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Trump’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism Attacks Free Speech, Palestinians, and Jews

December 16, 2019

Dima Khalidi discusses the legal and civil society ramifications of President Trump’s executive order adopting the controversial IHRA working definition on antisemitism, defining Judaism as a race or nationality, which would threaten free speech on US campuses and sow divisions among US Jews, and criminalize the BDS movement.

How Israel/Palestine Became a Central Issue in US Politics

November 29, 2019

Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue in recent years and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US

A Modern-Day Colonial Plantation Seeks Influence Over Trump

November 8, 2019

Psagot Winery from the occupied West Bank hired the lobbying firm Covington and Burling to sow conflict between the Trump administration and the EU, in order to gain leverage in its legal struggle to mis-label its wines as being products of Israel.

Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation

Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation

September 15, 2019

Lawyer John Philpot discusses BDS Quebec’s campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC

Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election

Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election

September 13, 2019

Shir Hever talks about the slow election cycle in Israel, the second in the same year, in which the parties make minimal effort to campaign. Opinion polls predict the same result as the election last April, meaning that no clear winner can be identified

Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel”

Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel”

August 22, 2019

Haggai Matar, editor of #972 Magazine discusses Netanyahu’s Trump-inspired Omar and Tlaib ban, Trump’s bizarre retweets, and its effect on Jews and the U.S. election

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel's Ban: “Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel”

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel’s Ban: “Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel”

August 21, 2019

These are the words tweeted by Rep. Ayanna Pressley in response to the Israeli decision to ban the entry of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The story has a striking resemblance to South Africa and Rhodesia blocking the entry of African American Democratic Representative Charles C. Diggs Junior in January 1972

How Trump and Netanyahu Undermine Freedom of Speech

How Trump and Netanyahu Undermine Freedom of Speech

August 20, 2019

Dima Khalidi discusses Trump’s support for banning entry to Occupied West Bank on the basis of political opinion, such as Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s support for the boycott movement against Israel. In the process, Trump also implicitly supports Israeli sovereignty over the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israel’s Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses

Israel’s Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses

August 11, 2019

Richard Silverstein discusses the fall of The Israel Project (TIP), the best-funded organization promoting pro-Israeli propaganda in the United States and around the world. Why did TIP collapse and what does this mean for organizing around Palestinian rights?

Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land

Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land

August 2, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris discusses the decision of a Canadian federal court to ban wine from illegal Israeli colonies to be labelled as “made in Israel.” This issue reaches far beyond Canada, as many states debate these issues around the world