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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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South Carolina’s New Hate Speech Law Outlaws Criticism of the Israeli Occupation

    South Carolina’s New Hate Speech Law Outlaws Criticism of the Israeli Occupation

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — The state of South Carolina will become the first state in the nation to legislate a definition of anti-Semitism that considers certain criticisms of the Israeli government to be hate speech. The language, which was inserted into the state’s recently passed $8 billion budget, offers a much more vague definition of anti-Semitism…

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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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In US Tour, Saudi Crown Prince Meets and Greets the Heavies of the Zionist Lobby

  In US Tour, Saudi Crown Prince Meets and Greets the Heavies of the Zionist Lobby

NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia’s king-in-waiting, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman or “MBS,” has long been suspected of pushing to forge a historic alliance between the Gulf Arab monarchy and apartheid Israel as a part of his reform agenda. However, a recently-leaked itinerary of his tour in the United States has revealed the extent to…

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BDS Calls for Boycott of Netflix Israel ‘Propaganda’ Series, Fauda

  BDS Calls for Boycott of Netflix Israel ‘Propaganda’ Series, Fauda

The international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is leading a campaign against the hit Israeli series, “Fauda”. Denouncing the widely acclaimed series as “racist propaganda for the Israeli occupation army”, BDS called on Netflix, which bought the rights to “Fauda”, to remove the show or face legal action. In its statement announcing the campaign to boycott “Fauda”,…

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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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New Anti-BDS Legislation Expected to Dominate AIPAC Conference

  New Anti-BDS Legislation Expected to Dominate AIPAC Conference

Washington, DC – Israel supporters in the US are gearing up for AIPAC’s much-vaunted annual policy conference, with measures to counter the widening campaign to boycott Israel and its West Bank settlements expected to feature prominently in the powerful lobbying group’s agenda. This includes legislation that several Republican and Democratic Congress members have sponsored to curb…

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The Lorde Saga – The Consequences of Boycotting Israel

  The Lorde Saga – The Consequences of Boycotting Israel

Opinion– The Lorde saga has now reached new riveting heights. Just a few months ago on December 21st, 2017 two young female fans from Aotearoa, New Zealand wrote an open letter urging Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for June of this year. A few days later Lorde a 21-year-old singer and songwriter…

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