Israeli boycott mirrors attitude of United Nations

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The 5,000-member American Studies Association voted last December to join the academic boycott of Israel, the third scholarly group in the United States to do so in 2013. Its decision was both reasonable and commendable. By George Bisharat - Sabbah Report § The call for boycott, divestment and … [Read more...]

Rosenberg’s rubbishing of BDS misses the point

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By Alan Hart - Sabbah Report § In an article asserting that the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Movement is “irrelevant”, M. J. Rosenberg has written, under the headline The Goal Of The BDS Movement Is Dismantling Israel, Not The ’67 Occupation, “The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict … [Read more...]

“BDS is irrelevant.” Oh, really?

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By Stuart Littlewood - Sabbah Report § What maddens Zionists most is that they cannot control civil society like they can pull the strings of the spineless political élite. They fear BDS action (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) will derail their precious project for a Greater Israel. So they now sneer at … [Read more...]

Israel’s War on American Universities

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The banning of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Northeastern University in Boston on March 7, along with a university threat of disciplinary measures against some of its members, replicates sanctions being imposed against numerous student Palestinian rights groups across the country. The attacks, … [Read more...]

‘Boycott Israel’ mobile app in final stages

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The Boycott Israel movement is developing a smart-phone application that will allow followers to avoid Israeli products. The campaign for Palestinian rights continues to gather momentum, despite Israeli accusations of anti-Semitism. Update: Follow the BDS app project here: http://bdsapp.org/ By SR … [Read more...]

Close the EU to Israeli settlement products

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This week, a legal report was presented in Brussels that concluded that international law indeed obliges the E.U. to prohibit all imports into the EU from the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. By Willem-Gert Aldershoff and Michel Waelbroeck - Sabbah Report § In July 2013, the … [Read more...]

Planning for the Future of the BDS Movement

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By Lawrence Davidson - Sabbah Report Norman Finkelstein’s Predictions   Much has been made of the rising influence of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Indeed, there is a growing sense that the boycott power of civil society, particularly as it is manifesting itself in … [Read more...]

Interview: Ilan Pappe on academic freedom in Israel and BDS

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By Alex Shams - Sabbah Report Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and political activist. Much of Pappe's academic work has focused on the 1948 expulsion of 700,000-800,000 Palestinians from their homes in what became the State of Israel. He recently announced that he would begin translating his book … [Read more...]

Al-Khalil (Hebron): #OpenShuhadaSt actions – 2014

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On Friday February 21, Youth Against Settlements are organizing 4 days campaign of actions demanding the openingof  Shuhada street in the old city of Hebron. The following annoucement and statement by Youth Against Settlements contains more details on Open Shuhada street actions for this year. Youth … [Read more...]

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: The Case for the Israel Boycott

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Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: The Case for the Israel Boycott Dr. Hanan Ashrawi PLO Executive Member and Head of the PLO Department of Culture and Information, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi’s Letter to New York Times Editor, “Is a Boycott of Israel Just?” Regarding “In boycott, a political act or prejudice?” (Page 2, … [Read more...]

BDS, this is your big chance….

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In the coming elections, Boycott would-be MPs who are Friends of Israel  By Stuart Littlewood - Sabbah Report Name and shame supporters of the racist regime! A recent article, 'Holocaust hullabaloo: another MP intimidated', tells how a British lady MP was harrassed by the chief executive of … [Read more...]

‘Jews For Palestinian Right of Return’ endorse American Studies Association boycott of Israeli academic institutions

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By Jews for Palestinian Right of Return - Sabbah Report We salute the American Studies Association’s courageous endorsement of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli academic institutions, which are leading accomplices in more than six decades of ethnic cleansing, … [Read more...]

The Tide Turns Against Israel

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Pariah Status and Isolation Lie Ahead By Jonathan Cook | Sabbah Report Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rarely been so politically embattled. His travails indicate the Israeli right’s inability to respond to a shifting political landscape, both in the region and globally. The context … [Read more...]

The BDS movement explained – by Omar Barghouti

Palestinian protesters in a West Bank village throw stones towards Israeli troops during a weekly demonstration against Israel's controversial wall. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

In many media reports on the recent panel held at Brooklyn College on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, BDS was subjected to relentless vilification and unfounded allegations. This was yet another ruthless campaign to demonize and shut down all criticism of Israel. Following … [Read more...]

EU Rewards Apartheid Israel

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Israeli support for Apartheid In this shocking survey in Israel, the opinion poll shows that 74% of Israeli Jews are in favour of segregated roads for Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, while 58% accept that Israel already practices apartheid against Palestinians and 69% object to giving … [Read more...]