Tagged: BDS

Florida Legislators: Criticizing Israel is Not Anti-Semitic News Roundup
Alan Levine and Donna Nevel, Orlando Sentinel

Florida Legislators: Criticizing Israel is Not Anti-Semitic

Around the country, legislators have sought to curry the support of pro-Israel voters by silencing and intimidating those who advocate on behalf of Palestinian rights.

about 1 day ago
Publisher Embroiled in Legal Battle With Arkansas Over Law Banning Israel Boycotts News & Analysis
Ben Kesslen, NBC News

Publisher Embroiled in Legal Battle With Arkansas Over Law Banning Israel Boycotts

One of more than 25 states to put anti-BDS legislation on the books, Arkansas is a battleground in a conflict that’s gone national.

about 3 weeks ago
Israel Will Be The Great Foreign Policy Debate Of The Democratic Primary Op-Eds & Analysis
Emily Tankin & Alexis Levinson, Buzzfeed

Israel Will Be The Great Foreign Policy Debate Of The Democratic Primary

Some of the Democratic Party’s brightest new stars believe Israel is a rogue state that should be treated like apartheid South Africa.

on February 11, 2019
Marco Rubio’s Israel Anti-Boycott Law is An Attack On Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Joel Mathis, The Week

Marco Rubio’s Israel Anti-Boycott Law is An Attack On Free Speech

These are divisive times. But Americans should be able to agree on at least one issue: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) shouldn't be the arbiter of what political expression is or isn't allowed in America.

on February 11, 2019
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.

on January 9, 2019
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.

on January 9, 2019
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
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