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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

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