Fear of an Irish Settlement Boycott

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by Mitchell Plitnick The Irish Senate passed a bill last week that would criminalize doing any business, in goods or services, with Israeli settlements. As with most legislation that concerns Israeli settlement activity, the bill is already highly controversial. Supporters… Continue Reading  

Campus Battle Heats Up Over BDS

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by Naomi Dann On April 14, the Doctoral Students Council (DSC) at the City University of New York Graduate Center passed a resolution endorsing the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Citing Israeli-imposed barriers to Palestinians’ right to education, the complicity… Continue Reading  

Presidential Candidates at AIPAC: Dangerous and Delusional

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by James J. Zogby The performances by four of the five remaining presidential candidates at AIPAC’s policy conference made this a perfectly strange and unsettling week in Washington.

BDS in Perspective

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by Mitchell Plitnick In the ten years since it commenced, the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) has slowly but steadily risen in visibility. Today, both the Israeli government and some in the U.S. are presenting it as an… Continue Reading  

Reykjavik Declares Boycott of All Israeli Products

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by Mitchell Plitnick The Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik has declared a boycott of all Israeli goods. The measure is clearly symbolic, as the city itself can’t do enough trade with Israel, or any other country, for such an action to have… Continue Reading