Letter including signatures of Roger Waters and Ken Loach, calls to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled to be held in Israel, ‘until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights.’
By Ami Friedman
Over 100 artists from around the world are calling for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, due to be held in Israel on 2019. In a letter published by the Guardian on Friday dozens of musicians, actors, filmmakers and directors said they support Palestinian artists’ boycott of the contest since Israel “violates Palestinian human rights.”
“Until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights, there should be no business-as-usual with the state that is denying them their basic rights,” the letter reads. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: Jerusalem District Court on Monday maintained the legal privilege of attorney-client confidentiality to outside parties when pro-Palestinian activists claim protecting identities of foreign attorneys representing Israel’s interests overseas “poses a slippery slope of anti-democratic activity.”
By Ariel Kahana
The Jerusalem District Court on Monday denied a petition by pro-Palestinian activists’ demanding to reveal the names of the attorneys who work with Israeli ministries to counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement activities worldwide.
Since 2015, Israel – through the Strategic Affairs Ministry – has been waging a low-profile campaign in Europe against organizations promoting the boycott of the Jewish state. Continue Reading »
Anti-Israel BDS activists claim they forced a cargo ship leased to the Israeli shipping services ZIM, to miss its scheduled port of call at Rades Port, Tunisia.
By Mordechai Sones
A ship leased by the Israeli ZIM shipping company was forced last week to change route that originally passed through the port of Rades in Tunisia on its way to Spain.
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The ship left the entrance to the port of Rades after anti-Israel boycotters threatened to block the harbor and port workers threatened to refuse to handle the cargo if it anchored at the port. Continue Reading »
BDS director in Europe Ana Sanchez Mera, was banned from entering Israel by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri for advocating boycotts and organizing demonstrations in Spain against the State of Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Population Authority on Tuesday prevented the entry into Israel of Ana Sanchez Mera, a senior member of the BDS National Committee (BNC), under the guidance of Minister Aryeh Deri, on the recommendation of Minister Erdan.
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (L) and Public Security Min. Gilad Erdan (R) Photos: Wikimedia
The activist who has been prevented from entering Israel is the coordinator of the BNC organization in Europe and the director of the organization’s international campaigns. Continue Reading »
BDS activist & anti-Israel propagandist Lydia de Leeuw, was detained by Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority at Ben Gurion Int’l airport, then refused an entry visa on Friday by the Interior Minister for persistently taking part in activities against the State of Israel.
BY JULIANE HELMHOLD
A Dutch female BDS activist was refused entry into Israel Friday noon by the Population and Immigration Authority of Ben Gurion airport.
Entry into Israel, Passport Control. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Lydia de Leeuw had persistently taken part in activities against the State of Israel and demonstrations, and promoted the de-legitimization of and boycott against Israel in the Netherlands. Continue Reading »
After a few questions upon her arrival at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday evening, notoriously known anti-Israel activist Ariel Elyse Gold had her visa nullified and was prevented from entering the country.
Ido Ben Porat
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday prevented an American Jewish BDS activist from entering Israel, at the recommendation of Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan.
The activist, Ariel Elyse Gold, is a recognized anti-Israel activist belonging to the Codepink organization.
Ariel Elyse Gold openly protests on social media against Israel.- Facebook
Gold arrived in Israel a few months ago as a tourist, and during her stay it became known that she is a well-known activist who was leading boycotts against Israel. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev, announced that under threats to harm footballer Lionel Messi and his family should he play in Israel, the Argentinian soccer team apologized for having to cancel their game in Israel.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Almagor Terror Victims Association called on the Israel Police to open an investigation into senior Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub over allegations that he had launched a series of threats against Israeli soccer players in Argentina.
Messi points to the sky – Photo: Shai Pal, Wikimedia
Rajoub. who is the former head PA Preventive Security Force in West Bank, is currently the Palestinian Football Association and the Palestine Olympic Committee head. Continue Reading »
After the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) worked hard to make sure Netta didn’t amass votes outside of Israel, they were devastated to learn Saturday night, it was a huge waste of time & money.
– Watch Netta’s winning performance.
– Watch Netanyahu’s reaction…it’s hilarious.
By Israel Today Staff
War with Iran seems more likely than ever, and the United States is about to move its embassy to Jerusalem. But on Sunday morning Israelis could talk of little else than the nation’s victory at the Eurovision song contest.
Final tally of top 26 of 43 entries to the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Continue Reading »
Despite the taunting he received when returning home to Nazareth while serving in an IDF Golani unit, Christian Arab Youssef Haddad, 32, now fights BDS for Israel with ‘Reservists on Duty’ and works to bring Israel’s Arab sector closer to the Jewish State.
By Hassan Shaalan
A Christian Arab from Nazareth joined the IDF of his own volition and served in the elite Golani Brigade. During his service, he was wounded in the Second Lebanon War and upon his discharge found another way to serve his country: combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and improving ties between Israeli-Arabs and the state. Continue Reading »
Although this year’s annual Genesis Prize recipient Natalie Portman was chosen for her inspiration to the next generation of Jews through her professional achievements, commitment to Jewish values, the Jewish people and the State of Israel, a Portman representative said, “Recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel.”
By Reuters and Ami Freedman
Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a 2 million-dollar prize because of “recent events” in the country, the organizers said, announcing the prizegiving had been cancelled. Continue Reading »
Having received multiple threats by the anti-Israel group BDS, 50 Hollywood executives pen letter of support, “We stand behind… Netflix in the face of this blatant attempt at artistic censorship.”
LOS ANGELES – More than 50 Hollywood executives have thrown their support behind Netflix, which is facing a campaign by a Palestinian-led movement to drop Israeli television series “Fauda” from its streaming platform.
In a letter on Tuesday to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the executives from record labels and Hollywood talent agencies called the move by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement a “blatant attempt at artistic censorship.”
“Fauda” is an Israeli-made television thriller set in the West Bank about an Israeli undercover agent who comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant. Continue Reading »
Spanish judge accepts motion from an anti-Israel group, the Committee for Solidarity with the Arab Cause, allowing the proceedings of intimidation against the leader of a very successful anti-BDS group, to commence in court.
A Spanish judge granted an anti-Israel group’s motion to initiate a trial for alleged incitement to hatred and intimidation against the leader of a group that fights boycotts of the Jewish state.
The Committee for Solidarity with the Arab Cause, which receives funding from several municipalities in Spain, filed the criminal lawsuit against Angel Mas of the ACOM group last month, he told JTA. Continue Reading »
The watchdog group, NGO Monitor, calls for UNICEF to sever all ties with BDS groups after it transferred $1 million donated by Canada to Palestinian ‘educational’ groups that back BDS boycotts of Israel.
• The non-Governmental organization urges increased oversight on donated funds to Palestinian groups.
By Israel Hayom Staff
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is actively supporting anti-Israel boycotts, NGO Monitor watchdog group president Gerald Steinberg contends.
Steinberg recently revealed to members of the Canadian Parliament how money donated by their government for educational programs was being misused by organizations to which UNICEF had transferred the money and which promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Continue Reading »
Due to their support of BDS and convicted mass-murdering terrorist Marwan Barghouti, Israel’s Interior Minister Deri and Public Security Minister Erdan announced jointly that they will refuse entry to a delegation of European officials.
By Itamar Eichner and Amir Alon
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Monday that he would adopt the recommendation of Minister for strategic affairs and public security Gilad Erdan, thereby refusing to allow a delegation of European parliamentarians and French mayors to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority, due to their promotion of anti-Israeli BDS movement and intent to visit convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Continue Reading »
Refusing to cancel, organizers said the Giro will still start in Jerusalem and include two additional stages in Israel, but “political sensitivities” will be taken into account and its route will not go through land international law considers “occupied.”
• For the very first time in over 100 years, a portion of the sport’s Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe.
By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
When the world’s cycling elite converge on Israel next year for the storied Giro d’Italia race, they will grapple with the rugged hills of Jerusalem, speed by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and huff their way through the dry southern Negev Desert. Continue Reading »