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Policy & Campaign Launch

  • St James Anglican Church 173 King Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Policy & Campaign Launch

Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS)

Sydney, NSW


The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN) publicly announces our Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) policy and campaign.

PIEN has heard the calls of our brothers and sisters in Palestine and Israel who are actively working for justice and peace, including those voiced in the 2009 Kairos Palestine document, the 2017 statement from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine and particularly the call from the Palestinian BDS National Committee.

As such PIEN is compelled to respond by adopting BDS as a non-violent action against companies and other entities which, directly or indirectly, support Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and its blockade of the Gaza Strip, in violation of international law. BDS was successfully used against supporters of Apartheid in South Africa. Israel, especially having adopted a new Basic Law proclaiming Israel as The Nation State of the Jewish People, along with its military rule of the Palestinian territories, fits the description of an apartheid state, as defined by the International Criminal Court.

To implement our BDS policy we have decided to invite you, our members and supporters, to boycott the products of Hewlett Packard (HP), due to HP’s direct links, over many years, with the Israeli occupation. By equipping Israel with sophisticated computer-based technology and related infrastructure, HP helps maintain Israel’s deliberate policies of apartheid and oppression. Click here for more information on HP’s involvement. Information about how you can engage with this campaign will be available on our website immediately following the launch.

We encourage you to come along to the launch, spread the word and engage with us so together we can raise awareness about the situation in Palestine and Israel and put pressure on the Israeli Government to end the occupation and the blockade and adhere to international law.

If you would like more information prior to the launch please email –

Thank you in anticipation of your involvement!

Tuesday 30 April 2019, 1:15pm

Guest speakers:

  • Prof. Stuart Rees OAM

  • Dr Peter Slezak

Venue: St James' Anglican Church, 173 King St, Sydney NSW


Hosted by Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN).

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

Earlier Event: 29 April
Organising Meeting