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"It seems that every time Israel is attacked and forced to defend itself, certain academics at Sydney University take it upon themselves to criticise not the terrorist group Hamas, responsible for the problem, but reiterate their longstanding, destructive demands for boycotts of Israel," Dr Rubenstein said.

A coalition of 50 NYU student groups came together on April 9 to announce their intent to boycott the state of Israel. Led by NYU Jewish Voice ... The groups are also calling on NYU to divest from companies and business linked to Israeli settlement projects on Palestinian land. Co-signatories come from ...
As Congress contemplates anti-BDS legislation, a truck in Washington, DC, on March 6, urges legislators not to be afraid of boycotts. [Staff Photo Phil ... The church earlier had unanimously adopted a position on the Israeli boycott when it passed a resolution entitled "Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine." The ...
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli authorities are investigating how Dublin Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha arrived in the country despite instructions to bar his entry. Interior Minister Arieh ... Israel had aimed to block his entry because of his support for the BDS movement that advocates boycotts against it.
On April 19, several campus organizations will host their annual "Israel Fest" on McKeldin Mall. Described by Maryland Hillel as a "day celebrating Israel," Israel Fest features food, information and activities relating to Israeli culture, most notably the camel rides that catch the eye of any passerby near ... Gaza students
Dublin City Council has voted to support economic sanctions against Israel - including a boycott of certain Israeli goods. The motion, passed by councillors last night, notes that the council "fully supports and endorses" the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for ...
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Palestinian artists have boycotted the ongoing Istanbul Film Festival after organisers ignored calls to drop an Israeli government sponsor. The call to drop Art Israel, an offshoot of the Israeli foreign ministry, from the "kind collaboration" sponsors of the Istanbul Film Festival was made ... artists
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, also known as BDS, could potentially cost Israel up to $11.5bn a year. That's according to a partially redacted Israeli government report from 2013, which factored in the most extreme scenario of a full-blown EU boycott of Israeli products and a halt ... boycotts
Palestinian prisoners being held under administrative detention inside Israeli jails are continuing their boycott of Israeli courts for the 19th day, Quds Press reported yesterday. The prisoners started their strike in protest against their illegal detention, as well as due to the increase use of administrative ... boycotts
(JTA) — In a break with what many believe is a decades-long unofficial boycott of Israel, the British Royal House announced what appears to be a state visit ... (JTA) — The American-Israeli man accused of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the United States was indicted for ... boycotts
The boycott started on 15 February, and will last, prisoners say, until Israel ends its practice of administrative detention – the widespread Israeli practice of imprisonment without charge or trial that can be renewed indefinitely and which is rooted in British colonial practices. “The Israeli military court and laws ... boycotts
Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons without charge or trial have launched an open-ended boycott of Israel's military courts. In a joint statement announcing Thursday's move, 450 people jailed under Israel's controversial practice of administrative detention said their decision had been taken ... boycotts
On Sunday, February 25, at their annual convention in San Diego, California, Democrats approved a set of positions on pending legislation that includes opposition to S 720/HR 1697, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, a federal bill that would impose draconian penalties for boycotts regarding Israel under certain ... boycotts
The BDS, or boycott, divestment and sanctions, movement calls for people all over the world to withdraw their support from products and businesses that give money to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and for international sanctions to be used against apartheid in the Middle East as they were against South ... boycotts
I am an ex editor of Trinity News and keep my eye on events at TCD. I am also a supporter of Israel, not everything that Israel does, just a person who wishes Israel well and hopes for its continued success. I am probably old enough to have heard every side of the BDS argument and would urge TCD ... boycotts

Sir, – Stephen Oliver Murray's purported perplexity (February 21st) at my assertion that the campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) is “growing” among “global civil society”' is premised on the false assumption that BDS is primarily intended to damage the Israeli economy. On this basis he cites ... boycotts
A Northeastern pro-Israel student group launched a petition opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, or BDS, which currently advocates for a global boycott of Hewlett-Packard, or HP, products because of the company's business with the Israeli government. The student group Huskies for ... boycotts
The bill, titled the Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act, is part of a bipartisan effort in opposition to the global campaign, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions ... “When we start talking about boycotts of Israel, we're not talking about boycotts of Israel, of the Israeli government … we're talking about boycotts of ... boycotts
The boycott started on 15 February, and will last, prisoners say, until Israel ends its practice of administrative detention – the widespread Israeli practice of imprisonment without charge or trial that can be renewed indefinitely and which is rooted in British colonial practices. “The Israeli military court and laws ... boycotts
Staff from Israel's embassy to France will not attend the opening ceremony of a film festival in Paris, despite the fact the event is partially funded by the Israeli government, over the screening of a controversial Israeli-made drama. 'Foxtrot', by Israeli director Samuel Moaz, is a highly acclaimed drama about a ... boycotts
Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons without charge or trial have launched an open-ended boycott of Israel's military courts. In a joint statement announcing Thursday's move, 450 people jailed under Israel's controversial practice of administrative detention said their decision had been taken ... boycotts
Regev has also claimed she plans to prevent Israel from providing funding to the event, which is supported by the Israeli government and several Jewish organisations. Supporters of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, who have previously called for the festival to be boycotted, have mocked the ... boycotts
The Israeli government's decision to boycott the festival's opening night comes after the Israel's ambassador to France, Aliza Ben-Nun, asked organizers to pull “Foxtrot” from the lineup and was rebuffed. Maoz says that, while the government's dissatisfaction with his film has earned him a significant amount ... boycotts
Boycotts can be extremely effective, and the panicked Israeli reaction to the BDS movement is a testament to that. A boycott campaign upsets the very foundations of the polished image Israel wants to project and forces people who would otherwise not be so inclined to look behind the curtain and uncover ... boycotts
And sadly, the BDS movement has revealed that its target is not a particular Israeli policy, but the entire state of Israel. The continued ... Punitive measures such as boycotts — or any efforts that reduce the conflict to a caricature of good and evil, right and wrong, drive the parties further apart. As people of ... boycotts
The month before the law was implemented, Esther Koontz, a Mennonite who works as a curriculum teacher for the Kansas public school system, decided that she would boycott goods made in Israel, motivated in part by a film she had seen detailing the abuse of Palestinians by the occupying Israeli ... boycotts
Israeli rights group Shurat HaDin used the 2011 anti-boycott law for the first time to file a lawsuit at a Jerusalem court on Wednesday against the pair. It is filed on behalf of three ticket holders who were due to attend the Tel Aviv concert. It seeks “real consequences to those who selectively target Israel and ... boycotts
This is the first ruling to address a recent wave of laws nationwide aiming to punish people who boycott Israel, and it should serve as a warning to other states ... She boycotts consumer goods and services produced by Israeli companies and international companies operating in Israeli settlements in the ... boycotts
Congress should quickly and systematically reach out to its counterparts in Europe's parliaments to make sure they understand that boycotts of the U.S.'s close ally Israel run afoul of U.S. federal and state anti-boycott laws, and what that could mean for their countries' economies. The U.S. Commerce ... boycotts
In the Fall of 2016, the group also targeted Artis, the arts nonprofit that takes delegations of high-profile art world personnel to experience the Israeli art scene — an overt example of cultural institutions colluding with the “artwashing” techniques of Brand Israel. According to the Decolonize This Place slogan ... boycotts
Unlike Gal Gadot, whose film Wonder Woman was banned in Lebanon in May, Spielberg is not an Israeli citizen, nor has he ever fought with the Israeli ... by Spielberg were accepted and approved by the censorship board and it is only now that it is invoking Spielberg's inclusion on the "boycott Israel" list. boycotts
The Jewish Board of Deputies has hit back at criticism over Israel's decision to ban activists and organisations aligned to the Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against that country. Last Thursday, the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape (WC) warned the Israeli ... boycotts
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has signaled he is against Israel's entry ban on prominent Palestine solidarity groups. “Jeremy is concerned by reports that activists campaigning for justice for Palestinians, against illegal settlements and the ongoing occupation have been barred from Israel,” ... boycotts
OPINION: I guess I could boycott travel to Israel – but I doubt it would make much difference. No one really cares when you make grandiose statements and you're a nobody. A few Israeli restaurants would miss out on some business as a result of my decision. A few bars would sell fewer beers. Maybe a ... boycotts
Just how much economic damage is being done to Israel by the boycott movement is a matter of considerable debate. Right-wing politicians and activists routinely speak of it as “economic terrorism,” but Dahlia Scheindlin, a liberal Israeli pollster, said her surveys showed that Israelis see few effects aside ... boycotts
Critics of her decision have said she was succumbing to the influence of the cultural boycott of Israel through the Palestinian-led BDS movement. Her own concert organizer in Israel said she was not able to withstand the "pressure" of the BDS movement. But in a statement distributed on social media and by ... boycotts
Now, in order to renew my contract, I am being asked to promise that I will not participate in a boycott of Israel. Arizona adopted a law in 2016 that prohibits the state, along with any of its towns, cities or counties, from contracting with entities that support even the limited boycott of products produced in Israeli ... boycotts
A boycott is Israel's Achilles' heel, more problematic than any festive decision to move another embassy to Jerusalem. And what does Israel do? It boycotts the boycott activists seeking to enter the country instead of letting them wander the land, challenging their ideas and trying to convince them. In contrast ... boycotts
No one we talked to believed that Israel would ever dismantle the more than 100 Israeli settlements peppered through the West Bank. ... From the Montgomery bus boycott to boycotts of apartheid-era South Africa, this peaceful form of protest has long been protected by the Constitution. No matter where you ... boycotts
“He doesn't support BDS. He does support targeted action aimed at illegal settlements and occupied territories.” Asked if Corbyn would be happy to buy Israeli goods himself, the spokesman said: “Yes.” Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, said last week that the party did not support boycotts of ... boycotts
She's a member of the Mennonite Church USA, and she supports boycotts for Palestinian rights, boycotts to protest the Israeli government's abuses of Palestinian rights. Last summer, in July the State of Kansas enacted an anti-boycott law that basically said if you want to contract with the state, or say to ... boycotts
The star of the 1990s popular U.S. sitcom “Seinfeld” was in Israel for 10 days doing stand-up shows before he decided to take his family to the Caliber 3 academy near the illegal settlement of Efrat, south of Bethlehem, where he and his family members posed for pictures with Israeli trainers. Such camps ... boycotts
Pop singer Lorde, in explaining her decision to cancel a performance in Israel, described herself as an “informed young citizen,” who finally read up on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Billboard magazine reported on December 24. Events of the week though have conspired to show that that pop star is far ... boycotts
Re: the Dec. 27 guest column "Why can't I represent Arizona inmates if I boycott Israel?" The answer to Mik Jordahl's column is that he is engaging in age old anti-Semitism. He singles out Israel for human rights abuses while not boycotting countries that do far worse then Israel, such as Russia, Saudi ... boycotts
The Tourism Ministry is considering upgrading the Israel National Trail — which winds over 1,100 kilometers, all of them within the Green Line — by adding hiking paths to sites of natural and historical interest in Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights and Jerusalem. Some of the sites are of interest to ... boycotts
Kansas officials are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow to defend a state law designed to suppress boycotts of Israel. There's just one problem: The state quite literally has no defense for the law's First Amendment violations. The ACLU filed a lawsuit in October against a law requiring anyone contracting ... boycotts
Linda Sarsour, former executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York, stoked controversy earlier this year by asserting that Zionists cannot simultaneously be feminists because the Israeli occupation of the West Bank was oppressive to women. Organisers warned the audience and ... boycotts
The ex-Pink Floyd frontman supports the Palestinian-led boycott, which calls on artists to refuse to perform in Israel. German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by ex-Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters, citing what they call “accusations of anti-Semitism against him.” Waters is ... boycotts

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