Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Israel’s New Rules

Hugh Lanning, a British citizen and chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was denied entry into Israel on March 12, the first militant anti-Zionist to fall “victim” to a new law banning entry to any foreigner “who knowingly issues a…

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Israel Arrests BDS Founder Omar Barghouti for Tax Evasion

Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against Israel, was arrested Monday on suspicion of tax evasion. Barghouti, who resides in Acre in northern Israel, is suspected of hiding about $700,000 in unreported income…

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Alan Dershowitz Joined by Prominent Academics in Railing Against ‘Hypocrisy’ of BDS Intellectual Leader Cornel West for Statement on ‘Truth-Seeking, Freedom of Thought’

The co-signing of a statement calling for “truth-seeking and freedom of thought” by a well-known BDS proponent elicited harsh reactions from academics, who said they otherwise would  have endorsed the document. The statement, jointly issued last week by conservative Princeton…

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Waiting for Cornel West

Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, is, whatever one thinks of him, among the biggest names in American intellectual life. It was, therefore, a coup when he put himself, with Princeton’s Robert George,…

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What is wrong with the ‘Entry to Israel Law’

On March 6, the Knesset passed legislation that prohibits the granting of a visa or residency permit to a non-Israeli citizen or permanent resident “if he, [or] the organization or entity for which he works, has knowingly issued a public…

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Israel Bars Boycotters

A new law that bars foreign proponents of boycotts of Israel from entering the country is prompting concerns among scholars who hold a range of views on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against the state. The new law —…

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Israel passes law barring foreign BDS activists from entry

On Monday night (March 6), Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) passed in its second and final reading a law barring the entry of foreign nationals who have “knowingly and publicly” called for boycotting Israel or who “represent an organization” that calls…

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