Israel boycott

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Moty Cristal boycott case involves a ‘huge series of issues’

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2013

A decision may not be made for weeks on whether to allow a case involving an Israeli conflict resolution expert to go to a full trial, a judge has warned.

Moty Cristal is seeking damages totalling £26,500 and an apology from Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust after it cancelled a workshop he was due to run for its staff last year.


Olympic boss backs down

By Bernard Josephs, September 17, 2013

The International Olympic Committee’s president-elect Thomas Bach has said he would resign as head of Ghorfa, the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry that facilitates trade boycotts of Israel.


Union ‘threatened to boycott Israel professor’

By Marcus Dysch, September 12, 2013

A mental health trust and a trade union discriminated against a conflict resolution expert because he was Israeli, a court has been told.

Moty Cristal was due to run a workshop for staff at the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust in May last year, but the event was cancelled when members of Unison objected to his nationality, it is alleged.