Pro BDS

The SSMU Board’s BDS decision is a disgrace

On Sunday night, the SSMU Board of Directors unanimously decided that the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement violates SSMU’s constitution. More precisely, they voted to approve a reference (“legal opinion”) from the SSMU Judicial Board (or JBoard) which concluded that…

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BDS Movement will gain momentum

History demonstrates that anti-apartheid movements endure harsh periods of slander before they are finally accepted and permitted to enter the mainstream. For years, the Reagan and Thatcher administrations had labelled the great anti-apartheid fighter, Nelson Mandela, a “terrorist.” In fact,…

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The Opposition to Birthright at NYU, Explained

In an attempt to strengthen Jewish identity to Israel, Birthright Israel has successfully sent over 500,000 young Jewish adults on free 10-day trips to Israel since 1999. While this program brings Jews back to Israel to learn about their heritage…

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Congress Shouldn’t Silence Human Rights Advocates

Members of Congress are currently considering a bill that threatens to silence the growing support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian freedom and human rights, known as B.D.S. This draconian bill, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, threatens individuals and…

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Why rabbis like me oppose Israel’s ban on BDS activists

In March, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that denies entry to foreigners who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS. At the time, the law felt so insidious because it introduced a political litmus test designed to…

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Watch: Israel’s secret blacklists of BDS supporters

Israel has started compiling and disseminating secretive blacklists of overseas supporters of BDS, the Palestinian-led boycott divestment and sanctions movement. I told The Real News’ Sharmini Peries about this recent phenomenon, how we know about it, and why it amounts to a…

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BDS Jordan celebrates three years of resistance against Israel

(MENAFN – #Jordan Times) AMMAN — Celebrating three years of resistance and awareness raising on Israel’s ‘apartheid projects’ in #Palestine earlier this week, Jordan’s Boycott, Investments, and Sanctions (BDS Jordan) movement has announced that 11 Jordanian companies have cut ties with British security company…

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Readers criticize Westchester BDS vote

Westchester legislators wrong on BDS vote Re “Westchester lawmakers right to condemn BDS,” June 26 letter: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, known as BDS, stands on the right side of history in its fight against the 70-year illegal occupation…

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Radiohead are wrong to play in Israel. Here’s why

Next Wednesday (19 July), Radiohead will step on stage in Tel Aviv in knowing and deliberate contravention of the boycott of Israel called for by Palestinian civil society and adhered to by leading cultural figures. In so doing, they will…

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