BDS News

Israel to Apply Anti-BDS Law to Amnesty International

An Israeli settlement. Photo: TrickyH via Wikimedia Commons. Israel is acting to enforce its anti-BDS law against Amnesty International, after the human rights organization embarked on a campaign calling for a boycott of products from Judea and Samaria and a weapons embargo on the Jewish…

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Exclusive: PayPal closes second illegal French BDS account

For the second time in 30 days, the US-based online payment service giant PayPal shut down the account of a French organization advocating for the boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel. The Jerusalem Post verified on Monday that the PayPal…

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The UN Makes the Case for an Anti-BDS Law

If there was any doubt about the need for Congress to pass the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, it was erased yesterday when the U.N.’ Office for the High Commissioner on Human Rights issued a report about companies doing business in the…

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The IRS Campaign Against Israel—and Us

LLUSTRATION: BARBARA KELLEY The first IRS viewpoint discrimination case to be filed, Z Street v. IRS, has been settled, with disturbing revelations about how the Internal Revenue Service treated pro-Israel organizations applying for tax-exempt status. I founded Z Street in 2009 to…

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The Disappointed BDS Supporters

A 2014 global survey by the Anti-Defamation League found that there are more than one billion antisemites worldwide. This translates into about 70 antisemites for every Jew. When an Israeli goes abroad, he is likely to meet such extremely prejudiced people — though…

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Political Supersessionism

Last spring I attended a conference at the newly established St. Olaf Institute for Freedom and Community, which is dedicated to “free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues.” The institute invited four professors to talk about…

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Israel is fighting BDS the wrong way

Israel’s government has greatly ramped up efforts recently to combat international efforts to impose boycotts and sanctions on Israel and delegitimize its very right to exist. To this end, it recently budgeted approximately a quarter of a billion shekels ($72 million), a…

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