Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Palestinians counter sue Jewish settlers in Airbnb lawsuit

Today, Palestinian landowners and West Bank residents filed to intervene in a lawsuit against Airbnb over the booking platform’s decision to remove listings for Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territory. Dual Israeli-U.S. citizen settlers whose…

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Palestinian Red Crescent to host BDS conference

In direct breach of its commitments, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), which is a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is set to host a BDS conference. In a notice posted…

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In Europe, the boycott Israel movement is weaker than you think

Israeli flags in Utrecht, the Netherlands, during a protest by Zionist Christians against a local party’s endorsement of BDS, March 12, 2019. (Courtesy of Christenen voor Israel) To the world’s oldest Zionist organization, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement “could…

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BDS Monitor Live – Mar 27, 2019

The election of BDS supporters to Congress and the growing public conflicts between university faculties and administrations have spread the antisemitism implicit in BDS throughout American politics and culture. Thanks to BDS, bipartisanship over Israel is evaporating, with no end…

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Quaker Activists

It is no surprise that this past week the student leaders at Swarthmore College voted to endorse boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel after initially rejecting it three weeks ago. Quaker schools are fertile ground for BDS and have…

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Pitzer College Disgraces Itself for BDS

On Thursday, a day on which rockets were fired at Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip, the College Council of Pitzer College voted overwhelmingly to suspend Pitzer’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa. The council, a board that includes faculty, students, and…

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