AUSTRALIA: NSW Greens endorse BDS 8Dec10 December 10, 2010

At its State Delegates Council meeting held in Sydney on 8 December 2010, the NSW Greens unanimously endorsed the following proposal.

That the Greens NSW call upon all Australians and the Australian government to boycott Israeli goods, trading and military arrangements, and sporting, cultural and academic events as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation and colonisation of Palestinian territory, the siege of Gaza and imprisonment of 1.5 million people, and Israel’s institution of a system of apartheid, by endorsing the following actions:

1.      condemning Israel’s apartheid and occupation policies;
2.       censuring  Israel’s violations of the human rights of Palestinians and its failure to abide by international law;
3.      halting any military cooperation or trade with Israel;
4.      refraining from participation in any form of sporting event, academic and cultural cooperation, collaboration or joint projects with Israeli institutions or teams except those that publicly oppose Israel’s apartheid and occupation policies;
5.      advocating a comprehensive boycott of Israeli institutions at national and international levels, including suspension of all forms of funding and subsidies to these institutions; and
6.      supporting and promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israe

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