Who’s Afraid of BDS?

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Saturday, Israel released a blacklist of groups that are part of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS). Twenty groups appear on the list, including Palestinian diaspora and solidarity groups, the US Campaign for Palestinian… Continue Reading  

Israel’s “50 Most Influential Women”—Not a Single Arab

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by Samah Salaime Last week the Israeli magazine Lady Globes (put out by business daily Globes) published its list of Israel’s 50 most influential women for 2016. Although it remains unclear what it takes for a woman to make the list — not… Continue Reading  

Mideast Peace Talks Get New Lease on Life

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by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Six months of United States diplomatic efforts have finally restarted talks between Israelis and Palestinians, yet pessimism about their potential for success persists. On Monday, negotiators from both sides met in Washington for the… Continue Reading  

Pro-Peace Jewish Lobby Group Urges Obama to Seize Moment

From the IPS wire (links added): WASHINGTON, Mar1, 2011 (IPS) – J Street, the Washington-based “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” advocacy group, drew a large crowd to its annual conference this year despite criticism over its controversial calls for the Barack Obama administration… Continue Reading