BELGIAN CAMPAIGN FOR AN ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL (BACBI)
 

 
 


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Why Boycott?

  • The case for an academic boycott of Israel (BDS Movement): click here!
    For decades, Israeli universities have played a key role in planning, implementing and justifying Israel’s occupation and apartheid policies, while maintaining a uniquely close relationship with the Israeli military...
  • The case for a cultural boycott of Israel (BDS Movement): click here!
    Israeli government officials have summed up how Israel instrumentalizes culture to cover up its grave violations of international law. "We are seeing culture as a hasbara [propaganda] tool of the first rank,” one official admitted, “and I do not differentiate between hasbara and culture."...

Calls to Action :

  • UA O416 "Protest killing of Muhyee Sidqi al-Tibakhi, 12" (Justice For Palestine Matters): click here!
  • Petition: "World Leaders: Lift the Gaza Blockade!" (avaaz.org): click here!
    It’s time to increase our momentum – in the fall, world leaders are meeting to discuss next steps on Gaza. This is our chance to call on them to take action to ensure Gaza is completely rebuilt, and that the people of Gaza are treated with dignity.
  • Petition: "Acquit HRD Abdallah Abu Rahma from vexatious charges and allegations" (Scales for Justice, change.org): click here!

Current Affairs:

  • Gideon LEVY: “What Sort of Society Feels Absolutely Nothing After Killing Hundreds of Children?“ (Haaretz, July 28, 2016): click here!
    “Israel killed 546 Palestinian children over the course of only 50 days in Gaza in 2014. Of those, 180 were babies and toddlers under the age of five.”
  • Andrew RETTMAN: "EU: Israeli occupation is 'root' cause of violence" (EU Observer, July 15, 2016): click here!
    EU states, in an internal report drafted last year, have said the outbreak of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem is due, in large part, to Israel’s occupation. They said the attacks began after right-wing Israeli politicians and religious groups began to question the status quo on Arab rights at the Temple Mount complex in the Old City.
  • Ludo DE BRABANDER, "Het Andere Gezicht van Elie Wiesel", (4 juli 2016) op deze site: klik hier!
  • Gidi WEITZ & Jack KHOURY: "Will Marwan Barghouti be the Palestinian Nelson Mandela?" (Haaretz, July 5, 2016): click here!
    Nearly a decade and a half after he began serving multiple life sentences for his role in the killings of the second intifada, Marwan Barghouti is still seen – among most Palestinians, many Israelis and world leaders – as the man who could lead his people to independence. Through a mediator, Barghouti tells Haaretz that he remains a staunch proponent of the two-state solution and that he intends to run for Palestinian president should elections be held.
  • "June 2016 report on Palestinian prisoners: 3412 arrested in the first half of 2016" (Samidoun, July 4, 2016): click here!
  • "“Too dangerous” with 4682 Facebook friends: Palestinian astrophysicist charged with incitement in military court"" (Samidoun, June 14, 2016): click here!
    Palestinian astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi faced a second hearing yesterday, 13 June in Israeli military court. Barghouthi, 54, is a professor of space plasma physics at Al-Quds University; he was arrested on 24 April as he traveled from Nabi Saleh to his home in Beit Rima.

Resources:

  • Herman De Ley: "Het Technion: Universiteit en Bezetting. Kritisch commmentaar bij wetenschappelijke partnerships met Israël" (29 juli, 2016, pdf, 57p.): klik hier!
  • Katarzyna Lemanska: "Les liens entre la Belgique et l'occupation israélienne" (Étude, avril 2014; mise à jour en août 2014, pdf, 89p.): klik hier!

The Co-ordinating Committee:

  • Prof. Marie-Christine Closon (UCLouvain), Prof. Patrick Deboosere (VUBrussel), Prof. Lieven De Cauter (KULeuven), Em.Prof. Herman De Ley (UGent), Lieve Franssen (dirigent Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor), Carl Gydé (director CAMPO), Prof. Perrine Humblet (ULBruxelles), Prof. Marc Jacquemain (ULiège), Raven Ruëll (metteur en scène).

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