Israel boycott

Fears of a Co-operative Group Israel boycott

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 6, 2012

Concerns are growing over the possibility of a full-blown Israel boycott by the Co-operative Group, which currently restricts only produce from Israeli settlements in its supermarkets.

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Standing ovations for Israel's Batsheva despite disruptions

By Jennifer Lipman, August 31, 2012

Protesters who disrupted the first of three performances by an acclaimed Israeli dance troupe were "sowing hatred", said a spokesman for the Israeli embassy in the UK.

The Batsheva Dance Company performed "Hora" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Protesters in Edinburgh for Israeli Batsheva show

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

Protesters interrupted a performance by an Israeli dance troupe on three occasions at a show on Thursday evening in Edinburgh.

The Batsheva Dance Company performed "Hora" as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Two more performances are scheduled for this week.

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Israeli dancers in Edinburgh to defy boycotters

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

Almost a year to the day after anti-Israel protesters disrupted an Israeli orchestra at the Proms, hopes are that activists will not blight an Edinburgh display by an Israeli dance troupe.

The world-famous Batsheva Dance Company will be in the Scottish city to perform Hora, choreographed by artistic director Ohad Naharin, for three shows from Thursday evening onward.

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The Co-op needs to remember its ethics

By Jamie Slavin, August 30, 2012

Last week I found myself outside the Co-op’s Manchester HQ, surrounded by dedicated members of the local community… dressed as a giant orange.

Surreal? Yes. More surreal than the Co-op’s policy to boycott Israeli companies sourcing from settlements? Probably not.

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Fear that Co-op boycott could spread further

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 30, 2012

An Israel boycott by the Co-operative supermarket could deepen if a key pro-Palestinian campaigner wins her election bid today (Friday) to become a company official.

Pia Feig, 59, was behind the boycott of Israeli professor Moti Cristal, whose ban at a Manchester NHS conference as an Israeli is currently being challenged by legal action.

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Board demands meeting with South Africa envoy after Israel boycott move

By Simon Rocker, August 24, 2012

The Board of Deputies has requested an urgent meeting with the South African High Commissioner in London after his country’s decision to relabel Israeli settlement goods as originating in occupied territory.

A spokesman for the Board said it was “troubled” by the labelling move which has outraged South African Jewry and Israel.

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Anti-Israel activists guilty of arms factory trespass

By Marcus Dysch, August 24, 2012

Two anti-Israel activists have been found guilty of trespassing at an arms factory.

Jessica Nero and Gavin Pidwell blocked the gates at the EDO MBM plant, claiming they were protesting against the firm’s production of weapons systems supplied to Israel.

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Canadian church regrets fairness on Israel

By Ron Csillag, August 23, 2012

A decision by Canada’s largest Protestant denomination to boycott West Bank settlement products has shattered its relations with the country’s Jewish leadership.

Meeting in Ottawa for its triennial General Council last week, the United Church of Canada passed a resolution calling for a boycott of products made in the “illegal” settlements of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Frankfurt plans prize for boycotter

By Toby Axelrod, August 23, 2012

Should the city of Frankfurt give a prize to someone who actively boycotts Israel? Pro-Israel activists in Germany are saying: no way.

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