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Israel Announces $26 Million Cyberattack on pro-Palestinian Movement and Muslims in the West

Israel is escalating its campaign to unprecedented levels. Israeli tech companies plan to unleash a wave of cyber-attacks, including “sly algorithms to restrict these online activists’ circle of influence” as well as forensic intelligence gathering so they are able to track and restrict their online activity. Those acts of sabotage will take place alongside a flood of “content […]

Anti BDS law introduced into California legislature

California State Assemblyman Travis Allen, who became a passionate supporter of Israel when he was in danger of losing his election, has introduced a bill that would forbid the state from doing business with companies participating in the BDS movement. This is part of a nation-wide campaign by Israel partisans. Jerusalem Post A Republican California […]

Fast-track trade bill requires US to object to boycotts of Israel, could hurt dealings with Europe

…“discouraging” Israel boycotts would become one of the “principal negotiating objectives” of U.S. officials in bill just passed by both chambers of Congress… The bill’s passage could compromise trade dealings with Europe… AIPAC pushed inclusion of the language… JTA, “Congress writes boycott opposition into trade talks” June 25, 2015 — Congress included a provision in […]

Sheldon Adelson To Host Secret Anti-BDS Summit for Jewish Donors

Organized by several other top Jewish funders, including Hollywood entertainment mogul Haim Saban, Israeli-born real-estate developer Adam Milstein and Canadian businesswoman Heather Reisman….. attendees will be ADL, Hillel, Jewish Federations, and StandWithUs. Nathan Guttman, Forward –  Leading Jewish mega-donors have summoned pro-Israel activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to establish, and fund, successful […]

AIPAC-backed amendments add to trade bill turmoil

Critics say provision discouraging boycotts of Israel could legitimize West Bank settlements. Politico – The trade legislation being debated on Capitol Hill is already highly contentious. Amendments added about Israel are raising the rancor even more.The trade bill amendments aim to discourage foreign governments — in particular European ones — from boycotting, divesting from or […]

$83-million diamond default: Sotheby’s and Israeli war crimes

By Sean Clinton. Middle East Monitor – Last November, amid a fanfare of international publicity, Sotheby’s achieved a world record $83 million for a pink diamond auctioned in Geneva. Four months later, on February 27, Sotheby’s disclosed that they were forced to take the diamond, they then valued at $73 million, into their inventory when […]

American Actors Call for Cultural Boycott of Israel

By Ali Abunimah. Electronic Intifada – Philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs and actor and activist Danny Glover have denounced the inclusion of the film American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs in a government-sponsored Israeli film festival this week.“We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” they say in […]

Israel angered by Methodist report on boycott movement

Haaretz – The Israeli embassy in London has condemned a Methodist Church report on the case for and against boycotting Israel, according to the Church Times website.While the briefing paper does not recommend that the Methodist Church join the Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions movement, it was condemned by the embassy as an attempt to “legitimize […]

47 years a slave: A new perspective on the occupation

By Eva Illouz. Haaretz – Open Haaretz on any given day. Half or three quarters of its news items will invariably revolve around the same two topics: people struggling to protect the good name of Israel, and people struggling against its violence and injustices. An almost random example: On December 17, 2013, one could read, […]

The Tide Turns Against Israel: Pariah Status and Isolation Lie Ahead

By Jonathan Cook. CounterPunch, 2/13/14 – Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rarely been so politically embattled. His travails indicate the Israeli right’s inability to respond to a shifting political landscape, both in the region and globally. The context for his troubles was his commitment in 2009, under great pressure from a newly elected US […]

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