Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace proudly endorses the nomination of the global BDS movement for a Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian Parliamentarian Bjornar Moxnes.
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement was inspired by the civil rights movement in the United States and the South African anti-apartheid movement, among others, which adhere to the principle of nonviolent resistance in seeking justice and freedom.
Led by Palestinians, the BDS movement seeks to end international backing of Israel’s oppressive occupation in Palestine. BDS supports the Palestinians’ right of return and the equal rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. A focus of the movement is to pressure Israel to comply with international law. Since its inception in 2005 in occupied Palestine, the BDS movement has grown to become a global movement supported by citizens in many countries as well as many civic organizations, labor unions, churches, and prominent politicians, academics, artists, scientists, and musicians.
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS movement will further encourage peaceful resistance and offer international solidarity with Palestinians and their just cause for freedom and self determination.