Israel boycott

Furious response to 'divisive' Israel boycott initiative

By Rosa Doherty, October 27, 2015

A full page advert in today’s Guardian calling for an academic boycott of Israel has drawn a furious response from Jewish organisations and diplomats.

The advert was backed by by 343 university teachers and lecturers, from 72 institutions including Oxford University and Cambridge University.


Hundreds of UK academics commit to Israel boycott

By Sandy Rashty, October 26, 2015

Hundreds of British academics have committed to boycotting Israel, the JC can reveal.

A letter signed by 343 university teachers is due to appear as a full page advert in the Guardian newspaper on Tuesday.


Why the Scottish Green Party's 'hymn of hate' matters

By Stephen Daisley, October 19, 2015

It reads like the grim manifesto of a fringe group.

"We condemn Zionism as a racist ideology based on Jewish supremacy in Palestine, as well as the related ideology of Christian Zionism... We support the Palestinian non-violent struggle for resistance to the colonisation of their lands, resources and peoples by Israel and by Zionist settlers."


Backlash has got BDS on the back foot

By Jonathan Neumann, October 16, 2015

Boycotting Jews is not a new idea. It's been around for centuries. Today it's called Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).


Are street protests the right way to fight back?

By Jonathan Turner and Fiona Sharpe, October 15, 2015

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Last Thursday an Israeli owned shop closed its doors early for fear of protests from the BDS movement.


Scottish Greens call for a boycott of Israel

By Sandy Rashty, October 12, 2015

Scotland’s Green Party has called for a boycott of Israel, calling it an apartheid state and expressing support for Hamas.


Five pro-Palestinian activists demonstrate outside Israeli-owned Sabon store in London

By Naomi Firsht, October 9, 2015

A small group of pro-Palestinians activists have mounted a protest outside an Israeli cosmetics shop in central London.

Five protesters from London Palestine Action, holding placards and wearing boiler suits, stood outside Sabon in Covent Garden and chanted at passers-by for around an hour.


Anti-Israel activists plan protests outside London cosmetics store

By Sandy Rashty, October 8, 2015

Anti-Israeli activists are set to protest outside an Israeli-owned cosmetics store in London this evening.

They will call on passers-by to boycott Sabon UK, which is based in Covent Garden.


Government acts to stop local councils boycotting Israel

By Marcus Dysch, October 3, 2015

The government has announced plans to amend legislation in order to stop local councils launching politically-motivated boycotts of Israel.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Greg Clark said the move would be a challenge to “the politics of division”.

It will aim to stop councils running divesting campaigns against UK defence companies and Israeli interests.


Police called in as protesters target Israeli-owned London store

By Sandy Rashty, September 24, 2015

An Israeli-owned cosmetics store in London was targeted by pro-Palestinian activists in a protest timed to coincide with Yom Kippur.

Around 20 supporters of the London Palestine Action group entered the Sabon UK shop, in Covent Garden, on Tuesday evening, just as the fast began.