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Tag: Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions Movement
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Responding to petitions signed by hundreds of their members, the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) — the state’s two largest pension plans — have become enmeshed in the battle to persuade American...
February 7, 2013 | 10:11 am
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Israel boycotted a United Nations review of its human rights practices, becoming the first country to do so.
Israel did not send representatives to its review session on Tuesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The council was conducting its Universal...
December 18, 2012 | 9:51 am
A resolution aimed at boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel could gain majority support at this week’s National Conference of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party.
A marked anti-Israel swing by the South African government in recent months has caused...
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SodaStream's purchase of a Super Bowl commercial has the BDS movement in the U.S. saying it will step up its campaign against the Israeli firm.
Soda Stream, the maker of home soda machines, will pay about $3.5 million for a 30-second spot for the game. The company reportedly had...
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The University of California Student Association voted to condemn attempts to censure boycott and divestment efforts by Palestinian human rights activists.
The unanimous resolution passed Sept. 15 also demands that the university stop profiting from what it termed Israel’s human...
September 4, 2012 | 9:27 am
Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.
In a statement released Monday, the university said that it does not share the initiative of the Wits Student Representative Council, adopted Aug. 31, which calls...
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Canada’s largest Protestant church stands poised to approve a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.
Meeting in Ottawa, members of the United Church of Canada’s General Council on Wednesday affirmed a resolution supporting a boycott of goods produced in the West Bank and...
August 15, 2012 | 10:24 am
Israel’s envoy to South Africa said a government minister’s statement that South Africans would be “discouraged” from visiting Israel represents a boycott of his country.
“The cat is out of the bag,” said Dov Segev-Steinberg, Israel’s ambassador to South Africa.
Taken together with...
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A South African government minister expressed strong support for a proposal to ban products from the West Bank from being labeled as originating from Israel.
In a policy briefing on South Africa-Palestinian relations July 14 at the College of Cape Town, South African Deputy Minister...
July 9, 2012 | 10:34 am
European governments are fully within their legal rights to boycott products made by Jews in the West Bank, a British legal expert has concluded.
The 60-page opinion by James Crawford, a professor of international law at Cambridge University in Britain, has been shown to senior...
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Pro-Palestinian groups have issued a joint statement supporting the African National Congress’ call to intensify a boycott of Israeli products because of its “Zionist policies,” which it has compared to apartheid.
The South African Council of Churches, Open Shuhada Street, the...
July 5, 2012 | 10:56 am
In a rare move, nine Canadian senators have warned the United Church of Canada that its proposed boycott of goods from Israeli settlements would harm already tense relations with the Jewish community.
The nine senators, all United Church members and representing the Conservative and...
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Limmud Oz, an offshoot of the international festival of Jewish learning, cancelled a panel featuring several controversial Jewish speakers for its upcoming conference in Melbourne.
The Jewish panelists no longer speaking, though they initially appeared on the Limmud Oz website,...
May 14, 2012 | 10:42 am
Israeli businessmen have launched a Web site to help counter calls to boycott products made in Israel.
The campaign, called Shop-A-Fada—a play on the word of the violent Palestinian uprising, the intifada, was launched Monday. It encourages the public to counter anti-Israel boycotts...
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