Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Holy Land Principles. Gateway Drug to Full BDS?

Yet one more reason you shouldn’t ignore the proxy statements that show up in your mail. Marriott International has more than 6000 properties in over 122 countries and territories around the world. Next month at their annual shareholder meeting, they…

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Invest in BDS — Boycotted Companies Make Lots of Money

Yesterday, Caterpillar announced much better financial results than were anticipated, and its stock price rose by nearly 8%. I half-jokingly tweeted that a smart investor should look carefully at any company that BDSers want to boycott, because it might be a great investment. So I decided…

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France’s War to Delegitimize Israel

Officially, France prohibits any form of boycott against Israel. In 2015, the Court of Cassation confirmed a 2013 decision regarding the illegality of boycotts and the call for boycotts in France. Under the law, in 2013, BDS France was fined…

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Trump said bidding to defeat new anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

Trump administration has reportedly ordered US ambassadors in UNESCO member states to initiate meetings with their host countries’ foreign ministries in a bid to defeat an anti-Israel resolution that is to be debated at the UN cultural organization next week.…

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Israel aiming to delay Fifa vote on settlement teams

Israeli diplomats are trying to stave off a vote at the Fifa conference in a fortnight over the future of football teams from the settlements. Two years ago, a vote on suspending Israel from international football was averted and instead…

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Ontario NDP supports campaign against Israel

First it was the federal Green Party under Elizabeth May. Now it’s Ontario’s Dippers. The Ontario NDP under leader Andrea Horwath have included in their literature for this weekend’s conference in Toronto a resolution supporting the hateful Boycott, Divestment and…

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Pro-Israel Group Seeks Legal Action Against Barcelona BDS Declaration

ACOM, a pro-Israel group working to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in Spain, said it is contemplating legal action against the City Council of Barcelona over its recently announced anti-Israel resolution. Last week, the Presidency Commission of the…

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French Bank Said to Have Dropped Major BDS Account

NEW YORK – One of the world’s largest banks, the Paris-based BNP Paribas, may have closed the account last year of a French organization that advocates boycotting Israel. After the former president of the  Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions…

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German State Head Gives BDS Bethlehem Hate Preacher Nearly $32,000

The Green Party president of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, personally delivered in late March a check for €30,000 ($32,000) to a Lutheran pastor in the West Bank who advocates the destruction of Israel. “Mitri Raheb [the Bethlehem pastor] authored the ‘Kairos…

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