To Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones), Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek,
Israeli citizens comment on the anti-BDS conference in Tel Aviv this week
To Independent Label Market
We are Citizens of Israel who support the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Israel. We would like to thank you for taking a moral stance and refusing to bring your record fair to Tel Aviv. It is actions like yours which open the doors for more ethical cultural practices, that put the lives and rights of people before profits. We hope to see more cultural institutions and conscientious artists follow in your footsteps.
BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within
Dear EU High Representative Federica Mogherini,
We are delighted to see students in universities across the globe who have taken upon themselves to speak up and stand in solidarity with the oppressed. Over 200 different campuses are holding Israeli Apartheid Week events during Feb-March 2016, and many student bodies have passed motions in support of boycott, divestment or sanctions (BDS) at their respective universities.
At the same time, we are horrified to learn of the abhorrent attempts to repress those who challenge the complicity of their universities in Israeli crimes. Such an act is laid out in front of you today, as the Student Council is set to vote on Motion #10 - an anti-democratic motion which attempts to curb freedom of expression with regard to BDS activities and to holding Israel accountable for its actions.
February 16 2016