BADIL Staff

20 April 2009

Thousands of people have gathered in Geneva from all corners of the globe to attend the Durban Review Conference.

As UN Blocks Palestine-Related Side Events at Durban Review Conference

18 April 2009

Representing over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) launches its Israel Review Conference under the title: “United Against Apartheid, Colonialism and Racism: Justice and Dignity for the Palestinian People.”

Several States Downgrade Relationship with Israel in Protest over Assault on Gaza
January 2009 – Bolivia and Venezuela cut ties with Israel, shutting down Israeli embassies in their countries. Meanwhile, Qatar and Mauritania froze ties with Israel, and Jordan recalled its ambassador as an act of protest against Israeli assault on the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip.

Based on contributions by Rosemary Sayigh, Salman Abu-Sitta, and BADIL Resource Center

In the course of the last 50 years, the collusion of Zionist interests and regional interests of powerful western states led by the United States, has brought about the establishment of a consensus which holds that the right of return – the international standard for the solution of refugee problems in general, and the Palestinian case in particular – is not binding when the Palestinian refugee question is tackled in so-called practical terms.