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Seize the moment!

Seize the moment! They want war? Then launch a full-blown BDS assault on Israel and its supporters There was never a better moment for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement to mass-mobilise for a mega-campaign to not only impact more heavily on the lawless Israeli state but also unmask those in business and public […]

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UK Methodists still half-hearted about BDS

“We’ll continue dialogue and engage prayerfully” The UK Methodist conference has ducked the opportunity to extend BDS to the whole of Israel. They are content to limit it to firms that operate in the illegally-occupied Palestinian territories for the time being. They sidestepped a proposal to “strengthen the Church’s commitment to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions […]

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UK Methodist conference: Will Jewish meddlers dictate church policy?

UK Methodist conference: Will Jewish meddlers be allowed to dictate church policy? At its conference four years ago the Methodist Church in the UK set a brave example. It voted to boycott products from Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine, regarded as illegal under international law, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same. […]

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Timid US Presbyterians shun BDS and let Israel off the hook

Timid US Presbyterians punish American companies, shun BDS and let Israel off the hook Pro-Palestinian campaigners are cock-a-hoop over the Presbyterian Church USA’s vote to divest from Caterpillar Inc, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions. Hailed as amazing, brave and miraculous in some quarters, it was actually a very close-run thing: 310 to 303 against, with no […]

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Why boycotting Israel is so Important and Necessary

“DePaul students don’t want their tuition dollars invested in weapons manufacturers who supply the Israeli government, army and prison services” Why boycotting Israel is so important and necessary Nothing, it seems, is too ridiculous for Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister, to contemplate. See him in this painful video ‘Nick Clegg welcomes the Jewish Manifesto’ […]

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The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice

The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice: Israel Denies Justice and therefore does not Exist as a Legitimate State Justice and legitimacy are one and inexorably linked to the Charters and Declarations of the United Nations. This is a truth that Michael J. Rosenberg does not address as he castigates the supporters of the […]

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BDS is irrelevant. Oh, really?

“BDS is irrelevant.” Oh, really? What maddens Zionists most is that they cannot control civil society like they can pull the strings of the spineless political élite. They fear BDS action (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) will derail their precious project for a Greater Israel. So they now sneer at civil society and try to discourage […]

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Time to target the worst villains of all

BDS must expose our MPs’ unnatural devotion to a foreign power that practises apartheid, defies international law and terrorises children Last week David Cameron, addressing Israel’s Knesset, pledged to defeat any boycotting of Israel. “Britain opposes boycotts,” he said without having consulted the British people on the matter. This should be enough to put the […]

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Anger as Cameron tries to superglue Britain to Israel

Prime Minister is asking to be targeted by BDS The other day I signed a ‘Get Well’ petition for Palestinian youngsters Adam and Johar who were viciously maimed and crippled by the British Government’s ‘friends’ in Israel. The two cousins, 17 and 20 years old, were returning home from football training when they were attacked […]

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Boycott would-be MPs who are Friends of Israel

BDS, this is your big chance…. In the coming elections, Boycott would-be MPs who are Friends of Israel Name and shame supporters of the racist regime! A recent article, ‘Holocaust hullabaloo: another MP intimidated’, tells how a British lady MP was harrassed by the chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Karen Pollock, for daring […]

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Will the Pope Insist on Seeing Gaza This Time?

After the humiliation of the last papal visit, Will the Pope insist on seeing Gaza this Time? Or, should he too, Boycott Israel until Jerusalem  and the Christian and Muslim Communities are freed from Occupation? CNN reports http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/europe/pope-netanyahu/index.html?eref=edition [1] on Israeli PM Netanyahu’s reception at the Vatican and plans for the Pope to visit Israel […]

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BDS won’t work, Zio leaders tell Methodists…

Of course, it wasn’t going to be long before the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) stuck their oar into the Methodists’ big debate on BDS (Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel http://www.methodist.org.uk/bdsbriefing, which included a public consultation questionnaire. The BoD has now pubished their 33-page ‘Response to the Methodist Church in Britain’s Inquiry […]

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Will Western churches unite and fight?

‘Reverberations’ expected as Methodists go out to consultation on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) The Methodist Church in Britain has invited individuals, NGOs, faith groups and government organisations in the UK, Israel/Palestine and beyond to take part in a consultation exercise and answer questions on what it calls “the wider context around BDS“. The aim […]

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@netanyahu @whitehouse Why It Is Apartheid in Israel Palestine

During February and March over 250 cities sponsor Israeli Apartheid Week events such as rallies, lectures, cultural performances, music shows, films and workshops that raise awareness of Israel’s Apartheid policies toward the indigenous Palestinians and in support of the Nonviolent Palestinian led call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli Apartheid policies and violations […]

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America’s Part in “5 Broken Cameras”

The Palestinian-Israeli-French production of “5 Broken Cameras” is a 2011 documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. “5 Broken Cameras” is also an Oscar contender for best documentary and an eyewitness account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village that has been encroached upon by Israeli-only settlements [all the […]

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BDS, Arab Land and the Custodian of Absentee Property

The 2005 call by more than 170 Palestinian organizations, both within Palestine and without, to boycott Israeli products and services, divest from companies that support and sustain Israel and sanction the Israeli state and its agencies is one of the most important and potentially one of the most effective strategies to end the injustices perpetrated […]

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BDS and the Evil Veterinarian

The old adage that if you manage to offend all sides in a dispute you may be doing something right may have been invented by a misanthrope. If so, then Norman Finkelstein may be a misanthrope. Or maybe just an independent thinker who dances to no one else’s tune but the one he composes himself. […]

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Boycotting Israel gains momentum

Remember Palestine-06-16-2012 from Press TV with Lauren Booth featuring Gilad Atzmon. As convoys and flotillas are being increasingly blocked from entering Palestine, activists look increasingly to the Boycott Movement as a way to pressure Israel. Most recently, the Co-operative Group decided to no longer engage with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from […]

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American Methodists must be fearless about divestment

Why is the United Methodist Church apparently making such heavy weather of voting for divestment from corporates – specifically Caterpillar, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard – that profiteer from the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine? Americans can surely learn from their British brethren who blazed a trail through this minefield at their annual conference nearly two years […]

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The Globe Theatre BDS Scandal

This is a story of three Theatres. The Habima Theatre of Israel, The Globe Theatre of London UK, and the Ashtar theatre in Ramallah, occupied Palestine. The Ashtar Theatre has recently received rave reviews, with an ‘Arab Spring’ version of Shakespeare’s classic tale – Richard 2nd, and are due to perform this May at the […]

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BDS update: Israel’s Ides of March

Palestinian Land Day and Israel Apartheid Week activities around the world gave Israel and its Western backers something to think about in recent weeks. Israeli land confiscations accelerated in the 1970s and led Palestinians to organise the first coordinated demonstrations in the Occupied Territories on 30 March 1976, during which 6 Palestinians were killed. This […]

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Jewish food fight (at Park Slope Co-op)

In my article last month, Zionist Bullying in the West Coast Co-op Movement, I described moves within the co-op movement on the American west coast to undermine the proposed boycott of Israeli goods (Knott 2012). These manouevres have a history. Ten years ago, San Francisco’s Rainbow food co-op stopped selling Israeli food as a protest […]

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BDS: Power of the People at Work

The issue is not about hummus, chocolate bars or Dead Sea vacations. It is about civil society taking full responsibility for its own action (or lack of). The issue is not exactly about Israeli products either, but rather about how even a seemingly innocent decision like buying Israeli dates may enable the continued subjugation of […]

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