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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

House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby

House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby

July 30, 2019

The defense of Palestinian rights has become more acceptable and accusations of anti-Semitism have become more sparing in the mainstream media, despite the House’s recent resolution against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, says IPS’s Phyllis Bennis

German Bank Closes Account of Jewish Voices for Peace Over BDS Support

German Bank Closes Account of Jewish Voices for Peace Over BDS Support

June 27, 2019

Shir Hever discusses the bank’s decision to close Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East’s bank account. This is the second time since Hitler that a Jewish account was closed, this time because of pressure from Israel to block the boycott and divestment movement