In 1993, The United States brought both the
Palestinians and the Israelis to Washington. The late Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO) Chairman, Yasser Arafat, sat together with Shimon Peres, the
late Israeli President, and in meetings with U.S. leaders they established the
Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Chairman Arafat was then democratically
elected as first President of the PNA.
Later, many countries (with the
exception of a few) allowed the PNA to be the only representation of the
This continues to this day, with the PNA not being
recognized as the voice of the Palestinian people. The Brazilian Palestinian
National Interest Committee, a non-profit grassroots movement, wishes to change
that, with the ultimate goal of establishing a separate Palestinian state.
What does BPNIC do? BPNIC is committed to sponsoring the interests and
protecting the rights of Palestinian nationals - as articulated in the United
Nations General Assembly on the Rights of Palestinian nationals to
self-determination and self-governance without external interference – and to
facilitating the creation of an environment which is aware of and respects the
rights of Palestinian wherever they exist. BPNIC is determined to assist
the establishing of an independent Palestinian state and any recommendation is
to be endorsed by the proper Palestinian governing bodies.
Learn more about what BPNIC is doing.
Where is BPNIC?
BPNIC works from our office in
São Paulo, SP, Brazil and a second satellite office in
Chicago, Illinois, United States. The BPNIC office in São Paulo is composed
of its members that are responsible for Palestinian Affairs in Brazil as well as
Public Relations, including sponsorship of the Palestinian national interest in
the country. The Chicago office is structured as a single entity integrated with
the office in São Paulo. The purpose of the Chicago office is to coordinate and
follow up on any public work between our members in Brazil and members in the
Brazilian Palestinian National Interest Committee is a non-profit organization
whose principal mission is to work with the legislative body of Brazil on
legislation that strengthens the relationship between Brazil and Palestinians.