Palestinians Boycott Boris

11 November 2015 - 2:15pm
Press release

Responding to news that Palestinian groups in the West Bank have cancelled meetings with Boris Johnson, Ryvka Barnard, Senior Militarism and Security Campaigner at War on Want, said:

“Is it any wonder Palestinians have denied Boris Johnson a platform, when he continues to deny the brutality of Israeli Apartheid and the global movement for Palestinian rights. Instead of whitewashing Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, Mr Johnson should be urging Israel to abide by international law.”

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Notes to editors

Boris Johnson banned from Palestinian charity visit after branding Israel boycott supporters 'lefty academics' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-banned-from-...

Boris Johnson's attack on BDS http://www.waronwant.org/media/boris-johnsons-attack-bds-boycott-divestm...

 

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