Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

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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The ‘Peaceful’ Movement to Destroy Israel

The immediate result of Israel’s recent election was a victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a close ally of American President Donald Trump. But the election results have also revived the perennial interest outside the country in the political lives…

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Airbnb will cancel its ban on West Bank settlement listings

In a reversal of a 2018 policy announcement, Airbnb will not remove West Bank settlement listings from its website. The policy change came after two federal court settlements Monday between the vacation rental company and two groups of American Jewish plaintiffs…

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The well-financed war on Birthright Israel

The war on Birthright continues. IfNotNowprotested outside of Birthright’s New York City headquarters on April 5, demanding that Birthright make institutional changes to its programming. These events follow weeks of threats from IfNotNow, which is bankrolled by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and dozens of news articles from activists and…

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Reconstructionists face push-back from ranks for backing anti-BDS resolution

Over 60 Reconstructionist rabbis and rabbinical students said they were disappointed in the movement for backing a congressional resolution that would condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. Reconstructing Judaism, an umbrella body for Reconstructionist groups, on April…

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