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  • Montreal city council condemns boycott of Israeli shoes

    February 23, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Montreal’s city council has condemned the boycott campaign against a local shoe store that sells footwear made in Israel.

    A council motion deploring the campaign, proposed and supported by Mayor Gerard Tremblay, passed Tuesday by a vote of 38 to 16.

    Those voting against the...

  • Just say yes

    By Rob Eshman

    February 16, 2011 | 1:03 pm

    Should Jewish communal funds find their way into the hands of groups that condone or actively engage in the boycott of Israel?

    No, you say, of course not. Why should Jews finance people or groups who want to punish Israel?

    But it’s not so simple. 

    As mainstream organizations...

  • ‘The Bay’ drops Ahava, but not because of boycott

    January 14, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Jewish groups are satisfied that a decision by Canada’s best-known department store chain to drop an Israeli beauty line is unrelated to boycott calls.

    A joint statement Thursday by The Bay stores, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Canada Israel Committee said The Bay was...

  • Boycott campaign targets Israeli goods in Canada

    January 13, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Calls for a boycott of Israeli-made beauty products in Canada again have kick-started Jewish counter efforts.

    Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, a pro-Palestinian coalition, has launched a boycott campaign against stores selling the popular Ahava line of Dead Sea...

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  • COUNTER-POINT: How best to support an imperfect Israel

    By Michael Berenbaum

    January 5, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    What a wonderful idea. Let us counteract a boycott by engaging in a boycott of our own; let us boycott the boycotters who in turn can retaliate by boycotting the boycotters of the boycott.

    There are several problems with the arguments advanced in...

  • POINT: How best to support an imperfect Israel

    January 5, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    The entire Jewish community should applaud the recently announced plan by The Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and several major Jewish federations to invest millions of dollars over the next...

  • Australian local council joins Israel boycott

    December 21, 2010 | 10:31 am

    A local council in Australia that has a sister-city relationship with Bethlehem voted to join the international boycott of Israel.

    The Marrickville Council in inner Sydney voted 10-2 on Dec. 14 to support a ban on any government, academic, trade, sporting or cultural ties with...

  • UC-San Diego Hillel director reflects on divestment battle

    August 17, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Last April, Keri Copans, Hillel’s campus director at the University of California, San Diego, learned that a measure was about to come before her student government asking the university to divest from companies that do business with “occupying” powers.

    The bill didn’t mention...

  • Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism

    August 17, 2010 | 11:06 am

    Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later this month.

    “There’s an uncomfortable amount of anti-Semitism on my campus,” said the incoming senior.

    Last year, her campus newspaper ran an ad from a notorious...

  • Stockholm Israel Protest Pictures

    By Rob Eshman

    July 20, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    On vacation in Stockholm, Harry Wiland of the Media Policy Center snapped a shot of a disturbing scene: a silent protest calling for a boycott of Israel.  My Swedish is rusty, but I’m pretty sure that’s what those T-shirts say.

  • Ahmadinejad signs Israel boycott law

    July 1, 2010 | 11:28 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a total boycott on Israeli goods or companies that do business with Israel.

    Ahmadinejad signed an amendment Wednesday to Iran’s “Palestinian support law,” which includes a blacklist of international companies that are Jewish-owned...

  • Jewish groups: Boycott Ahmadinejad in NYC

    April 30, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    Jewish groups are calling on U.N. member representatives to walk out in protest when Iran’s president speaks next week at the United Nations.

    Mahmoud Ahmadenijad’s plans to address the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on May 3 makes a mockery of the...

  • Toronto film fest calls Israeli PR strategy into question

    September 15, 2009 | 6:42 pm

    When Amir Gissin helped come up with an idea to remake Israel’s international image several years ago, it’s unlikely he imagined that the showcasing of Israeli films in Toronto would spark a star-studded Hollywood brouhaha over artistic expression and cultural boycotts.

    But that’s...

  • Jane Fonda responds to Toronto backlash

    September 14, 2009 | 8:08 pm

    Follow our complete coverage of the Toronto Film Festival boycotts on our Hollywood Jew blog.

    Reposted with permission of Jane Fonda

    I recently signed a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to showcase and celebrate Tel Aviv. This in the very year...

  • Protest sparked over Toronto Film Festival’s focus on Tel Aviv

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 3, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    The Toronto International Film Festival may not be a friendly place for the Israeli filmmakers invited to screen their films there next week. What began as one filmmaker withdrawing his work in protest of the festival’s spotlight on Tel Aviv, is fast becoming a full-fledged boycott....

  • Donors Protest Israeli Professor’s Op-ed

    By Adam Wills

    August 26, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    Neve Gordon, the Ben-Gurion University political science professor whose Aug. 20 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled “Boycott Israel” described Israel as an “apartheid state,” has drawn protests and threats of cutting off funding for the school by some U.S. donors.

    “The...

  • “Boycott Israel” Nope: Boycott the Arabs [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    August 20, 2009 | 3:01 pm

    [video below]
    I opened today’s LA Times to read a headline I last saw at electronicintifada.com:  “Boycott Israel.” 

    This topped an op-ed piece by Neve Gordon, an Israeli peace activist who lives in Israel with his two children. 

    I tried to follow Gordon to his logical...

  • NATION/WORLD Briefs: Netanyahu Asks Peres for Coalition Help, Teachers Reject Israel Boycott

    March 18, 2009 | 4:15 am

    Netanyahu Asks Peres for Coalition Help

    Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu asked President Shimon Peres to help him form a unity government.

    The two Israeli leaders met Monday night after talks between Netanyahu’s Likud Party and Tzipi Livni’s Kadima Party failed to...

  • Shahar Peer, Dubai, and WTA’s Gutless Choice

    By Rob Eshman

    February 17, 2009 | 5:10 am

    Whether as an individual or a group, you get a handful of chances to
    stand for something in this life.  It’s easy to say or write what you
    believe, a lot harder to stick by it in the crunch.  When the
    government of Dubai denied Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer a visa to
    play in the...

  • Attempt to pressure China on Darfur loses to the Olympics

    By Ben Harris

    July 23, 2008 | 2:34 am

    Sudan's president may soon be the target of an arrest warrant for the killings in Darfur, and Iran was blasted by the United States and Europe for testing the missiles it threatens to fire at Israel. But the international player accused of complicity in both developments appears to...
  • Briefs: Drumming up support for Iran divestment, Pali High students win B’nai B’rith scholarship

    July 9, 2008 | 10:47 pm

    Drumming Up Support for Divestment From Iran

    Nearly a dozen L.A.-area Iranian Muslim news media outlets packed a room at UCLA's Covel Commons on June 29 for a press conference held by freshman state Assemblyman Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon) regarding new Iran divestment legislation he...

  • U.K. academic union drops proposal to boycott Israel

    By Vanessa Bulkacz

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The decision by Britain's largest academic union to drop its proposed boycott of Israel may not spell the end of the union's campaign to ostracize the Jewish state.

    Britain's University and College Union (UCU) announced last Friday that union leaders, after consulting with lawyers,...

  • British boycott moves reveal anti-Israel bias

    By Alan Dershowitz

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The utter hypocrisy of the British National Union of Journalists, which recently voted to boycott only Israel, has now become evident in the face of the silence over the recent move by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez to suppress dissent by the media in his leftist regime.

    General...
  • Briefs: New Palestinian coalition government sworn in, Israel rejects new Palestinian coalition gove

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    P.A. Coalition Sworn In

    The Hamas-Fatah coalition was sworn in Saturday in a joint parliamentary session in Gaza City and Ramallah. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah, gave a conciliatory speech but his new partner in power, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, spoke...

  • Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Theodor Herzl, Children Reunited in Death
     
    Two of Theodor Herzl's children were reinterred in Jerusalem after decades of debate. Hans and Pauline Herzl, who died in 1930 and were buried in France, were laid to final rest alongside the Zionist visionary at the cemetery that carries...
  • Seeing Red Over Green’s Israel Policy

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Local leaders of the Green Party are working to overturn an anti-Israel resolution that has become official party policy. Resolution 190, which passed in November, calls for a boycott of and divestment from Israel until "the full individual and collective rights of the Palestinian...

  • Letters

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Smart Card

    The idea that in medieval Europe, among Christians, the smartest people generally practiced celibacy, while, among Jews, the scholars and rabbis had big families, had occurred to me some time ago ("Are Jews Smarter?" June 10).

    Another possible reason for Jewish...

  • Briefs

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Bush Expected to OK Palestinian Aid

    President Bush is expected to sign legislation that gives $200 million in aid to support the Palestinians. On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the supplemental spending bill, which provides aid to support the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

  • Cutting Israel Ties Sparks U.K. Outrage

    By Daniella Peled

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The backlash against the decision by a union of British university lecturers to sever ties with two Israeli universities began almost as soon as the controversial motion was passed.

    A wave of condemnation met the decision by the 48,000-member Association of University Teachers...

  • Body Shop Sorry for Palestinian Award

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Body Shop, a British-based retailer of personal care products, is apologizing for a 2002 human rights award it gave to a Palestinian group. The action comes after a Los Angeles-based boycott campaign caught the attention of The Body Shop and Jewish leaders.

    Jewish activists...

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