Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

A Model Response to BDS

In 2014, a group of scholar-activists, Historians Against the War (HAW), endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The following year, HAW rolled out two resolutions on Israeli’s alleged crimes against academic freedom. They asked the American Historical Association (AHA), the “largest…

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President’s Executive Order extends Civil Rights Act protections to Jewish students as Corbyn and Labour are crushed. BDS advocates criticize student Israel trips as Israel boycotts are linked to fossil fuel.

The fall semester ended with President Trump signing an Executive Order extending protections to Jewish students under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The move came as the Conservative Party crushed Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and then promised to…

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German peace event excludes Jewish politician for his anti-BDS stance

A woman wearing a T-shirt which reads, “Boycott Israel”, takes part in a demonstration in favour of the occupied Palestinian people of Gaza in Brussels December 27, 2011. (photo credit: REUTERS/SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/POOL) The Munich Peace Conference has rejected Marian Offman,…

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A delegation from Israel was attacked by BDS activists

Yesterday evening, after a concentrated day of meetings with parliamentarians in Madrid’s Parliament Building, as part of a collaboration with the Spanish-Jewish Information Association ACOM, members of the Samaritan Regional Council arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel in the city center…

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Belgian officials boycott trade delegation to Israel

Elio Di Rupo, then prime minister of Belgium, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) JTA — Two local governments in Belgium have pulled out of a trade delegation to Israel, citing alleged…

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Protesters call on Boston police to withdraw from Israel trip

Protesters Monday demanded that Boston police withdraw from a counterterrorism leadership program in Israel. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) NIC ANTAYA FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE A group of activists Monday called on Boston police officials to withdraw from a…

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