Sadia Saifuddin, a junior at UC Berkeley, has been nominated to become a student member of the powerful University of California Board of Regents, the governing body that determines policies for the 10-campus system.
Novelist Alice Walker, who is slated to speak at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, called on singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel a scheduled concert there.
Israel faced concerted criticism from Europe on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to expand settlement building after the United Nations' de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood.
An Arab-Israeli member of Israel's Knesset appears to have contravened an Israeli law by calling on Canadians to boycott Israel.
The board of directors of Americans for Peace Now voted unanimously to support a boycott of products manufactured in the settlements.