A Jewish response to the February 2011 Statement of Jewish Zionist Organizations on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
Because academic, cultural and commercial boycotts, divestments and sanctions of Israel:
- are being called for by Palestinian civil society in response to the occupation and colonization of their land,
- are a moral tool of non-violent, peaceful response to more than sixty years of Israeli colonialism, and,
- rightfully place accountability on Israeli institutions (and their allies and partners) that use business, cultural, and academic ties to white-wash Israel’s responsibility for continuing crimes against humanity,
The undersigned organizations and individuals stand firm in our support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) initiatives against Israel until it meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law."
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