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Delegation leader Nora Barrows-Friedman writes an article titled “Intersectionality and the  mainstreaming of Palestine” in Palestine in America.

She writes:

“Princess Nokia did it. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did it. Queer filmmakers did it. A group of NFL players did it. Barcelona city council members did it. Even Sacramento, California transit officials did it. 

In just the last few months, several artists and athletes have either quietly or explicitly canceled gigs and appearances in Israel or have refused to attend state-sponsored exhibitions, while grassroots activists have successfully pushed local elected officials around the world to dump urban contracts with companies that profit from Israel’s crimes.

As Israel continues to violate Palestinian rights with impunity, the 12-year-old Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign continues to grow and claim more victories: Major multinational companies have ditched Israeli contracts over boycott pressure, dozens of European communities have declared themselves Israeli apartheid-free zones and churches have continued to endorse the BDS call.”

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