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MintCast Interviews Lisa Pease: Why Revisiting the RFK Assassination is Crucial to Palestinian Rights and BDS Today

    MintCast Interviews Lisa Pease: Why Revisiting the RFK Assassination is Crucial to Palestinian Rights and BDS Today

MintCast recently interviewed Lisa Pease, a researcher, former UN expert witness, and author of the recently released book A Lie Too Big To Fail, which has been hailed as the “Magnum Opus of Robert F., Kennedy assassination research.” She spent 25 years researching this book and her research skills and exhaustively documented findings have even…

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Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Major Free-Speech Impact of Anti-BDS Movement

    Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Major Free-Speech Impact of Anti-BDS Movement

Seventy-eight percent of Americans live in states that have laws or policies against boycotting Apartheid Israel or Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report details the immense price Americans pay when exercising their free speech via their purchasing power to push back…

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Israeli Gov’t Launches Campaign Calling BDS Proponents ‘Terrorists in Suits’

    Israeli Gov’t Launches Campaign Calling BDS Proponents ‘Terrorists in Suits’

Israel has launched a smear campaign against activists affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, labeling them “terrorists in suits”. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry launched the campaign last weekend with a series of posters depicting prominent BDS activists as “terrorists”, using the hashtag #TerroristsInSuits to smear the individuals’ professional credibility and the BDS movement as a whole.…

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As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril

    As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — In a move consistent with the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions, BDS, against Israel, the Malaysian government has refused entry visas to athletes representing Israel in the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships that were slated to be held in Sarawak, Malaysia this July. As might be expected, the Malaysian…

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Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel

  Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel

Over 60 international NGO’s have added their voices in protest against the plan to hold the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. They are now part of what is quickly becoming an international campaign by civil society groups seeking to move the event, which is scheduled for May, from Israel.…

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The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill

  The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill

WASHINGTON — In an evening vote that garnered essentially no national media coverage, the U.S. Senate voted last night to advance the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019” – sometimes called the “anti-BDS bill” for its component that would allow state and local governments to punish companies or individuals who support…

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Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby

  Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby

WASHINGTON — Confirming long-held speculation, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has announced that she will be running for president in 2020, pitting her against other Democratic senators such as Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Harris’ announcement has generated some buzz but surprised few, as she has been…

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A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel

  A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel

WASHINGTON — On January 3, 2019, the winds of youth and change were evident in the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives and more particularly in the offices of some of the newly elected members. By 9 a.m. Representative Rashida Tlaib, dressed in her traditional Palestinian thobe, was already standing for pictures and a large…

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Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill

  Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill

On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336, reported to be a companion bill to S.1, the Senate bill that would cement a $38 billion package to Israel, combat the movement to pressure Israel to adhere to international law known as BDS, and other measures. The text of the bill is not yet publicly available…

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GOP Plows Forward as Democrats Block Anti-BDS Bill in Senate Amid Gov’t Shutdown

  GOP Plows Forward as Democrats Block Anti-BDS Bill in Senate Amid Gov’t Shutdown

As the partial government shutdown churns along with no end in sight, a controversial bill that would criminalize pro-Palestinian advocacy has stalled in the Senate as Democrats balk over considering any bill that fails to reopen the government. On Tuesday night, Senate Democrats blocked the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act (or S…

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