Following the decision of US President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) organized an International Trade Union Forum of Support and Solidarity with Palestine in Tunis on January 20th. 2018, which corresponds to the seventy second anniversary of its creation. More than 50 unions around the world and many civil society organizations including AURDIP participated in this forum.
Many participants to the Forum called for BDS, including Hael Al Fahoum, the Palestinian ambassador to Tunisia, Azzam al Ahmad, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Shaher Saad, president of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, and Ivar Ekeland, treasurer and former president of the AURDIP.
Below is the speech of Ivar Ekeland.