BDS movement

The BDS movement established an international campaign to exert pressure on Israel through economic, academic and cultural approaches. The BDS Israel movement calls for "various forms of boycott of Israel until it fulfills its obligations under international law." The movement was initiated at the United Nations Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001.

Teachers’ unions are increasingly debating Israel - some backing boycotts

BDS has been in the air as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become a flashpoint of the American labor movement, public education unions in particular.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA , GABRIEL GRESCHLER/JTA
09/07/2021

Anti-Israel item shot down by largest US teachers' union

The business item calls for public support of Palestine and is similar to business items that have been proposed in the past.

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Anti-Israel protesters block Zim cargo ship in Oakland

“Block the Boat” organizers online also indicated similar actions would take place this week in Detroit, Vancouver, Philadelphia and London.

By SUE FISHKOFF/JTA
09/06/2021
Cars drive behind a truck transporting a Zim container just outside Israel's port of Ashdod February

Seattle Protest group to block Israeli ship

The ship belongs to the Israeli shipping company Zim.

Jewish-American group says Kaddish for Hamas, PIJ fighters

Not for the first time, IfNotNow have been blasted for mourning the death of terrorists. During the 2014 Gaza war the group organized similar demonstrations.

Star of David

Store apologizes for selling yellow star reading 'not vaccinated'

The store owner has previously come under fire for comparing COVID-19 vaccine passports to Nazi era documents issued to Jews.

PRO-PALESTINIAN demonstrators attend a protest outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles, earlier

Police chief in Michigan apologizes for liking pro-Israel Facebook post

Haddad came under fire from local leaders after he liked a change in a profile picture by an officer who added an “I stand with Israel” banner to his picture.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
31/05/2021
A man wearing a kippah at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

Non-Jewish man wearing yarmulke in solidarity is assaulted in Sweden

The kippah wearing man was called a "Jewish bastard" by at least one man involved in the incident.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
31/05/2021

Cambridge graduate jailed for intent to carry out Nazi agenda

The 24-year-old made comments on social media where he sympathized with Nazis, described Jews as "parasites" and said that "extermination is the best option for them."

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS.

Patti Smith, Julian Casablancas among 600 artists calling for boycott

Roger Waters, the former frontman of Pink Floyd and a longtime leading activist in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, is among the signers

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
28/05/2021

Jewish Democrats: Calling Israel apartheid is antisemitic

“Elected officials have used reckless, irresponsible antisemitic rhetoric,” said a letter condemning the rising antisemitism sparked by the Israel-Hamas war earlier this month.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
27/05/2021

San Francisco’s teachers union becomes first K-12 union to endorse BDS

The United Educators of San Francisco, which has 6,200 members, is the first American K-12 union of public school teachers to officially support BDS, although other unions have already done so.

By GABRIEL GRESCHLER/JTA
27/05/2021

Jewish history and Holocaust studies scholar murdered in Ukraine

In addition to writing the definitive work on the Holocaust in the Nikolayev region, Vladimir Shchukin also authored research papers on the Jewish presence in Ukraine more broadly.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
27/05/2021
A general view of the Broadcasting House at BBC headquarters in Central London in 2017.

BBC reporter comes under fire for tweet saying 'Hitler was right'

BBC digital reporter Tala Halawa's 2014 antisemitic tweets were unearthed recently.

 Anti-Israel demonstrators at the World Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa, in 2001

State Dept: US will not take part in Durban IV conference

The US will keep up its policy of not participating in events commemorating the 2001 Durban Declaration, which singled out Israel as racist.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS.

Israeli art exhibition in Dubai draws criticism from BDS groups

In a historical first, three Israeli artists showcase their work at an Emirati art festival, drawing criticism from BDS groups and academic boycotters worldwide.

A refrigerated truck leaves the Pfizer plant in Puurs, Belgium December 3, 2020.

Pfizer medical info center marked in Herzliya, 'Palestine'

Pfizer, the producer of the majority of Israel's coronavirus vaccines, marked one of its medical information centers in Israel as being located in "Palestine."

View of Paris, France and the Eiffel Tower

Jewish policeman finds swastikas on his locker in Paris-area precinct

The officer, who is part of an elite unit headquartered at the Vélizy-Villacoublay municipality southwest of Paris, discovered the text on Feb. 4, Le Parisien reported Wednesday.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
19/02/2021
FASCIST SALUTE: ‘Il Duce’ Benito Mussolini with Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler.

A state historian in Poland is seen in pictures from 2007 giving the Nazi salute

On Thursday, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily published the pictures from 2007 of Tomasz Greniuch, who in 2019 was appointed head of the local branch of the Institute of National Remembrance in Opole.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
19/02/2021
Antisemitism

Antisemitic crimes increase in Germany, police report

Central Council of Jews in Germany President Josef Schuster points to the spread of conspiracy theories surrounding coronavirus to explain the recent rise in antisemitism.

Anti-Israel resolution to be debated at WHO assembly

"This stand-alone item is not about the health of Palestinians, it is about politicizing health," Israel's Ambassador to the UN Meirav Eilon Shahar told the WHO Executive Board.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS.

Brazillian BDS activists to teach on antisemitism at World Social Forum

This year’s summit, which will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the first time that activists from the BDS movement are using the summit to teach about antisemitism.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/01/2021
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Spanish court acquits boycott supporters who wanted Matisyahu ousted

A court in Spain has acquitted eight anti-Israel activists of hate crime charges for their role in demanding that the Jewish-American singer Matisyahu declare his support for Palestinian statehood.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/01/2021

Author accused of antisemitism set to be Holocaust memorial speaker

The national commemoration committee of the Netherlands named as its keynote speaker a Muslim author who has called Gaza a “ghetto” and is accused of making anti-Semitic statements about Dutch Jews.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/01/2021

Pompeo: US to recognize BDS movement as antisemitic

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu interjected that the policy is “simply wonderful.”

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