Anti BDS

Austrian Parliament MPS Pledge to Classify BDS as Antisemitic

Leading Austrian lawmakers have vowed they will declare the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting Israel as antisemitic during the next legislative session. “We hope that words will be followed by deeds and that… there will soon be a parliamentary…

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Kentucky becomes 22nd state to officially enact anti-BDS law

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr. Kentucky became the 22nd state to enact legislation prohibiting state contractors from boycotting Israel. About a half-dozen other states have executive orders or resolutions. “Kentucky condemns the #BDS movement and refuses to tolerate boycott-related tactics…

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Anti-BDS Law

The wall between the West Bank and East Jerusalem — in Texas, silence is also golden when it comes to criticizing Israel.DZarzycka/iStock Texas’ law banning government agencies from doing business with people or other businesses that support the boycott, divestment…

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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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