The BDS movement established an international campaign to exert pressure on Israel through economic, academic and cultural approaches. The BDS Israel movement calls for "various forms of boycott of Israel until it fulfills its obligations under international law." The movement was initiated at the United Nations Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001.
The initiative is being presented by Columbia University Apartheid Divest (CUAD).
“The circumstances surrounding the labeling requirement in the specific facts presented to the Court are suggestive of anti-Israel bias,” the State Department statement read.
Foreign Ministry braces for diplomatic, PR battle against latest boycott tool
The Florida state legislature in 2016 passed an anti-BDS bill that prevents state institutions from investing in or contracting with companies that boycott companies or products made in Israel.
“According to research, we have to assume that the nominated prize-winner is a follower of the BDS movement and has participated in several measures in the cultural boycott of Israel.”
“We should make an effort to educate people who are against going to Israel; we should learn how to educate Roger Waters."
Gallo was seen in videos placing “warning” labels on Israeli products in a store, encouraging Canadians to boycott them. Doing so is against Canadian law.
'Enough is enough'
The Palestinian rappers, Shadi Al-Bourini and Qassem Al-Najjar, have sung for military action against Tel Aviv and urged the destruction of Israel.
British-Pakistani writer rejected Hebrew translation of her books
The diplomats pressed lawmakers from Germany and Ireland to not support a law that boycotts Israel
Ilhan Omar spoke out against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the upcoming Israeli elections.
“‘Zionist’ in the language of antisemites is a code for Jew,” Gauri Sastry, judge in the west German city of Essen, ruled in her groundbreaking legal decision.
Barghout states that “any part of Palestine” refers to the land now recognized as Israel.
Supporters claim Palestinian's rights "to education and academic freedom, have been denied for decades under Israel’s military occupation and racist policies.”
The concert in the city of El-Alamein had few attendees after the BDS movement protested the event: “The provocative singer also performed in occupied Palestine.”
"No more preaching to the choir," said Prof. Ron Robin, chairman of the Association of University Heads in Israel.
B’nai Brith Canada’s senior counsel David Matas said he believed the Federal Court’s decision “contains significant legal errors."
Shurat Hadin, also known as the Israel Law Center, filed a motion requiring that the Interior Minister Aryeh Deri does not allow Omar to enter the country because of her support for BDS.
I thought in this case they did a pretty good job, particularly in making it clear why the pro-Israel opposition to BDS is not confined to the right.
Some 350 members of the House cosponsored the resolution – an equal number of Democrats and Republicans.
Petition responds to pro-BDS resolution by 240 Jewish and Israeli scholars.
Iris Hefets, spokeswoman for Jewish Voice, confirmed that the bank pulled the plug on the group’s account because Jewish Voice refused to stop promoting the BDS campaign against Israel.
Waters, who presents himself as a human rights activist, has developed an unwarranted obsession with Israel while ignoring very real human rights infringements elsewhere in the world.
“I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippot everywhere all the time in Germany,” Klein said, adding that he had changed his mind on the subject.
“These [BDS] organizations are obsessed with eradicating Israel as a Jewish state,” said Tzahi Gavrieli.
“The BDS movement relies on lies and bigotry to advance its agenda, we combat those by teaching the truth and preaching tolerance,” says Shari Dollinger, co-executive director of CUFI.
Antisemitism has been around for hundreds of years. But the rise of populism, along with social media, presents new challenges for those trying to fight what is called the “new antisemitism.”
The Strategic Affairs Minister said that the report would “expose the antisemitic rhetoric and actions of BDS lead.
Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Ted Deutch spearhead the battle in Congress.
Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan presented awards to Digi-Tell representatives on stage.
‘Antisemites are not such because of what we are, but because they are bigots and they attach their bigotry to the Jewish people,’ says Caroline Glick.
How DigiTell is working to change anti-Israel sentiments on social media.
Using certainty as a political tool.
The Israeli signatory is Emmanuel Dror Farjoun, a professor emeritus of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
For Tzedek Chicago, being non-Zionist extends beyond political advocacy.
Sarah McTernan, 25, told the Irish Sun over the weekend that “I got hundreds of threats . . . It did freak me out.”
Dagan said that the refusal to open branches in the West Bank falls under the country's Boycott laws.
“I promised to be the most pro-Israel Governor in America and I sincerely thank Ariel University for presenting me the Honorary Fellowship Award,” DeSantis said.
NYU President Andrew Hamilton said that Steven William Thrasher had omitted his comments about BDS in the version of the speech he had submitted. "NYU rejects academic boycotts of Israel," he added.
The US ambassador Richard Grenell suggested that the Bundestag resolution against BDS should apply to Iran's regime because it seeks the destruction of the Jewish state.
The motion says that Israel can be understood as Jewish collective, an attack against which therefore constitutes antisemitism.
“In past years, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin decided to deny financial support and municipal rooms, in the future, to the BDS campaign that is hostile to Israel.”
Over 25 states in recent years have passed laws which punish businesses that support BDS.
Internet advertisements on Google featuring the words "boycott" and "Eurovision" encourage searchers to click on a link that, in fact, leads them to a pro-Israel website.
Roger Waters has repeatedly spoken out against Israel, this time comparing Israelis to the aliens from the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
This opinion runs counter to the binding Supreme Court precedent that ruled that ideological boycotts are not speech at all.
“We want to prevent state support for organizations that challenge Israel's right to exist."
The awards “are given to students or student organizations that have had an extraordinary and positive impact on the University community,” according to the NYU website.
Barghouti was stopped at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday and prevented from boarding a plane to the US even though he had valid travel documents.
Simone Burns called one member of the crew an "Indian money-grubbing bastard."
"It's antisemitic," Mary Greene, president of the Rhode Island Coalition for Israel, a group of Christians and Jews that advocates for Israel, said of the referendum. "That's the root of it."
New regulations signed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Thursday are specifically to be used against Amnesty International.
The account in question belongs to the Jewish Voice for a Fair Peace in the Middle East and is used to raise funds to promote BDS.
Hatari, a BDSM techno punk three-man band/performance art group, won Iceland's Söngvakeppnin national selection competition on Saturday night, and will represent the country this year.
Israel’s Central Bottling Company offering to buy 59.5% of South Africa’s biggest dairy producer
Adalah- NY, an organization that campaigns for the boycott of Israel, raised signs and carried cardboard guitars that read “apartheid,” and chanted against Israel outside New York's Carnegie Hall.
The report, issued by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, found more than 100 links between Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the BDS movement.
Airbnb announced in November that it would remove the listings of some 200 apartments and homes for rent in the settlements, but not in Palestinian communities.
Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and others call on BBC to press EBU to relocate the competition
The lawsuit aimed to block the anti-BDS legislation based on the First Amendment, arguing that the bill violated free speech.
"It's not right to discriminate or make someone feel unsafe on campus because of their religion and unfortunately the BDS movement is often linked to those kind of frames."
Zuroff, a leading international expert on modern antisemitism, said that the city council “should adopt the anti-BDS resolution.”
“Israel has systematically violated international law for more than 70 years, with more or less open support from the US and Europe."
“HSBC has a banking operation in Tel Aviv and provides banking services to numerous Israeli companies. We have every intention of continuing to do so,” HSBC said.
Waters responded to a Jerusalem Post article: "I'm sorry you buckled boys..."
A speech pathologist, who has been working in a school district outside Austin since 2009, is filing a lawsuit on the basis of freedom of speech.
Airbnb received heavy backlash when it announced in November that it would delist rental apartments in the West Bank from its platform.
The state’s Investment Policy Boardgave Airbnb 90 days to respond before being officially added to Illinois’ prohibited investment list.
It is illegal for municipalities to boycott Israel, the Chilean National Comptroller determined this week.
Bank provides account to NGO that promotes website comparing Israel with Nazis
The professors came from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
“We will work to expose the motivations behind it and act to legally prevent its implementation in accordance with international trade laws and in accordance with American legislation.”
“I wish to express my deepest regret for what happened,” Minister for Sport José Girao wrote in a letter to Israel’s Miri Regev. “Spain is a state governed by law and cannot submit to such groups.”
“We find the actions of Airbnb deplorable,” Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold said in a statement.
The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) voted in favor of the boycott by a vote of 830 in favor, 21 opposed and 37 abstentions.
'Hamas missiles don’t differentiate between Israelis, neither should Europe. Boycotts of Israeli goods are antisemitic and detrimental to any efforts to achieve lasting peace in the region.'
Catalonia is rife with government funding to anti-Israel groups, NGO states.
Alqasem has admitted that she supported BDS until April 2017, but has said that she then left the movement and that her desire to spend a year abroad at the Hebrew University shows a clear break.
"Friends, the world has a name of that form of government that’s codified in the Nation State Law, and it’s called apartheid.”
Yesterday, the High Court of Justice froze Alqasem's deportation.
When the Post clicked on the link to the now-defunct Palestine Committee entry, the page reads "Page not found."
Even though the case arose before a 2017 law empowered the state to deny entry to BDS supporters, the state argued that its power to deny entry on a discretionary basis predated that law.
After refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student to study abroad in Israel, the University of Michigan is sanctioning the professor.
"The Gesher Theatre is proud to represent Israeli culture and Israeli theater when its plays and actors appear outside the borders of the state."
Particiapnts have been taking to social media with the hashtag #no2antisemitism
"By merely looking at the list of persons invited to the seminar, it is quite clear that is an event whose aim and purpose is Israel hatred under guise of a pseudo academia."
In a statement to JTA, Club Z’s executive director, Masha Merkulova, said the decision is anti-Semitic as it came “solely because her chosen destination is Israel.”
The company claims to be apolitical and sees BDS as within the realm of free expression.
“There must be no free pass for antisemitism and hatred of Israel in Germany,” said Sammy Endzweig, the chairman of Keren Hayesod in Germany.