Tag: Boycott Divestment Sanctions

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.

French BDS Branch Begins ‘Israel Apartheid Week’

Israel’s ambassador to France is asking the country’s mayors to reject events in their cities as the French branch of the anti-Israel BDS movement launches “Israeli Apartheid week” on Tuesday under the slogan “100 years of occupation/ 100 years of popular resistance for justice,” referring to the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

Jerry Brown Signs Historic Anti-BDS Bill Into Law

On Saturday afternoon, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an historic anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) bill, Assembly Bill 2844, into law, effectively barring companies that engage in discrimination against any sovereign state — including the Jewish state of Israel — from doing business with the Golden State.

Pamela Geller AFDI ad San Francisco (Pamela Geller / Twitter)

EXCLUSIVE: Pam Geller Places anti-Jihadi Ads on San Francisco Buses

The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) has placed hundreds of ads on buses in San Francisco showing real images of Palestinian youth in jihadi uniforms and violent poses, taken from media in Palestinian Authority media. The ads read: “The Palestinian Authority Teaches Children to Hate,” and ” End All U.S. Aid to the P.A.”

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Hindu Law Student Leaves UCLA After Anti-Israel Harassment

University of California Los Angeles law student Milan Chatterjee, the former president of the school’s Graduate Student Association (GSA), revealed that he is leaving for New York University because of discrimination, bullying and harassment by anti-Israel students at the publicly-funded California school.

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Alarming Spike in Campus Antisemitism Linked to Hatred for Israel

A study released by the AMCHA Initiative details an alarming spike in campus antisemitism during the first half of 2016, and specifically nearly 100 more additional incidents of anti-Zionism — hatred for the Jewish state of Israel — during that time period compared with the same period of time last year.

Colorado Governor Stands With Israel And Rejects Boycott Call

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor says he supports a proposal to have the state’s public employee pension fund oppose a boycott seeking to punish Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. The bill won tentative approval in the state Senate on

German Public University To Host Boycott Israel Lecture

The Jerusalem Post reports: Ruhr University Bochum – one of Germany’s largest public academic institutions—is slated to hold a Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) lecture targeting the Jewish state from a Palestinian official. The news website Ruhrbarone first reported on Friday on