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Leaked Documentary Shows Israel Lobby Used Fake Sexual Assault Claims Against BDS Activists

    Leaked Documentary Shows Israel Lobby Used Fake Sexual Assault Claims Against BDS Activists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A leaked Al Jazeera documentary detailing the tactics of the Israeli lobby in the United States and elsewhere has revealed that pro-Israel groups regularly invented smears, including false accusations of sexual assault, to discredit professors and students on U.S. university campuses that support equal rights for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divest and…

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Is BDS Behind Israel’s Staggering Decline in Diamond Exports

    Is BDS Behind Israel’s Staggering Decline in Diamond Exports

Israel’s gross diamond exports have crashed by a staggering 45 percent since the 2014 massacre in Gaza that resulted in the death of over 2,200 people, mainly civilians including over 550 children. The net value of Israel’s diamond exports has fallen even further, by 60 percent from $11.25 billion to $4.4 billion over the period.…

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Israel is Lobbying Europe to Declare BDS “Fundamentally Anti-Semitic”

    Israel is Lobbying Europe to Declare BDS “Fundamentally Anti-Semitic”

In its ongoing battle against the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign Israel is pushing for European political parties to declare the movement “fundamentally anti-Semitic.” The latest drive saw Israel’s Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Ze’ev Elkin, attending a conference in Brussels backed by the Israeli government which proposed a text for prospective MEPs and…

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Israeli Social Media Star May Have Worked as a Secret Agent on US College Campuses

    Israeli Social Media Star May Have Worked as a Secret Agent on US College Campuses

The Jewish Forward reports that a hugely popular pro-Israel speaker and writer, Hen Mazzig, has been secretly working directly for the Israeli government. It appears that his actions may have violated U.S. espionage laws. A pro-Israel organization lists Mazzig among “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018.” According to the Forward, Mazzig’s op-eds “have been published in nearly every…

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How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals

  How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals

An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israel’s airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order. Usually, those…

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Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters

  Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters

NEW YORK — As Israeli soldiers gun down unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in the Great March of Return, their lethal operations depend on an array of contractors and suppliers, many of them companies based outside Israel. “The Israeli military relies on a network of international companies, supplying everything from sniper rifles to tear gas, to carry…

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American College Student Considers Taking BDS Detention Case to Israel’s Supreme Court

  American College Student Considers Taking BDS Detention Case to Israel’s Supreme Court

After her legal challenge to end her detention was rejected by an Israeli district court on Friday, academics and activists pledged their support on Friday for Lara Alqasem, the 22-year-old U.S. graduate student who has been held for 10 days by Israel over accusations she has supported the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that…

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American College Student Held in Israel for Support of BDS Movement

  American College Student Held in Israel for Support of BDS Movement

An American student has become the latest victim of Israel’s law targeting supporters of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Lara Alqasem, 22, has been held since last Tuesday at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. Alqasem is a graduate of the University of Florida and a US citizen whose grandparents are Palestinian She tried…

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Kim Kardashian Inks Deal as New Face of Israeli Eyewear Co., Triggers BDS Response

  Kim Kardashian Inks Deal as New Face of Israeli Eyewear Co., Triggers BDS Response

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — American reality-TV star and model Kim Kardashian finalized a deal on Wednesday to serve as the new “face” of the Israeli eyewear company Carolina Lemke as it seeks to enter the U.S. market. Negotiations for Kardashian to appear in an Israeli ad campaign with the company had been in the works…

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Rashida Tlaib Dodges Questions About Endorsement from Israel Lobby

  Rashida Tlaib Dodges Questions About Endorsement from Israel Lobby

 Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib was asked directly by the UK’s Channel 4 on Monday whether she would vote against US military aid to Israel if, as expected, she is elected to Congress in November. Tlaib avoided the question at first, giving a lengthy answer about her Palestinian ancestry and emphasizing that she is “for…

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