Christchurch MP promoting BDS

May 20, 2019 by  
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Christchurch Central Labour MP Dr Duncan Webb has been criticized by the NZ Jewish Council for his promotion of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement directed at Israel. Read more

In backdrop of increased incidents against Jews in Europe, German lawmakers declare BDS anti-Semiti

May 19, 2019 by  
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Germany became the first European country to declare the BDS movement against Israel as anti-Semitic. Read more

NZ MP promoting BDS

May 2, 2019 by  
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A New Zealand Labour MP is actively promoting the discriminatory BDS campaign against Israel. Dr Duncan Webb has recently tweeted that “[BDS]… is a concrete way to express a political view…”. Read more

Dutch Green Left Party votes to support boycotting Israel

February 27, 2019 by  
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GroenLinks, a green political party in the Netherlands, became Holland’s first mainstream political party to endorse the anti-Israel BDS movement. Read more

Israeli envoy on anti-Israel protest: ‘The dogs bark and our melody continues’

February 5, 2019 by  
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Anti-Israel protesters on Sunday attempted to disturb a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. Read more

Watchdog accuses Amnesty International of anti-Semitic campaign against Israel’s tourism industry

January 31, 2019 by  
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Amnesty International published “The Tourism Industry and Israeli Settlements” on Jan. 29, a report alleging that “the Israeli government has political and ideological reasons for developing a tourism industry in occupied East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank.” Read more

Amnesty International’s campaign against Israeli settlements

January 30, 2019 by  
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The World Jewish Congress is disconcerted and disheartened by Amnesty International’s newly launched campaign calling on the world’s leading digital tourism companies – Trip Advisor, Expedia, booking.com, and Airbnb – to stop listing in Israeli settlements, and to governments to bring in regulation to prevent these businesses from operating with or in these communities. Read more

Irish bill advances to criminalise commercial activity with Israel

January 28, 2019 by  
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The Irish parliament advanced a bill on Thursday that would prohibit commercial activity connected to areas that were outside Israel’s pre-1967 territory. Read more

Judea and Samaria rental owners file class action against Airbnb in Jerusalem

November 25, 2018 by  
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A group of Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria filed a class-action lawsuit against Airbnb in Jerusalem District Court on Thursday, after the travel home-rental company erased 200 listings that they said would no longer be available due to their location in “occupied territories.” Read more

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

November 7, 2018 by  
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The Molins de Rei Municipality in Catalonia, Spain has left Israel’s women water polo team in the lurch after cancelling the venue for a water polo match between Israel and Spain, due to pressure from anti-Israel boycott movements. Read more

NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade promotes BDS event featuring supporter of terror group

July 16, 2018 by  
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The Auckland office of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has promoted an event entitled “The One-State Solution and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign: Civil society responses to governmental failure on Palestine/Israel” by retweeting the event. Read more

The Irish Senate’s ‘boycott Israel’ debate

July 15, 2018 by  
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Reading the transcript of the debate that took place in the Irish Senate on July 11 before that body voted, by 25-20, to criminalise commercial relations with Jewish communities in the West Bank, I was struck by how the arguments that were traded fell neatly into one of two categories…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

Ireland goes ahead with legislation to boycott products made in Israeli settlements

July 12, 2018 by  
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Ireland’s Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to boycott products made in Israeli settlements. Read more

Despite signs of moderation, Presbyterian Church continues trend of targeting Israel at its General Assembly

June 26, 2018 by  
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At its biennial General Assembly last week in St. Louis, the Presbyterian Church USA, one of the largest mainline churches in American Protestantism, continued to express support for the anti-Israel BDS movement by passing a number of resolutions condemning Israel. Read more

Strategic Affairs Ministry unveils BDS ‘Map of Hate’

June 24, 2018 by  
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The Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Gilad Erdan has revealed a map of the network of ties between 42 of the most prominent BDS organisations in the world and their ties with terrorist organisations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more

We can and should make BDS a pariah

June 22, 2018 by  
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The BDS movement hasn’t had much luck targeting Israel’s economy or even its cultural life: Despite some high-profile cancellations, there were 140 performances by international artists last year, up from 22 in 2010…writes Evelyn Gordon/JNS. Read more

And the award for best performance goes to . . . Natalie Portman

April 24, 2018 by  
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And the award for best performance by a non-supporting actor goes to . . . Natalie Portman. Read more

Jewish group outraged by BDS founder’s address to E.U. Parliament

March 4, 2018 by  
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The American Jewish Committee has condemned the European Parliament for hosting Omar Barghouti, the founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Read more

Comedian Chris Rock defies BDS, performs in Israel

January 12, 2018 by  
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American comedy legend Chris Rock this week took his act to Israel, performing in the country for the first time before a crowd of 10,000 at Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Read more

Israel bans entry for 20 BDS groups, shows it ‘won’t turn a blind eye’ to delegitimisation

January 10, 2018 by  
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Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Jan. 7 published a list of 20 organisations affiliated with the BDS movement that will be barred from entering the country, marking the Israeli government’s first major step to ban entities that seek to undermine the Jewish state since legislation targeting such groups was passed last year.  Read more

Debating BDS with Harvard’s Cornel West

January 1, 2018 by  
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Zionism was the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, not a colonial enterprise. Nor is Israel in any way like South Africa, where a minority of whites ruled over a majority of Blacks, who were denied the most fundamental human rights. In Israel, Arabs, Druze and Christians have equal rights and serve in high positions in government, business, the arts and academia…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

Oh Lordey – more sour notes from Down Under…writes Michael Kuttner

December 29, 2017 by  
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Whether it is something in the water, plain old ignorance or political hypocrisy, whatever the reason, New Zealand has well and truly soiled its reputation when it comes to Israel in recent times. Read more

New Zealand pop icon Lorde faces backlash for upcoming Israel concert

December 21, 2017 by  
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Kiwi pop icon Lorde is facing backlash for scheduling a concert in Israel for 2018. Her fans demanding that she boycotts the country completely. Read more

German TV cancels Roger Waters concert over rocker’s anti-Semitism

November 28, 2017 by  
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A German public broadcaster on Saturday cancelled a scheduled concert by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters following a campaign highlighting the rocker’s anti-Semitism.  Read more

Australian rock star Nick Cave to boycotters: ‘I love Israel’

November 22, 2017 by  
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Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following a performance in Tel Aviv, where he accused the anti-Israel movement of trying to bully and censor him. Read more

WJC and Israel’s Mission to UN to co-host annual ‘Ambassadors Against BDS’

March 8, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations will co-host a special conference on the delegitimisation of Israel, at the UN headquarters in New York on March 29. Read more

Britain blocks BDS

February 18, 2016 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed a decision by the British government to issue binding guidance to all public authorities in the UK aimed at preventing them from boycotting Israeli suppliers and imposing stiff penalties on those who do. Read more

Palestine – European Union Risks “Jew-hater” Label…writes David Singer

June 25, 2015 by  
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The European Union (EU) runs the risk of being labelled “Jew-hater” – should it proceed with its plans requiring supermarkets and other retailers to label products made by Jews in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) differently from those made by Jews in Israel. Read more

Still alive, the first Arab boycott. Or, how do Israeli planes fly east?…asks Clive Kessler

June 22, 2015 by  
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A London-based journalist, I recently saw, argues that we should refuse to refer to BDS. Read more

BDS condemned in U.S. House of Representatives

June 19, 2015 by  
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a new measure in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning resolutions or policies promoting boycotts of Israeli academic institutions and scholars by American universities or scholarly associations.   Read more

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