(JTA) — The Iowa state Senate voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel. The bill approved Wednesday by a vote of 38-9 prevents state funds from being invested in companies that boycott Israel. The bill was passed in February year by the Iowa state…
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In the frenetic debate over Israel, free speech and alleged anti-Semitism at the City University of New York, one campus has avoided conflict and rancor. Sam Kestenbaum explains what makes Queens College so different.
The Prairie state targeted 11 international companies — even one that doesn’t actually boycott Israel.
The Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava, which has been a major target of BDS activists because of its manufacturing facility in the occupied West Bank, will be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group.
The Fosun Group on Sunday night in Jerusalem signed an agreement to purchase the Dead Sea skin care products company Ahava for $77 million, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.
Ahava has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, over its factory in Mitzpeh Shalem, located about one mile from the western shores of the Dead Sea in the eastern West Bank, as well as initiatives targeting only products made by Israelis in the West Bank and other disputed territories, namely the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem.
Last month, the company confirmed plans to open a plant in Ein Gedi, located inside the Green Line marking Israel’s pre-1967 borders. It is not known if the new plant eventually will supplant the factory in Mitzpeh Shalem.
At the Israel premiere of a film starring Kevin Costner, the Hollywood actor said he does not care whether anti-Israel activists, including Roger Waters, disapprove of his visit to the Jewish state. “I don’t ask anyone’s permission to travel,” Costner said in an interview Tuesday a press conference earlier this week at the Cinema City…
Graduate students at the vaunted City University of New York will soon vote on whether to boycott Israel academic institutions — just when some lawmakers are trying to boot pro-Palestinian groups.
An American writer’s group will keep the Israeli embassy as a sponsor of its literature festival, despite calls by writers to drop the endorsement.
A Scottish college student was accused of violating “safe space” rules and told she risked being expelled from a meeting after she spoke out against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel movement.