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14 Mar

Administrative Detainees Continue Boycott Of Military Courts

Approximately 450 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, continued their boycott of Israeli military courts for the 28th consecutive day. The detainees declared their boycott of the Israeli military courts on February 15th and are demanding Israel to end the illegal policies […]

13 Mar

The Amended ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’ Is Still Unconstitutional, and Still Must Be Stopped

Written by uscpr USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer is quoted in an op-ed by Nada Elia for Mondoweiss on the still-unconstitutional nature of the recently amended Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The draconian legislation seeks to impose fines and criminal penalties, and deny government loans to corporations refusing to do business with corporations in illegal Israeli settlements. It infringes on the First […]

08 Mar

US Anti-boycott Bill Threatens First Amendment

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that it maintains its opposition to the revisions made in the “Anti-BDS” that was presented by the US Congress over a year ago. In addition to their opposition, Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project stated that […]

01 Mar

450 Administrative Detainees Continue To Boycott Israeli Military Courts

Palestinian detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders in Ofer and Majeddo Israeli detention camps, are still boycotting Israeli military courts, for the fourteenth consecutive day, demanding basic rights. The detainees are protesting the sharp increase of Administrative Detention orders, holing them captive without charges or trial, in addition to […]

07 Feb

Kansas Teacher Scores Big Win for Israel Boycott, and Free Speech

A federal judge has ruled that Esther Koontz’s constitutional rights were violated when she was denied a Kansas teaching job over her refusal to renounce the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel. Rahul Saksena is a staff attorney with Palestine Legal. His work focuses on legislative issues and legal […]

03 Feb

USCPR Welcomes Federal District Court Decision Supporting Right to Boycott

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights welcomes a Federal District Court preliminary injunction halting a Kansas law that punishes persons engaged in boycotts of Israel. January’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), last fall, and is  a powerful affirmation that the […]

13 Dec

Lieberman Calls for Boycott on Arabs in Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for boycotting Arab citizens in Israel, for organizing protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Lieberman told Israeli TV Channel 2: “We have to boycott Um Al-Fahm and Wadi Ara [Israeli cities with a majority of Arab residents] in […]

07 Dec

Tayseer Khaled Calls for Boycott of US Goods

Amid controversy over the US decision to move their embassy to Jerusalem, PLO Executive Committee member, Tayseer Khaled, published a press release calling for an international campaign in the Arab, Islamic and Friendly States to boycott US goods. The press release stated the following, according to the PNN: “Tayseer Khaled […]

14 Nov

20 European Officials Denied Entry to Israel for Boycott Support

Israel announced, on Monday, that it plans to deny entry to a European delegation, using the recently approved legislation which bars visits by anti-Israel boycott activists. Israeli newspaper Haaretz said that the 20-member delegation, which was set to arrive in Israel next week, was to include European parliament members and […]

12 Nov

Israel Draws Up Blacklist of Boycott Supporters

The Israeli government is currently preparing a blacklist of local and international organizations and activists who call for boycotting Israeli institutions, products and events, local media sources revealed yesterday. On Sunday, the Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation passed a law against activists who encourage the international boycott of Israel, under […]

27 Oct

Israeli Government-Sponsored Culinary Festival Loses Another Chef Amid Boycott Calls

Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura becomes the second to withdraw from Tel Aviv Round Tables culinary festival which whitewashes ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights. October 26, 2017 — Top chef Mitsuharu Tsumura has announced that he is dropping out of this year’s Round Tables culinary festival in Israel, an event which […]

19 Oct

Boycott Movement: Arab Delegations Withdraw from International Festival

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has welcomed the Palestinian student delegation and other Arab delegations’ withdrawal from the World Festival of Youths and Students, held in the Russian city of Sochi, due to the participation of Israeli delegations. “We appreciated the principled stand taken by the Arab youths rejecting […]

22 Sep

Twelve Million Reasons To Boycott Israel

by Mahmoud el-Yousseph, Days of Palestine (Edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) About 12 million Palestinians scattered all over the world constitute a reason for, not only boycotting Israel, but pushing it out of Palestine. There […]

17 Aug

Tayseer Khaled Welcomes Move to Boycott African-Israeli Summit

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) & Head of National Bureau to Defend the Land and Resist Colonial Settlements, Tayseer Khaled, has welcomed South Africa’s decision to boycott the African-Israeli Summit on Higher Technology, Communication, Agriculture and Security, to be held in LomĂ©, Togo, in […]

21 Jul

Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?

A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But, a new pushback from groups, including the ACLU, could help stop the ‘draconian’ measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. TRNN transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m […]

02 Jun

Wave of Boycotts Hits Israeli LGBT Film Festival as International Artists Heed Palestinian Call to Respect Picket Line

At least five of the twelve international speakers scheduled to participate in the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival this June 1-10 have reportedly pulled out after queer Palestinian activists and their allies in the BDS movement called for boycotting the “pinkwashing” propaganda event that gives progressive cover for Israel’s […]

13 May

Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights

Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights (Credit: Ole PalmstrĂžm) The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, has endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and […]

29 Mar

VIDEO: Arrest of Omar Barghouti Comes Amidst Upsurge in International Support for Boycott of Israel

After the P5+1 nuclear deal made it difficult for the Israeli government to continue to appeal to the right-wing through casting Iran as the bogeyman, depicting BDS as a ‘delegitimization’ campaign became its next means of generating fear and paranoia among voters, says journalist Richard Silverstein. TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: […]

10 Mar

Israel Bans Entry to Supporters of the Boycott Movement

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

09 Mar

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed an amendment into law, Monday evening, which forbids entry into Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory by foreigners calling for a boycott of Israel, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the amendment, which passed its final readings with 46 MKs voting […]

04 Mar

Poll: 80 Percent of Canadians Back Israel Boycott

New findings highlight failure of Canadian government and Israel lobby groups to demonize Palestine solidarity movement. (Denis HĂ©bert) Four in five Canadians expressing an opinion believe the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel is reasonable, a national survey released Wednesday suggests. More than half of Canadians […]

07 Feb

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Hyundai

Israeli authorities use a Hyundai bulldozer to destroy the home of a Palestinian citizen of Israel in the town of Lydd, Feb. 10, 2015. The house belonged to a single mother and her four children. (Oren Ziv, ActiveStills) Via the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Palestinians are calling for a boycott […]

24 Nov

Norwegian City Boycotts Israeli Settlements

A banner reads “Recognize Palestine, Boycott Israel” during a May Day parade in Oslo this year.(Ryan Rodrick BeilerActiveStills) Elected representatives in Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city, have voted to boycott goods and services from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank. Trondheim’s city council has also called on the Norwegian national […]

18 Nov

Qatar University: Student Council Votes for Boycott of Israel

The representative council of Qatar University students voted for the provincial movement and the refusal of normalization with the Israeli occupation, in a new victory of the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) in the Arabian Gulf. Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, in a statement, the council stressed […]

08 Aug

Israel Launched Anti BDS Task Force to Crush Any Boycott

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Israeli government formed a ministerial task force to track down any foreigners in Israel who are engaged in activities linked to the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The government compares these subversive elements with terrorists that aim at destroying Israel from within. The launch […]

25 Jul

Human Rights Groups Boycott Santana Concert

via BDS National Committee Carlos Santana is scheduled to cross the international picket line called for by Palestinian civil society and perform in Tel Aviv on July 30. Santana has not responded to multiple attempts to contact him by the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and partners including […]

22 Jul

European Parliamentary Members Call on EU in Support of Boycott Movement

More than 30 members of the European parliament have called on  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to take measures assuring freedom of expression regarding the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for justice and equality and recognizing Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the BDS movement, as a human rights […]

06 Jul

Amidst Increasingly Successful Boycott, Israel Canvases Africa for New Trade Partners

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, left Israel to visit several African countries. Netanyahu aims at finding new trade partners in Africa as Israel increasingly feels the impact of the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The Africa tour of Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister’s first, […]

27 Jun

Youth Reminds Palestine of Need for Boycott Movement

06/26/16 | International Solidarity Movement, | Al Khalil team On June 25th 2016, the Tomorrow’s Youth Forum (Moltaqa Sawa’d) in cooperation with the Partnership Institution For Development distributed water and date packages in Dura’s city center near occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) to raise awareness about the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement […]

14 Jun

Irish Support of Boycott Welcomed by Human Rights Campaigners

In an open letter, published in today’s Irish Times and Irish Independent, thirteen of Ireland’s best-known musicians, writers, artists and sports stars have called on the Irish government to join them in supporting the growing worldwide boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The statement has been welcomed by […]

15 Mar

Billionaire Donor Using British Council to Combat Israel Boycott

New documents seen by The Electronic Intifada, obtained under freedom of information laws, show that the British Council has been quietly working to thwart the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestinian rights.The revelations about the government-funded program come as the UK attempts to ban local government […]

17 Feb

Ashrawi & Erekat: British Boycott Ban Negates Democracy

PLO Executive Committee Members Dr. Hanan Ashrawi and Dr. Saeb Erekat (Secretary General), met in separate meetings with the British Minister for Middle East Affairs, Tobias Ellwood, after which Dr. Ashrawi and Dr. Erekat released the following joint statement:’We are seriously concerned at the new British ‘guidance’ that would entail […]

23 Jan

200 Brazilian Academics to Join Boycott Force

In just three days, an online letter endorsing the academic boycott of Israeli institutions, circulated by Brazilian intellectuals, received 200 signatories from faculty across Brazilian universities.According to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the letter was signed by well-known academics, including Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, […]

21 Dec

Spanish University Boycotts Israel

The deanship at the Central University of Barcelona (UAB) announced the official boycott of Israel, with the cut of all kinds of communication and relations with the Israeli universities and institutions which are related directly or indirectly to the occupation.The university agreed to be a part of the global initiative […]

18 Nov

US Ambassador to Israel: ‘Settlement Product Labels Not Boycott’

November 18, 2015 7:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

American Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro has said that the labeling of Israeli settlement products is not a boycott.Ambassador Shapiro was speaking Monday at the Israel Journalists Association conference in the southern city of Eilat. In remarks not part of his official speech, Shapiro was reported by the settler-affiliated new […]

27 Oct

Academic Boycott Launched against Israel by UK Teachers

A group of 343 professor and lecturers bought a full page advertisement in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Tuesday, to publicize the launch of the group’s academic boycott of Israeli institutions, the group said in a statement.In the statement,released by Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, on behalf of the other educators, the group […]

02 Jul

Obama Signs Legislation Inhibiting Boycott of Israel

President Obama has signed legislation which would tackle anti-Israel boycotts all over the world and would raise specific US priorities in roughly 150 trade objectives in its negotiations. One of the main goals, according to World Bulletin/Al Ray, is to counter willingness to support ‘Boycott Divestment and Sanctions’ movement against […]

30 Jun

EU Ambassador to Israel Rules Out Academic Boycott

Hebrew media reported, today, that the European Union’s ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg, has ruled out the imposition of any European academic boycott of Israel.PNN reports that, in addition to rejecting a unified EU academic boycott of Israel, Faaborg also pledged to strengthen the EU-Israel ties in various fields and […]

13 Jun

US House of Reps: Europe Can’t Boycott Israel

The United States House of Representatives has fast-tracked a bill regarding a free trade agreement between the US and Europe which would include a section barring EU countries from any form of commercial boycott against Israel and Israeli goods.According to the PNN, Israel’s Ynetnews indicated that two versions of the […]

25 May

The ‘S’ in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Call

The BDS National Committee website describes BDS as, ‘[t]he global movement for a campaign of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights was initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005… BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience to play […]

19 May

Israel, Finland Tension Over Boycott of JNF

Tension is brewing between Israel and Finland over the Finnish World Village Festival’s decision to boycott the Jewish National Fund.The Jewish National Fund (JNF) in Finland registered to participate in the World Village Festival, an annual happening which focuses this year on development in Africa and the Middle East. The […]

06 May

Lieberman to Resign; Yisrael Beiteinu to Boycott Netanyahu Regime

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that he will resign his position and that his political party will not take part in Israel’s incoming government.According to Al Ray correspondence (Andalou), Lieberman was quoted on Monday, by Israeli daily Haaretz, as saying that the coalition government currently being set up […]

24 Mar

Israel Boycotts UNHRC Session on Gaza War

Israel’s representative was conspicuously missing when the UN Human Rights Council started a special session, on Monday, regarding the situation in the Palestinian territories and the 2014 summer assault, by Israel, on the region.’I note the representative of Israel is not present,’ said council president Joachim Ruecher. Israel provided no […]

12 Mar

Israeli products burned by Palestinian boycott activists in West Bank city

March 12, 2015 11:32 AM Celine Hagbard Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Following a recent call for a boycott of Israeli products, several residents of Nablus took things a bit further on Wednesday when they set on fire a truckload of Israeli goods headed into the city. The Boycott call in January was the latest iteration in an international call for Boycott, […]

02 Mar

VIDEO: SOAS Votes to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

A historic victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was achieved Friday in the referendum on the academic boycott of Israel, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Out of 2056 votes cast, an overwhelming majority of 73% voted in favour of boycotting […]

23 Feb

Who is Netanyahu? Why Should Congress Boycott his Speech?

Benyamin Mileikowsky (aka Netanyahu) was born to Benzion Mileikowsky (later changed names to Netanyahu), a polish immigrant.His American father became secretary to terrorist leader Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky (aka Zeev Jabotinsky) founder of ‘revisionist’ Zionism and supported groups like Irgun terrorist organization during the mandate in Palestine. His son continues to […]

15 Feb

700 British artists sign on to cultural boycott of Israel

In the latest show of support for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a group of 700 British artists, actors and musicians have signed on to a boycott of Israeli government institutions, to try to pressure Israel to end its discrimination against the indigenous Palestinian population.A letter published Saturday […]

13 Feb

Committee Set Up to Promote PA Boycott of Israeli Companies

February 13, 2015 12:19 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Authority had been publicly supportive only of a boycott of settlement products, such that this week’s decision represents a real step forward in the creation of joint work by PA authorities and civil society groups on a wider concept of boycott. The question remains, of course, whether the […]

27 Jan

Hundreds Protest Across West Bank, Call for Israeli Boycott

Hundreds of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, on Monday, participated in protests organized by the Fateh movement, calling for a boycott of Israeli products and expressing support for Palestinian officials.Ma’an reports that, in Ramallah, hundreds gathered at al-Manara Square in protest of Israel’s decision to freeze tax funds owed […]

13 Dec

Israel to Boycott Geneva Conference

Israel decided, this Thursday, to boycott the international Geneva conference scheduled for December 17th, and will also reconsider its relationship with Switzerland, according to Israeli sources.The decision comes following Switzerland’s call, on Thursday, for a special meeting of the high contracting parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention next week, which […]

30 Aug

Boycott Could Have Major Effect on Israeli Economy

For the past two months, Palestinians across the West Bank have been boycotting Israeli goods by increasing numbers, as popular campaigns have taken to the street to promote the movement.Ma’an News Agency reports that, according to economic analysts, the campaign could potentially have a major negative effect on the Israeli […]

16 Aug

Ireland’s Biggest Food Retailer Drops Israeli Produce as European Boycotts Surge

Major Israeli food exporters are facing an unprecedented wave of cancelations in orders from Europe as a result of Israel’s most recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.Michael Deas | The Electronic Intifada | 08/15/2014 SuperValu, the biggest food distributor in Ireland, told the Irish media last week that it has […]

04 Aug

Irish Artists Pledge to Boycott Israel

As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip continues to leave nearly 2,000 Palestinians dead and over 7,000 injured, there has been an upsurge in artists signing on to the Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel. The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that the pledge, originally launched by the Ireland-Palestine […]

22 Jul

African Literature Association Supports Academic Boycott of Israel

In the 2014 African Literature Association (ALA) meeting in Johannesburg, the ALA approved a resolution supporting the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. 22 July 2014 | AIC, ALA | Beit Sahour The resolution: ​Whereas the African Literature Association is committed to the pursuit of social justice, to the struggle […]

29 Jun

Muslims Urged to Boycott Israeli Dates

During Ramadhan, Israel exports tonnes of dates into Europe and North America. Israelis profit to the tune of hundreds of millions from dates alone, and most of the date farms are located in occupied Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley.These lands rightly belong to Palestinian families who now live in […]

15 May

American Actors Call for Cultural Boycott of Israel

Ma’an reports that actor Danny Glover and a number of others featured in a US documentary about a prominent social justice activist protested the film’s screening at a Tel Aviv festival, this week, announcing their support for the cultural boycott of Israel. The group said, in a statement released Monday, […]

10 May

UN Official: Boycott Settlement Products Worldwide

Richard Falk called, on Friday, for worldwide solidarity with the Palestinian struggle through boycott and divestment from companies profitng from illegal Israeli settlement construction.In a report originally published in Arabic on the UN’s website, special rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Territories, Richard Falk, urged organizations and companies around […]

13 Apr

ASA Increases Membership, Support in Wake of Academic Boycott of Israel Endorsement

In the wake of the American Studies Association’s December 2013 endorsement of the Palestinian civil society call for an academic boycott of Israel – and as two efforts to legislate against academic boycotts fail to move forward in the Illinois and Maryland state legislatures – the ASA has gained new […]

11 Apr

Palestinian Ambassador Calls to Boycott Settlement Goods

The Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, has made a call to the international community to boycott products from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.During a meeting of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Tuesday, Mansour said “You have […]

04 Apr

Desmond Tutu Challenges Maryland Legislature’s Attempt to Outlaw Boycotts of Israel

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa released a statement, Wednesday, expressing concern about legislation pending in the state of Maryland to punish and blacklist supporters of the academic boycott against Israel.The legislation was defeated earlier this year, but was later added to the state budget bill – a bill which […]

28 Mar

European MPs Call to Boycott Israeli Settlements

In a letter sent to EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, 29 members of the European Parliament have called upon the European External Action Service (EEAS) to take action to discourage European businesses from trading with illegal Israeli settlements.’There are several examples of the many ways in which European businesses […]

22 Mar

Royal Institute of British Architects Backs Israel Boycott Motion

The Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects has voted to call on the International Union Of Architects to exclude the Israeli Association of United Architects over its refusal to oppose Israel’s construction of illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.(BDS) After a tough and passionate Council debate on 19 […]

18 Mar

Ashton Says EU Is Against Boycotting Israel

Catherine Ashton, Foreign Policy Chief of the European Union, stated Monday that she opposes boycotting Israel, yet, affirmed the EU opposes Israel construction and expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.Her statements came during a press release, following a meeting with the 28 European Foreign Ministers, in Brussels. Ashton […]

11 Mar

Knesset Opposition to Boycott Parliament This Week

Israeli opposition parties in the Knesset announced, Sunday, that they will not be taking part in discussions and will vote on three contentious bills which the government is attempting to pass this week: the governability bill, the Ultra-Orthodox Jews draft bill and the peace-process referendum bill.The Alternative Information Center reports […]

04 Mar

Barghouthi Welcomes YMCA, YWCA – Norway Decision To Boycott Israel

Palestinian Legislator Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi welcomed the decision of the YMCA and YWCA, in Norway, to join the international BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and boycott Israel for its ongoing illegitimate occupation and oppression.Dr. Barghouthi said that the YMCA and YWCA in Norway, with more than 30.000 members, has decided […]

02 Mar

Boycott Campaigns Extend to Arab Countries

The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Rima Khalaf, is urging both Egypt and Jordan to boycott Israeli settlement products. ‘Boycotting the settlement products will not hurt Arab countries, including the least advantaged like Egypt and Jordan,’ Khalaf stated on Tuesday, the Alternative […]

20 Feb

Ministry Denounces Israeli Intimidation Against Boycott

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, denounced the Israeli prime minister’s campaign of intimidation against companies and organizations which boycott Israeli businesses involved in supporting settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian Territories.It described the accusing of boycotters as “anti-Semitic” as racist and a demonstration that the Israeli government is […]

14 Feb

Palestinian and Israeli Scholars Unite in Supporting Irish Boycott Pledge

More than 120 Irish academics have signed a pledge to boycott Israeli institutions until Palestinian rights are respected, Academics for Palestine said in a press release, on Friday.It added that the number is expected to increase as more lecturers learn about the growing campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) […]

10 Feb

Israeli PM, Top Ministers Meet Over Boycott Threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with three of his top ministers to discuss ways to deal with the threat of economic boycotts against Israel, media reported Monday.(Ma’an/AFP) The meeting on Sunday night was attended by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, […]

01 Feb

Israel Concerned At Growing Boycott Threat

Israeli government and business leaders are alarmed by a growing international boycott movement and the likely effect of EU measures against exports from Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. AFP – In the latest developments, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund blacklisted, Thursday, two Israeli companies involved in building settlements in […]

28 Jan

134 Members of US Congress Sign Letter Against ASA Boycott

Israel’s Hayom newspaper reported, on Monday, that 134 out of 435 members of Congress have signed a letter criticizing the American Studies Association’s decision last month to boycott Israel’s academic institutions. The effort was spearheaded by Illinois Republican Peter Roskam, Florida Democrat Ted Deutch, Georgia Republican Doug Collins, and Illinois […]

11 Jan

Growing boycott will “hit each of us in the pocket” warns Yair Lapid

Israeli finance minister Yair Lapid has become the latest senior official to warn about the serious impact of growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns targeting Israel.“The world seems to be losing patience with us,” Lapid told the Hebrew edition of Ynet on 10 January, according to the Electronic Intifada. […]

17 Dec

ASA Israeli Boycott Passes 2-1

Just released by the American Studies Association: The members of the American Studies Association have endorsed the Association’s participation in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. In an election that attracted 1252 voters, the largest number of participants in the organization’s history, the majority of votes (66%) supported the boycott. […]

05 Dec

American Studies Association Endorses Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The American Studies Association leadership announced, Wednesday, that its National Council has unanimously approved a resolution submitted by the Academic and Community Activism Caucus to endorse the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.“We believe that the ASA’s endorsement of a boycott is warranted, given US military and […]

20 Aug

Pink Floyd musician urges other rock musicians and artists to boycott Israel

In a letter comparing the state of Israel to South Africa under apartheid, long-time rock musician Roger Waters of Pink Floyd called on his fellow musicians and artists to join him in boycotting Israel to try to pressure the country to end its discriminatory practices against Palestinians.Waters is well known […]

26 Oct

Falk Calls For Boycotting Companies Benefiting From Israeli Settlements

United Nations Special Rapporteur on humanitarian affairs in the occupied Palestinian territories, called for boycotting all firms that benefit from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, and stated that this ban should be submitted to the UN General Assembly Thursday.He said that businesses named in his report that […]

16 Aug

United Church of Canada Decides To Boycott Settlement Products

Following around six hours of deliberation, the United Church of Canada (UCC), the largest Protestant denomination in the country, voted for boycotting products made in Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem.The Toronto Star newspaper reported that a spokesperson of the UCC general council identified as […]

09 Jul

Legal in EU to Support Boycott of Settlement Goods Says UK Expert

Governments within the European Union (EU) have received a report issued by a prominent jurist in the UK stating that EU member states would be within their legal rights if they chose to ban products made in West Bank settlements, according to the British newspaper the Independent.The report, issued by […]

15 Jun

IJV Canada Endorses United Church Working Group Call to Boycott Settlement Products

Independent Jewish Voices-Canada (IJV) today issued a response endorsing the recommendations of the United Church of Canada’s Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy (WGIP). IJV Canada Endorses United Church Working Group Call to Boycott Settlement Products Key WGIP recommendations IJV supports include: (1) Non-violent actions to end the Israeli occupation, including […]

06 Jun

Student-Run Cafe at The Evergreen State College Announces Boycott of Israeli Products

Monday June 4, 2012, The Flaming Eggplant Cafe a student-run cafe at The Evergreen State College in Olympia announced it will boycott Israeli products. A statement, released today, reads:Our Mission Statement outlines a commitment to serving socially just food. Israel’s policy of illegal land seizure and destruction on Palestinian lands […]

29 May

Contractors Union Calls for Boycotting UNICEF Bids

The Palestinian Contractors Union has urged all Palestinian contractors and suppliers to boycott any bids offered by the UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) until it decides to withdraw all bids offered to Israeli companies. The Union warned that those who do not boycott the bids would be, in a way, […]

30 Apr

Major European Retailer Joins Campaign To Boycott Israeli Settlement Products

One of the largest food retailers in the UK has announced that it will boycott four Israeli produce companies which are operating in illegal settlement colonies in the West Bank in violation of international law.The Co-operative Group is the 5th largest food retailer in the UK, and supplies thousands of […]

29 Feb

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Over Olympia Food Co-op Boycott Of Israeli Goods

A Washington State court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against current and former members of the Olympia Food Co-op board of directors for their decision to boycott Israeli goods, calling it a SLAPP – Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation – and ruling that the court would award the defendants attorneys’ […]

26 Jan

Minister of Detainees Calls for Boycott of Military Courts

January 26, 2012 4:41 PM Saed Bannoura Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Minister of Detainees in the West Bank, Issa Qaraqe’, called for the boycotting of all Israeli military courts for their repeated rulings that confine thousands of detainees under administrative orders without filing any official indictments against them.His statements came during a visit to the family of detainee, Ahmad Nabhan […]

26 Dec

Boycott Campaigners Claim Credit For Denial Of London Contract To Company Invested In Settlements

A French transportation company, Veolia, that has been the target of a campaign by human rights groups around the world for its investment in Israeli settlements, has been denied a contract in West London – leading supporters of the boycott campaign to claim credit.Over the last six months campaigners lobbied […]

18 Dec

Activists Hold Third Annual Conference on Boycott of Israel in Hebron

December 18, 2011 10:22 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, News Report, Non-violent action 0

The Palestinian branch of the international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel held its third annual conference in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday, with several hundred Palestinian and international activists gathering for the event.The conference was organized by the BDS Movement in an […]

28 Nov

Europeans hold 60 ‘Boycott Israel’ actions in 10 countries

In a European Day of Action under the banner ‘Take Apartheid off the Menu’, human rights activists in ten countries held actions on Saturday calling on consumers to boycott food products made in Israeli settlements, and urging supermarkets to stop carrying Israeli settlement-made products.Organizers of the campaign claim that fruit […]

27 Nov

European Bank Pulls Out Of Israel After Pressure From Boycott Campaign

The French bank, BNP Paribas, has decided to cease operations inside Israel, after the bank was targeted by the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which aims to use economic pressure to get Israel to adhere to its obligations and abide by international law.Although the bank stated that its […]

07 Sep

Arab League Calls For Serious Boycott Of Israel

September 7, 2011 5:40 PM IMEMC News Arab World, News Report, Peace process 0

The Arab League called on Wednesday for instating a comprehensive and serious popular and official boycott of Israel due to its ongoing violations, and stances that obstruct peace talks.Mohammed Sbeih, assistant secretary-general for Palestine and the Occupied Territories at the Arab League, stated that ‘what is needed is a clear […]

15 Jul

Israeli peace groups to file petition challenging anti-boycott law

July 15, 2011 12:04 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

A coalition of Israeli peace groups have announced that they plan to file a petition with Israel’s High Court challenging the legality of a law passed earlier this week that makes boycott of Israeli products – even those produced in settlement colonies — illegal.The groups called the new law “deeply […]

13 Jul

US Zionist Groups Voice Opposition To Israeli Anti Boycott Law

Both soft and hard line US Israeli supporters have come out against the new Israeli Boycott Law that came into effect on Monday when it gained a majority vote in the Knesset. Groups have described the bill, which makes illegal the boycotting of Israeli goods, including goods made in the […]

12 Jul

‘Boycott Bill’ Slammed By Israeli Civil Society Groups

Israeli opposition politicians and civil society have come out against new legislation passed Monday in the Knesset that outlaws the boycott of Israeli goods, including settlement goods, in the state of Israel. The bill has been slammed as destroying freedom of speech and destroying any remaining remnants of Israeli democracy […]

12 Jul

Knesset Set To Vote On Boycott Bill

The Israeli Knesset is Monday set to vote on a bill that will make illegal the boycott of Israeli goods, including Israeli settlement goods, in the state of Israel. The “Boycott Bill” is due to undergo a second and third vote Monday which would see it passed into law.The Knesset […]

28 Jun

Israeli Anti-Boycott Bill Prepared for Final Vote

The Knesset’s Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee has approved an extended edition of a boycott bill which will prohibit the boycott of any person or product connected to Israel.The “Bill to Prevent Harm to the State of Israel by Means of Boycott” will make boycotting anything connected to the state […]

06 Jun

French Activist summoned to court over Israel Boycott Video

Olivia Zemor a French national has been summoned to appear before the Paris tribunal for publishing a video on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against israel on the website of the organisation she is heading. Zemor is expected to appear before the court on June 17.The video features Palestinian […]

28 May

Boycott Movement Cheers British Prime Minister Decision To Cut Ties With JNF

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated Friday that he has resigned his position as an Honorary Patron of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), the body which owns 90% of the land in present-day Israel.Cameron is the latest of a string of high-profile political figures to abandon the JNF, a […]

02 Apr

Major London Retailer For Ahava Dead Sea Salts Forced To Close; Boycott Campaign Claims Credit

After a 2-year long campaign that involved bi-weekly protests, consumer education and petitions challenging the Ahava company’s illegal theft of Palestinian land and resources, British activists are now claiming credit for the decision by Ahava’s flagship store in London to shut its doors.The Dead Sea Salts and other cosmetics sold […]

31 Mar

Fateh Wins Student Elections In Bir Zeit, Islamic Bloc Boycotted the Polls

March 31, 2011 5:04 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

Dr. Mohammad Al Ahmad, the Dean of Student Affairs in Bir Zeit University, near the central West bank city of Ramallah, stated that the Yasser Arafat Bloc of the Fateh movement garnered a majority in the student elections winning 29 seats out of 51. The Islamic Bloc said it refused […]

24 Mar

Johannesburg University joins academic boycott of Israel

One of South Africa’s most prominent universities has announced that it will cut all financial and academic ties with Israel’s largest university, Ben Gurion University, due to Ben Gurion University’s ‘collaboration with military, occupation and apartheid practices.’The decision to join the academic boycott, which was called by Palestinian academics in […]

19 Mar

Edinburgh University Votes To Boycott Israel

The student association of Edinburgh University in Scotland voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to support a boycott of Israeli goods and services. This comes after the student association, which represents all students at the Univeristy, voted last year to divest from Israeli companies. In the lead-up to the vote, students from […]