Tagged: Sanctions

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers Fact Sheets
IMEU

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers

Today, there are approximately 650,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land in approximately 125 official settlements and more than 100 “outposts,” including approximately 300,000 in East Jerusalem and 350,000 in the rest of the West Bank.

on June 5, 2017
Poll Shows Growing Support Among Americans for Sanctions Against Israel News Roundup
Times of Israel

Poll Shows Growing Support Among Americans for Sanctions Against Israel

The number of Americans supporting sanctions against Israel over its settlement policy grew by 9 percent over the past year and now stands at 46%, according to a new poll released by the Brookings Institution on Friday. According to twin surveys conducted by the think tank’s Shibley Telhami before and after the November 8 presidential elections, support for punitive measures against Israel has increased among members of both major parties...

on December 2, 2016
New Jersey Becomes 11th State to Pass Anti-BDS Measure News Roundup
Alex Kane, Mondoweiss

New Jersey Becomes 11th State to Pass Anti-BDS Measure

New Jersey became the latest state to pass legislation against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement yesterday. By a 69-3 vote, the State Assembly passed a bill to prohibit pension fund investment in pro-boycott companies. The legislation had passed the State Senate in May by a 39-0 vote.

on June 28, 2016
Are State Boycotts of the Anti-Israel BDS Movement Constitutional? News Roundup
Aidan Quigley, The Christian Science Monitor

Are State Boycotts of the Anti-Israel BDS Movement Constitutional?

The New Jersey state legislature is expected to pass legislation on Monday that will prevent the state from investing in companies that participate in the "boycott, divestment, and sanctions" movement against Israel, joining a growing number of states that already have similar regulations in place.

on June 27, 2016
Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is a Clear Violation of the First Amendment Op-Eds & Analysis
Dima Khalidi, The Nation

Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is a Clear Violation of the First Amendment

overnors have significant authority in issuing executive orders, and in many situations, they do so to circumvent legislative roadblocks. But executive orders cannot wish away the Constitution. This, however, is precisely what New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tried to do when he signed Executive Order 157 on June 5.

on June 23, 2016
Backing BDS: Another Pulitzer winner comes out for Palestinian rights News Roundup
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

Backing BDS: Another Pulitzer winner comes out for Palestinian rights

Last week Viet Thanh Nguyen, a professional associate of mine, became the fourth winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction to endorse the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), joining Alice Walker, Richard Ford, and Junot Diaz. Besides the Pulitzer, his novel, “The Sympathizer,” won several other prestigious awards and made it to over 30 book-of-the-year lists, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

on June 22, 2016
NYU Grad Student Union Overwhelmingly Votes to Boycott Israel Over Violations… News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

NYU Grad Student Union Overwhelmingly Votes to Boycott Israel Over Violations…

Graduate students at New York University have overwhelmingly voted to boycott Israel in protest of its violation of Palestinian human rights. Exactly two-thirds of voting members of the graduate student union the Graduate Student Organizing Committee, or GSOC-UAW 2110, supported a referendum on Friday that calls for New York University and United Auto Workers International to withdraw their investments...

on April 22, 2016
Israel Decries UN ‘Blacklist’ of Companies Working in Settlements News Roundup
John Reed, Financial Times

Israel Decries UN ‘Blacklist’ of Companies Working in Settlements

The UN Human Rights Council has voted to establish a database that will name companies doing business in Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in a symbolic victory for the Palestinians and a blow to the Israeli government and its allies. The measure passed on Thursday as one of four on the Palestinian territories approved by the Geneva-based human rights body, despite efforts by Israel, the US and the UK to have the database provision excised.

on March 24, 2016
U.S. Anthropologists’ Association Recommends Some Sanctions Against Israeli Academia News Roundup
Yarden Skop, Haaretz

U.S. Anthropologists’ Association Recommends Some Sanctions Against Israeli Academia

A comprehensive report from the American Anthropological Association released last week deals with whether it is appropriate to boycott Israel and Israeli academia. The report recommends that some action be taken, although it left open a range of options. Among the possibilities is an academic boycott of Israeli universities or of “selected” universities, though some task force members opposed a boycott of Israeli universities and said it would not influence Israeli government policy.

on October 12, 2015
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