Tagged: BDS

Boris Johnson’s BDS bill brings Britain closer to America and Israel further from peace News & Analysis
Douglas Gerrard, The Independent

Boris Johnson’s BDS bill brings Britain closer to America and Israel further from peace

Britain is implementing a new law that essentially criminalizes boycott campaigns targeting Israel over its human rights abuses. Taking a page from Trump's playbook, the UK is heading down the same road of censorship and free speech violations.

about 2 weeks ago
Expert Q&A: Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Antisemitism Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Antisemitism

Last week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order conflating criticism of Israel on university campuses with antisemitism and threatening to cut off funding to institutions that allow campaigns in support of Palestinian human rights. The IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with attorney Dima Khalidi, founder and director of Palestine Legal and Cooperating Counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), explaining what the executive order consists of and the dangers it poses to human rights activism and free speech on campus.

on December 18, 2019
Boris Johnson set to move forward with anti-BDS law News & Analysis
Times of Israel

Boris Johnson set to move forward with anti-BDS law

One of the first things newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do is pass legislation attacking and banning boycott campaigns against Israel over its human rights abuses.

on December 16, 2019
Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates the Constitution News & Analysis
Jesse Singal, New York Magazine

Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates the Constitution

Americans have an ironclad right to protest against any country they want, for any reason they want, however they want, without the government interfering. But that hasn't stopped right-wing lawmakers from pushing bills that would make certain boycotts of Israel a federal felony.

on December 13, 2019
Trump appeases Israel lobby with executive order News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada

Trump appeases Israel lobby with executive order

Trump's executive order meets the demands of Israel lobby groups who wish to criminalize Palestine solidarity organizing – especially on US college campuses – by conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Jewish bigotry.

on December 12, 2019
ACCRIP votes to recommend divestment News & Analysis
Olivia Burdette, Brown Daily Herald

ACCRIP votes to recommend divestment

In a major step forward for the student-led movement pushing US colleges to divest from Israel, Brown University's Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility voted yesterday to divest from companies complicit in upholding Israel's apartheid regime.

on December 3, 2019
Israel’s Top Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Over BDS Support News & Analysis
Noa Landau, Haaretz

Israel’s Top Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Over BDS Support

Israel’s Supreme Court just gave the green light for the deportation of Human Rights Watch Jerusalem director Omar Shakir. Israel is waging a war on free speech and dissent, trying to cover up its crimes.

on November 5, 2019
Norway’s capital Oslo is banning Israeli settlement goods and services News & Analysis
BDS Movement

Norway’s capital Oslo is banning Israeli settlement goods and services

Norway's capital Oslo joins five other municipalities in Norway, and one county council, in banning goods and services produced in illegal Jewish-only Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land.

on October 29, 2019
Anti-BDS group backed by Adelson heads to 6 countries outside US News & Analysis
Eric Cortellessa, Times of Israel

Anti-BDS group backed by Adelson heads to 6 countries outside US

Right-wing Republican Sheldon Adelson funds the Maccabee Task Force which surveils Palestinian solidarity activists across the US. But starting this year, the Task Force will expand its threats to human rights activists outside the US in 6 other countries.

on October 8, 2019
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