Tagged: BDS

Anti BDS Bills: U.S. Crackdown on Palestinian Activism Videos
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Anti BDS Bills: U.S. Crackdown on Palestinian Activism

Elected officials are targeting your free speech rights because they want to shield a foreign government from criticism.

about 1 week ago
Is Speech Critical of Israel Anti-Semitic? Op-Eds & Analysis
Jaweed Kaleem and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

Is Speech Critical of Israel Anti-Semitic?

As protests against Israel and the U.S. government’s alliance with it have roiled college campuses across the country — with demonstrations in recent years shutting down speeches by pro-Israel speakers from the University of Minnesota to San Francisco State University — a few questions have repeatedly come up.

about 2 weeks ago
Trump Administration Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism In Schools News Roundup
Michael Stratford, Politico

Trump Administration Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism In Schools

The Trump administration is changing how the Education Department investigates allegations of discrimination against Jewish students, backing an approach that is favored by pro-Israel groups but that critics worry will stifle free speech on campus.

about 2 weeks ago
Education Dept. Reopens Rutgers Case Charging Discrimination Against Jewish Students News Roundup
Erica L. Green, The New York Times

Education Dept. Reopens Rutgers Case Charging Discrimination Against Jewish Students

The new head of civil rights at the Education Department has reopened a seven-year-old case brought by a Zionist group against Rutgers University, saying the Obama administration, in closing the case, ignored evidence that suggested the school allowed a hostile environment for Jewish students.

about 2 weeks ago
Lana Del Rey’s Israeli Concert Cancellation Inflames Boycott Fears News & Analysis
Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter

Lana Del Rey’s Israeli Concert Cancellation Inflames Boycott Fears

The singer's decision is one of a growing number of A-list no-shows that have sparked praise and condemnation along the way.

about 2 weeks ago
BDS: How a Controversial Non-Violent Movement Has Transformed the Israeli-Palestinian Debate Op-Eds & Analysis
Nathan Thrall, The Guardian

BDS: How a Controversial Non-Violent Movement Has Transformed the Israeli-Palestinian Debate

The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has been driving the world a little bit mad.

on August 15, 2018
Filmmakers Back Right to Boycott Israel Following German Festival Controversy News Roundup
Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter

Filmmakers Back Right to Boycott Israel Following German Festival Controversy

A number of figures from the film world have given their support to those who choose to participate in the cultural boycott of Israel following a series of developments at a leading European festival.

on June 28, 2018
Argentina’s Messi Won’t Play in Jerusalem: How a Soccer Game Became a Diplomatic Disaster News Roundup
Andres D'Alessandro and Noga Tarnopolsky, Los Angeles Times

Argentina’s Messi Won’t Play in Jerusalem: How a Soccer Game Became a Diplomatic Disaster

It was supposed to be a “friendly” soccer game in Jerusalem — a no-stakes warm-up for Argentina’s national team a week before it heads to the World Cup. Instead, it became a diplomatic disaster.

on June 6, 2018
Natalie Portman Pulls Out of Prestigious Awards Ceremony in Israel News Roundup
Debra Kamin, Variety

Natalie Portman Pulls Out of Prestigious Awards Ceremony in Israel

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has pulled out of a prestigious Jerusalem awards ceremony, citing “distress” at recent events in Israel and saying through a representative that she is uncomfortable with travel to Israel at this time.

on April 20, 2018
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