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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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Ireland’s Advancement of Boycott Bill Could Be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

    Ireland’s Advancement of Boycott Bill Could Be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice and equality. There has been little good news, particularly since US President Trump took office, recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in record time, defunded UNRWA and leaks…

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Ireland Passes Bill Banning Goods From Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestine

    Ireland Passes Bill Banning Goods From Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestine

DUBLIN – On Wednesday, the upper chamber of Ireland’s parliament – the Seanad – passed a landmark bill banning the purchase of goods and services originating in illegal Israeli settlements. Passed with 25 senators voting in favor and 20 against, the bill still needs to go the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, Dáil Éireann, for…

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CODEPINK Co-Director Ariel Gold Denied Entry and Deported by Israel for Her Pro-BDS Stance

  CODEPINK Co-Director Ariel Gold Denied Entry and Deported by Israel for Her Pro-BDS Stance

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Just a few months after Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry released a full list of organizations whose activists will be barred from entering Israel for advancing the cause of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement, Jewish-American activist and CODEPINK national co-director Ariel Gold was denied entry and then deported from Israel…

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Latin America Embraces BDS as Chilean City Becomes First to Join Boycott of Israel

  Latin America Embraces BDS as Chilean City Becomes First to Join Boycott of Israel

VALDIVIA, CHILE – Last Tuesday, in the wake of recent victories for the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement elsewhere in Latin America, Valdivia, a relatively small city in southern Chile, became the first city in all of Latin America to officially join the boycott against Israel for its apartheid policies, military occupation of the West…

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MESA: Israeli Government Involved in Cyberbullying US College Students

  MESA: Israeli Government Involved in Cyberbullying US College Students

Dear Minister Erdan: We write on behalf of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) to express our dismay that the Israeli government has been involved in facilitating and directing abusive actions, including cyberbullying, against students at universities in the United States who have been active in…

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America’s Most “Jewish” Secular College Votes to Divest from Israel

  America’s Most “Jewish” Secular College Votes to Divest from Israel

NEW YORK – Students at Barnard College just voted overwhelmingly to ask the school’s administration to divest from and boycott eight companies that do business with Israel and profit from the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. Barnard, a women’s college that is part of Columbia University, passed the referendum by a 64 to 36 percent…

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BDS Applauds Portman Rejection of “Jewish Nobel” Prize in Protest of Netanyahu Policies

  BDS Applauds Portman Rejection of “Jewish Nobel” Prize in Protest of Netanyahu Policies

JERUSALEM – In an unexpected rebuke, Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman has declined to attend the June award ceremony for the Genesis Prize, sometimes nicknamed the “Jewish Nobel,” citing recent and “distressing” events in Israel. Portman, in declining to receive the prize, will still receive $2 million in prize money, which she previously announced she would…

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Historically Anti-Apartheid New Zealand Confronts Risks of BDS and Standing Up to Israel

  Historically Anti-Apartheid New Zealand Confronts Risks of BDS and Standing Up to Israel

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — If we were to truly honor the late, great Stephen Hawking, perhaps it would pay to remind ourselves of the principles the acclaimed physicist really stood for. One of those principles was Hawking’s commitment to the boycott of Israel in response to Israel’s longstanding policy of egregiously violating the rights of millions…

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