Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We have great news to share.

This month, a World Without Walls delegation with grassroots leaders from Mexico and the United States met with us in Palestine. This group of Latinx and indigenous activists from communities hurt by the US/Mexico border joined Palestinians to build connections and a joint resistance. A resistance committed to strengthening the BDS movement and to challenging both the Israeli Apartheid Wall and the Wall of Shame that President Trump wants to expand.

We at the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) are proud to have co-organized this delegation, and are now building on it towards a November 9 Global Day of Action for A World Without Walls with groups from over 30 countries.
In other good news, the United Nations is producing a list of companies involved in Israel’s occupation — taking its first concrete step to hold Israel accountable for violating Palestinian human rights. And the premiere civil liberties organization in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has for the first time filed a lawsuit challenging anti-BDS legislation. The ACLU makes clear that the right to boycott Israel for its violations of Palestinian human rights is a constitutionally protected right, and that political boycotts to advance progressive causes have a long and admirable history. 

Both these significant developments indicate the growing impact of the BDS movement.


The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society. It leads and supports the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.


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