Tag: BDS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

BDS Fail: Netanyahu Does Chicken Wings In Honor of Israel’s Eurovision Smash Hit

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made chicken arms as he walked into the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday in honor of Netta Barzilai’s victory at the Eurovision song contest the night before. He also opened his remarks by saying “Boker TOY,” a play on the Hebrew phrase for “good morning,” using the name of Barzilai’s song. 

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California Democrats Oppose Pro-Israel, Anti-Boycott Legislation

The California Democratic Party voted last weekend to oppose pro-Israel federal legislation designed to counter the “boycott, divestment, and sanctions” (BDS) movement, which seeks to isolate Israel economically and diplomatically.

Israel says Poland agrees to talks in WWII legislation spat

Ireland Postpones Bill Banning Israeli Settlement Goods

TEL AVIV – The Irish Senate on Tuesday postponed voting on a bill that would criminalize trade with Israeli settlements, following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s condemnation of the proposed legislation.

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University of Ottawa Student Leaders Reject Israel Boycott Measure

Student leaders at the University of Ottawa rejected a motion to support boycotts of Israel on Sunday, marking the ninth consecutive defeat for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign on Canadian campuses over the past two years.

FILE- In this March 27, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses business leaders during a New England Council luncheon in Boston. Warren is slated to deliver the commencement address at Boston’s Wheelock College on Friday, May 19. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Elizabeth Warren Opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act

NEW YORK, NY — This week, progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in opposing the bipartisan Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720), claiming the bill violates the First Amendment right to support boycotting Israel and the settlements by penalizing U.S. citizens.

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Roger Waters Compares ‘Worst Regime In World’ Israel to Nazi Germany

TEL AVIV – Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany, saying Israel was “the worst regime in the world,” during an hour-long Q&A session over the weekend led by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement leader Omar Barghouti.

A pro-Palestinian demonstrator carrying a placard depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joins others during a protest outside the gates of Downing Street in London on September 9, 2015.

Conference of Hate: UN Forum Promotes Anti-Israel BDS Movement

A UN forum on the Palestinian issue on Friday provided a platform for anti-Zionist activists to promote the BDS campaign, claim that Israel practices “apartheid worse than South Africa,” and even – in the case of one Israeli Jewish speaker – proffer a formal apology for having taken up Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.

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Republican Travis Allen Enters California Governor’s Race

On Thursday, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) officially became the sixth candidate — and second Republican — to announce his candidacy for California’s 2018 Democrat-heavy gubernatorial race.

U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) summit, focused on combating the anti-Israel boycott movement, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Anne Bayefsky: Trump Should Withdraw Tomorrow from Anti-Israel UN Human Rights Council

International human rights lawyer Anne Bayefsky reported on U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s latest statement about the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily. Bayefsky expressed disappointment with the mild character of Haley’s brief remarks, compared to the boldness of her earlier criticism of the Council.