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Justin Trudeau's Description of BDS: 'A Pack of Lies'

Justin Trudeau’s Description of BDS: ‘A Pack of Lies’

January 18, 2019

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated his belief that the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement is anti-Semitic. We speak to Ali Abunimah, who says Trudeau has adopted Netanyahu’s talking points

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

January 14, 2019

Ben White discusses his new book Cracks in the Wall, it examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes

Durham NC Becomes First City to Ban Training By Israeli Police and Then be Forced to Reconsider It

Durham NC Becomes First City to Ban Training By Israeli Police and Then be Forced to Reconsider It

January 5, 2019

Jazmynne Williams of Jewish Voices for Peace discusses the organizing efforts underway to ensure the ban remains

Senators Sneak Illegalization of Israel Boycott into Budget Bill

Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal

December 19, 2018

While Senators Cardin and Portman are trying to sneak a last-minute amendment into the budget bill to make BDS illegal – violating free speech – 26 states are also moving to make boycotts of Israel illegal. We speak to IPS’s Phyllis Bennis about the anti-BDS efforts in the US

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

December 12, 2018

A Canadian Court ruled that Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activists were denied free speech and campaigning rights when the city of Montreal tore down their posters highlighting an Israeli atrocity during an election campaign in Canada. We discuss the case with Bruce Katz, one of the main plaintiffs in the case    

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

December 12, 2018

Ali Abunimah discusses a leaked report from Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a front for Israel government-backed lobby group StandWithUs, which admits the cultural boycott is “constantly growing” and “innovative.”

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

November 28, 2018

House-sharing company Airbnb was pressured to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, after a campaign by human rights organizations. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold says this is a big victory for peace activists

Canada's Trudeau Attacks BDS, Joins Trump & Israel Blaming 'Both Sides' for Anti-Semitism

Canada’s Trudeau Attacks BDS, Joins Trump & Israel Blaming ‘Both Sides’ for Anti-Semitism

November 12, 2018

While apologizing for Canada’s shameful betrayal of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi Holocaust, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attacked the Palestinian rights movement BDS. Ali Abunimah discusses how his “both sides” rhetoric echoes the false equivalence made by Donald Trump and Israel’s far-right government

Israeli 'Thought Police' Lose Effort to Ban Student Over BDS

Israeli ‘Thought Police’ Lose Effort to Ban Student Over BDS

October 31, 2018

Lara Al-Qassem, an American student of Palestinian origin, has defeated an Israeli effort to ban and deport her over her prior support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS. We speak to her attorney, Yotam Ben-Hillel

Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel

Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel

October 12, 2018

Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement