A recent article criticizing the Palestinian Campaign For the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel’s (PACBI
) position on the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO
) is based on false premises, misunderstanding and/or misrepresentation of the PACBI
boycott criteria, and a misconception of the recent history of civil resistance in Palestine. Since the article insinuates that PACBI
’s position on WEDO
is inconsistent with its own principles, the record needs to be set straight.