Just weeks after Kenneth Roth lost (and then regained) a post at Harvard over his criticism of Israel, another highly qualified Jewish American is squeezed out of her nomination for a top human rights position in the State Department for the same reason.
Adidas gives ADL, known for bigotry, $1 million for ‘anti-bigotry’ project
Adidas just pledged over $1 million to the ADL for the organization to create “a new anti-bigotry curriculum for student athletes,” despite the ADL’s history of support for discrimination and human rights violations. Adidas previously partnered with Israel, and was pressured to walk away over Israel’s systemic human rights abuses. It’s time for Adidas to walk away again…
Boycotting Russia is compulsory, while boycotting Israel is punished
Boycotting a country accused of aggression in violation of international law is suddenly a moral obligation – but apparently only as long as it is Russia. Many of the anti-Russia measures are being implemented by the very same organizations that repeatedly ignored or rejected Palestinian calls to sanction Israel, their oppressor.
Want some good news? Here are the top BDS victories of 2021
2021 was a very long year – long enough for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Movement to score many victories against Israel’s violations of human rights. Justice for Palestinians is getting closer.
Wake the sleeping giant: Become a Pillsbury-Free-Church
Ainsworth United Church of Christ of Portland, Oregon just pledged to be a Pillsbury-Free-Church in support of Palestinian human rights. Join them!
Texas: home of the latest fight for the right to boycott Israel
This Palestinian American is fighting a Texas law that requires him to renounce his right to boycott Israel – the country that turned his family into refugees 73 years ago and continues to oppress them to this day. Israel loyalists have inserted these anti-boycott laws in 30 states around the country, despite the fact that the right to boycott has long been an American principle used by people of diverse political backgrounds.
Congress has introduced over 70 pieces of Israel-centric legislation so far in 2021
With documentation from 150 sources, If Americans Knew presents over 70 pieces of legislation now under consideration in Congress, which seek to guarantee Israel, not just $10 million a day in military aid, but also an additional $10 million per day expended on items because they benefit Israel, as well as protection from criticism, condemnation of its adversaries, and support for new allies – with nothing in return, and in spite of Israel’s bad behavior. Justice for Palestinians is the subject of one bill.
Nike will no longer do business in Israel, starting in 2022
While Nike does not specifically call the move a “boycott,” the sportswear company indicates that doing business in Israel “no longer match[es] the company’s policy and goals.”
Sen. Marco Rubio equates boycott of Israel with “un-American activity”
Marco Rubio’s latest legislation would tie the hands of corporate officers who seek to stand for justice and equality by guiding their companies through a boycott of Israel. He seems to forget that Israel is a foreign country, that it harms Americans, and that it has a long record of human rights abuses.
UK Labour Party votes Yes to motion calling Israel an apartheid state
The UK Labor Conference also condemned the ongoing Nakba in Palestine, as well as Israel’s attacks on the Al Aqsa mosque, forced displacements from Sheikh Jarrah, and the deadly assault on Gaza.