A Jewish engineer in Georgia who rented his driveway to a film crew including Danny Glover has donated the proceeds to the anti-BDS group StandWithUs to counter the actor’s criticism of Israel.
Israel invited 26 Hollywood stars on all-expense paid trips to the Holy Land around the 2016 Academy Awards, but a year later none of them have visited.
When he attended Daniel Pearl’s funeral, Muhammad Ali demonstrated that he had long ago moved well past that hate. Hopefully that is the Muhammad Ali who Michael Bennett ends up emulating.
Palestinian physics students just got a boost from world famous British physicist Stephen Hawking.
(JTA) — Spanish judges scrapped two municipal resolutions on boycotting Israel and approved probing for discrimination organizers of a music festival who sought to bar the Jewish singer Matisyahu. The rulings on the resolutions passed last year by the local councils of Xeraco and Olesa de Montserrat were given independently last month by the 10th…
The boycott petition, organized by the U.S. campaign for Palestinian Rights, was signed by prominent activists like Angela Davis, Alice Walker and Harry Belafonte.
A senior official at the New Israel Fund was detained at Israel’s airport on Wednesday, in an incident that an Israeli opposition lawmaker is calling “political persecution.”
(JTA) — Citing a desire to avoid harming the foreign relations interests of Switzerland, the country’s foreign ministry is withholding information on Swiss funding for promoters of boycotts against Israel. An official from the Federal Department of foreign Affairs sent the unusual refusal and its reasoning earlier this month to NGO Monitor, an Israel-based organization…
(JTA) — Two senators introduced a bill providing protection from lawsuits to state and local governments passing anti-BDS legislation. On Tuesday, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced the Combating BDS Act, which would increase legal protection for state and local governments that ban, limit or divest from companies “engaged in commerce-related or investment-related BDS…
Rex Tillerson, President-elect Trump’s pick to be secretary of state, denounced countries that support the boycott Israel movement and questioned the two-state solution at his Senate confirmation hearing.