Israel boycott

BBC rules no fairness breach over Habima protest report

By Jennifer Lipman, December 4, 2012

The BBC Trust has ruled that a Today programme report about the protests against Israel's Habima Theatre Company when it performed at the Globe in May did not violate its standards on impartiality or fairness.

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Alanis Morissette performs in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, December 4, 2012

Alanis Morissette defied boycott campaigners and took to the stage in Israel last night.

The Canadian star, who has won seven Grammy awards in her career, was urged not to keep the Israel concert as part of her international tour, in protest against the political situation.

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Footballers back Israel boycott call for 2013 tournament

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2012

Premier League stars are among those who have backed a call for Israel to be barred from hosting next summer’s European under-21 football championship.

Arsenal player Abou Diaby, along with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, offered his name in support of the demand for Israel to be stripped of its hosting duties.

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Boycotters target Alanis Morissette over Israel show

By Jennifer Lipman, November 30, 2012

Canadian singer Alanis Morissette is being targeted by supporters of a cultural boycott of Israel over her plan to perform in the Jewish state.

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Caryl Churchill, Mike Leigh call for international Israel boycott

By Jennifer Lipman, November 30, 2012

British arts figures are among the signatories of an open letter calling for an international military boycott of Israel.

Filmmakers Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, playwright Caryl Churchill and Pink Floyd star Roger Waters are among those who have backed the call for "urgent" international action in the wake of this month's Gaza fighting.

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Tour organisers hail Batsheva triumph despite boycott campaign

By Jennifer Lipman, November 30, 2012

The organisers of a UK tour of Israeli dancers have hailed it as a huge success even after the performances were plagues by protests and disruptions.

More than 10,000 people attended performances in cities including Bradford and Birmingham, with 2,500 also joining Question and Answer sessions and workshops throughout the tour.

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Stevie Wonder pulls out of Israel fundraiser after boycott pressure

By Jennifer Lipman, November 30, 2012

Stevie Wonder has bowed to political pressure and pulled out of a fundraising concert in Los Angeles in support of the Israeli Defence Forces.

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Northern Ireland councillors end Gaza twinning

By Marcus Dysch, November 30, 2012

One of Northern Ireland’s smallest towns has reversed its controversial decision to twin with Gaza.

Councillors in Moyle, County Antrim, voted to end the partnership with Gaza’s municipal authorities at a meeting on Monday.

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How we helped justice to prevail in Hackney

By David Lewis, November 29, 2012

Israel’s supporters won a symbolic victory on November 21 against a BDS (boycott divestment sanctions) campaign to prevent Veolia from winning a massive waste services contract for the North London Waste Authority.

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Council unites to block Israel boycott group

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

Anti-Israel activists were stopped from voicing objections about a company’s links to Israel during a local council meeting after the three main political parties united to block the delegation.

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