Tagged: BDS

George Washington University stands by appointment of interim dean who backs boycott Israel movement News & Analysis
Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency

George Washington University stands by appointment of interim dean who backs boycott Israel movement

Despite pressure campaigns to do otherwise, George Washington University is standing firm in their choice of Ilana Feldman, an anthropology scholar who joined in calling on the American Anthropological Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

on May 19, 2020
377 scholars and artists pledge to oppose political litmus tests in Germany News & Analysis
Mondoweiss Editors

377 scholars and artists pledge to oppose political litmus tests in Germany

377 scholars and artists from over 30 countries signed a pledge opposing political interference by institutions and public officials in Germany aimed at silencing advocates for Palestinian rights under international law.

on May 12, 2020
Microsoft divests from Israeli surveillance firm News & Analysis
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada

Microsoft divests from Israeli surveillance firm

After a sustained campaign by Palestinian rights activists, tech giant Microsoft announced plans to divest from AnyVision, the Israeli surveillance firm providing biometric facial recognition technology to Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

on March 31, 2020
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.

on January 6, 2020
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
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