March 1, 2010
We are a group of Israeli human rights activists. We heard through the media that you are planning a concert in Israel in June. As much as some of us are huge fans and would love to hear your show, we won't cross the international picket line that is growing in numbers steadily nowadays to come and see you.
March 1, 2010
18 January 2010
Updated 27 January 2010
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(1) What is BDS?
- A comperhensive book about BDS, compiled by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and published in 2007:
- An article by Naomi Klein in support of BDS:
A letter from Israeli and Palestinian citizens to the city of Barcelona
Dear Mr. Manel Vila,
The Barcelona Department for International Cooperation:
We, the undersigned, Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel, heard with great dismay about your plan to visit Israel and give talks in Israeli Universities. Being familiar with your engagement in the feminist movement and with your feminist critique of power relations, we urge you to reconsider your visit and cancel your planned lectures in Israeli institutions.
May 14, 2009
The Council on Ethics
Norwegian Government Pension Fund
Government of Norway
Dear Leonard Cohen,
We are Jews, Palestinians, Israeli citizens, who hold your poetry and music in high esteem, and it is because of this respect for your artistic contributions and your moral Buddhist commitment to "save all beings" that we hope that our appeal to you to cancel your planned performance in Israel will not fall on deaf ears.