SI | STOP-Imperialism.com

Tag "BDS"

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…

0 comment Read Full Article

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…

0 comment Read Full Article

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…

0 comment Read Full Article

New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts

    New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts

WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel lawmakers in Washington, undeterred by the partial shutdown of the United States government, are pursuing their agenda full speed with the introduction of the first piece of legislation before the 116th Senate — a bill that aims to stifle the free-speech rights of American critics of apartheid Israel. The Republican-controlled Senate’s first…

0 comment Read Full Article

Land of the Free – Unless You Want to Criticize Israel

  Land of the Free – Unless You Want to Criticize Israel

The map below shows the spread across the USA of laws against support for the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. It was compiled by Palestine Legal, an organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Americans who speak out for Palestinian freedom. One state with anti-BDS legislation on its books is Texas. Says The Intercept: The…

0 comment Read Full Article

Donorbox Shutters BDS Fundraising After Complaint by Israeli-Government Linked Group

  Donorbox Shutters BDS Fundraising After Complaint by Israeli-Government Linked Group

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. software company said Friday it blocked the fundraising account of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel following a complaint by a pro-Israel group that the campaign has links to militant organizations. Donorbox, which makes fundraising management software, confirmed that the BDS campaign’s account was temporarily blocked while it investigates the…

0 comment Read Full Article

Texas Educator Files Lawsuit after She was Fired for Refusing to Sign an Oath to Israel

  Texas Educator Files Lawsuit after She was Fired for Refusing to Sign an Oath to Israel

AUSTIN, TEXAS — A Texas speech pathologist has filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas after she was reportedly fired for refusing to sign an oath that she would not boycott the apartheid state of Israel. A U.S. citizen born in Austria and of Palestinian descent, Bahia Amawi is a speech specialist in western…

0 comment Read Full Article

While Israel Lobby Blocks BDS in Chile at the Local Level, National-Level BDS Looms

  While Israel Lobby Blocks BDS in Chile at the Local Level, National-Level BDS Looms

SANTIAGO, CHILE — After the Chilean city of Valdivia became the first municipality in Latin America to support the non-violent Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement this past June, the Chilean government has now ruled that it is illegal to boycott Israel at the municipal level throughout the entire country. The decision was made by…

0 comment Read Full Article

Two U.S. Police Departments Cancel Training with Israel

  Two U.S. Police Departments Cancel Training with Israel

Two police departments in the New England region of the United States canceled their annual visit to Israeli police forces and engagement in training, amid pressure from organisations affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Vermont State Police and the Northampton Police Department in Massachusetts both canceled their planned trip to Israel for…

0 comment Read Full Article

How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

  How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — (Analysis) In the aftermath of the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, politicians have managed to use the tragedy to attack their opponents. Instead of addressing the underlying issue of such hate attacks, they change the focus to unrelated matters. For example, President Trump suggested perhaps the attack…

0 comment Read Full Article