The legal and moral justification of the boycott of Israel

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CJPME's Consumer Boycott Strategy

There are several ways to help a regime comply with international standards of ethical and legal behaviour. Unfortunately, innumerable UN resolutions and even a ruling from the International Court of Justice have not moved Israel to respect the human and humanitarian rights of Palestinians. In 2005, over 170 organizations from Palestinian civil society appealed to the world to impose a strategy of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israeli institutions in an attempt to move the Israeli government to respect Palestinian rights. CJPME has chosen to heed this call, and encourages its members and adherents to likewise take concrete steps to support this BDS campaign.

Talking Points
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BDS is a legitimate means of protest and pressure, it is neither “anti-Israel” nor “anti-Semitic,” and it is the Palestinians themselves who have called for BDS actions. Read this document to defend BDS as the appropriate ethical choice at this time.

Factsheet - Why boycott Israel
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Click on this document to understand the basic arguments for the imposition of a boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel are laid out.

 

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CJPME's Cultural Boycott Strategy

Cultural boycotts extend well beyond individual campaigns asking performers to refrain from performing in Israel. Nevertheless, such individual campaigns do indeed help to inform the entertainment industry of the ethical concerns with performing in a state such as Israel, which has ignored so many international calls to respect Palestinian human and humanitarian rights.

Factsheet - The Cultural Boycott of Israel
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Click on this document to understand some of the current strategies applied in the cultural boycott of Israel, and some of the possible long-terms strategies which may come in to play.

Talking Points
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BDS is a legitimate means of protest and pressure, it is neither “anti-Israel” nor “anti-Semitic,” and it is the Palestinians themselves who have called for BDS actions. Read this document to defend BDS as the appropriate ethical choice at this time.
Press Statement: Growing number of performers choosing to boycott Israel Read about the impressive numbers of performers who have made a decision of conscience not to perform in Israel.
Press Statement: Costello's cancellation of Israel concerts sets example Read about Elvis Costello’s courageous decision to boycott his schedule June 30, 2010 performance in Israel.

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