Anti BDS

Everything You Wanted to Know about Anti-BDS Laws, Part I

I’ve perhaps never seen as much misinformation and bad legal analysis regarding a given issue than about state laws that require state contractors to certify that they do not boycott Israel or those who do business with Israel, otherwise known…

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Students at Large German University Condemn BDS as Antisemitic

Main building of University of Cologne, by architect Adolf Abel, 1934. (photo credit: TIM ‘AVATAR’ BARTEL/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS) The University of Cologne’s student parliament passed a resolution against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state because BDS is…

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llinois investment board says Airbnb West Bank ban is illegal

Illinois officials say that Airbnb’s ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state law. The Investment Policy Board’s vote Wednesday followed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s request last month. He sought a review of Airbnb’s decision to remove 200…

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BDS Declared Illegal for All Cities in Chile

Hernán López, Executive Director of CCHIL (Left) and Gabriel Colodro, President of CCHIL (right). (photo credit: CCHIL) It is illegal for municipalities to boycott Israel, the Chilean National Comptroller determined this week. The comptroller’s decision followed complaints from Shai Agosin…

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Israel calls on EU to stop funding groups that support BDS

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan has asked the European Union to investigate whether its funds are being transferred to organizations that promote boycotts of Israel. On Wednesday, the European Court of Auditors published a detailed report on the funding the…

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