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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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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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Israel Pushes FIFA To Punish Argentina Over Solidarity with Palestine

    Israel Pushes FIFA To Punish Argentina Over Solidarity with Palestine

BUENOS AIRES – With the backing of the Israeli Football Association (IFA), Comtec, an Israeli production company, has announced that it will send a delegation to FIFA headquarters Switzerland and push for the Argentinian football team to be removed from the upcoming World Cup in retaliation for the recent decision of Argentina’s Football Association to…

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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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