How European pension funds sustain Israeli occupation

The five biggest European pension funds are conflicting with their governments’ official policies by investing in companies that do business in illegal Israeli settlements, analysts say. “If their citizens and their companies are directly undermining their governments’ foreign policy commitment…

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Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

n 2016 the movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions for their involvement in the illegal occupation of Palestine both gathered significant steam and faced a huge roadblock. In the United States, the country that largely underwrites and funds the Israeli…

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The Academic Boycott Movement

This periscope brings together political analyses of the academic boycott as a global movement, from different political locations and contexts of struggle, as a way of taking stock of past gains and challenges and providing directions for the future. In…

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German bank fights BDS while financing dispossession

Germany’s Bank for Social Economy shut down an account belonging to a Jewish peace group, accusing it of anti-Semitism. Meanwhile, it continues to handle an account belonging to the Jewish National Fund — which actively supports dispossession of Bedouin. In…

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Submission: SJP film screening does not reflect anti-Semitism

Last Wednesday, Students for Justice in Palestine screened the documentary “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the U.S.” Ironically, this documentary which chronicles how false accusations of anti-Semitism are used to delegitimize criticism of Israel,…

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Activists hope ‘anti-Semitism’ bill will re-spark BDS movement

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has noticeably gained momentum across college campuses in recent years. But activists in the campaign, which aims to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians by challenging the financial support the state receives…

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