Tagged: Boycott

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.

about 1 week 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
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
Appraising the B.D.S. Movement Op-Eds & Analysis
The New York Times

Appraising the B.D.S. Movement

Is it effective or misguided? Is it anti-Semitic? Readers are divided over boycotting Israel to protest its treatment of Palestinians.

on August 22, 2019
Eurovision 2019: Israelis and Palestinians Fight To Be Heard News & Analysis
Tom O'Connor, Newsweek

Eurovision 2019: Israelis and Palestinians Fight To Be Heard

International performers have gathered in Tel Aviv for one of the world's most popular talent shows, but the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest​ comes after a spike in violence that has defined the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

on June 5, 2019
Palestinian Women Artists Ask Madonna to Cancel Eurovision Culture
IMEU

Palestinian Women Artists Ask Madonna to Cancel Eurovision

In the following letter to Madonna, over 50 Palestinian women artists came together to ask her to “support us now in our quest for freedom, justice, and equality -- and the right to thrive as artists.”

on May 13, 2019
Right-Wing Donor Adam Milstein Has Spent Millions Of Dollars To Stifle The BDS Movement… Op-Eds & Analysis
Alex Kane, The Intercept

Right-Wing Donor Adam Milstein Has Spent Millions Of Dollars To Stifle The BDS Movement…

Adam Milstein, A real estate millionaire and prolific donor to right-wing, pro-Israel causes, had a busy few days on Twitter this month. In one tweet, he accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of being a “terrorist.”

on April 3, 2019
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.

on March 21, 2019
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.

on March 4, 2019
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