Human Rights Council

Pitzer College Faculty Votes to Suspend Study Abroad Program in Israel

The faculty of Pitzer College in California has voted to suspend its study abroad program in Israel after members of the faculty joined students in protesting its existence. The College has claimed to Breitbart News that the program remains in place “while the topic is undergoing a college-wide shared governance process.”  

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. 

California Democratic Convention (Denis Poroy / Associated Press)

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.

University of Ottawa

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.