When Did Oxfam Stop Supporting BDS?

poster of scarlett leaving oxfamMany people who dislike Israel are trying to make out that Oxfam does not support BDS. Here’s Reuter’s correspondent, Noah Browning (who calls himself “sheikh” on twitter @sheikhnb):

Well it didn’t take very long for Paul Reubens to find the following document on Oxfam’s site:

EU statements not helping to halt Israeli settlements

“Europe’s condemnation of Israel’s settlement expansion is welcome but words alone mean nothing when people’s lives keep worsening.

“Similar statements came out of last year’s EU-Israel Association Council. Yet we’ve seen a sharp rise in new settlement construction across the West Bank. Meanwhile, Palestinian displacement and Israeli-led demolition of Palestinian homes and water cisterns, many of which were funded by EU taxpayers, has increased.

“To see positive change on the ground, Europe needs to step up and take a leadership role. EU governments must match their words with urgent and concrete measures to push for an immediate end to settlement construction and the unlawful demolition of Palestinian civilian infrastructure.”

You see the question is, if words are not enough, what “concrete measures” is Oxfam calling for from the EU? Perhaps that isn’t a hint at BDS, perhaps they’d rather see a full scale ground invasion and occupation by EU or UN forces? On second thoughts….

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  • abby

    oxfam had a campaign of postcards with a blood libel on one side and the address of each local supermarket headquarters on the other side, and you were supposed to mail that in, because it instructed the supermarkets to boycott israel, otherwise you would boycott the supermarkets. i got a whole bunch of the postcards from an oxfam shop in belgium.
    http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article.php?id=1313