Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Spanish FM blasts BDS during visit by Knesset delegation

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis came out firmly against the BDS movement during a meeting with a delegation of Knesset members, who visited the country to mark 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Israel. “The…

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Does BDS ban hurt Israel?

Had I been an American citizen, even a strictly kosher Jew, I would not have been allowed into the State of Israel. Under new legislation approved on March 6 by the Knesset, non-Israeli citizens and nonpermanent residents (foreign nationals) who…

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How does Europe fight the BDS movement?

BRUSSELS (EJP)—Is Europe fighting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement? Although the atmosphere seems to  point out that BDS is stronger, many European countries are fighting this phenomena. Last week, the World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to…

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Chile Feud Widens Over Israel Ban Of BDS Activist

The Palestinian Federation of Chile threatened the country’s Jewish umbrella organization over its support of Israel’s decision to bar a Chilean boycott activist from entering the Jewish state. “We warn the Jewish leadership not to play with fire,” read a…

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A Victory for the First Amendment

Editor’s note: Alice Rothchild, author of Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine, recently spoke at the Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning (SILL). “Pro-Israeli” groups attempted to suppress her speech and led a campaign to coerce SILL into cancelling the…

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Why Israel Is Nothing Like Apartheid South Africa

JERUSALEM — Among critics of Israel, it has become ever more common to accuse the Jewish state of imitating apartheid South Africa. This month, an obscure United Nations agency, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, whose membership comprises…

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Panelists Prove Jewish Voice for Peace is Neither

There’s a simple way to end global oppression, racism and immediately create a world overflowing with “equality, dignity and human rights,” panelists agreed Saturday morning during a Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Conference in Chicago. Simply eliminate Zionism from the…

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