Following a report of.plans to label Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam ‘antisemitic’ over the groups’ criticism of Israel and support for Palestinian human rights, Amnesty slams ‘attempt to silence and intimidate’ human rights organizations…
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Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper reports that the Israeli government set up a company called “Concert” so that individuals and groups around the world could conceal the funding they received from Israel to promote projects aimed at improving Israel’s image. Americans not declaring this funding would likely be violating US law…. Will US media report this to Americans? Will the U.S. Department of Justice investigate them?
Philip Giraldi: In the United States there has been a concerted effort to equate any criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism while simultaneously making anti-Semitism a hate crime and thereby converting what one might perceive as exercise of a First Amendment right into a felony. Language itself is being manipulated and suppressed…
Anti-boycott laws on behalf of Israel do not only punish companies, they are the most dangerous assault on free speech in the United States since the McCarthy era. Netanyahu takes credit for them…
Major League Baseball (MLB) has stopped running promotions of Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on its platforms, after caving in to pressure from a Jewish group that accused him of “anti-Semitism” because of his support for Palestinian human rights.
By Kathryn Shihadah: StopAntisemitism accuses Rep. Ilhan Omar of “anti-Semitic” words and actions. It’s not hard to detect the falsity of these accusations – or the Israel partisanship that drives them.
The latest anti-BDS bill seeks to prohibit Americans from participating in UN- and EU-issued calls to boycott Israel, and fails to hold Israel accountable for human rights violations.
While America struggles with crises in health care, hunger, and homelessness, Congress has found the time to entertain over four dozen bills and resolutions that cater to a wealthy, heavily-armed state: Israel.
In Arkansas, a newspaper publisher is in financial straits after refusing to sign an anti-BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) pledge for Israel. He believes that political dissent is protected speech, and that the Arkansas law violates his constitutional rights and his journalistic ethics.
A children’s speech pathologist refuses to sign a will-not-boycott-Israel oath: she loses her job, an unknown number of children lose her advocacy. She notes how outlandish it is that she is not required to uphold the interests of the United States, or Texas, or children, but a foreign country.
As The Intercept has repeatedly documented, the most frequent victims of official campus censorship are not conservative polemicists but pro-Palestinian activists, and the greatest and most severe threat posed to free speech throughout the west is aimed at Israel critics.