BADIL launches ‘Nakba 60 campaign’

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights – which has received funding from sources including Oxfam, Canadian International Development Agency, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and the Swiss Foreign Ministry – is one of the most active NGOs in promoting extremist Palestinian political positions in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is a signatory to an August 2002 call to boycott Israel, which repeats the NGO Declaration of the 2001 Durban conference.

In a November 29, 2007 press release, BADIL announced “a year-long campaign of public awareness-raising and education about the Nakba and Israel’s discriminatory Apartheid-like regime over the Palestinian people in the 1967 OPT, Israel and in exile.” The campaign is to be carried out by the "the global Palestine Right-of-Return Coalition and the global movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS)", which also includes the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO). In the press release, BADIL endorses the claims to a “right of return” for refugees, and declares that Israel’s very existence as a “Jewish State” contravenes “International Law.”