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Category Archives: BDS
A video produced by the Interfaith Boycott Coalition on the SodaStream boycott.
A video that is part of a campaign to pressure the Catalan and Spanish governments to end military and security cooperation with Israel.
Exile and the Prophetic: While the Church of Scotland dallies, the United Church of Canada forges ahead
While the Church of Scotland dallies, the United Church of Canada forges ahead. Even with the pressures, setbacks, go-aheads, one step forward, two steps back, the proverbial handwriting is on the Interfaith (In)Justice Wall(s). Stick a fork in it. The interfaith ecumenical deal which demands Christian silence on Israel because of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism is dead.
Students from New York City colleges rallied Monday outside the headquarters of a national pension fund to pressure the company to divest from corporations profiting from the Israeli occupation.
On May 13th, 2 days before Palestinians around the world commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, students from Columbia, NYU, Brooklyn College, CUNY Schools, Hunter, and Rutgers and the We Divest national campaign will be kicking off a national Divestment Action Day demanding TIAA-CREF divest from the Israeli occupation.
I was alerted by Glenn Greenwald’s column yesterday to this extraordinary short piece at Left Foot Forward entitled “So why did Stephen Hawking think it was ok to visit Iran and China?” The author’s accusation of hypocrisy that we have heard so often is nothing new, but the sophistication of the numerous commenters who destroy the “What about X?” argument is very encouraging.
As can be imagined there have been a wide range of Israeli responses to Stephen Hawking’s decision to boycott the Israeli Presidential conference. While it would be a stretch to imagine a majority of Israelis would support the move, the baseness of some of the right wing responses is still rather shocking.
‘The policy of the present Israeli government is likely to lead to disaster’: Stephen Hawking pulls out of conference hosted by Shimon Peres, backs academic boycott of Israel (Updated)
Controversy erupted over a Guardian report last night that Professor Stephen Hawking backs the academic boycott of Israel and cancelled an appearance at an academic conference organized by Israeli President Shimon Peres. Initially Cambridge University issued a statement that Hawking pulled out over health concerns, but now it has now retracted that statement and affirmed that Hawking’s decision was made out of support for the Palestinian call for boycott. Above, Stephen Hawking visiting staff and students at Birzeit University in 2006.
The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel is proud to announce yet another billboard has just gone up calling for an end to military aid to Israel–this time in Albany, New York.
Oberlin College Student Senate votes to support divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation
Oberlin College Student Senates votes to support divestment from Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar, Veolia, Elbit Systems, G4S, and SodaStream. Next step will be for the Oberlin College Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee to decide on the resolution.
Down with Veolia: The University of Sheffield Palestine Society celebrates university’s decision to drop Veolia
“So proud of my University and especially the Palestine Society which I have had the pleasure of being a part of over the last few years. Today marks a huge achievement in the student BDS campaign and hopefully more Universities … Continue reading
(Ed. note: On background read TIAA-CREF asks feds for OK to dodge Israeli divestment vote at annual meeting) Press Release: Yesterday, lawyers for the We Divest Coalition filed two letters (see here and here) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange … Continue reading
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel congratulates the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) for its principled support of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
UC Berkeley student president Connor Landgraf has announced that he will not veto the divestment bill that bill passed last week that divests ASUC funds from companies affiliated with the Israeli military and encourages the UC system to do the same.
At the Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) members voted for a resolution endorsed by 800 academics in support of boycotting Israeli academic institutions in solidarity with the world-wide movement responding to the call from Palestinian civil society.
Read the introduction to Jacobin magazine’s special section on Palestine and the Left.
The City University of New York released a report quashing trumped-up accusations that Jewish and “pro-Israel” students were discriminated against at Brooklyn College’s BDS event in February. The report’s conclusions seem reasonable. But it also falls into the trap of collapsing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. The conflation of “Jewish” and “pro-Israel” needs to go.
BDS South Africa says that several demonstrators against Israeli birthday celebration in Johannesburg were attacked by supporters of Israel, and one suffered a concussion
As UC Berkeley’s divestment vote yesterday demonstrates, the Israel/Palestine issue is not going away sooner – or later. In fact, the BDS movement strikes a chord that resonates across the education and religious landscape.
An investigation by the City University of New York has rejected claims that student organizers who ejected four Jewish students at a BDS event in February were anti-Semitic. The inquiry was launched after the students who were ejected took their story to the media. News outlets added fuel to the fire by implying that anti-Semitism was behind the ejection. But the report, while criticizing aspects of how the school and student organizers handled the event, strongly states that there was no anti-Semitism at hand.
‘Constructive engagement’ didn’t work in South Africa, so why are liberal Zionists pushing it for Israel?
It is now commonly accepted that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher’s “constructive engagement” police towards apartheid South Africa was wrong, both morally and strategically. Yet, these exact sentiments are now echoed in the liberal Zionist community with respect to even the most timid and selective application of BDS.
Strange what history does to us, especially when the memory of atrocity becomes too difficult to bear.
Oberlin Students and Alumni urge Ben & Jerry’s to End Their Complicity in Israel’s Occupation and Illegal Settlements
I’ve heard this already a couple times on my book tour: “Hey, we shouldn’t boycott settlement goods. It’ll hurt job prospects for Palestinians!” An excellent article in the Electronic Intifada picked up this theme and thoroughly demolished this ridiculous argument.
From an Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign press release: At its Annual Congress on Thursday 4th April 2013, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) became the first academic union in Europe to endorse the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of … Continue reading