Posts Tagged ‘boycott’

Here’s What It Takes For A Boycott To Work

Will boycotting SoulCycle and Equinox send a big enough message to Trump supporter Stephen Ross? In this political climate, you might feel compelled to do something ― anything ― to make a change. At the very least, you want your voice heard. That’s how some members of Equinox and SoulCycle felt recently when they learned […]

Defending BDS support, Rashida Tlaib says she would boycott Arab states, too

Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, said the movement is “pushing back against racist policies in Israel,” during an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. She used her grandmother, who lives in the West Bank, as an example of “someone right now under occupation (who) is feeling less than.” Get The Times […]

Lendman: House Opposes the Constitutional Right to Boycott Israel

By Stephen Lendman America’s First Amendment prohibits congressional actions against speech and press freedoms — the most important ones in all societies. Without them, all other rights are jeopardized, where things are heading in increasingly totalitarian America — notably when it comes to criticizing Israel, what I call a personal obligation. The Center for Constitutional […]

AOC is now cosponsoring Ilhan Omar’s boycott bill

A resolution affirming that Americans have the right to participate in the boycott of foreign countries has four new cosponsors, including New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. H.Res.496 was introduced by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) earlier this month. Although the text of the resolution doesn’t mention Israel or Palestine, it’s been interpreted as a response to […]

Which way did your Congressperson vote on the anti-boycott resolution?

96% of our House of Representatives voted in favor of an anti-BDS resolution, although 75% of Americans oppose such policies. In a rush vote before summer recess, the House of Representatives passed H.Res.246, which claims that the global boycott movement against Israel undermines the possibility for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. by Aiden […]

The irony of a McDonald’s boycott in Tel Aviv

Signs outside a McDonald’s in Tel Aviv protest the refusal of the local franchise to open in Judea and Samaria.. (photo credit: MAARIV) Israeli settlers protest the “unlawful” boycott movement playing out in their midst by calling for a boycott of their own. by Kathryn Shihadah reposted from Palestine Home The Jerusalem Post reports that […]

US Muslim Congresswoman introduces resolution upholding right to boycott Israel

Muslim US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a resolution that seeks to protect the right to engage in boycotts against Israel, despite sustained attacks by US authorities on that right. Omar, a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives, proposed the resolution earlier this week in a bid to push back against US […]

The irony of a MacDonald’s boycott in Tel Aviv

Signs outside a McDonald’s in Tel Aviv protest the refusal of the local franchise to open in Judea and Samaria.. (photo credit: MAARIV) Israeli settlers protest the “unlawful” boycott movement playing out in their midst by calling for a boycott of their own. by Kathryn Shihadah reposted from Palestine Home The Jerusalem Post reports that […]

Ilhan Omar has introduced a resolution affirming that Americans have the right to boycott Israel

Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill affirming that Americans have the right to participate in boycotts. Although the legislation doesn’t specifically mention the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), it coincides with an anti-BDS resolution that is currently being pushed by many Democrats. House Resolution 496 (HRes496) asserts that boycotts “have been effectively […]

Gaza border mayors boycott meeting with PM, accuse him of ignoring region

The heads of two regional councils on the Gaza border wracked in recent months by arson and rocket attacks boycotted a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top cabinet officials Wednesday, accusing the government of ignoring the security situation in the Israeli communities closest to the Palestinian enclave. Speaking after the meeting of […]

Israel advocate Chuck Schumer to support anti-boycott (BDS) legislation

Jewish Insider reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will announce today his support for a bipartisan anti-BDS measure. The Senate resolution (S.Res. 120), introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) expresses opposition to “efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.” “I strongly […]

Palestinians call for boycott of German festival

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 18 June 2019 American rapper Talib Kweli canceled from two German gigs over support for the BDS movement. (Steven Pisano / Flickr) Palestinians are calling for a boycott of the German festival that disinvited American rapper Talib Kweli because of his support for BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

240 Israelis and Jews urge Germany not to enforce anti-Boycott law

Palestinians in Gaza protest against the German Parliament decision on BDS on 23 May 2019 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor] A significant number of Israeli and Jewish intellectuals publicly denounced Germany’s “deceitful” anti-BDS bill, the first of its kind in Europe. [Nathan Thrall summarizes the birth and goals of BDS: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement […]

Why Palestinians are calling for a boycott of Puma

Palestinians activists are protesting this weekend at storefronts and offices for the German athletic wear manufacturer Puma. The reason? Puma sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes six teams in settlements in the West Bank. Last year Puma signed a four-year sponsorship deal with the IFA to provide equipment, including the kits, for all […]

Lebanon Rejects US-Led Summit in Bahrain, Backs Palestinian Boycott

By Staff, Agencies Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country is boycotting the forthcoming US-led conference in Bahrain in support of President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the “Israeli” regime and Palestinians, dubbed the “Deal of the Century,” because Palestinians are not taking part in the event. “We will not participate in […]

Palestinians protest German attack on right to boycott Israeli apartheid

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 24 May 2019 Palestinians hold banners during a protest against the German parliament’s vote equating the BDS movement with anti-Semitism, outside Germany’s diplomatic mission in Gaza City on 23 May. A similar march took place a day earlier in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Mahmoud Ajjour APA […]

Netflix threatens to boycott Georgia if the state disallows the gruesome murder of unborn babies

(Natural News) The Leftist death cult is having a demonic meltdown over the four states-and-counting that have enacted so-called “heartbeat” laws to protect the lives of unborn human children from being aborted once their heartbeats are able to be detected. And joining this fray of Moloch-worshiping Satanism is none other than the […]

Russia & China Boycott US Led Conference To End Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

China and Russia will not participate in a US-led conference to promote what they call the ‘Deal of the Century’ to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Russia’s Foreign Minister has warned that the so-called peace plan is doomed to fail, will “ruin everything” gained from previous efforts and will fail to guarantee a Palestinian state based […]

The Boycott Begins: Chinese Company Orders Employees To "Stop Using American Products, Eating At KFC"

In a harbinger of what’s to come as the US-China trade war gets worse by the day, a Chinese company has told all of its employees to boycott American products and halt international travels to the U.S., reported The Epoch Times. Jinggang Motor Vehicle Inspection Station notified all employees last Thursday, May 16 that the […]

Despite Palestinian boycott, UAE and Saudi Arabia to attend US-led conference in Bahrain

Palestinian officials are doubling down on their plans to boycott a US-led conference in Bahrain next month aimed at garnering regional support for President Donald Trump’s peace plan. The White House announced Sunday that it will be co-hosting what it described as an “economic workshop” with the Gulf country, aimed at encouraging Arab economic investments […]

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