Tag: 2001 Durban conference
The Centrality of NGOs In Promoting Anti-Israel Boycotts And Sanctions
May 7, 2009 | Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg
NGOs (non-governmental organizations) focusing on human rights are powerful actors in international politics in general, and in the Arab-Israeli conflict in particular. The NGO community has advanced anti-Israel agendas in the UN, including in the 2001 Durban conference, which adopted the strategy of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS). NGO reports, press releases, and political lobbying campaigns constitute an important source of "soft power".