Tagged: BDS

Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel News Roundup
Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times

Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel

Angela Davis, the activist and scholar, said this week that she was “stunned” after a civil rights group in her native Birmingham, Ala., reversed its decision to honor her with an award amid protests over her support for a boycott of Israel.

about 2 weeks ago
The Controversy Over Laws Punishing Israel Boycotts, Explained Op-Eds & Analysis
Zack Beauchamp, Vox

The Controversy Over Laws Punishing Israel Boycotts, Explained

A bill encouraging a crackdown on the BDS movement just failed in the Senate.

about 2 weeks ago
Rashida Tlaib And Her ‘Squad’ Of Israel Critics Own The Future Op-Eds & Analysis
Peter Beinart, Forward

Rashida Tlaib And Her ‘Squad’ Of Israel Critics Own The Future

If you want to understand the divide inside the congressional Democratic Party on Israel, consider two events from earlier this week.

on December 6, 2018
Rashida Tlaib, First Palestinian-American Member of Congress, Will Lead A Delegation to West Bank News Roundup
Mariana Alfaro, Business Insider

Rashida Tlaib, First Palestinian-American Member of Congress, Will Lead A Delegation to West Bank

Rashida Tlaib, a Democratic representative-elect from Michigan and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, will lead a delegation to Palestine in 2019 instead of participating in a sponsored trip to Israel that is traditionally offered to newly-elected members of Congress, The Intercept reported.

on December 6, 2018
Rep.-Elect Rashida Tlaib Endorses BDS Movement, Will Lead Delegation to West Bank News Roundup
Prachi Gupta, Jezebel

Rep.-Elect Rashida Tlaib Endorses BDS Movement, Will Lead Delegation to West Bank

Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, won’t attend an annual trip to Israel sponsored by pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

on December 4, 2018
AAUP Sides With Pro-BDS Professor in Recommendation Letter Controversy Op-Eds & Analysis
Zaid Jilani, The Intercept

AAUP Sides With Pro-BDS Professor in Recommendation Letter Controversy

Earlier this summer, John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor at the University of Michigan, stoked public controversy when he declined to write a letter of recommendation for a student seeking to study in Israel.

on October 29, 2018
States Can’t Punish Businesses For Boycotting Israel, Federal Judge in Arizona says News & Analysis
Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post

States Can’t Punish Businesses For Boycotting Israel, Federal Judge in Arizona says

Mikkel Jordahl, alawyer in Sedona, Ariz., can now choose to buy a different brand of printers. No longer must he stick with Hewlett-Packard technology for fear of losing his contract with the state. For 12 years, he has provided legal advice to inmates in the Coconino County Detention Facility.

on October 8, 2018
Anti BDS Bills: U.S. Crackdown on Palestinian Activism Videos
IMEU

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.

on September 18, 2018
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.

on September 14, 2018
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