Andrea Horwath’s riding association endorses BDS against Israel

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Hamilton Centre NDP Riding Association is the provincial riding association for the Hamilton Centre NDP and ONDP Leader Andrea Horwath. The current Hamilton Centre ONDP Executive members are: President: David Hauch; Vice-President: Helen Maddison; Secretary: Diana Zawadzki; Treasurer: Lyndon George; Disability Representative: Terri Wallis and Membership: Jayoti Edington-Marco.

On June 15, 2019 Hammam Farah, a board member of the Palestine House, posted:

I’m pleased to announce that Andrea Horwath’s own riding of Hamilton Centre passed BDS!

Hammam Farah also shared the text of the resolution:

9-22 Boycott Apartheid Israel, End the Siege of Gaza, Uphold Palestinian Rights WHEREAS the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign helped to end apartheid in South Africa and,

WHEREAS the current BDS campaign aimed at Israeli Apartheid, endorsed by CU PE Ontario, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and unions around the world, seeks to end the siege of Gaza, and uphold the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people, including the right of refugees to return to their homes and properties.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ontario NDP actively support the international campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions to demand that Israel end the siege of Gaza, dismantle the apartheid wall and Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and fully comply with international law, including U.N. resolution 194, which calls for the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

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