The Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, condemns the “Israel Universities Festival,” a normalization fair being organized at Unicamp – Campinas State University in Brazil on April 3, 2023. This is a Zionist event hostile to the Palestinian people and their rights, and we urge those responsible at the university to cancel this event and boycott the colonial Zionist academy, rather than involving the university in justifying and whitewashing the daily crimes of Zionist colonization throughout occupied Palestine.
Such activities aim to normalize Zionist colonialism and legitimize its presence in our universities and academic institutions and threaten the Palestinian people, their rights and freedoms. We note that this event comes as Palestinians commemorate the massacre that took place on Land Day on March 30, 1976, a date which lives on as Palestinians confirm their commitment to their homeland, the right to return, the liberation of their land and the reclaiming of their national rights over all of Palestine, from the river to the sea.
Zionist colonialism must be opposed and confronted everywhere, in Palestine and wherever its representatives and apologists are found. And our moral, human and legal duty necessitates refusing to participate in the crime of polishing the image of the Israeli occupation by marketing its programs and projects. This is especially important at a time when the Zionist occupation force are carrying out heinous crimes against the Palestinian people, while the dignity and rights of over 4,700 prisoners are being violated inside the occupation prisons and the occupation army is practicing a policy of assassinations, massacres, siege, home demolitions and more crimes in full view of the so-called “international community” and “international institutions.”
We call upon activists, trade unionists, and students defending the rights of the peoples in Brazil, from all liberation movements and progressive forces, to stand with us in confronting the forces of imperialism, racism, and fascism, and we expect them to take the correct political and moral stance by working to boycott this activity offensive to the Palestinian struggle, and to declare their clear position on the side of justice, freedom and the Palestinian resistance. No more silence on the crimes of colonialism and racism!
We in the Masar Badil will call on all the masses of our Palestinian people and our comrades and friends everywhere to oppose such activities that aim to mislead public opinion in Brazil and justify the crimes of “Israel” against our people and our land.
Boycott Israeli colonialism!
Support the struggle of the Palestinian people for return and liberation!
Support the Palestinian resistance!
Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Alkarama Palestinian Women’s Movement
Al Janiah Palestinian Political-Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil