Protecting Americans’ Right to Boycott Israel is More Important Than Ever

by Laila Ujayli In a letter this week, forty organizations urged members of Congress to support a resolution affirming Americans’ constitutional right to participate in political boycotts. The effort is a response to escalating attempts to stifle efforts like Boycott,… Continue Reading  

As the Far Right Goes Global, So Do Anti-BDS Bills

by Rachel Hodes Israeli politics have moved into uncharted territory over the past several months, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself unable to form a coalition large enough to claim victory in last spring’s elections. However, even as the Israeli state… Continue Reading  

Congress Opposes Non-Violent Support for Palestinian Rights

by Mitchell Plitnick This has not been a good week for Democrats, especially those who wish to cast their party as the progressive alternative to the Trump-McConnell regime. As the feckless party leadership continued to avoid taking any action against… Continue Reading  

Rapper Talib Kweli Barred from Music Fest over BDS

by Mitchell Plitnick Bowing to a statement out of the Bundestag in Germany, the Open Source Festival in Dusseldorf rescinded its invitation to Brooklyn-born rapper Talib Kweli. In May 2019, the parliamentary body passed a non-binding statement proclaiming that the movement to… Continue Reading  

Britain’s Post-Brexit Future in the Middle East

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey Amid economic and political uncertainty over Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit), the United Kingdom may drift closer toward the United States and other traditional allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel. Yet such an outcome could… Continue Reading