Tag Archives: BDS

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Spain Compensates Israeli University Over BDS

Spain Compensates Israeli University Over BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Here’s a fascinating BDS fail: The Spanish government paid Ariel University $100,000 in compensation for refusing to allow Ariel’s students to participate in an international competition six years ago and released a statement admitting it had discriminated against the students. YNet reports: In March 2014, it said in an official statement

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HonestReporting’s Top Content of 2015

We had a busy year, with media critiques, news roundups, videos, graphics, social media posts, highlighting our growing community. As 2015 draws to a close, here’s a lookback at what HR readers were buzzing about. (You can follow HR on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and flickr. See also our Fighting BDS communities on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation!)

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Supreme Court Sends Ehud Olmert to Jail for Bribery

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s Supreme Court sentenced ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert to 18 months in prison, making him the first prime minister convicted of any crime. A lower court had sentenced him to six years in jail for two counts of bribery associated with the Holyland affair, but the Supreme Court overturned one of

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13 Year-Old Girl Exposes BDS Bigotry

Today’s Top Stories 1. After refusing to answer a 13-year-old Shachar Rabinovitch’s questions about horses because she’s Israeli, ex-Cambridge academic Marsha Levine dug herself a deeper hole justifying the rude treatment. Levine’s fresh quotes to the Jewish Chronicle and Daily Telegraph poured more fuel on the fire. The Daily Mail, Times of London, and other

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Israeli-Arab Lawmaker to Make Groundbreaking Diplomatic Trip

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas moves against Palestinian media incitement — sort of. PA orders Hamas TV off the air in West Bank 2. There’s heavy interest in MK Ayman Odeh’s upcoming US visit because it’s the first time a prominent Israeli Arab is holding diplomatic meetings. YNet reports that Odeh, chairman of the

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Israeli Killed as Palestinian Terror Attacks Continue

Today’s Top Stories 1. This afternoon, a Palestinian killed an Israeli woman at the Gush Etzion Junction, near Efrat. As this roundup went to press, Israeli media reported the woman succumbed to her wounds in the hospital. This morning, a former settlement leader foiled a stabbing attack at a hitchhiking post near Nablus by ramming a female

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EU Formally Adopts Labeling Settlement Products

Today’s Top Stories 1. The European Commission formally approved labeling “settlement products” from the West Bank. I was impressed with this Reuters snippet: Two elements of the EU decision have particularly enraged Israeli officials. They see the measures as an effective boycott of Israel and say other cases of long-standing occupation, such as Morocco’s seizure

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EU to Release Settlement Labeling Guidelines

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU plans to release next week its guidelines on labeling settlement products next week. Haaretz explains the curious timing: The labeling guidelines had been due to be released a month ago, but the wave of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel caused their publication to be delayed. EU

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From JK Rowling to Helen Mirren, UK Artists Slam Cultural Boycott

The cultural boycott is the most insidious part of the BDS strategy against Israel. There is no pretense of economic or political pressure. The only aim of a cultural boycott is to proclaim that Israel has no place among the nations. And increasingly, British culture figures are having none of it. First, Harry Potter author

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