PNGO, Badil and other NGOs hold anti-Israel Boycott conference in West Bank
The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO), a radical group which played a prominent role at Durban 2001, organized a conference – "First Palestinian Conference for the Boycott of Israel (BDS)"along with other radical anti-Israel NGOs November 22, 2007 in the West Bank. The stated aim was "to promote all forms of boycott against Israel among Palestinian community organizations, unions, as well as political, academic and cultural institutions." PNGO, which has received funding from the Ford Foundation, was instrumental in producing many of the preparatory materials for the Durban 2001 conference, including the document calling for embargoes on Israel. BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights was also a "main supporter of the November 22, conference." BADIL 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, including an endorsement of the NGO Declaration of the 2001 Durban conference, and has received funding from sources including Oxfam, Canadian International Development Agency, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and the Swiss Foreign Ministry