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.
British rocker Roger Waters published an open letter calling on fellow musicians to join a boycott of Israel.
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.
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.
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 be built in Ariel over the next year.
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.
Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters said he was still considering whether to call on musicians to boycott Israel.
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.
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 companies to divest from Israel’s West Bank.
For proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, SodaStream would appear to be a straightforward target.
Israel boycotted a United Nations review of its human rights practices, becoming the first country to do so.
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.
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'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.
The student senate of the University of California, Irvine unanimously passed a non-binding resolution calling on the school to divest from companies doing business with Israel. All 16 members of the legislative council of the Associated Students of UCI voted for the resolution on Tuesday that calls on the university to divest from companies that “have promoted and been complicit” in “ongoing human rights violations systematically committed by the Israeli government.”
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 terrorists in Gaza.
The Obama administration slammed U.N. special rapporteur Richard Falk's call for a boycott of private companies that are profiting from the Israeli settlement enterprise.
The United States is imposing financial penalties on two Lebanese charities that raise money for Hamas.
The University of California Student Association voted to condemn attempts to censure boycott and divestment efforts by Palestinian human rights activists.
Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.
Israel accused South Africa on Thursday of behaving like an apartheid state by requiring Israeli goods made by West Bank settlers to be labeled as originating from occupied Palestinian territory.
Canada's largest Protestant church stands poised to approve a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.
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.
About eight months ago, when Katsuji Tanabe agreed to display the Tav HaYosher certificate in the window of his one-year-old restaurant on Pico Boulevard, the head chef and owner of Mexikosher knew that the “ethical seal,” issued by the Modern Orthodox social justice organization Uri L’Tzedek, would inform customers that he treats his workers with respect and in accordance with California labor laws.
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.
European governments are fully within their legal rights to boycott products made by Jews in the West Bank, a British legal expert has concluded.
Proponents of using economic pressure to force Israel out of the West Bank may have lost a key battle this week – by a hair’s breadth – but they have no intention of giving up.
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.
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.
There is an obvious way to respond to author Alice Walker’s refusal to allow her novel “The Color Purple” to be translated into Hebrew. In case you missed it, Walker accused Israel of being “guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.”
As a long-time advocate for peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I am pained that frustration over failure to achieve a just and lasting peace has led allies in the struggle to end up at odds over tactics like boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS).
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.
Israeli businessmen have launched a Web site to help counter calls to boycott products made in Israel.
The trial of 19 pro-Palestinian protesters backing an Israel boycott began in Australia.
A Facebook group is calling for a boycott of the popular Israeli singer Noa.
Arab states launched a boycott against Adidas over its sponsorship of last month's Jerusalem Marathon.
A well-known cooperative grocery store in Brooklyn voted to reject a boycott of Israeli goods. At a special meeting Tuesday night, members of the Park Slope Food Coop rejected by a vote of 1,005 to 653 a proposal to hold a mail ballot referendum for all members on whether to stop selling Israeli goods.
Far from charting a path toward peace for Israelis and Palestinians, Peter Beinart’s advice, “boycott the settlements to save Israel,” would make peace far less likely.
University campuses are now bracing for the annual onslaught known as “Israel Apartheid Week,” or “Hate Week.” In the United States, this coordinated ideological assault lasts from Feb. 26 to March 3. In Europe, it begins the week before, and elsewhere the week after.
The leaders of Israel's cottage cheese boycott are calling for a new boycott over the high price of chocolate bars. The calls came earlier this week after an Israeli living in the United States posted a photo on Facebook of a receipt from a New Jersey supermarket showing that the popular Israeli chocolate bar Pesek Zman is being sold for one-third of its cost in Israel.
Israel and its Arab neighbors sat in the same room on Monday for rare discussions on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East, although the meeting was marred by the absence of boycotting Iran.
Iran will not attend a rare meeting for Middle East countries next week to discuss efforts to free the world of nuclear weapons, an Iranian official said, signaling worsening ties between the U.N. atomic agency and Iran.
In the latest effort to counter continuing efforts to delegitimize Israel on the world stage, a Buy Israel Week campaign will be held nationwide Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.
An Australian judge described a boycott Israel as "disgraceful" in dismissing charges against the son of Holocaust survivors.
More than 200 professors and students from Sweden have signed on to a call for an academic boycott of Israeli institutions.
A bitter war of words erupted in Australia’s parliament after some lawmakers were accused of condoning the Israel boycott, which was compared to Nazi-era policies.
Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister visited an Israeli business that has been targeted by supporters of the Israel boycott.
A spokesperson for Whole Foods said a rumor Whole Foods Markets are boycotting Israeli products is completely false.