The global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign stemmed from a call from 171 Palestinian non-governmental organizations in 2005 for sanctions against Israel. Citing a body of UN resolutions and specifically echoing the anti-apartheid campaigns against white minority rule in apartheid era South Africa, the BDS campaign called for "various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law". We ask the Byron Writers Festival not to invite writers selected by the Embassy of Israel but to look instead for those who oppose the brutal and illegal occupation of Palestine.
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By signing this petition you will bring moral force to bear on the organisers of the Byron Writers Festival so that they might support the BDS campaign and not be collaborative with the apartheid state of Israel.