At 70, Israel more than ever deserves a cultural and academic boycott

10 May 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Israel’s deportation of a law professor and conviction of a Palestinian poet underscore wrong-headed objections to BDS

Middle East Eye – 10 May 2018

Recent events have highlighted why the continuing refusal by many Western academics and artists to take up the Palestinian call for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel is so wrong-headed.

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Palestine: BDS Protected!

22 June 2017 — PSC

We have some wonderful news. As you know, last week we took the British government to the Royal Courts of Justice to fight for our right to boycott.

Today the judge delivered his verdict: WE WON!!

The government was trying to stop local council pension schemes divesting from companies complicit in Israel’s human rights violations. Theresa May’s disgraceful attempt to silence Palestinian voices and restrict our right to peaceful protest has failed.

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Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm By Gilad Atzmon

8 July 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

ChomskyIn his latest article in The Nation, Noam Chomsky selectively cherry picks the facts that fit his preferred narrative, while ignoring and disguising relevant details that contradict his thesis.  One would expect an academic of Chomsky’s stature to perform at a much higher standard of intellectual integrity. 

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Video bolsters BDS battle on US campuses

20 February 2014 — Jonathon Cook

It’s great to see the recent burst of creativity among Palestinians in telling their story where it is needed most: in the United States. Here’s a video that promotes BDS while pummelling all that hypocrisy we keep hearing about “singling out” Israel, not just from Israeli leaders but from US campus administrators. The video is a collaboration between performance-poet Remi Kanazi and Suhel Nafar, of the hip-hop band DAM. Continue reading

Sodastream boycott: Scarlett Johansson raises an eyebrow

22 January 2014 — Mondoweiss

SodaStream is suddenly facing widespread criticism in the media for making its seltzer devices in the occupied West Bank. The day after we published Rachele Richards jaw-dropping graphic of Scarlett Johansson drenched in red with sparkling bubbles in the background New York Magazine published Kat Stoeffel’s brand-slaying piece, “SodaStream: Guilt-Free Seltzer or Blood Bubbles?” Continue reading

Omar Barghouti: We won’t be silenced about Israel’s crimes

7 February, 2013 — Socialist Worker

Controversy continues to swirl around a planned forum scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 7, at Brooklyn College to discuss the growing global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. In a letter to Brooklyn College President Karen Gould, nine members of the New York City Council threatened to cut funding for the school if its political science department continued co-sponsorship of the event. Continue reading