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Boulder Council to Decide Nablus Sister City Project June 10

Join the Community in Opposition to the

Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project (BNSCP)

Please join in actively opposing the proposal to create a sister city relationship between Boulder and Nablus. The upcoming Boulder City Council hearing is the last opportunity to make our voices heard on this important subject. It is the sole item on the agenda. The outcome will be decided by the Boulder City Council immediately after the public hearing.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend:

Monday, June 10, 5:00 pm

At the Boulder City Council Chambers

1777 Broadway (at Canyon Blvd.)

There is strength in numbers. Showing up, whether to speak or not, sends a powerful message. Please forward this notice to others who oppose the proposal.

If you plan to attend, please make every effort to contact billcohen1940@gmail.com, nagel.joan@gmail.com or jane.rubinstein@gmail.com.

If you wish to speak at the hearing, please email billcohen1940@gmail.com.

Please send opposition letters directly to City Council at council@bouldercolorado.gov.

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Important reasons for opposition:

Honoring of martyrs (terrorists) in Nablus
Honoring of martyrs (terrorists) in Nablus

1. Boulder’s Sister City relationships should be apolitical. The BNSCP is not, and its website and leadership make its anti-Israel bias abundantly clear.

2. The Human Rights situation in the West Bank and in Nablus is abysmal. Women and gays are routinely persecuted. The ruling Palestinian Authority represses freedom of the press and freedom of speech.  In addition, the ability to access Joseph’s Tomb, an ancient Jewish religious shrine in Nablus, is severely restricted and the shrine has frequently been desecrated.

3. The dangerous, often violent, situation in the West Bank and Nablus, fostered by terrorism, has led countries, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, to warn against travel to the West Bank and Nablus or to forbid it outright for their personnel.

This will be the only item on the agenda that evening and the outcome will be decided after the public hearing.

 

 

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One comment

  1. Thank you Bill for letting us know!

    I went to their website to check out what they are saying about Israel – I searched the entire site. Frankly Bill I am not sure what you are referring to because there didn't seem to be any evidence against Israel, as far as I could tell. They seem pretty focused on their own activities that are pretty standard for a sister city project…

    Are you thinking, though, that a project that is good for Palestinians is therefore bad for Israel? If that is the case, then perhaps we should oppose this project just because of that?