Stephen Hawking was critical of Israel and supported BDS, but also visited Israel a number of times and based his revolutionary theory on the works of an Israeli scientist
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is thrilled to share today’s news from the Center of Constitutional Rights regarding the lawsuit against former Olympia Food Co-op board members and the decision to boycott Israeli goods. Please read this press release and share this important victory with others!
Arizona State University requires speakers and other entities to sign a “No BDS” agreement before participating in events on campus. This didn’t set well with Hatem Bazian, who was invited to speak about Palestine and BDS. He filed a lawsuit against ASU for gross violation of free speech rights.
In her letter of resignation from the presidency of the Modern Language Association, Dr. Margaret Ferguson eloquently reprimands her colleagues for allowing the passage of a resolution that prohibits academic boycott of Israeli scholars. Ferguson points to firsthand experience in Israel-Palestine, echoes the words of another former MLA president, Edward Said, and scarcely restrains herself from naming names of those who tipped the vote, as she declares her membership “a burden” that she chooses to “relinquish.”
The Israeli government will now combine efforts – and pocketbooks – with Diaspora Jewry to fight the “threat” of BDS more aggressively.
For more than 20 years Israeli doctors have worked with Israeli security forces in practices that violate medical ethics. The global medical ethics watchdog World Medical Association looks the other way…
In open letter, Christian leaders representing dozens of national orgs urge Congress to support free speech, oppose anti-BDS legislation.
Canadian BDS Coalition declares victory after 100s of thousands worldwide endorsed an Open Letter to Air Canada recommending divestment from Israel Aerospace Industries.
In Dickinson TX, storm damage repair funding is available only to those who sign an agreement not to boycott Israel.
Repuglican Sheldon Adelson’s Maccabee Task Force is working creatively on college campuses to woo progressive students and groups; funding per campus is in the “low six figures.” The group is working with Hillel.
Israel has desperately sought to be legitimized by the UN, while it has done its utmost to de-legitimize the UN. Now it wants a Security Council seat.
Israel protests after Michael Higgins shakes hands with Omar Barghouti at trade union conference and praises organizers for inviting him
AIPAC helped craft a bill making BDS a felony, subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250K and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison; many of its cosponsors have no idea what the bill contains.
Legislation against companies boycotting Israel is being enacted in state legislatures, cities, and at the national level. The American Jewish Committee and other Israel advocacy groups tout their successes, including getting all 50 governors to sign an anti-BDS statement.
UC Irvine’s Students for Justice in Palestine group were harassed and intimidated during their anti-Zionism week events by Israel supporters. The campus has been a focal point for Israel advocacy groups seeking to conflate Palestinian rights with anti-Semitism.