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BDS co-founder says goal of movement is end of Israel

BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti. Credit: YouTube Screenshot. While Israel’s supporters claim that the BDS movement is aimed at the Jewish state and is a form of new anti-Semitism, its supporters in Western countries say it’s merely a tool to…

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The Battle over BDS – Trends, Lessons, and Future Trajectories

Executive Summary For the first 10 to 15 years after the crystallization of the modern BDS movement at the turn of the 21st century, the global BDS campaign enjoyed a comfortable operating environment. While the counter-BDS community’s response to specific…

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French Jews Decry European Court’s Ruling in Favor of BDS Activists

The European Court of Human Rights building, in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Reuters / Vincent Kessler. France’s main Jewish organization on Friday decried a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that a French criminal conviction against activists involved in a…

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Spanish courts strike 2 municipalities’ support for Israel boycotts

Illustrative: A BDS protest against Israel in Barcelona, Spain, June 2014. (YouTube screenshot) JTA — Courts in Spain’s third-largest city voided the resolutions of two municipalities that had declared their adherence to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.…

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