We are citizens of Israel. Many of us are veteran activists who have witnessed Israel’s brutal and criminal policies towards the Palestinian people, which amount to apartheid.
We endorse the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), which is inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid. We also call on others to do the same.
To counter Israeli apartheid, an international effort by human rights activists all over the world is required.
We are glad to welcome the New Zealand BDS campaign! Given that the government of New Zealand and other western governments, have been supportive of Israel’s policies, or have failed to bring it to task for severe violations of human rights and international law, your new initiative in New Zealand is very good news.