Posts Tagged ‘החרם’

THE NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE – AN APPROACH THAT TROUBLES ISRAEL

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Yedioth Ahronoth’ daily, one of the most important and widely-circulated Israeli newspapers, has organized a conference for fighting the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign (BDS). The conference was attended by a notably large number of diplomats and politicians, such as the EU ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen

The English translation for the article published in Bukra website by Reem Amer, co-coordinator of  Coalition of Women for Peace can be found in PDF version here

THE NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE-AN APPROACH THAT TROUBLES ISRAEL_April 2016

Ten years to the Palestinian call for BDS, One year to the attack on Gaza

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

The BDS movement and its supporters in Israel have been subject in the past few years to increasingly more blatant and institutional forms of silencing and public demonization. First flagged by the extreme right, support for BDS is now restricted by law, through the anti-boycott legislation (July 2011). In April 2015 this anti-democratic law won the stamp of legitimacy from the Israeli High Court of Justice. Most recently the issue has been taken up by public figures, politicians and the Israeli media in an orchestrated campaign to turn the BDS movement and its supporters into the enemies of the state and a “strategic threat.”

In the shadow of this inflammatory rhetoric and institutional incitement, we must defend the legitimacy of positions critical of the Israeli government policies of brutal occupation and apartheid. We at the Coalition of Women for Peace support and defend the rights of Palestinians to live in freedom and in dignity. We support their legitimate struggle to put an end to the Israeli occupation and ongoing oppression, and we support the call for cultural and economic boycott, divestment and international sanctions to increase pressure on Israel from the international community. This form of civil resistance is recognized as a legitimate tool within Non-Violent struggles all over the world and is particularly effective against Israel that systematically violates international norms. It is our civilian duty to resist the disenfranchisement of the Palestinian people, the political imprisonment of hundreds including children and minors, egregious military violence, land grab, and economic profiteering from the occupation.

We therefore call upon organizations who are active in the struggle against the occupation, and particularly the feminist movements in Israel, to actively defy any anti-democratic law aimed to restrict our activities and silence our protest, to stand up clearly in support of the Palestinians, and to use any legitimate tool to continue the struggle against Israeli policies and for human rights. It is of vital importance that we, activists from Israel/Palestine, join campaigns in the international arena to discourage international support and diplomatic backing for Israel’s policies. We call upon activists in Israel and all over the world to use effective means and pressure governments and the business community in order to stop their complicity with the occupation and bring about change in the status quo.

A two-day conference dealing with nonviolent struggles

Friday, December 12th, 2014

14.12-15.12.2014

The Coalition of Women for Peace cordially invites you to

A two-day conference of lectures, discussions, workshops and movies dealing with nonviolent struggles

Link to the website
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Sunday, 14.12.2014
16.00-16.30: Reception, Coffee and Cake
16.30-16.40: Welcome and Introduction, Coalition of Women for Peace
16.40-17.40: Are you listening now? Resistance and Public Attention (Panel)
Facilitator: Hedva Isachar 
Speakers: Nadim Omar, Najwan Berekdar, Mahmoud 
Zwahre (pre-taped),Abeer Baker

(Rae Abileah (USA.

17.45 -18.45 Key Note
Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution, USA

18.45-19.45: Dinner 

19.45- 20.45: Loyalties and Solidarity (Short Lectures) 
Facilitator: Sahar Shehade 
Speakers: Adnan Hasanbegovic (Bosnia and Hercegovina), Azzeez Al-Turi, Aya Shoshan, Sapir Sluzker-Amran

20.45-21.00: Break

21.00-22.30: Workshops (early registration required!) 

I.) Hope Chigudu (Zimbabwe): What’s the Point of the Revolution if We can’t Dance? 

II.) Dalit Baum (USA): Multinationals, Money and Us: Nonviolence and Economic Activism

21.00-22.30: Documentations, Resistance, Movies and Memories (Mini Movie Marathon and Debate) 
Facilitator: Osnat Trabelsi

Issa Amro, Ahmad Amro, Aya Zamir, Adnan Hasanbegovic (Bosnia and Hercegovina) 


Monday, 15.12.2014:

16.00-16.30: Registration, Coffee and Cake
16.30-16.45: Welcome and Introduction, Coalition of Women for Peace
16.45-18.30: Is a Nonviolent Struggle necessarily a Feminist Struggle? (Short Lectures and Q&A)
Facilitator: Makbula Nassar 
Speakers: Dalit Baum (USA),Rfaa Anabtawe, Nabila Espanioly, Hope Chigudu (Zimbabwe)


18.30-19.30: Dinner
19:30-21:45

 Media – a Tool for Change or an Obstacle to Protests Panel and Discussion
Facilitator: Orly Noy

Speakers: Shireen Younis, Prof. Amit Schejter,Yaser Elaoqbe, Elinor Davidov, Liat Schlesinger

21.45-22.00 closing Words, Coaliiton of women for peace

For further information please write us

cwp@coalititonofwomen.org

The Supreme court hearing on the petition against the anti-boycott law

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The Supreme Court Hearing on the petition against the Israeli anti-boycott law on Sunday Feb. 16th, 2014

,On Sunday February 16th at 09:00 the Israeli Supreme Court will conduct a hearing on the petition filed by Adalah,
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel , Coalition of women for peace (CWP) and other organizations against the Israeli anti-boycott law

The Anti-Boycott law law is a clear political attempt to silence legitimate and justified criticism against the Israeli policy and the ongoing occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people as well as to prevent public discussion on the financial interests in the continuing Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land, resources and labor force.

 

 

The law refers to economic, cultural or academic boycott based on the specifics of its “linkage to the state of Israel, one of its institutions or an area under its control”. Individuals, bodies or corporations can prosecute anyone who knowingly publishes a public call for boycott or publicly participates in a call for boycott, without proving damages. Therefore, this law actually imposes sanctions and financial penalties on individuals who chose a non-violent political protest which includes boycott.

 

 

The public discussion in Israel consist many public stands regarding boycott and divestment these days , but only one voice is hardly heard-in the Israeli public discussion- supporting and endorsing BDS- and all due to political censorship.

Boycott is accepted worldwide as one of the tools in non-violent protests and struggles, and is also being used in social and economic justice struggles within Israel. The anti-boycott law sends a clear message of distinction between boycotting supermarket chain-stores because of the high prices as a legitimate protest, and boycott as part of the struggle to end the Israeli occupation as prohibited. The law violates the freedom of speech and political expression and received harsh criticism from
from Israeli SCO’s as well as political parties and the international community

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