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New details on the UN BDS blacklist

In a March 2020 interview posted on a fringe website, BDS activist Shir Hever revealed new details about the creation and operation of the United Nations’ BDS blacklist. (For information on the list, known in U.N. parlance as “database,” see NGO…

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Germany’s lessons for BDS

Three incidents in three different countries during the last week graphically illustrated the ease with which anti-Zionism can serve as a vehicle for anti-Semitism. In the Austrian city of Graz, the president of the Jewish community, Elie Rosen, was assaulted by…

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BDS calls for boycott of Israeli-Arab internet personality Nas Daily

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is urging Arab content creators to boycott the massively popular Arab-Israeli internet personality, Nas Daily. Nas Daily is the handle of 28-year-old Nuseir Yassin, whose Facebook page, featuring cheery one-minute travelogues, has over 17…

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Boykott, Germany’s Battle Against the Delegitimization of Israel

Introduction With overwhelming support, the German parliament, or Bundestag, passed a resolution last year declaring, “[T]he arguments and methods of the BDS [Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions] Movement are anti-Semitic.” The resolution explained that the tactics of the BDS campaign “inevitably…

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Robert J. Tolchin said "under no circumstances" should the NIF support any boycott against the Israeli government or the nation's organizations. Photo: Mohamed Ouda via Wikimedia Commons.

UK police arrest Pro-BDS Palestinian activist on terrorism charge

British authorities arrested Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland chairman Dr. Issam Hijjawi on Saturday for allegedly committing preparatory acts of terrorism in connection with the New Irish Republican Army. He was the 10th person to be charged in a…

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Israeli retailer sues UNHRC for defamation over UN ‘blacklist’

Portrait of Rami Levi in his supermarket in Jerusalem. Levy operates a chain of 27 discount supermarkets in Central and Northern Israel employing over 5,000. It also distributes wholesale to 450 stores in and around Jerusalem. The company has diversified…

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BDS: an anti-Semitic crusade

One day in December 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42-year-old black woman by the name of Rosa Parks sat in the forward section of a bus, which, by city law, was reserved for white people. The bus driver asked her…

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BDS ‘Jew-hater’ convicted for violent assault in Germany

A Berlin court convicted on Monday a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activist for assaulting people during a presentation by an Israeli survivor of the Holocaust at Humboldt University in the capital. In a dramatic setback to the claim of the BDS campaign…

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