Welcome to the Australian BDS Campaign for Palestine blogsite.
This site will attempt to keep you update with news about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel in Australia.
What is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign?
The BDS campaign call was issued in 2005 by more than 170 Palestinian organisations, including political parties, unions, associations, coalitions and other civil organisations representing the Palestinian people in the 1967 and 1948 territories and the diaspora. Inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid, the BDS campaign is conducted in the frame work of international solidarity and resistance to injustice, occupation and oppression. The campaign calls upon international civil society organisations 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, while also calling for pressure to be place on governments to impose embargoes and sanctions against Israel until it meets its obligations to recognised the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self determine and Israel fully complies with international law by:
1. End its occupation and colonisation of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall:
2. Recognising 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.
For more information on the Global BDS campaign, please visit: http://www.bdsmovement.net/
For more information on the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel campaign, please visit: http://www.pacbi.org/