Hamas bedfellow of Australian BDS supporters

January 9, 2022 by  
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All those who joined the boycott of the Sydney Festival created by its acceptance of a A$20,000 sponsorship by the Israeli embassy in Canberra have had a powerful Israeli enemy join their ranks. Read more

Secord calls on arts minister to introduce anti-BDS laws

January 9, 2022 by  
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NSW Shadow Arts Minister Walt Secord has called on the new NSW Arts Minister Ben Franklin to introduce American-style anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) legislation for NSW arts organisations. Read more

There is no place in our Australia for intolerance

January 7, 2022 by  
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As 2021 came to a close, we all reflected on the challenging times we have lived through in recent years. Read more

The Sydney Festival’s “important stance”

January 6, 2022 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has commented on the “very important stance of the Sydney Festival in its continued support of the dance performance Decadance and its public repudiation of demands by members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) to divest funding received for it from the Israeli Embassy”. Read more

Emma Watson draws controversy over solidarity with ‘Free Palestine’ movement on social media

January 4, 2022 by  
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On the same weekend that Harry Potter, the series that made her famous, celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Instagram account belonging to Emma Watson released a post in support of a “Free Palestine.” Read more

Black Eyed Peas lead member defies Palestinian pressure to boycott Israel

December 1, 2021 by  
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Black Eyed Peas lead band member will.i.am said he would not get into politics after Palestinian activists pressured him not to perform in Israel Read more

BDS supporters harass Miss South Africa on competing in Israel-hosted pageant

November 10, 2021 by  
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The beauty queen who will represent South Africa in the 2021 “Miss Universe” pageant set to take place in the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat is facing online harassment by supporters of the BDS movement against Israel. Read more

High Court rules BDS-supporting Professor can get Israel Prize

August 13, 2021 by  
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Professor Oded Goldreich, of the Weizmann Institute of Science and who voiced support for boycotts against Israeli institutions, can receive the Israel Prize, the High Court of Justice ruled. Read more

The inevitable inequitable application of proposed laws

August 4, 2021 by  
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Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling ice cream in Jewish communities in the West Bank has caused ripples – and may be a breach of US laws that prohibit discriminatory boycotts. Read more

NSW Labor Israel Action Committee endorses Albanese and Minns’ opposition to BDS

August 2, 2021 by  
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NSW Labor Israel Action Committee (LIAC) formally welcomed and endorsed statements by Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese and NSW State Labor leader Chris Minns opposing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Read more

Ben & Jerry’s Jewish co-founders back company’s decision on boycott

July 31, 2021 by  
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The Jewish co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s said in an op-ed for The New York Times that they support the company’s decision to stop selling its products in the “occupied Palestinian territories.” Read more

Ben & Jerry’s and antisemitism

July 22, 2021 by  
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Twitter exploded with the news of Ben & Jerry’s new position on Israel. Read more

Boycotts against Ben & Jerry’s rapidly spreading

July 20, 2021 by  
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Boycotts of the Ben & Jerry’s brand are quickly sprouting at several locations around the globe after the company announced it would stop selling ice cream in Israel in an attempt to boycott Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem. Read more

HRW’s ‘Apartheid’ report denies Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish State – NGO Monitor

April 27, 2021 by  
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A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, titled “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution,” is an attempt to deny Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish state, NGO Monitor stated. Read more

Israeli professor loses Israel Prize over support for BDS

April 9, 2021 by  
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Professor Oded Goldreich, of the Weizmann Institute of Science, who was set to receive the Israel Prize in mathematics and computer science next week on Israel’s Independence Day, will not receive the prize this year. Read more

Do-gooders who do bad – NGO problems exposed at AIJAC webinar

December 7, 2020 by  
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With terrorism and antisemitism ever-present threats, the latest webinar from the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) featured NGO Monitor Vice President Olga Deutsch, whose topic was “Following the Money Trail: An Insight into the Funding of Terrorism and Antisemitism”. Read more

Designating antisemitism: Positives and pitfalls

November 14, 2020 by  
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One of the more reprehensible aspects of the global campaign to strip Israel of its legitimacy is the fact that so many leading human-rights organizations have been co-opted by it. Read more

Germany’s lessons for BDS

August 30, 2020 by  
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Three incidents in three different countries during the last week graphically illustrated the ease with which anti-Zionism can serve as a vehicle for antisemitism. Read more

New Irish government rejects effort to boycott Israeli products

The anti-Israel movement in Ireland has suffered a major defeat. Earlier this month, the political parties working on forming the next government in Ireland eliminated a key bill that would have placed a boycott on products produced in Israeli settlements. Read more

Groups on far-left, far-right co-opt Black Lives Matter movement to target Israel

June 10, 2020 by  
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Groups on the far-right and far-left, including pro-Palestinian organizations with links to terrorism, have been engaged in a campaign to co-opt the Black Lives Matter movement to target and delegitimize Israel. Read more

BDS co-founder: ‘If Israel finds a cure for coronavirus, no problem to use it’

April 7, 2020 by  
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Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement, said in a video on Sunday on Facebook that if Israel discovers a cure for coronavirus (COVID-19), then cooperation with the Jewish state is acceptable. Read more

UN releases blacklist of firms with ties to Israeli settlements

February 13, 2020 by  
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The U.N. Human Rights Council published a blacklist on Wednesday of 112 companies connected to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Read more

Oppose Iran sanctions, but support BDS against Israel?

January 12, 2020 by  
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The rising tide of Jew-hatred that is sweeping around the globe is no laughing matter. So the idea of having a vote to determine who is the “Antisemite of the Year” may strike some as more of a publicity stunt than a sober attempt to deal with the problem. Read more

Boris Johnson’s government will pass anti-BDS law, says British official

December 17, 2019 by  
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Boris Johnson’s new Conservative government aims to pass a law making it illegal for public bodies to take part in the anti-Israel BDS movement, a senior British official said on Sunday. Read more

Supreme Court rules Israel can deport Human Rights Watch official

November 6, 2019 by  
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Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir may be deported, upholding a district court ruling that found him guilty of promoting anti-Israel boycotts. Read more

What Hanan Ashrawi really believes and says – in Arabic

September 5, 2019 by  
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Hanan Ashrawi, a veteran Palestinian leader and a PLO Executive Committee member, has recently made the headlines following her organization’s connection to the planned tour in Israel of Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Read more

Israel announces August BDS Ambition Tour (one true satire)

August 22, 2019 by  
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In response to the furore unleashed by the Israeli government’s decision to block entry to two U.S. congresswomen, a hastily produced tour of the Jewish state has been announced. Read more

Corbyn blasted for speaking at 2009 protest likening Israel to Nazi Germany

August 4, 2019 by  
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British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is at the centre of yet another antisemitism row after recently surfaced photos show him attending an anti-Israel rally where Israel was compared to Nazism. Read more

Lionel Richie blocks CodePink after attacked for upcoming Israel concert

August 4, 2019 by  
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Music icon Lionel Richie snubbed the women’s anti-war group CodePink after the organization, which is active in the anti-Israel boycott campaign, launched a petition urging the singer to cancel his upcoming show in Israel. Read more

Britain’s Boris Johnson to Iran: ‘Cease this madness’ or sanctions will be reimposed

July 11, 2019 by  
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Boris Johnson, who is expected to become Britain’s next prime minister, has warned Iran to “cease this madness” over violating the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that he’s “prepared” to reimpose sanctions on the regime. Read more

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