BDS News

BDS has zero impact on Israeli businesses

Several years ago, I was invited to meet with executives from the Ministry of Strategic Affairs. One of the ministry’s main goals included “combating the delegitimization of Israel.” The purpose of the meeting was a study we conducted at the…

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Fomenting Evangelical Hostility Toward Israel

A Pentecost mass at the Dormition Church on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo: Hanan Isachar) This past spring I attended the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference (CATC), a biennial event organized by Bethlehem Bible College, an outpost of Christian…

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Berlin classifies BDS movement as an anti-Semitic organization

Berlin Mayor Michael Müller: The tactics of BDS activists “are unacceptable practices from the Nazi era.” | Photo: AFP The city-state of Berlin has decided to classify the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement – which promotes the boycott of Israel…

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State in firing line if ban on Israeli settlement imports passes

The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories is passed, the European Commission has warned. A Government official privately sought the advice of…

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French Payment Service Supports BDS, Defies Anti-BDS Law

The online payment service HelloAsso announced that it will continue to provide services to boycott Israel organizations whose accounts were shut down by PayPal and French banks for apparent violations of France’s anti-discrimination law. HelloAsso tweeted a statement on September…

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Spanish Anti-BDS Org Gets Boycott Resolution Nixed by Court

A Spanish district court has annulled a BDS resolution passed by the municipal council of Ayamonte, a town in the country’s southwest, banning any association or economic agreement with Israeli companies and organizations. The decision was made September 4 in response…

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Palestinians push initiative to remove Israel from UN

The Foreign Ministry and the Israeli delegation to the United Nations are preparing to thwart a Palestinian move aimed at suspending or permanently removing Israel from the UN in light of its controversial Nation-State Law. The Palestinians will argue that Israel…

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BDS pressure takes a toll on Meteor Festival

With less than two weeks to the Meteor Festival, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel has chalked up a series of wins – and losses – with artists slated to perform there. The festival is scheduled for September 6-8 on…

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