QuAIA endorses PQBDS call to boycott IGY’s World LGBTQ Youth Leaders Summit, Tel Aviv, December 2011

November 1, 2011

QuAIA is disappointed that while the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization recently responded to the call from PQBDS and cancelled its planned General Assembly in Tel Aviv this December, it is going ahead with a Youth Leaders Summit in the same city. Holding the Youth Summit in Tel Aviv defies the international boycott which is aimed at ensuring Israel complies with international law. Queer Palestinian and Arab youth cannot attend a meeting in Tel Aviv and it is inappropriate to hold an international conference in a country that illegally occupies another and creates second class citizens on the basis of ethnicity.