• Adri NIEUWHOF: "Why I must oppose smears against Israel’s critics in Germany" (The Electronic Intifada, 15 Feb, 2017): click here!
    I have to speak out against the smear campaign waged in Germany against Farid Esack, an Islamic studies professor from South Africa. When Israel’s supporters learned that Esack had been given a teaching post at the University of Hamburg, they made baseless allegations of anti-Semitism against him.
  • Hilary AKED: "How a London theater became a BDS battleground" (The Electronic Intifada, Feb 6, 2017): click here!
    srael’s UK ambassador and his allies in the British government viewed a 2014 row over the sponsorship of a film festival as a key battle against the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, according to documents released under freedom of information rules.
  • Haaretz Editorial: "The Minister of Reeducation" (Feb 5, 2017): click here!
    The expansion of the 'boycott law' is an attempt to prevent any protest against government policy.
  • Hilary AKED: "Inside the ‘secret’ public-private partnership Israel is using to fight BDS" (Mondoweiss, Feb 1, 2017): click here!
    When journalist Marcus Dysch reported on an April 2014 gathering at London’s Hilton Metropole hotel, involving the leaders of pro-Israel organizations from 25 different countries, he called it a “secret” conference. Evidently not a very well-kept secret.
  • Jonathan LIS: "Israel Set to Pass Law Banning pro-BDS Foreigners From Entering Country" (Haaretz, Jan 30, 2017): click here!
    The Knesset is likely to give final approval Monday evening to a bill that would forbid granting entry visas or residency rights to foreign nationals who call for economic, cultural or academic boycotts of either Israel or the settlements.
  • Adri NIEUWHOF: "Blogger who smeared Berlin teacher hero-worships Israeli war criminal" (The Electronic Intifada, 26 Jan, 2017): click here!
    A Berlin-based teacher is being pilloried for daring to speak the truth. The Jerusalem Post recently quoted an accusation that the academic Eleonora Roldán Mendívil was an anti-Semite. The newspaper failed, however, to provide any evidence that would support that claim – made by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a pro-Israel group.
  • "Protesters in Antwerp facing trial for organizing Palestine demonstration" (Samidoun, 26 Jan, 2017): click here!
    Three demonstrators who participated in a 2014 protest in Antwerp, Belgium against the attack on the Gaza Strip were called before the court in Antwerp on 24 January. They are charged with incitement to racism against the Jewish community in Antwerp, not based on independent findings by the police, but instead on a complaint filed by supporters of Israel.
  • Charlotte SILVER: "Israel lobby lawsuits aim to slow boycott in Spain" (The Electronic Intifada, Oct 27, 2016): click here!
    In July 2014, at the height of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Spain’s RESCOP launched a national campaign targeting local cultural institutions, businesses and associations, asking that they declare themselves “free of Israeli apartheid.” That effort has since grown, in both size and kind. Today, there are more than 50 participating cities and towns across the country.
  • Judy MALZ: "Jewish Professors Across America Launching anti-BDS 'University'" (Haaretz, Sept 20, 2016): click here!
    Israel and the Academy website, going live at the end of the month, aims to provide more 'nuanced' understanding of Middle East conflict.
  • "Israeli university, arms company hold hasbara hackathon in Haifa" (MEMo, Aug 16, 2016): click here!
    An Israeli university has hosted a hasbara hackathon, which saw students gather to create ways to improve Israel’s image and undermine the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The ‘iHack’ event, held at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is the latest example of Israeli students and institutions of higher education enlisting themselves in Israel’s global PR offensive.
  • "Israel wants to ban pro-boycott activists" (Palestine News Network, Aug 8, 2016): click here!
    On Sunday, Israeli Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister and Israeli Interior Minister agreed, during a meeting, to create a new measure preventing the entry into Israel of foreign activists being part of organisations boycotting Israel.
  • "Israel imposes effective travel ban on BDS movement co-founder, steps up anti-BDS repression" (, May 10, 2016): click here!
    Israel has officially refused to renew the travel document of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement co-founder Omar Barghouti in a move that amounts to a travel ban and is an escalation of its attacks on Palestinian human rights defenders who nonviolently advocate for Palestinian rights under international law.
  • Conference "Stop the Boycott". Jerusalem, 28 March 2016. Org.: Yedioth Ahronoth & YNet. (YNet): click here!
    Without knives or missiles but with an explosive payload consisting of outrageous lies – genocide, apartheid and crimes against humanity – the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is conquering a growing number of strongholds in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. From the campuses of California to the supermarkets of Paris, the academic, economic and cultural boycott is becoming a palpable threat to the international status of the State of Israel.
  • "Israel launches electronic war against ‘global boycott movement’" (MEMo, January 29, 2016): click here!
    Israel Hayom newspaper reported: "Israel is facing a campaign to de-legitimise it. It penetrates into a certain extent; up to the secretary-general of the United Nations," noting that it is a new battle in its "own stadium: the cyber space".
  • "Israeli university heads, politicians, warn of a growing boycott" (MEMo, Jan 21, 2016): click here!
    Addressing a special meeting of the Knesset’s Science and Technology Committee, aimed at discussing the impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on Israeli academia, academics and politicians alike sounded the alarm bells.
  • Dan RABINOWITZ: "A Progressive Respons to BDS" (Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, Dec 8, 2015): click here!
    "Reasonably well informed people, averagely sensitive and equipped with an intuitive sense of justice, find it increasingly difficult to remain indifferent to Israel’s conduct. The occupation, now nearing its 50th year, has turned Gaza, and to a lesser extent the West Bank, into de facto detention zones. It humiliates millions of Palestinians, robs them of meaningful citizenship, and violates their human rights on a daily basis.
  • "Israel sets up special ministry to tackle BDS" (Middle East Monitor, November 4, 2015): click here!
  • Dan RABINOWITZ: "Why the BDS Campaign Can’t Tolerate Israeli Moderates" (Haaretz, November 3, 2015): click here!
    "For the BDS campaign’s narrative of Israel as a radically essentialized evil to work, those most amenable to nuance and dialogue – like Israeli academics and my late friend Edward Said - must be the first to be boycotted".
  • ""Stop Boycotting Jewish Academics” demands JHRW"(Jewish Human Rights Watch, October 30, 2015): click here!
    Starting in April 1933, German academics actively colluded in the dismissal of their own Jewish colleagues, under the Nazi Law for the Re-Establishment of the Professional Civil Service. So did the activists of the National Socialist Students’ League which, long before the Nazis came to power, organised boycotts of, and disturbances in, lectures given by Jewish academics.
  • J.K.ROWLING: "Israel needs cultural bridges, not boycotts – letter from JK Rowling, Simon Schama and others" (The Guardian, October 22, 2015): click here!.
  • Willy WOLSZTAJN: "BACBI : une campagne indigne, absurde et hypocrite" (Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif, 27 mai, 2015).



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