeli practice that has escalated in and around Jerusalem to Judaize historically Palestinian areas.
At the same time, Israeli settlers this week constructed twenty new homes on privately-owned Palestinian land in an illegal outpost known as Ulpana, in Beit El settlement northeast of Ramallah.

There were at least 57 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip just this week alone.

Failure to take a moral stand

Reverend Alex Joyner, who opposed the resolution, said, “We are all concerned about the suffering and the ongoing occupation, because it is hurting Israeli and Palestinian society. But what the church has said is we want a positive step, and we reject punitive measures as a way of trying to bring peace.”

His platitudes and patronizing drivel aside, what measures, pray tell, does the Reverend Joyner propose to bring peace to Palestinian children who are systematically terrorized and traumatized by Israel to the point that 98.6 percent of them suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? Or to the hundreds of children kidnapped in the middle of the night from their families and thrown into jails where their fragile spirits waste away without charge, without trial, without mercy?
The United Methodist Church had a historic opportunity to take a moral stand, however unpopular but undoubtedly moral. Instead, they took a decision that moves them toward the realm of moral irrelevance.

But to all Palestinians, to all people of conscience and to those Methodists who stood on the right side of justice, where Jesus would undoubtedly stand, take heart! Take heart! Palestinians may be starving, languishing and bleeding, but Israel and its backers are rotting at their core, because that’s what racism, self-interest at all costs, and cowardice does to the soul.

Take heart and do not despair. We have not reached the end of history. There is still blood in our veins, air in our lungs and brilliant souls in our wombs. They have but the cold steel of death machines and the moral void of lies, which cannot and will not prevail against naked hearts and empty stomachs taking up the good fight for freedom.

Susan Abulhawa is the author of the international bestselling novel Mornings in Jenin.
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Jewish Domination? Occupation More Likely

By Gilad Atzmon 

The recent attack on Free Gaza’s Greta Berlin and Colonel Ann Wright suggests that we have crossed a red line -- Jewish domination within the Palestinian solidarity movement belongs to the past. We are now, it seems, under Zionist occupation, and we are subject to all the symptoms of Israeli abuse and Zionist brutality.

The expulsions,  the exclusions and the cleansings that are inherent within Zionism, Israeli and Jewish politics, are now alive and kicking within the Palestinian solidarity movement itself. On a daily basis we are notified about more and more people who ‘must be’ expelled from the ‘movement’: earlier this year we learned that the Palestinian poet and writer Nahida Izzat  had first been harassed and later expelled from her local Palestinian solidarity group by a Liverpool Jewish activists' gang. Next,  Dr Francis Clark Lowes, former Chairman of the UK PSC was expelled from the organisation, for allegedly being an ‘Anti Semite’ and a ‘holocaust denier’. Norman Finkelstein, probably the leading pro Palestinian Jewish scholar, has also been subjected to repeated smears and  attempts at character assassination for voicing some legitimate criticisms re BDS being a cult, and recently, the greatly admired Greta Berlin, co-founder of Free Gaza, has also been subjected to harassment and abuse in the last few weeks. Berlin was labeled 'an anti Semite' and 'a Holocaust Denier' -- and yet, up until the present time, there has not been a shred of  evidence provided by her detractors to support such accusations.  And now, the respected peace activist Colonel Ann Wright has also been 'purged', and expelled from the current attempt to break the siege on Gaza -- simply  for being associated with Mrs Berlin.  The pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim is also subject to a BDS  boycott. And six months ago I too, faced a call for a disavowal -- by people who were foolish enough to confess that they had not even read a single line of my work.

The message here is clear – some elements within the Palestinian solidarity movement have obviously adopted the most repellent and brutal Zionist symptoms, and we are now engaged, caught up in, and beset by a sinister series of expulsions, purges, crude witch hunts, exclusions, smears, character defamations and cleansings.

Palestinian Authority– The Palestinian authority was formed by Israel in order to ‘maintain order’ within the occupied territories. We are fully aware of the PA’s difficult and problematic role in Palestine -- but in recent years we have also become familiar with a new type of exilic Palestinian ‘authority’: I refer here to those few Palestinians who are in place to maintain the solidarity movement as 'a Kosher haven'. In the last six months, some exiled Palestinians have been involved in numerous  ‘targeted character assassinations’ of some of our most valued leading activists and scholars. In the last month we saw Solidarity activists openly joining forces and collaborating with the darkest Zionist forces against Greta Berlin, Ann Wright, Ken O’Keefe, Norman Finkelstein,  and myself amongst others.

Segregation – Like in occupied Palestine (or ‘apartheid’ Israel, if you prefer), the solidarity movement is now clearly a segregated society: we can  witness a clear division between the 'Jews only' groups (racially driven and tribally oriented), and the 'Palestinians only' groups (ethnically segregated).  And then there is the general solidarity activist network,  that still insists to promote those consistent humanist values and goals of inclusivity and universality that it it has always upheld.

Espionage –Recent Jewish ‘progressive’ campaigns against Berlin and Colonel Wright have proved that, like Hasbara agents and Mossad, some of the so-called ‘anti’ Zionist Jewish organisations within our movement have been spying and tracking our moves, our private life, and  even our social network activity. They also use Hasbara disinformation and spin tactics in order to ruin the names of those who ‘got too close to the bone’ i.e. criticising Jewish power.

I have been monitoring these Hasbara tactics for more than a while and I have seen these tactics being used by some marginal Sayanim individuals within the movement. But I was slightly disappointed to find out that slander, smear and abuse are now  increasingly openly used by leading solidarity outlets such as Mondoweiss and Electronic Intifada.

The Verdict Is Clear
We are not a ‘solidarity’ movement anymore, for we have become foreign to the notion of solidarity as well as empathy. 

But this is not necessarily entirely bad news. Being subject to vile Zionist occupation, we had better urgently be in solidarity with ourselves -- for we are all Palestinians now. We are abused by Israel, by its Sayanim, and by their collaborators. 

I guess that we had better liberate ourselves first. And such an aspiration would certainly give the concept of Palestinian resistance a new meaning and dimension.

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