[Foundation-l] BDS (hopefully) FUD?

Huib Laurens sterkebak at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 18:06:43 UTC 2011

When you use Wikimania and Isreal or Wiki(M/P)edia with the word
Isreal there will be 3 bots telling you not to go :-(

2011/6/28, Kim Bruning <kim op bruning.xs4all.nl>:
> At least 1 BDS Activist has been running around on twitter telling people
> not to go to wikimania.
> 	http://twitter.com/_____C
> Our article on BDS:
> 	http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boycott,_Divestment_and_Sanctions
> BDS view and action on wikimania:
> 	http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/economy-of-the-occupation/3439-bds-action-tell-wikimedia-not-to-hold-2011-annual-conference-in-israel-
> In particular, they state:
> " On the information page for the upcoming conference, the organizers also
> say, “Haifa is also easily accessible to the Palestinian
> community, which is often left out of conferences such as Wikimania due to
> special difficulties. This community has a high rate of
> Internet usage but little first-hand acquaintance with Wikipedia and other
> Wikimedia projects.”
> The statement, however, is not true. Participation for individuals from Gaza
> and the West Bank is impossible, unless they receive
> special permits from the Israeli military to enter Israel in order to
> attend."
> To be able to actively counter this claim, can we confirm that all
> palestinian wikimedians who want to come are indeed coming?
> sincerely,
> 	Kim Bruning
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Huib Laurens

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