BDS News

German LGBT group closes bank account to protest BDS activity

The Cologne-based Bank for Social Economy will be forbidden to conduct business with the city of Frankfurt – Germany’s financial capital – because of the bank’s accounts for boycott groups targeting Israel, Frankfurt Deputy Mayor Uwe Becker told The Jerusalem Post.…

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German diplomats defend Kuwait Airways’ ‘no Israelis allowed’ policy

German diplomats have said accusations of antisemitism against Kuwait Airways for its practice of refusing Israeli passengers are exaggerated, triggering sharp criticism from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a German lawyer who sued the airline. The statement defending state-owned Kuwait…

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New Amnesty leader calls BDS a tested “tool of resistance”

Amnesty International’s incoming secretary-general is calling the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights a “historically tested peaceful tool of resistance.” He is also urging Palestine solidarity campaigners to make more use of civil disobedience. Kumi Naidoo, who…

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40 University of Sydney Academics Pledge to Boycott Israel

Over 40 staff members at the University of Sydney in Australia have vowed to avoid collaborating with Israeli academic institutions and their leaders, in support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign. The pledge, signed by professors and research fellows, calls…

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Confirm Kenneth Marcus to the Department of Education

Senate Majority Leader McConnell: Start the full Senate vote clock and confirm Kenneth Marcus to lead the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) For months, Kenneth Marcus’ nomination to lead the Department of Education’s Office of…

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Anti-Zionism and the Humanities: A response to Saree Makdisi

Professors Cary Nelson, left and Russell Berman at a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Modern Language Association conference in Chicago, January 2014. This lengthy essay by two leading US professors challenges the world of academic publishing. They identify…

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BDS Movement Causes Backlash Against Jewish College Students and Employees

A once little-known movement has resulted in recent incidents of exclusion of and discrimination against Jewish students and pro-Israel advocates on America’s college campuses. The Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement, an international Palestinian-led campaign against Israeli businesses and institutions of…

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The REAL history of the BDS movement

On December 4, 2016, I was a speaker at a national conference sponsored by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), held at Harvard Law School. The conference was co-hosted by HLS Alliance for Israel, and was titled…

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