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Update

The decision to establish this anti-BDS task force was made by Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan and Interior Minister Arye Dery.

Analysis

G overnors have significant authority in issuing executive orders, and in many situations, they do so to circumvent legislative roadblocks.

July 3, 2016
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In 2005 the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid, occupation and colonialism started with a call by Palestinian civil society. The initiative is based on the understanding that once the profits Israeli economy reaps from the occupation, a new process of resistance and of change will have started.

June 10, 2016
Analysis

ONE OF THE greatest free speech threats in the West is the growing, multi-nation campaign literally to outlaw advocacy of boycotting Israel. People get arrested in Paris — the site of the 2015 “free speech” (for Muslim critics) rally — for wearing pro-boycott T-shirts. Pro-boycott students on U.S. campuses — where the 1980s boycott of apartheid South Africa flourished — are routinely sanctioned for violating anti-discrimination policies. Canadian officials have threatened to criminally prosecute boycott advocates.

June 8, 2016
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June 2, 2016
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A demonstration against Israel's 2014 attack on Gaza in France, where the government has been prosecuting BDS activists

  • Dutch foreign minister says BDS “protected by the freedom of expression”
  • Irish foreign minister says BDS is a “legitimate polit
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More than 150,000 joined a protest in London against Israel's 2014 massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and there were la..

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Update 4pm 10 May: The Israeli government has confirmed that Omar's "residency is under review by the attorney general". An Interior Ministry spokeswoman told AFP that the Interior Minister is considering Omar's permanent residency status and that “His (BDS) activities are also part of this.” This shows that the measures being taken against Omar are deeply political.

Analysis

In 2005, a draft, working definition of antisemitism was circulated by the European Union’s Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC). To the dismay of its critics, the document confused genuine antisemitism with criticism of Israel, and was repeatedly, and erroneously, promoted by Israel advocacy groups as the EU definition of antisemitism.

By 2013, the EUMC’s successor body, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), had abandoned the politicised definition as unfit for purpose.

April 29, 2016