Now is the time for us all to
get on board the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions for Palestine! It worked in South Africa, and while success will not
come overnight, it can work against the Israeli state and its backers in Washington and Ottawa as well. We owe it especially to the
people of Gaza and other Palestinians who have been living this
nightmare for 60 years. But we also owe it to the people in Israel who
are standing up for justice and an end to Israeli state terrorism.
– Malcolm Guy – ILPS Canada
BDSMovement.net is born out of the need to offer all those interested and active in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement a shared space for information, analysis, exchange of ideas and experiences. This website is overseen by the steering committee of the Palestinian BDS National Committee and has been adopted as a tool of the ICNP (International Coordinating Network on Palestine) to support efforts of networking and coordination.
Since the Unified Palestinian call for BDS, launched in July 2005, BDS initiatives have been multiplying all over the world. Building and strengthening a global BDS movement has become a core aim for many involved in today’s solidarity work for Palestine. As well as the growth of diverse actions on the ground, an increasing number of websites are taking up the issue. This site aims to give an overview of the Palestinian calls for BDS, the myriad local initiatives and resources online, related background information and analysis to inform and guide visitors and activists.
The site is updated by a range of Palestinian and global BDS activists and is a continual work in progress. As the movement develops, new interactive tools and spaces will be added. The only editorial policy we follow is adherence to the Unified PAlestinian Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions issued on July 9, 2007.
See also Naomi Klein's article in The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090126/klein?rel=hp_currently