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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

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

May 17, 2019

Germany becomes the first country in the world to criminalize the BDS movement. Shir Hever, TRNN Correspondent in Germany and expert on Palestine-Israel, responds

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled from Israel

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled from Israel

April 30, 2019

Omar Shakir, director of HRW was given two weeks to leave Israel. “This is really the first time a court has put its seal on the government’s relentless effort to target advocacy around Palestinian human rights.”  Once again he plans to appeal his deportation order

German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as being Anti-Semitic

German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as Being Anti-Semitic

March 13, 2019

Shir Hever talks about the Göttingen Peace Prize and how it transformed the debate around Palestinian rights in Germany, despite efforts by right-wing politicians to prevent the prize from being given to Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East

Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott, if Event Held in Israel (Pt 1/2)

Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott

February 21, 2019
Danielle Alma Ravitzki explains how the Israeli government uses the Eurovision song contest to whitewash and pinkwash its crimes against Palestinians. This year the contest will take place in Tel-Aviv, and artists from around the world are calling for a boycott
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