Coalition for Justice & Peace in Palestine

Sydney, Australia

Bethlehem Mayor calls for boycott of Israel

15 December 2011 [MA’AN News Agency]: The mayor of Bethlehem said Thursday after his annual Christmas address that the international community should boycott Israel until it accepts Palestinian aspirations for independence.

“We have a right to self-determination,” Victor Batarseh told reporters in Bethlehem. “We are peaceful people. We want peace,” he said after announcing the start of Christmas festivities. But it must be a “just and legal peace based on UN resolutions,” and the “only way Israel will agree to peace is if it is forced. I don’t mean violently, I mean it should be boycotted. Boycott Israel culturally, educationally, in sports and in trade,” Batarseh continued… He compared Palestine’s situation to apartheid South Africa, before it abandoned racial discrimination in the face of a global boycott, sanctions and divestment movement and local resistance.
View full article on MA’AN News Agency site >>>

Information

This entry was posted on December 23, 2011 by in News and tagged , , , , , .

Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine Inc.

PO Box 144
Glebe NSW 2037
Australia
cjpp@coalitionfor
palestine.org

CJPP on facebook
%d bloggers like this: