Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

BDS controversy snares universities over Federal funding as UN issues unprecedented report linking BDS with antisemitism. Women’s March leaders replaced as British Labour Party and Trade Union Council endorse Israel boycotts.

In September the focus of BDS remained fixed on the connection between academia and the political sphere. Prompted by a complaint over a BDS event, the Department of Education warned Duke University and the University of North Carolina over misuse…

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Behind the Mask: The Antisemitic Nature of BDS Exposed

Hiding behind the mask of advancing Palestinian human and civil rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, led by the Ramallah-based BDS National Committee, is engaged in an ongoing campaign of delegitimization against Israel, which includes the use of antisemitic…

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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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Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy

In this photo taken Sept. 12, 2019, Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei poses for a portrait photo at an undisclosed southern city of Germany. Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he…

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German City Bans Four Palestinian NGOs from Event Due to Antisemitic BDS

City of Bonn, western Germany. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) The city of Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, banned four Palestinian organizations from participating in its late September cultural festival, because they support the antisemitic Boycott,…

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BDS Campaign Targeting Toronto Businesses Backfires

Gabriel Bolotin shows off some of the Israeli products he sells at the Taste of Israel grocery store in Thornhill, Ont. It’s a safe bet to say that Firas al-Najim’s boycott efforts didn’t go the way he hoped they would.…

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Why BDS Fails My 3D Test on anti-Semitism

The global resurgence of anti-Semitism that we are experiencing today began almost 20 year ago, mainly in Europe. At the time, I was serving as Israel’s Minister for Diaspora Affairs and was grappling with the question of how to distinguish…

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