Friday, July 8, 2011

U.S. Coalition Contributes to Global Military Embargo on Israel

Following is a media release distributed today by the US Campaign that appeared in several places, including the website of the Palestinian  BDS National Committee (BNC).

July 8, 2011

Washington, DC — The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (US Campaign) contributed today to the launch of a global military embargo campaign against Israel initiated by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions National Committee (BNC).

The BNC, inaugurating its campaign on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel, stated that:

“A comprehensive military embargo on Israel is long overdue. It would form a crucial step towards ending Israel’s unlawful and criminal use of force against the Palestinian people and other peoples and states in the region and would constitute an effective, non-violent measure to pressure Israel to comply with its obligations under international law.”

The US Campaign contributed to this global initiative today by launching its latest website: as part of its ongoing campaign to end more than $3 billion per year of U.S. military aid to Israel.