Norwegian MP Nominates BDS For 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

A member of the Norways Parliament has nominated the worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) motion for this yr’s Nobel Prize.

The BDS motion for Palestinian rights was formally nominated for the distinguished award final week by Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness.

Moxness appealed to human rights teams and activists to affix the marketing campaign, saying: “We predict a global marketing campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS motion can contribute each to legitimise the BDS motion and extra broadly to place the Palestinian trigger again on the worldwide agenda once more”

Days Of Palestine studies: A press relase in regards to the nomination learn: This nomination displays the rising worldwide solidarity with the Palestinian battle for justice, dignity and freedom from the Israel occupation.

The BDS Marketing campaign is a Palestinian-led, worldwide non-violent motion for freedom, equality and a simply peace for the Palestinian individuals:

  • BDS upholds that Palestinians are entitled to the identical rights as the remainder of humanity
  • Impressed by the South African non-violent anti-apartheid motion, the BDS name urges motion to strain Israel to adjust to worldwide regulation and human rights
  • BDS is a rising, vibrant international motion of unions, educational associations, church buildings and grassroots actions in about 50 nations. Eleven years since its launch, BDS has main impression and is successfully difficult worldwide assist for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialismn.

The BDS-movement was began and is led by the Palestinian society with over 170 Palestinian organisations behind the decision for peaceable motion.

The nomination proves the rising worldwide assist for using the peaceable, non-violent instruments of financial boycott and worldwide sanctions to power Israel to finish occupation and the apartheid rule towards the Palestinian individuals – and obtain simply peace.

The nomination additionally displays the rising BDS-movement in Norway and is welcomed by the 1000’s of Norwegians who actively present solidarity for the Palestinian battle for freedom, dignity and equal human rights for all individuals.

The toolbox of the BDS-movement is understood, accepted and used with success towards different occupying and racist regimes.

As of January 2018, Norway has formally imposed sanctions and restrictions towards 26 completely different states or areas on account of breeches of worldwide legal guidelines and human rights – however not towards the state of Israel – regardless of Israeli occupation, annexation and collective punishment of the Palestinian individuals.

Awarding this yr’s Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS motion can be a strong sign, emphasising the worldwide group’s dedication to assist a simply peace for the Palestinian individuals and by that – for the Israeli individuals and all individuals within the Center East – and the world at giant.

We nominate the BDS motion and with them – their 1000’s of activists globally – as a humble however vital step in direction of bringing forth a extra dignified and delightful future for all peoples.