Tagged: Lobby

Israeli universities establish committee to fight “growing” BDS campaign
Middle East Monitor

Israeli universities establish committee to fight “growing” BDS campaign

Israeli universities have established a new joint committee to fight the academic boycott campaign, described by Hebrew University president Menahem Ben-Sasson as an "increasingly growing phenomenon". (photo: ActiveStills/Anne Paq)

on July 8, 2014
U.S. House votes to increase funding for IDF missile defense system
JTA/Haaretz

U.S. House votes to increase funding for IDF missile defense system

The U.S. House of Representatives increased funding for Israel’s missile defense systems.

on June 24, 2014
Sports and Violence: A Red Card for Israel
Noah Habeeb and FPIP, The Nation

Sports and Violence: A Red Card for Israel

In an effort to bolster its global status, Israel has placed a bid to host the 2020 European Championship, known as Euro 2020. That means that one of the world’s largest international soccer tournaments might be coming to Jerusalem.

on June 20, 2014
Desmond Tutu: U.S. Christians must recognize Israel as apartheid state
Haaretz

Desmond Tutu: U.S. Christians must recognize Israel as apartheid state

Veteran anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu has called on the Presbyterian Church (USA) to pass a series of resolutions condemning Israel as an apartheid state and proposing policies to boycott it.

on June 17, 2014
Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom
Melani McAlister, The Baltimore Sun

Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom

Bills before the Maryland Senate and House would prevent the use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. The legislation is a serious threat to academic freedom, and it should be withdrawn from consideration.

on February 13, 2014
Israel’s waiver to discriminate
Sam Bahour, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Israel’s waiver to discriminate

The so-called visa waiver bill would reward Israel by allowing Israelis to travel to the United States without a visa - a privilege that is supposed to hinge on Israel reciprocating the gesture. (Photo: Oren Ziv/ActiveStills)

on February 12, 2014
Scarlett Johansson controversy shows Hollywood’s fading Zionism
Max Blumenthal, The National

Scarlett Johansson controversy shows Hollywood’s fading Zionism

What at first seemed like an enviable endorsement deal had transformed into a PR nightmare for one of Hollywood's rising stars. Johansson had become the target of widespread derision on social media, with viral internet memes mocking her cynical motives and humanitarian pretensions.

on February 9, 2014
A Chill on Speech
The Editorial Board, The New York Times

A Chill on Speech

The New York Legislature is moving to pass a bill that would bar state financing for academic groups that have taken official action to boycott higher-education institutions in Israel. The initiative, which last week passed the State Senate, is now pending before the Assembly. It should be voted down by lawmakers, or, if they prove feckless, Gov. Andrew Cuomo should veto it.

on February 4, 2014
Applause for the academic boycott of Israel
George Bisharat, Chicago Tribune

Applause for the academic boycott of Israel

Israel's reflexive defenders have reverted to their customary blunt cudgel: the charge that critics of Israeli policies are anti-Semitic. Their recent target was the 5,000-member American Studies Association, which voted in December to boycott Israeli academic institutions

on January 31, 2014
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