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Swiss lawmakers roll back anti-BDS law

Swiss lawmakers roll back anti-BDS law

Swiss lawmakers are rolling back a measure targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights. On 8 March, the National Council, the lower house of the Swiss parliament, passed an anti-BDS bill put forward by the right-wing People’s Party. But now the foreign affairs committee of the ...

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BDS heckles Israeli speaker at Columbia University

BDS heckles Israeli speaker at Columbia University

BDS activists heckled Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon while lecturing to students at Columbia University on Monday. About 100 activists assembled outside the lecture theatre while screaming slogans against Danon, against Israel and against the immigration policies of President Trump. The activists carried signs urging boycotts against the ...

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Pro-Palestine student group wants UMD to boycott companies that promote “Israeli occupation”

Pro-Palestine student group wants UMD to boycott companies that promote “Israeli occupation”

Students for Justice in Palestine is formally joining a nationwide campus movement and calling on University of Maryland administration to boycott companies and institutions that promote the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. SJP President Miranda Mlilo said the organization’s goal is to “promote equality between Arabs and Israelis” and “end ...

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GERMANY – Berlin University Suspends Pro-BDS Professor

GERMANY – Berlin University Suspends Pro-BDS Professor

The Free University in Berlin has cancelled academic assignments for a pro-BDS professor who allegedly engaged in anti-Semitic activities. In a tweet from the Free University sent to The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, the university stated: “The professor will not receive teaching assignments at the Otto Suhr Institute until the ...

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Canadian Green Party adopts BDS

Canadian Green Party adopts BDS

The Green Party of Canada has adopted a policy of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel into its official platform after a hard-fought resolution successfully passed at the party’s annual convention over the weekend. Despite pressure from pro-Israel lobby groups, supporters of the BDS resolution within the party say ...

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