Israel boycott

Israelis threaten walkout over architect boycott plans

By Marcus Dysch, May 15, 2014

Israeli architects will resign from their international union if a boycott policy is pursued, a leading figure has revealed.

Yitzhak Lipovetsky-Lir, former president of the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA), issued the warning as he arrived in London to meet British architect union leaders yesterday.

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Pink Floyd founders call on Rolling Stones to drop Israel concert

By JC Reporter, May 2, 2014

Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel in an op-ed for news website Salon.com.

In the article, titled “Why the Rolling Stones shouldn’t play in Israel”, Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.”

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Teaching union tweet backs demo against EcoStream

By Sandy Rashty, May 2, 2014

A British teaching union has been condemned for backing a planned picket of an Israeli-owned store in Brighton this weekend.

A representative of Brighton and Hove National Union of Teachers used Twitter to alert members of the boycott, led by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), outside Israeli softdrinks shop EcoStream.

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Israeli embassy attacks Methodist report

By Simon Rocker, May 2, 2014

The Israeli embassy has attacked a briefing paper produced by the Methodist Church on the case for and against boycotting Israel.

The document, which makes no recommendations either way, is set to go to the church’s policy-making conference in Birmingham next month.

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The therapists in need of therapy

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 25, 2014

On April 2, at the London HQ of the Guild of Psychotherapists, 60 practitioners of the psychotherapeutic arts resolved to establish “The UK-Palestine Mental Health Network.” Being neither a psychotherapist nor a psychotherapeutic fellow-traveller I knew nothing of this gathering until Almighty God arranged for me to receive the official “report” of this meeting.

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Scottish gallery cancels Israel embassy sponsorship cash

By Marcus Dysch, April 24, 2014

A Scottish art gallery has cancelled the Israeli embassy’s sponsorship of an exhibition after anti-Israel activists threatened to mount a 90-day protest.

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Warped boycott crowd

April 24, 2014

Nothing better illustrates the warped mindset of the Jew-haters who push for a boycott of Israel than the experience of the Stills gallery in Edinburgh. Earlier this year, the Israeli embassy handed over a small sum to the gallery to support an exhibition by video artist Yael Bartana. Ms Bartana is a vocal critic of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

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Methodists' boycott report criticised

By Simon Rocker, April 24, 2014

A briefing paper on the pros and cons of boycotting Israel published by the Methodist Church today has been criticised by the Israeli Embassy and the Board of Deputies.

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Beth Din won’t cater for Riba boycotters

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2014

A Beth Din has revealed that it will no longer cater kosher events at the headquarters of the British architecture institute which has adopted an anti-Israel stance.

The European Masorti Beth Din supervises kosher meals at the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (Riba) banqueting facilities in central London.

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Journalists say no to boycott

By Charlotte Oliver, April 14, 2014

A motion calling on the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) to boycott Israeli goods has been overwhelmingly defeated at the union’s biannual conference.

The proposal, which was put forward by the London Magazine branch, was rejected after NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet told delegates that it would put the lives of journalists working in the Middle East in danger.

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