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Category Archives: BDS
Frank Barat talks with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters about his support for the BDS movement and politics in Israel/Palestine.
An open letter from Students for Justice in Palestine chapters in support of the American Studies Association boycott resolution.
The American Studies Association has called for an academic boycott of Israel. The National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA) made the unanimous decision after the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where the academic boycott call was debated. The ASA Council’s endorsement “represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and an aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians,” a statement on their website read. The call for academic boycott of Israel comes seven months after an Asian American academic group endorsed the boycott call.
The Jewish Community Relations Council in San Francisco is hiring a Counter-BDS Grassroots Organizer.
Shany Mor wants you to know that the American Jewish community is wide open to critics of Israel. The ‘New Republic’ published a piece by Mor criticizing Peter Beinart for claiming that American Jews live in a closed intellectual space. Trouble is, anyone searching for examples of how the organized Jewish community shuts down dissent on Israel don’t need to look far at all.
Interview with Dr. Haidar Eid: ‘The Palestinian struggle is not about independence — it is about liberation’
David Letwin (Jews for Palestinian Right of Return) interviews Dr. Haidar Eid, Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Dr. Eid is also a one-state activist and a member of Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Lena Ibrahim writes a report from the 2013 American Studies Association annual meeting where the academic boycott of Israel was debated.
Stop Veolia Seattle is a new working group organizing around discontinuing King County’s contract with Veolia for the operation of Metro Access Buses in Seattle. They are publishing a Zine to promote the campaign and are asking for submissions
Israel and its apologists can no longer defend the country on its merits, instead they must try to suppress debate
Josh Ruebner responds to an attack from Tammi Rossman-Benjamin in the New York Daily News against Brooklyn College President Karen Gould and the university’s Political Science Department for encouraging an open debate on campus about Israel’s apartheid policies toward Palestinians. Ruebner writes, “Israel and its apologists can no longer defend on its merits Israel and its apartheid policies toward Palestinians. Instead, they must try to suppress any such discussion from occurring in the first place because they are backing a losing argument.”
Press Release: The We Divest coalition joins workers, environmentalists, and corporate accountability organizations in congratulating pension fund giant TIAA-CREF for removing Veolia Environnement SA stock (VIE:EN Paris) from its Social Choice Funds portfolio.
Ben White Begins U.S. & Canada Speaking Tour Nov. 11-25, despite opposition from the Daily News
Pro-Israel Democrats are attacking Brooklyn College over an event at the school featuring author and activist Ben White (above). The fracas comes nearly a year after Brooklyn College found itself at the center of a storm over the school’s hosting of an event featuring proponents of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Like the prior controversy, this year’s features ardent supporters of the state of Israel like Dov Hikind accusing the speaker of anti-Semitism and the school’s academic departments of supporting the event.
Variety magazine chose to do a piece on the BDS movement’s appeals to musicians not to perform in Israel. As a BDS supporter, I was initially excited that such a prominent, mainstream entertainment magazine would write about the movement, as it might raise the movement’s profile among readers unfamiliar with the political implications of performances in Israel. However, I was quickly disappointed when the scant research put into this article and its disparaging tone became apparent.
Check out this new song courtesy of the American Friends Service Committee, and learn more about the campaign to boycott SodaStream at Target stores this holiday season.
Over 30 New York human rights advocates protested outside the performance of Israeli musician Idan Raichel at the Beacon Theatre this evening, calling Raichel “a self-proclaimed propagandist for the Israeli government” and its brutal, apartheid policies towards the Palestinian people. The peaceful, spirited protest of chanting and singing was met by hostility and racism from many concert-goers.
UCLA council votes down anti-divestment resolution and exposes pro-Israel trips for student legislators
Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA defeated an anti-divestment resolution earlier this week. Along with dozens of other campus organizations, SJP activists blasted the notion of “positive investment” in Israel/Palestine and asserted that divesting from corporations who do business with the Israeli military was the most effective way of taking action.
‘Apolitical’ arts organization combatting BDS is front for pro-settler group tied to Israeli Foreign Ministry
Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) is an organization that, in its own words, “supports the idea of building bridges between people through art and music.” Since its formation in 2010–11, CCFP has led the fight in the United States against the cultural boycott of Israel, proclaiming that “music and the arts are bridge[s] to peace and they should not be politicized.” CCFP hopes to convince artists that performing in Israel during a boycott does not mean taking a political position. But CCFP is actually a front for StandWithUs, the notorious right-wing pro-settler organization that works closely with the Israeli Foreign Ministry. And CCFP provides cover for StandWithUs to fight cultural boycott without exposing its own political pro-Israel agenda.
Phan Nguyen reviews some of Eric Alterman’s statements that undermine his self-proclaimed status as a conscientious critic of the Israeli occupation.
Haidar Eid argues a rights-based movement isn’t enough to challenge Israel apartheid, there also needs to be a political framework to guide action. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Tthe two-state solution is “undead,” which, the dictionary tells us, is something “no longer alive but animated by a supernatural force,” and yet it remains the official position of the Palestinian leadership. Nadia Hijab discusses where the openings are for political action given the lack of an overarching political framework. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
The AMCHA Initiative has its sights set once again on Professor David Klein, who teaches math at California State University Northridge (CSUN). The Israel advocacy group sent a letter last week to the California State University Board of Trustees alleging that Klein broke the law by promoting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement on a website hosted by the university. But lawyers have rejected those claims.
In two New York City events, civil rights attorneys Barbara Harvey and Rima Najjar Kapitan will discuss the legitimacy of non-violent BDS against the Israeli Occupation, including the cultural and academic boycott of Israel.
Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are pleased to announce the publication of a Know Your Rights booklet for Palestinian rights activists- Legal and Tactical Guide: Palestinian HumanRights Advocacy in the U.S.
Corey Robin writes about how he recommitted himself to Judaism while rejecting Zionism, or how he learned how to be a Jew without Israel.
Holland’s largest engineering firm pulls out of East Jerusalem project over international law concerns
(Haaretz) Dutch infrastructure giant Royal HaskoningDHV announced Friday that it has decided to withdraw from a project it planned with the Jerusalem municipality because it will be built over the Green Line.