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  • Holland opposes banning any Israeli product, Dutch premier says

    September 23, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    The Netherlands opposes any kind of import ban on Israeli products, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, though it must enforce European Union legislation on labeling settlement goods.

    “I would like to stress that the Netherlands opposes any type of import ban or the boycott of...

  • New IOC chief also heads German group that aids Israel boycott

    September 11, 2013 | 6:38 am

    The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies to guarantee that their products do not contain anything from Israel.

    Thomas Bach, a German who was elected Tuesday at an IOC session in Buenos Aires, is...

  • Open letter from Roger Waters calls on musicians to boycott Israel

    August 19, 2013 | 4:45 pm

    British rocker Roger Waters published an open letter calling on fellow musicians to join a boycott of Israel.

    The letter, which condemns Israel for apartheid and ethnic cleansing, has been expected for several months, according to the Electronic Intifada, which first reported on...

  • BDS pressure grows in Europe

    August 7, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    Two weeks ago, the Dutch public learned of what appeared to be an unprecedented victory for European advocates of boycotting Israeli products. Four major supermarket chains reportedly declared a boycott of products from the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

    But...

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  • Israeli civil rights group files class action racism complaint against Australian Professor

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 7, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    On July 31, 2013, an Israeli civil rights group, Shurat HaDin, has filed a class action complaint under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 with the Australian Human Rights Commission over a Sydney professor's participation and public support of boycotts of Israel including...

  • Calif. board votes in student leader of BDS movement as regent

    July 17, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, was elected to serve on the University of California system’s Board of Regents.

    Sadia Saifuddin, a student senator at Berkeley, was voted in by the board on Wednesday as a regent...

  • BDS becomes law in the EU: Why the European Union’s boycott of Israeli products is wrong

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 17, 2013 | 6:03 am

    According to a new guideline adopted by the European Union, contracts between EU member states and Israel must include a clause stating that east Jerusalem and the West Bank are not part of the State of Israel and therefore not part of the contract. This means that any cooperation,...

  • Student leader in BDS movement up for regent post in Calif. system

    July 16, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, is a candidate for student regent in the University of California system.

    Sadia Saifuddin, a student senator at Berkeley, is up against two other students for a regents post in...

  • Dutch commission calls for freezing ties with Israel

    July 2, 2013 | 9:20 am

    Holland’s ruling party rejected a recommendation by the country’s foreign policy advisory council to negotiate with Hamas and freeze ties with Israel over settlements.

    The recommendations on Israel came in nonbinding conclusions listed in a recent report by Holland’s Advisory...

  • No Happy Meal for you!

    June 27, 2013 | 9:32 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, everything, even a hamburger, is political. Israelis who live in areas that Israel acquired in 1967 are up in arms over McDonald’s decision not to open a branch in the mall that will...

  • The new wave

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 12, 2013 | 12:26 pm

    The world's most famous scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking was supposed to arrive in Israel this month. Hawking, 71, a world-renowned theoretical physicist, was invited to participate the high- profile Presidential Conference in Jerusalem named "Facing Tomorrow"," which will also...

  • Attempted divestment at UCSB and the BDS machine

    May 13, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Over the last month the UC Santa Barbara student government has been voting on a resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel. As a UCSB graduate and former student leader, I spoke at two senate hearings and worked with current students to defeat the resolution....

  • After erroneous denials, Stephen Hawking affirms boycott of Israel

    May 8, 2013 | 10:30 am

    British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking clarified Wednesday that he decided to cancel a planned visit to Israel to adhere to an academic boycott of the Jewish state.

    Earlier on Wednesday, University of Cambridge spokesman Tim Holt said Hawking's cancellation of the trip planned...

  • Oberlin College Student Senate endorses divestment resolution

    May 7, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.

    Following a three-hour discussion, the resolution was approved "by majority" on Monday, the Oberlin...

  • The Berkeley Boycott Exchange, Part 1: Berkeley Showed BDS the Door

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 7, 2013 | 4:53 am

    Last week, associate professor of political science Ron Hassner of Berkeley University published an article about Berkeley's ASUC Senate vote to divest from companies affiliated with Israel’s military. Hassner believes that this was "a momentous resolution". The resolution and its...

  • Israeli Technion students replied to a call for boycott from Sydney, Australia

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2013 | 10:20 am

    On 10 April, the Student Representative Council at the University of Sydney, Australia (SRC), voted to pass a resolution calling on the university administration to cut ties with the Technion- a globally known and appreciated Israeli academic institution for technology. The...

  • Roger Waters still ‘considering’ call to boycott Israel

    April 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

    Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters said he was still considering whether to call on musicians to boycott Israel.

    "I am considering my position," Waters said in a taped interview published online Monday by The Huffington Post. "The letter asking my fellow musicians to boycott...

  • Cal-Berkeley student senate passes divestment measure

    April 18, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    A student senate at the University of California, Berkeley narrowly passed a measure calling on the school to divest from three companies with dealings in the West Bank.

    Following 10 hours of sometimes heated debate, the Associated Students of the University of California senate...

  • U.C. Riverside student govt. rescinds Israel divestment resolution

    April 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    The student government of the University of California, Riverside, rescinded a decision to divest from Israel.

    The Associated Student Government's Student Senate on Wednesday voted 10-2 to cancel the March 6 resolution that called on the school to withdraw funds from companies...

  • Charedi media personalities call for settlement boycott

    March 6, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    Israeli Charedi Orthodox media personalities are calling for a boycott of West Bank settlement products in response to the Jewish Home party's position on drafting yeshiva students.

    The leader of Jewish Home, Naftali Bennett, is a staunch advocate of West Bank settlements and is...

  • BDS call pushes California pension funds

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 20, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    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...

  • In SodaStream boycott push, Palestinians may be the victims

    February 7, 2013 | 10:11 am

    For proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, SodaStream would appear to be a straightforward target.

    The Israeli company, which sells a popular kitchen gadget that turns tap water into carbonated drinks, has a large factory in a West Bank settlement. When...

  • Israel boycotts scheduled U.N. review of human rights practices

    January 29, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    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...

  • BDS resolution against Israel could pass at ANC national conference

    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...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 17, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Local Testimony- 2012

    The 2012 World Press Photo exhibition opened last week at Tel Aviv’s Eretz Israel Museum. The traveling international exhibition is accompanied by the thrilling Israeli Local Testimony exhibition, presenting the best of Israeli photojournalism. Dozens of...

  • $14 million raised without Stevie Wonder at FIDF gala

    December 12, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    Despite a stormy week of protest and provocation following music icon Stevie Wonder’s last-minute pullout from the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region dinner, the Dec. 6 gala went off without a hitch, raising a record $14 million for Israeli soldiers. 

    ...
  • SodaStream Super Bowl ad buy has BDS movement’s eye

    December 10, 2012 | 11:21 am

    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...

  • UC Irvine student divestment vote rejected by school officials

    By Tom Tugend

    November 15, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    A resolution passed by the UC Irvine undergraduate student council calling on the university to divest from companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine” has been rejected by the UCI administration.

    At the same time, leaders of the Orange County Jewish community...

  • UC-Irvine student senate approves non-binding divestment resolution on Israel

    November 14, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    [UPDATE, NOV. 15] A resolution passed by the UC Irvine undergraduate student council calling on the university to divest from companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine,” has been rejected by the UCI administration. More.

    [NOV. 14] The student senate of the...

  • My country is under attack. Do you care?

    October 26, 2012 | 9:54 am

    I'm angry.

    You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian...

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