Israel boycott

Fury as Pink Floyd's Roger Waters likens Israel to Nazi Germany

By Daniel Easterman, December 12, 2013

Rock musician Roger Waters has compared Israel’s policies towards Palestinians to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.

In an interview with the left-wing American online magazine, Counterpunch, the former Pink Floyd front-man said: “The parallels with what went on in the ’30s in Germany are so crushingly obvious”.

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Boycotters fined for ‘provoking violence’

By Shirli Sitbon, December 5, 2013

An appeals court in Colmar, eastern France, has handed 12 pro-Palestinian activists suspended 1,000-euro fines for organising a boycott of Israeli products.

The court, which also ordered the boycotters to pay the plaintiffs’ legal fees of 24,000 euros, condemned them for “provocation to discrimination, hatred or violence” against people belonging “to a nation, race or religion”.

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Co-op stands firm on Israel settlements boycott

By Marcus Dysch, December 5, 2013

The Co-operative movement has confirmed there are no plans to alter its policy of boycotting companies which source produce from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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South African government boycotts Israel

By Moira Schneider, November 7, 2013

There was alarm among South African Jews last week after the country’s International Relations Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, told reporters of a government policy not to engage with Israel at ministerial level until progress had been made in the peace process and in addressing Palestinians’ grievances.

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Case against Israel activist dismissed

By Sandy Rashty, November 7, 2013

A court hearing against a pro-Israel activist was dismissed because the complainant failed to attend the hearing as he was reportedly in the Gaza Strip.

Defendant Daniel Barnett, a Jewish member of Sussex Friends of Israel, had been charged with a public order offence against Chris Osmond after a protest outside Israeli shop EcoStream this year.

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Anti-Israel students deal blow to campus relations

By Charlotte Oliver, November 7, 2013

A university campus known as a hotbed of anti-Israel activity is once more in the spotlight after students condemned what they termed Israeli attacks on Palestinians’ right to education.

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George Galloway in new row at Oxford Union

By Marcus Dysch, October 16, 2013

The tables were turned on George Galloway this week after a student launched a protest and then walked out as the Respect MP gave a lecture at the Oxford Union.

Jonathan Hunter unfurled an Israeli flag and began to speak in Hebrew in front of Mr Galloway before storming out.

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Methodists considering abandoning boycott after talks with Board

By Simon Rocker, October 11, 2013

The Methodist Church this week agreed to consider alternatives to boycotting Israel after the Board of Deputies voiced concern about its policy on the Middle East.

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Bagels for counter PSC Brighton protest

By Sandy Rashty, October 3, 2013

Supporters of Israel turned out in force to counter the national day of boycott activity at the weekend.

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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters star of David pig protest

By Anna Sheinman, September 24, 2013

Jews in Manchester are angry that rock guitarist Roger Waters displayed an inflatable pig bearing a star of David during a concert, even though they warned the venue it would cause offence.

The Pink Floyd frontman, and well known supporter of a boycott of Israel, performed at the phones4u Arena Manchester last week as part of “The Wall” tour.

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