Israel’s large Palestinian minority held
its first-ever conference on BDS in February 2016 in spite of
anti-boycott legislation introduced five years ago that exposes
activists in Israel to harsh financial penalties.The conference
– titled “BDS and ‘48 Palestinians: Between
International Influences and Local Contexts” – had
been a long time in the making.

One participant called it a sign that the Palestinian minority
was slowly emerging from the law’s “reign of terror”.

Conference panel

Read Jonathan
Cook’s report
in Mondoweiss