Support for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel [En]

11/16/15 2:40 PM
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Support for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel [En]

Co-sponsored by the Communist Party of Britain, Communist Party of Canada, Communist Party of Ireland, Lebanese Communist Party, and the South African Communist Party.

We the undersigned parties attending the 17th Meeting of Communist & Workers’ Parties (Istanbul, October 30 - November 1, 2015) agree to support and actively promote the international movement for boycotts, disinvestment and sanctions against Israel until such time as it ceases its violations of the basic human rights of the Palestinian people.

Palestinians have suffered for generations in camps and Israeli prisons, facing torture and death, and Israeli bombings of their schools and homes. Today they are being walled off from the water in their deep aquifers, from access to Jerusalem, from fishing and farming. Gaza is treated as a prison by the Israelis and the rest of Palestine is colonized, and partitioned into townships.

This campaign - which includes consumer boycotts of Israeli goods and services, divestment, and economic sanctions against Israel - is a non-violent form of political action that has had effect in the past (for example against Apartheid South Africa) and is beginning to show its effect on the Israeli economy.

The naming of an Israeli Cabinet Minister to an anti-BDS portfolio indicates that the Zionist Netanyahu government is fearful that this movement will grow. The active involvement of our parties in this campaign can contribute to international coordination and help build the broad front in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggles for justice and self-determination.

List of Endorsing IMCWP Parties

  1. Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
  2. Communist Party of Argentina
  3. Communist Party of Azerbaijan
  4. Workers’ Party of Bangladesh
  5. Brazilian Communist Party
  6. Communist Party of Brazil
  7. Communist Party of Britain
  8. Communist Party of Canada
  9. Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia

10. Communist Party of Cuba

11. Communist Party in Denmark

12. Communist Party of Denmark

13. Communist Party of Finland

14. French Communist Party

15. Communist Party of Macedonia

16. Unified Communist Party of Georgia

17. Hungarian Workers’ Party

18. Communist Party of India

19. Communist Party of India (Marxist)

20. Tudeh Party of Iran

21. Iraqi Communist Party

22. Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq

23. Workers’ Party of Ireland

24. Communist Party of Kazakhstan

25. Lebanese Communist Party

26. Socialist Peoples’ Front (Lithuania)

27. Communist Party of Malta

28. Communist Party of Mexico

29. Communist Party of Norway

30. Palestinian Communist Party

31. Communist Party of the Russian Federation

32. Russian Communist Workers’ Party

33. Communist Party of the Soviet Union

34. Communists of Serbia

35. South African Communist Party

36. Communist Party of Spain

37. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain

38. Communist Party of Sri Lanka

39. Sudanese Communist Party

40. Communist Party of Sweden

41. Syrian Communist Party

42. Communist Party, Turkey

Other SolidNet Parties

  1. Phillipine Communist Party [PKP-1930]