Published on Aug 1, 2012 by Ben Silverstein
Archbishop Desmond Tutu sends his greetings and support to the participants and organizers of the 2012 National BDS Conference at the University of Pennsylvania.
The growing BDS movment against Israeli apartheid.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of the South African apartheid movement exposes the Israeli apartheid against Palestinians and endorses Palestine in the conflict. Archbishop Tutu connects the struggles of black South Africa with the struggles of the Palestinians. Both Palestinians and blacks are fighting apartheid.
Palestinians face home demolitions leaving tens of thousands homeless. Checkpoints within the West Bank humiliate Palestinians who have to wait for hours. They are not for “security” and are placed between Palestinian cities.
The apartheid wall is a giant concrete wall that dwarfs the Berlin Wall. The wal is not on the border, but 90% of it runs inside the West Bank, separating villages, and destroying homes and Palestinian farmland in the way of its construction
650,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in illegal settlements(colonies) on Palestinian land, destroying Palestinian homes and leaving innocent families and children homeless.
4.7 million Palestinians are classified by the U.N as refugees that were displaced from their homes by Israel.
The Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela as well as other South African leaders have reported that the Israeli apartheid is worse than in South Africa.
“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians” – Nelson Mandela
Please spread the movement!!!!!!!
- South Africa’s Boycott of Israel Is Mandela’s Legacy (frontpagemag.com)
- University of the Witwatersrand student council passes boycott resolution (bdsmovement.net)
- Desmond Tutu refuses to share a platform with Tony Blair (newstatesman.com)