Updates from the palestinian BDS (Germany)
Is Israel a threat to world peace? German writer Günter Grass has been blasted as an anti-Semite this week for making just such a claim in a new poem. But while the verse may not win any awards, Grass has kicked off an important -- and long overdue -- debate. And, he's right.
A great poem it is not. Nor is it a brilliant political analysis. But the brief lines that Günter Grass has published under the title "What Must Be Said" will one day be seen as some of his most influential words. They mark a rupture.
Occupied Palestine, 21 June 2011
Dear Die Linke Executive Board members,
It has come to the attention of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), a wide coalition of the largest Palestinian mass civil society organizations, that the German left political party, Die Linke, has equated calls for the boycott of Israeli goods with anti-Semitism.
Open Letter to those responsible for the ITB:
To Whom it may concern:
In light of the upcoming International Tourism Convention that will take place from 9-13 March 2011 inBerlin, we would like to remind you of the social responsibility that you have made known.