Belgian Academic Boycott of Israel Bulletin 1 (10 October 2021)
European Coordination of Committees & Associations for Palestine (ECCP):
Upcoming plenary vote on EU budget and Palestinian textbooks - civil society concerns.
The European Parliament's plenary vote on the 2022 EU budget will take place between 18 and 21 October. We are deeply concerned about a proposal concerning Palestinian textbooks and UNRWA (the UN agency for Palestinian refugees). The proposal aims to freeze a portion of EU funds for UNRWA on the basis of misleading allegations about Palestinian textbooks that are largely refuted by a EU-funded study...BACBI Contact.
Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, H.E. Ms. Meryame Kitir visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Baqa'a Girls' School in Baqa'a refugee camp, Jordan. Continue...
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With the end of the Second Palestinian Intifada, the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, expressed its willingness to participate in the Palestinian Authority's (PA) municipal and legislative elections, ultimately winning many electoral contests. Continue...
The Hebrew-language publisher of Rooney’s first two books said last month that the author won’t allow her new book to be published in Hebrew in due to her BDS support. (JTA, Haaretz, Oct 12, 2021, archive.today).
The "Don't Buy into Occupation" (DBIO) coalition is a joint project between 25 Palestinian, regional and European organisations based in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the UK. The Report (pdf, 125p.): click here!
Les noms de BNP Paribas, KBC, Argenta et Solvay apparaissent dans un rapport d'associations que « Le Soir » a pu consulter. Les investissements des grandes banques du pays sont particulièrement pointés du doigt. Continue...
(71rd Executive Session Geneva, 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2021)
Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people: Developments in the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (advance copy).
The far-reaching socioeconomic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic have been compounded, and in certain respects marginalized, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory by a severe fiscal crisis triggered by the threat of de jure annexation of large areas of the West Bank by the occupying Power.Continue..
Geneva - Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH) said in a joint oral statement during the 48th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) that the long-term Israeli blockade has caused a serious deterioration of water security in Gaza, making 97% of the water contaminated, while the residents of the besieged enclave are forced to witness the slow poisoning. Continue...
NEARLY 75 YEARS after the Nakba began, many remain unfamiliar with the full extent of its horrors. In 1996, around 500 pages of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) documents on the 1948 war in Palestine became accessible to the public. The files - which comprised field accounts and correspondence with local authorities - included details about the detentions of prisoners of war in Palestine and documented violations of the 1929 Geneva Conventions. They detailed the little-known existence of four "official" Israeli concentration camps for Palestinian prisoners; further research has revealed the existence of at least 17 others. Continue...
Teodora TODOROVA, « Decolonial Solidarity in Palestine-Israel. Settler Colonialism and Resistance from Within. » Bloomsbury Publ. 2021, hb ISBN 9781786996411, 168p., £58.50. Info: click here!
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