Author Archives: Palestinian BDS National Committee

About Palestinian BDS National Committee

The BDS National Committee (BNC) is the Palestinian coordinating body for the BDS campaign worldwide. For more information, visit

Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel

A letter calling for the UN and governments to impose a military embargo on Israel was published in the Guardian on July 19 2014. It is signed by six Nobel peace laureates: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Peres Esquivel, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú and Betty Williams. Other signatories include Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, playwright Caryl Churchill, US rapper Boots Riley, João Antonio Felicio, the president of the International Trade Union Confederation, and Zwelinzima Vavi, the general secretary of the Confederation of South African Trade Unions.

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Palestinian civil society to Oxfam: ‘Match words with action’, break ties with Scarlett Johansson

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, including trade unions, political parties, popular committees and NGOs, calls on Oxfam to immediately sever ties with Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson over her vocal support for illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.

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‘The era of sanctions against Israel has started’: Official BDS movement statement on new EU regulations against settlements

BNC statement on EU regulations, ““Regardless of the scope and reach of these European measures they are already sending strong signals around Europe and the world at large that the era of sanctions against Israel has started. “

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BDS movement grows as leading figures call for military embargo on Israel following Gaza assault

The latest statement from the BDS movement.

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BDS Movement: Stop a new Israeli massacre in Gaza — boycott Israel now!

A statement from the leadership body of the BDS movement on the Israeli escalation in Gaza.

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The BDS movement at 7: Stronger, more widespread and more effective than ever

Seven years after the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel was launched, the global BDS campaign has become stronger, more widespread, more effective and certainly more diverse than ever—a true cause for celebration by all those groups and conscientious citizens of the world who contributed to this success.

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