israel boycott

South Dakota governor signs executive order prohibiting Israel boycotts

South Dakota is the 28th state to have enacted an anti-Israel boycott executive order or legislation.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/01/2020
Protesters hold abanner that reads "Boycott Israel" during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris
Rep. Zeldin brings anti-boycott act to Congress

Unlike laws in the 1970s, the bill does not include criminal penalties, but it preserves the earlier laws’ monetary punishment.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA , OMRI NAHMIAS
15/01/2020
The BDS movement seeks to destroy Israel’s image in the eyes of the world.’
Academic organization votes to reject BDS

Supporters claim Palestinian's rights "to education and academic freedom, have been denied for decades under Israel’s military occupation and racist policies.”

U.S. Rep Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib share 'Holocaust contest' prize winner cartoon

The two congresswomen posted a Brazilian-Lebanese artist's drawing in response to being barred from entering Israel.

THE NEW York Times Building in Manhattan
Discussing what The New York Times got right and wrong about BDS

I thought in this case they did a pretty good job, particularly in making it clear why the pro-Israel opposition to BDS is not confined to the right.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA , LAURA E. ADKINS/JTA
31/07/2019
Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C
Congress tackles the anti-Israel boycott, but bipartisanship is fleeting

Israel, BDS and Jews are not going away this election season.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
20/07/2019
German neo-Nazi parties aggressively push boycott of Israel

The party Die Rechte (The Right) used an election poster for the weekend's EU parliament vote stating: "Boycott Israel. Stop ethnic cleansing."

Gilad Erdan announces the launching of a new campaign to combat BDS.
Erdan to EU Commission President: Stop funding NGOs that boycott Israel

“I have no doubt that boycott organizations disguised as human rights groups exploit the European Union and use the funds they receive to promote boycotts against Israel.”

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