Israel boycott

Students reject boycott

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2013

The National Union of Students has rejected a proposal to join the international boycott movement against Israel.

At a national executive meeting only five NUS officers voted in favour of an anti-Israel motion, with 15 against and three abstentions.

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Church agrees to tone down anti-Israel report

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2013

A “truly hurtful” report about Israel is to be rewritten in an attempt to diffuse a row between the Church of Scotland and the Jewish community.

The discussion document compiled by the Church’s church and society council provoked outrage after apparently suggesting that Jewish claims to the land of Israel could be invalidated by the treatment of Palestinians.

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Hawking’s shame

May 16, 2013

Looked at overall, the BDS campaign is miserably unsuccessful. Trade between the UK and Israel is at record levels and growing ever higher. But, on an individual level, there are still those who are willing to single out the Jewish state for boycott.

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Hytner: Othello's race 'not a big deal' to the Venetians

By Jennifer Lipman, May 14, 2013

The racism in Othello is not as pronounced as the antisemitism in the Merchant of Venice, the director of the National theatre said this week.

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West End Israel boycott protest fails to close stores

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

Protesters were evicted from two busy stores in central London at the weekend after attempting to demonstrate against the sale of Israeli eco-friendly goods.

Members of the Palestine Place group claimed they “shut down” the Whole Foods store in Kensington and “occupied” the John Lewis store on Oxford Street.

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Stephen Hawking’s boycott call sparks galactic row

By Zoe Winograd, May 9, 2013

Stephen Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott of Israel has prompted anger from the organisers of a conference he was due to address.

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Cambridge University: Stephen Hawking to boycott Israel conference

By Zoe Winograd, May 8, 2013

The University of Cambridge has confirmed that Stephen Hawking is not attending a conference in Jerusalem as part of an academic boycott.

The acclaimed physicist who works at the university was due to be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual "Facing Tomorrow" conference hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres next month.

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Stephen Hawking's withdrawal from Israel visit is due to 'health reasons'

By Zoe Winograd, May 8, 2013

Stephen Hawking has announced that his decision to not attend the Israeli President’s Conference is due to “health reasons” and “not an academic boycott” as previously claimed by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine.

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Stephen Hawking to boycott Israel conference

By Zoe Winograd, May 8, 2013

Professor Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a conference to be held in Jerusalem as part of an academic boycott of Israel.

Reportedly, the well-known physicist told Israeli President Shimon Peres that he will not be attending the ‘Facing Tomorrow’ conference in June “based on his knowledge of Palestine.”

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Malmo braced for multiple demos ahead of Eurovision

By Nathalie Rothschild, May 3, 2013

Pro-Palestine groups in Malmö, Sweden, are planning a series of actions to protest against Israel’s participation in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, which the city will host in May.

Other Malmö residents are planning a “kippah march” on the day of the Eurovision final to protest against antisemitism.

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