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  • How one 16-year-old Brit mobilized a mobile app against Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    2 days ago

    Buycott, a one-year old mobile app that allows consumers to support various social and political causes by purchasing some goods and avoiding others, wasn’t built to facilitate anti-Israel consumer activism. Until recently, its most popular campaign was focused on an effort to...

  • Sinead O’Connor trying to back out of Israel concert

    June 18, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    Sinead O’Connor said she will try to back out of a scheduled performance in Israel because she was unaware that she had been asked to boycott by pro-Palestinian groups.

    “I was not informed by my booking agent, and was unaware myself, that a boycott of Israel had been requested by...

  • British PM Cameron offers support for Israel in Knesset address

    March 12, 2014 | 12:20 pm

    British Prime Minister David Cameron told Israeli lawmakers that his country would work against international boycotts and sanctions against Israel.

    “You have a British prime minister whose belief in Israel is unbreakable and whose commitment to Israel’s security will always be...

  • Rashid Khalidi and Judith Butler object to boycotting the boycotters

    March 7, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Judith Butler and Rashid Khalidi are circulating a letter objecting to retaliation against those who support boycotts of Israel.

    Both Butler and Khalidi recently had events canceled at Jewish institutions after critics raised objections to their views on Israel. Butler, a...

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  • When the Israeli Apartheid Week takes place in Israel, there’s a lot for us to worry about

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 4, 2014 | 8:45 am

    Last week, the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) launched in over 200 cities worldwide. This international series of events which includes rallies, lectures, cultural performances, film screenings and multimedia displays — exposed many people who are clueless about Israel...

  • House bill would defund colleges that back Israel boycotters

    February 6, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Universities that “significantly fund” groups that boycott Israeli academic institutions would be ineligible for federal funds under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Under the bill proposed Thursday by Reps. Pete Roskam (R-Ill.), the chief deputy whip...

  • Boycotting settlements is not anti-Israel

    February 5, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    On her way out the door to defend the SodaStream company, the suddenly political Scarlett Johannson threw a grenade at her erstwhile cause, the international aid organization Oxfam.

    According to her spokesperson, “she and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards...

  • Where can I sign up for a BDS marketing course?

    By Gary Wexler

    February 5, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    I want to sit at the feet of the BDS movement. These people, whom I fear and hate, are my marketing mentors. They’re winning. We’re losing. Look what they’ve just accomplished with the Super Bowl, Scarlett Johansson and SodaStream. Absolutely brilliant.

    They grab headlines. They...

  • For some West Bank CEOs, no lost sleep over boycott threat

    February 5, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    Of the 200,000 wine bottles Yakov Burg produced last year, 16,000 went to Europe.

    The possibility of a boycott and repeated rumblings that Europe is planning to label goods produced in the settlements could decrease that number, but Burg isn’t worried.

    The CEO of Psagot Winery,...

  • What does it mean to be a pro-Israel politician?

    February 5, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    As we head into this critical election year, it’s worth pausing for a moment as we begin to assess the candidates to ask ourselves a fundamental question: what makes a politician pro-Israel?

    Too many candidates are happy to play the game the way they think we want them to play...

  • Is the New York State anti-boycott bill dead?

    February 4, 2014 | 5:38 pm

    We’ve reported that the New York State Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill intended to prohibit colleges from using any state money to fund groups that boycott Israeli universities.

    Companion legislation was under consideration in the State Assembly and seemed assured of...

  • Ack! Condemn! Ick!

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 3, 2014 | 2:19 pm

  • Boycott Israel? Not on my campus

    By Judea Pearl

    January 3, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    There are many good reasons to oppose the American Studies Association (ASA) decision to boycott Israeli universities. But there are some bad reasons as well. Many arguments against the boycott play exactly into the hands of the pro-boycott propagandists and give them the...

  • Answering back to the academic boycotters of Israel

    January 2, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Six days after its membership voted to implement an academic boycott against Israeli universities, the American Studies Association’s Caucus on Academic and Community Activism on December 21, 2013 hurriedly issued a defensive appeal for support bemoaning, in the wake of a tsunami...

  • 55 U.S. universities condemn ASA boycott of Israel

    December 30, 2013 | 11:34 am

    At least 55 American universities and colleges have rejected the American Studies Association membership vote in favor of an academic boycott of Israel.

    The number was tracked by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    “This remarkable response is a...

  • PRO/CON: Should U.S. academics boycott Israeli universities?

    December 20, 2013 | 10:34 am

    According to an announcement released Dec. 16, the American Studies Association (ASA), a group of some 5,000 university professors, has endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

    Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott,...

  • U.S. academics should not boycott Israeli universities

    December 18, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    According to an announcement released Dec. 16, the American Studies Association (ASA), a group of some 5,000 university professors, has endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

    Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott,...

  • U.S. academics should boycott Israeli universities

    December 18, 2013 | 3:29 pm

    According to an announcement released Dec. 16, the American Studies Association (ASA), a group of some 5,000 university professors, has endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

    Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott,...

  • Why won’t liberals defend Israel?

    By David Suissa

    December 18, 2013 | 11:53 am

    As I was reading about “engagement” — the new buzzword regarding Israel that came out of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial this past weekend in San Diego — I wondered: Did anyone at the convention notice the other hot word circulating regarding the Jewish state?

    This...

  • Abbas exposes BDS activists lies.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 17, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Pro-Israeli activists waited years for the day when we could shout out loud: “FAIL!” This day has arrived. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, stated that the Palestinians do not support a boycott of Israel. As reported in The Star, a newspaper in South Africa,...

  • ‘When Failure Succeeds’: The true goal of BDS and the ASA vote

    December 16, 2013 | 12:42 pm

    In the recent boycott resolution passed by the America Asian Studies Association and being voted on by the American Studies Association we uncover the innate hatred, bigotry and destructive intolerance directed at Israel by boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) adherents and...

  • American Studies Association votes for boycott of Israeli universities

    December 16, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

    Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott, according to an ASA announcement Monday, a day after the deadline for voting.

    At the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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