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Dozens of academics at the University of Sydney have declared their support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, reported the Australian. According to the paper, the move comes as a response to the lethal crackdown by Israeli occupation forces on ... guns
... said Mac Donncha would be denied entry to Israel over his ties to BDS. In January, Israel summoned the Irish ambassador in Israel for clarification and to express dissatisfaction in light of a proposed bill in Ireland's national parliament calling for a boycott of Israeli settlements. Ambassador Kelly said ...

A spokesperson at the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs told Middle East Eye that the decision regarding the Dublin mayor remaining in the country is still being ... One endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a global campaign that "works to end international support for Israel's oppression ...
The international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has sent Netflix a letter demanding they to remove the hit Israeli show "Fauda" or face legal action due to what they claimed was the show's complicity in Israel's occupation of the Palestinians. The Israeli series "Fauda" has enjoyed success ...
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

Jewish Group Outraged by BDS Founder's Address to EU Parliament ... The American Jewish Committee condemned the European Parliament on Wednesday for hosting Omar Barghouti, the founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and ... In his talk, he accused Israel of being an “apartheid state.”. boycotts
Annual meeting to push for measures that counter boycott Israel campaign as rights groups call bills 'unconstitutional'. ... Telegraph Agency that conference talking points would include its backing of two bills targeting BDS, with a focus on a UN database of companies that deal with Israeli settlements. boycotts
Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Israeli occupation of Palestine, was invited to ... 28 panel at the EP, Barghouti critized the EU's contradictory policies towards the Israel amid its increasing right-wing extremism and “occupation and ... boycotts
The committee, comprising several human rights organizations, as well as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement, presented a letter ... At least 29 unarmed Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,000 injured by Israeli security forces over the past two weeks during protests ... Argentina Football
The California Democratic Party adopted a resolution at their annual convention on Sunday to oppose federal bills intended to thwart the movement to boycott Israel. The party's legislative committee also supported a proposed federal bill preventing the Israel Defense Forces from using U.S. tax dollars to ...
An Italian U.N. peacekeeper soldier observes construction workers building a wall along the Israeli border with Lebanon, in the costal town of Naqoura, south Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Lebanon says contacts are underway between Beirut and "friendly countries" to ease tensions with Israel over the ...
(JTA) — The Norwegian lawmaker that nominated the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel for a Nobel Prize said his ... East Eye that “The BDS movement is a legitimate, peaceful, non-violent movement trying to push the Israeli government to abide by international law, and trying to ...
“Florida has no tolerance for anti-Semitism and boycotts intended to destroy the State of Israel,” said Fine. “Current statutes are clear – local governments cannot do business with companies that participate in anti-Semitic boycotts of Israel. When Lorde joined the boycott in December, she and her ...

As Eva Moseley, Holocaust refugee and member of MAPA says, “BDS explicitly condemns anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination. Rather than fight BDS, Israel might consider ending its own discriminatory policies which create conditions for Palestinians under which no people – Jews included ...
Human rights activists in the New Jersey town of Maplewood helped defeat a local resolution that would have condemned the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign that aims to pressure Israel to end its violations of Palestinian rights. The anti-BDS measure was introduced to the town council ...
Israeli legal NGO Shurat HaDin is suing two New Zealand-based Palestinian solidarity activists on behalf of the three Israeli teens for their role in campaigning for Lorde to cancel the gig as part of the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. The BDS campaign was launched in 2005 by ...
A popular brand of Israeli hummus has been removed from the shelf of a British university shop following protests by students. ... However, one week after the announcement of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Sabra Hummus, Strauss Group removed their statement of support in ...
In 2015, the Supreme Court of Israel largely upheld the so-called “Boycott Law,” a 2011 bill that similarly provides for legal and administrative sanctions against those who promote and participate in boycotts over ties to Israel or “an area under its control,”—that is, West Bank settlements. (As a side note, it is ...
Florida is one of 20 U.S. states that have already enacted measures to confront companies that boycott Israel. ... companies that conduct over $1 million of business in Florida, the new legislation removes this limit and enables the state to go after smaller companies adhering to boycotts against Israel.
Ultimately, there is something hypocritical about calling for a blanket boycott yet paying money to an Israeli media outlet for the soapbox. But if BDS was going to do business with the Israeli media, Haaretz is certainly a kindred spirit. Publisher Amos Schocken has admitted the paper has anti-Israel agenda.
The roots of BDS sprang from the 2001 United Nations World Conference on Racism, which quickly devolved into anti-Israel rhetoric. The movement gained momentum by launching boycotts against Israeli scholars and urging universities to divest from companies that did business with Israel.
Israeli Lawmakers Will Be Able to Prevent Colleagues From Flying at Expense of pro-BDS Groups ... The Knesset House Committee on Monday approved an amendment that will make it possible to prevent organizations calling for a boycott against Israel or the settlements to fund MKs' trips abroad for ...
Israel's target: the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, known as BDS, which calls for an international boycott of Israeli companies and academic ... that Israel's robust economy, which this past year surpassed $100 billion in exports, would not be significantly hit even if boycotts had some impact.
New York City - Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel seemed to confirm a long-held suspicion among many long-time observers: The United States is not interested in a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli impasse that adheres to international law, instead supporting Israeli ...
Israel's government has approved a $72 million plan to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) in the court of public opinion. ... According to the Israeli government, the monies will be spent on public campaigns and lobbying efforts that will seek to discredit the BDS movement.
The Israeli government yesterday held an international legal conference against the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Quds Press reported. The news site reported Israeli media saying that the Ministry of Strategic Affairs organised the conference in cooperation with the Israeli Bar Association ...
Sometimes the support for a boycott is in word only, and while playwrights are out signing petitions, contracts are still being signed giving Israeli ..... don't realize that many of the artists in Israel are left-wingers who are opposed to the occupation, who are opposed to the kinds of things the boycotts are about ...
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan takes a photo with Israeli prime minister and other Bollywood personalities during "Shalom Bollywood" event in Mumbai. ... The South Asian arm of the pro-Palestinian boycott movement said Israel is turning to India and its film industry as BDS gains traction in the United ...
Aussie singer Nick Cave: BDS pressure made me perform in Israel ... Nick Cave said he is performing in Israel to take a stand against BDS, the Boycott, ... night in Tel Aviv — his first appearance on an Israeli stage in 20 years.
The cancelation of a panel discussing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions ... religious institutions in campaigns for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. ... Professor of Israeli Literature and Culture at the University of Illinois, for her ... “If you want to discuss the BDS movement or Israel and Palestine it is ...
Agreeing in writing not to boycott Israel was a precondition for receiving compensation. ... The process of criminalizing the BDS movement is intensifying in the U.S. and Europe. ... Anyone who boycotts Israel is a criminal. ... stolen goods and supporters of international law boycott the Israeli occupier.
'Why would Israel, a nuclear power with a strong economy, feel so ... was referring to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, ...
Israeli official: BDS activists doing 'great job' but there 'will be a price tag' ... activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign are doing a ... He continued: If you want to promote boycotts against Israel, be my ...
Ahead of the publication of the UN's blacklist of international companies that operate beyond the Green Line, Israeli officials are concerned that ...
Contrary to the typical behaviour of the Israeli lobby, the BDS movement ... The "Israel Anti-Boycott Act", however, is the most egregious of such ...
It quickly emerged that Israeli authorities had blacklisted the group because of their ... In recent years, a slew of bills banning the boycott of Israel or its ... 2015, targeting Israel boycotts and including in its definition of Israel its ...
... as the photographers pledged to boycott Israel “until it complies with international ... Palestinians have called for solidarity through boycotts and this ... BDS activists target companies that act in compliance with Israel's illegal ...
While this kindly gentleman is singled out for his dedication and rightful and righteous fight against South African apartheid, I am curious why this man singles out Israel for boycott in a sea of Islamic Countries with institutional apartheid ...
It is now one week since the Israeli authorities arrested Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement in Palestine. His arrest follows years of intimidation and threats by various state agencies. If the purpose ...
SUPPORTERS of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel have used a publicly funded arts festival in Adelaide to spread their message of hatred against the Jewish State.
Yesterday, occupation forces arrested four security guards at Al-Aqsa Mosque while they were preventing Jewish archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority from stealing an ancient mosque stone. Later in the day, Israeli police raided the homes ...
Israel's Attorney General, Avichai Mendelblitt, has forbidden the Strategic Affairs Ministry from compiling a "blacklist" of Israelis who support the BDS campaign ...
This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by video to the Israel lobby group AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) in Washington. He bragged about his warm relationship with President Trump to ... Netanyahu also ...
The Palestinian BDS National Committee called for a boycott of the Jerusalem Spring Festival for shopping organised by the Israeli authorities, after occupation forces prevented Palestinians from holding occasional activities and events in the city. A ...
"Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid" issued by ESWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf was published on 16 March 2017, accused Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" of racial discrimination on the Palestinian ...


 

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