Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Roger Waters and BDS target Radiohead over Israel concert

Several artists and musicians signed an open letter calling on Thom Yorke and his bandmates in Radiohead to cancel their planned performance in Israel—or at least, “to think about it again.” The letter—which was disseminated on Holocaust Remembrance Day—was signed…

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BDS debate at UCLA breaks no new ground

A campus debate on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on May 22 at UCLA offered little in the way of new ideas or understanding, as representatives on each side held to their well-established positions. An audience of about 100…

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Debating the BDS movement’s immorality

If the Jewish people ever needed an icon for their sworn enemies, a litmus test that distinguishes those who oppose the core of Israel’s existence from those who have other reasons to criticize the Jewish state, the Boycott, Divestment and…

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New European Funding Cycle to the Secretariat

On May 18, 2017, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen held a series of meetings in Ramallah, where he signed agreements for an additional funding cycle of $8.3 million1 to the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (“the…

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