Israel boycott

Brighton boycotters attack new Israeli shop

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Anti-Israel activists have pledged to turn a new eco-friendly concept store into “the next Ahava”.

Protesters staged a demonstration outside the EcoStream shop in Brighton last Saturday.


Batsheva cheered at Edinburgh Festival

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

This year’s Edinburgh International Festival was based on peacefulness and sharing cultures. And despite the best efforts of anti-Israel activists, when Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company left the stage after its final performance last weekend to a standing ovation, they did so in this spirit.


Israel must act to discredit boycotters

By Alistair Burt, September 6, 2012

Last week Israeli dance troupe Batsheva’s performance at the Edinburgh Festival was repeatedly interrupted by a small number of protesters. Sadly, this is not the first time that Israeli artists performing in the UK have been targeted in this way.


Lebanese band pulls out of Chili Peppers gig before they head to Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

The Lebanese support act to US rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers has pulled out of their scheduled concert together

The Chili Peppers are set to play in Beirut on Thursday night before heading to Tel Aviv for a concert on Monday night.


Co-op boycott push

September 6, 2012

On the face of it, the fringe meeting at this week's Co-operative Party conference, on "international development and fair-trade", is laudable. Until one looks at the complexion of the panel, who seem to have only one thing in common: a commitment to boycotting Israel.


‘South Africa boycott is Nazi move’

By Moira Schneider, September 6, 2012

British MP Denis MacShane has likened the boycott of Israeli products to the kauf nicht bei Juden imperative of Nazi Germany.

Addressing a gathering under the auspices of the Cape Council of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, he noted that old forms of antisemitism were being replaced.


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.


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.


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.


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.