Polish political party Razem recognizes Israel as an apartheid state and endorses BDS


Ahead of its annual congress in 2022, the Polish political party Razem recognizes that Israel is an apartheid state and supports Palestinian-led nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) for Palestinian rights!

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) warmly welcomes Razem’s principled solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. His stance is particularly inspiring as we witness in Central and Eastern Europe growing repression, heightened anti-Palestinian racism and strong ties between far-right governments and parties with Israeli apartheid and colonial rule. settlers.

Razem’s recognition of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and calls for an end to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel are particularly commendable.

We call on all States to fulfill their legal and moral duty end their complicity in Israeli apartheid, as they eventually did in apartheid South Africa. The first step is to recognize apartheid.


Full text of the resolution translated from Razem’s website:

Razem recognizes the right of the Palestinians to have a capital in Jerusalem and opposes Israel’s illegal occupation of the eastern part of the city. We recognize the rights of Palestinian refugees under UN Resolution 194. We call on the international community to draw the consequences from Israel for its failure to respect international law and UN resolutions.

We call on Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court in The Hague and on the Palestinian Authority to maintain this cooperation. We recognize that Israel pursues a policy in its own territory and in the Occupied Palestinian Territory which favors or discriminates against citizens along ethnic lines. This policy meets the criteria for the crimes of apartheid and persecution under the 1973 Apartheid Convention and the 1998 Rome Statute. We support the international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign led by Palestinian civil society.

We request:

  • Immediate cessation of attacks against civilians,
  • The end of the occupation of the West Bank by the Israeli army,
  • The end of the blockade of Gaza by Israeli and Egyptian troops,
  • Cessation of settlement activities in the occupied territories,
  • The resumption of partnership talks between the Israeli and Palestinian sides on a common solution to the points of contention
  • A strong reaction by international organizations to the events in Gaza and pressure on Israel to explain the events,
  • Pressure from the European Union, as a close partner of Israel, for the implementation of the above points,
  • The involvement of all Palestinian groups in stopping attacks on civilians.

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