BDS News

Human Right Watch Targets Israeli Banks for Economic Warfare

As part of its ongoing BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) campaign against Israel, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report and press release targeting Israel banks. This represents HRW’s third major BDS initiative in 2017 alone, notes NGO Monitor. “Economic warfare against the Israeli financial…

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New Jersey Fails to Enforce Anti-BDS Law with Danish Bank

The State of New Jersey has come under fire for allegedly not punishing a giant Danish bank that engages in anti-Israel economic activity. Danske Bank, the largest bank in the Scandinavian country, is blacklisted by New York State for violating…

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Sajid Javid launches blistering attack on Israel boycott

Britain will celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration with pride, a senior government minister has told a group of Jewish leaders from around the world. Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said the government would…

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German cities split with ‘anti-Semitic’ BDS boycott movement

For over ten years, an international network of protest against Israeli policy toward the Palestinians has existed: the “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” (BDS) movement. It began in 2005 when numerous Palestinian organizations expressed extensive criticism of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians. Internationally, the…

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Berlin mayor pledges crackdown on BDS

Berlin’s mayor will block the use of city venues and funds by groups or event organizers that support the boycott movement against Israel. The move, announced Wednesday, followed pressure by the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, which had threatened to put Berlin Mayor…

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