Tag Archives: BDS

Oh Canada: Will the PM endorse BDS of Israel?

Seems Canada has de facto endorsed BDS unless Prime Minster Justin Trudeau pushes back against the court.   Justice Anne Mactavish wrote:  Identifying settlement wines incorrectly as “Products of Israel” inhibits the ability of such individuals to express their political views through their purchasing choices, thereby limiting their Charter-protected right to …

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From Israel: Heaven Help Us!

Both here in Israel and in the US, there is so much dissension, so much hostility.  My thought again and again is that this is not how it is supposed to be. With a couple of exceptions, I will try to move past this, or around it, as I have …

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Time to Define Banning Jews From Living Somewhere as Antisemitic.

The German government voted in May 2019 to officially label the boycott, divestment and sanctions (B.D.S.) of Israel movement as antisemitic. The resolution entitled “Resisting the BDS movement decisively –fighting antisemitism,” calls on the German government to “cease providing premises and facilities under the administration of the Bundestag to organizations …

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The False Israel Apartheid Libel.

Apartheid. Just the mention of the word is emotive, evocative and provocative. For millions of South Africans who suffered under the apartheid regime, the word is synonymous with suffering, discrimination and racism. Today the word apartheid has been hijacked by Israel’s detractors as a way to launch a well-orchestrated assault …

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A Jew Unfriendly University.

The academic boycott of Israel by the University of Cape Town is closer than it has ever been. The current status is that the boycott has been passed by the students and by the Senate and now will go to Council on March 30th for a final vote. Whereas a …

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Zionist Federation of Australia Condemns Amnesty International BDS Campaign.

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) condemns Amnesty International’s campaign against AirBnb, Expedia, Booking.com and TripAdvisor as part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign. Amnesty International is lobbying these four major digital tourism brands to cease all commercial activities with Israeli properties in East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements …

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Desalination and the BDS.

BDS activist quiz

The 2000s drought in Australia, which was also known as the Millennium drought was said by some to be the worst drought recorded since European settlement. However plans for a desalination plant in Sydney were temporarily halted in 2005 after public opposition and the discovery of new underground aquifers. By …

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Art over hate: Ryan Ashley Malarkey.

Ryan Ashley is like a long cold drink on a hot summer day.  Cool, confident and extraordinarily talented, she made history as the first woman to win Ink Master after eight seasons of the tattooing reality TV show competition.  That led to her participation in the spin-off show Ink Master: Angels …

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Amazon Selling “Make Israel Palestine Again” T-Shirts.

Amazon.com is selling T-shirts that say “Make Israel Palestine Again,” a not so subtle endorsement of ending the State of Israel.  The shirts are listed as “In Stock.  Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.”   This stands in contrast with some merchandise Amazon sells that comes from third-party sources. Similar …

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‘Lorde takes a bow to the bullies’

Lorde has announced that she has decided to cancel her show in Tel Aviv, Israel, after predictable calls for her to do so. She was told that to perform there would be to “break the boycott”. A boycott that is imposed by a fanatical fringe who try to bully everyone …

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