Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

New Jersey Divests From Danish Bank Over Its Support for BDS

One of the biggest victories that American pro-Israel activists have claimed in recent years is the passage of nearly two-dozen state laws meant to counter the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Anti-BDS measures have been passed in 23 US…

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In 2018, Duke University Press Doubles Down on Anti-Israel Bias

I have recently written a series of articles documenting anti-Israel bias, antisemitism and misleading “scholarship” at Duke University Press (DUP). At the end of 2017, DUP published The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, by Jasbir Puar. In that book, Puar makes the grotesque claims…

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Exclusive: Paypal Closes Account of French BDS Organization

The US online payment company PayPal closed the account of one of France’s most powerful boycott Israel organizations – the France-Palestine Solidarity Association – The Jerusalem Post learned on Friday. As part of an investigative series into funding streams for Boycott, Divestment,…

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Film directors criticize focus on Israel in French festival

More than 100 international film directors, producers, actors and industry workers have signed an open letter to a French film festival to protest against its decision to highlight Israeli films. Signatories including British directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, Finnish…

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Lorde Heckled in NY Over Canceled Israel Gig

New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde faced a pro-Israel heckler on Wednesday night at a charity concert in New York City. Last month, the 21-year-old singer canceled a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv after facing protests from the boycott movement. The decision…

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Students, profs boycott bookstore for supporting Israel

More than 170 members of the Columbia University community have signed onto a petition calling for a boycott of a local bookstore for affirming Israel’s right to exist. Book Culture initially defended its decision to sell “P is for Palestine,”…

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