Session at UFV on Boycott Divest Sanctions movement

Panel discussion scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at UFV in Abbotsford

Session at UFV on Boycott Divest Sanctions movement

Residents of the Fraser Valley will have an opportunity to learn about the controversial Boycott Divest Sanctions (BDS) movement at an upcoming panel discussion at the University of the Fraser Valley.

The free event takes place Wednesday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room B121

on the Abbotsford campus. It is sponsored by the department of political science.

The BDS Movement is a global campaign organized by Palestinian non-government organizations that seek to apply economic and political pressure on Israel until it complies with international law.

In February 2015, the House of Commons passed a motion declaring that the BDS movement demonizes and delegitimizes the State of Israel and condemning any Canadian groups or individuals that promote it.

Panel members include Sid Shniad, a founding member of Independent Jewish Voices, which supports BDS; Colter Louwerse, a fourth-year political science major at UFV; and Avner Bachar, a UFV assistant professor who believes that BDS is an obstacle to peace and justice in the Middle East.

For more information, visit “Palestine Events UFV” on Facebook.