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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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Almost half of Americans back sanctions on Israel

Almost half of Americans back sanctions on Israel

Almost half of Americans support economic sanctions as a US response to new Israeli settlements, according to a national poll conducted on behalf of the Brookings Institute. The figure of 46 per cent is up from 37 per cent when the same question was asked a year ago. The results ...

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Israeli justice minister: BDS is the ‘new face of terrorism’

Israeli justice minister: BDS is the ‘new face of terrorism’

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked branded the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement a form of “terrorism”, in remarks made yesterday. Speaking at a Jewish National Fund (JNF) conference in New York, the hardline right-wing minister compared the BDS campaign to tunnels under the Gaza border fence. “Sometimes the BDS ...

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