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AP asks State: Why shouldn’t folks boycott Israel when your own settlements policy is ineffective?

Several reporters expressed annoyance with US deference to Israel at yesterday’s State Department briefing

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SodaStream flap educates Americans about the illegal settlement project

Battle over SodaStream anticipates a battle over whether John Kerry’s peace framework could result in a viable Palestinian state on what chunks of land the Palestinians get in the West Bank

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Palestinian civil society to Oxfam: ‘Match words with action’, break ties with Scarlett Johansson

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, including trade unions, political parties, popular committees and NGOs, calls on Oxfam to immediately sever ties with Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson over her vocal support for illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.

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Ging should have sidestepped the BDS question

On Sunday November 14th, John Ging, Director of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) programs in the Gaza Strip, spoke at Columbia University.  This speech was one in a recent series of campus speeches by Mr. Ging that was … Continue reading

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Put it down and walk away?! (an exchange over BDS, and Israel, between 2 Jewish lawyers)

Two weeks back we reported on a debate on Jewish Perspectives on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions at a Brooklyn church (videos here). Adam Horowitz moderated, and Kathleen Peratis, a lawyer and member of the J Street board, argued against boycott. … Continue reading

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Canadian lawmakers resurrect McCarthy in hearings that say criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism

Canada is the latest front in the battle between critics of Israel and those who would smear them as anti-Semites. The video below is from Independent Jewish Voices. An article by Jillian Kestler-D’Amours follows. The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition for Combating … Continue reading

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A scene from the boycott movement, 2010

Eva-Lee Baird took this photo in September outside Ricky’s cosmetics store in Brooklyn. That’s Nancy Kricorian of Code Pink on the left, she’s led the boycott against Ahava products made from stolen minerals in the occupied West Bank, and she’s … Continue reading

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Caterpillar freeze and ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ honor suggest advance of boycott movement

This is important and I’ve been sitting on it, sorry. Four points: –Caterpillar has temporarily stopped delivering bulldozers to Israel. JPost: Caterpillar, the company which supplies the IDF with bulldozers, has announced that it is delaying the supply of D9 … Continue reading

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South African human rights group responds to Zionist Federation criticism of Ahava boycott

This is an open letter sent to the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) from Open Shuhada Street (OSS). OSS recently launched a boycott campaign against Ahava products and received a pernicious response from both Ahava and the SAZF; this is … Continue reading

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