Israel boycott

Saudi cash and the rank hypocrisy of the academic boycotters

By John R Bradley, November 5, 2015

Another academic year begins, and yet another academic boycott of Israel is launched to great fanfare by a tiny but loud group of mostly obscure British university lecturers.

Their cause is generating enormous publicity and reaction, despite the fact that the launch of just about any other such boycott on a similar scale would fail to make headlines even in the local free newspaper.


Boycotts are misguided

By Michael Dugher, October 29, 2015

Last week, I joined over 150 British artists and authors, including JK Rowling, Tom Holland and Simon Schama, in backing a new network promoting co-existence and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.


Israel campaigners prepare for action day

By Josh Jackman, October 27, 2015

Pro-Israel grassroots groups plan to combat the boycott and help the homeless with the second installment of a popular campaign.

IsrAction Day on December 13 will encourage members of the community to buy Israeli products and donate them to homeless charities.


Furious response to 'divisive' Israel boycott initiative

By Rosa Doherty, October 27, 2015

A full page advert in today’s Guardian calling for an academic boycott of Israel has drawn a furious response from Jewish organisations and diplomats.

The advert was backed by by 343 university teachers and lecturers, from 72 institutions including Oxford University and Cambridge University.


Hundreds of UK academics commit to Israel boycott

By Sandy Rashty, October 26, 2015

Hundreds of British academics have committed to boycotting Israel, the JC can reveal.

A letter signed by 343 university teachers is due to appear as a full page advert in the Guardian newspaper on Tuesday.


Why the Scottish Green Party's 'hymn of hate' matters

By Stephen Daisley, October 19, 2015

It reads like the grim manifesto of a fringe group.

"We condemn Zionism as a racist ideology based on Jewish supremacy in Palestine, as well as the related ideology of Christian Zionism... We support the Palestinian non-violent struggle for resistance to the colonisation of their lands, resources and peoples by Israel and by Zionist settlers."


Backlash has got BDS on the back foot

By Jonathan Neumann, October 16, 2015

Boycotting Jews is not a new idea. It's been around for centuries. Today it's called Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).


Are street protests the right way to fight back?

By Jonathan Turner and Fiona Sharpe, October 15, 2015

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Last Thursday an Israeli owned shop closed its doors early for fear of protests from the BDS movement.


Scottish Greens call for a boycott of Israel

By Sandy Rashty, October 12, 2015

Scotland’s Green Party has called for a boycott of Israel, calling it an apartheid state and expressing support for Hamas.


Five pro-Palestinian activists demonstrate outside Israeli-owned Sabon store in London

By Naomi Firsht, October 9, 2015

A small group of pro-Palestinians activists have mounted a protest outside an Israeli cosmetics shop in central London.

Five protesters from London Palestine Action, holding placards and wearing boiler suits, stood outside Sabon in Covent Garden and chanted at passers-by for around an hour.