Analysis

Solidarity with Anti-Apartheid Resistance in Post-Oslo Palestine

Professor Haidar Eid, steering committee member with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, writes for the Socialism and Democracy journal on strategies of solidarity

US Efforts to Curb Freedom of Speech on Israel and Palestine are of Grave Concern

Archbishop Desmond Tutu talks about against wave of legislative measures in the US aimed at repressing BDS activism

Israel’s War on American Universities | Common Dreams

Recent actions against US student groups appear to be part of a coordinated effort by the Israeli government and the Israel lobby to blacklist all student groups that challenge the official Israeli narrative

Silicon Valley accord recycles myth of Israel’s green record

In another effort to secure Israel’s image as a leader in technology and “green” industries, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week visited Silicon Valley to sign a cooperation agreement with Jerry Brown, the governor of California. The agreement describes its purpose as “establishing a formal … Continue reading 

Interview with Lebanese boycott and anti-normalization organizer Samah Idriss

This week Voice of Palestine has a live interview with Lebanese boycott and anti-normalization organizer, Samah Idriss. Samah is also the editor of AlAdab and is visiting Canada to be part of Israeli Apartheid Week activities. We talked with Samah … Continue reading 

After Latest Incident, Israel’s Future in FIFA Is Uncertain

The deliberate targeting of Palestinian footballers by the Israeli military should force FIFA to question Israel’s membership

Spring in the step of BDS, as a worried Israel plans pushback

Until recently, Israel and its lobbyists have been caught between trying to downplay BDS campaigns as ineffectual and useless, while simultaneously condemning boycott strategies and mobilising to oppose them. It would appear that there is now sufficient momentum behind boycott and divestment campaigns that many in the Israeli government and in West-based lobby groups now prefer to have an open, direct confrontation

How today’s liberal Zionists echo apartheid South Africa’s defenders

Liberal Zionists have adopted the same arguments in defense of Israeli occupation that conservative opponents of sanctions on South Africa’s apartheid regime used in the 1980s

Under pressure, a strong EU-Israel relationship faces uncertain future

The EU’s relationship with Israel is being increasingly shaped by campaigns and public pressure

Spring in the step of BDS, as a worried Israel plans pushback

Until recently, Israel and its lobbyists have been caught between trying to downplay BDS campaigns as ineffectual and useless, while simultaneously condemning boycott strategies and mobilising to oppose them. It would appear that there is now sufficient momentum behind boycott and divestment campaigns that many in the Israeli government and in West-based lobby groups now prefer to have an open, direct confrontation. It is, in other words, a sign of desperation.

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