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.
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 »
After Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu provided the Danish Foreign Minister with list of NGOs that have links to terrorist elements promoting boycotts against Israel, the Danish Foreign Ministry investigated, then publicly declared a financial freeze of Palestinian support.
Following an investigation the Danish Foreign Ministry officially announced on Friday that it will cut funding from a number of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and simultaneously tighten aid donation conditions for others, after discovering some activities were of an anti-Israel nature.
“It is important that there is confidence that Danish assistance is going for the right purposes,” said Anders Samuelsen, Foreign Minister. Continue Reading »
Allah gave me a chance to take my revenge for Palestinians by supporting BDS and I was going to hit Israel hard by thoroughly damaging her economy, but, my kids were very upset with my new lifestyle without using any Israeli products. They could no longer watch TV, drink Coca Cola or Pepsi, or eat out at McDonald or KFC. – My little child was crying when I strictly banned her having a Kit Kat chocolate bar, her most favorite chocolate.
– Let’s Damage the Israeli Economy (Support BDS Movement)
By Noor Dahri
One day I decided to support the BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) movement against the State of Israel because I hate Israel and I have spent all my life hating Israel and Jews. Continue Reading »
With Obama’s anti-Israel policies a thing of the past, new home construction for Jewish families in Judea & Samaria is already getting approval in Jerusalem, so a fresh wave of condemnation can be expected from Europeans, the EU & UN.
– Lies and Propaganda
By Charles Gardner
As new settlement construction gets underway in Israel’s disputed territories, a fresh wave of condemnation is expected.
Accusations that the Jewish state is practicing apartheid – supposedly over its ‘illegal occupation’ and ‘treatment of the Palestinians’ – will inevitably be trotted out, adding fuel to the fire of a Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement masquerading as a compassionate supporter of oppressed Palestinians, but in actual fact demonstrating another form of anti-Semitism. Continue Reading »
The anti-BDS resolution, passed by the Austrian National Union of Students, was nearly unanimous with no opposing votes and only a single abstention to the pledge ‘never to remain silent when antisemitism appears.’
The Austrian National Union of Students passed on Friday a motion against BDS, saying that the boycott movement targeting Israel is antisemitic, and that its demands recall the Nazis’ economic war against Jewish businesses.
It is believed to be the first time an Austrian national student union has passed such a resolution.
The Austrian Jewish students group announced on its Facebook page: “We are very happy to announce that the Austrian Students Union is the first national student union to officially pass a resolution denouncing BDS and also passing a version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – IHRA definition of antisemitism. Continue Reading »
The four-day extravaganza will take place across the city as Londoners get a sense of day-to-day life in Tel Aviv, including a “beach party,” performing Israeli artists, and samples from the Israeli culinary scene.
LONDON – As the “TLV in LDN” gala kicks off in London on Friday, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, Ambassador to UK Mark Regev and philanthropist Marc Worth all expressed hope that the event will show the true face of Israel to the British public.
Amit Duvdevani, Gilad Erdan, Shaul Ben Aderet and Dana International.(Left to right). – Photo: SHAHAR AZRAN
“We want to show all the good stuff that is coming out of Israel and Tel Aviv,” said Worth, a major player in London’s Jewish community and co-founder of WGSN (formerly the World Global Style Network), a trend forecasting company. Continue Reading »
REPORT: The ‘Human Rights Intern’l Humanitarian Law Secretariat’ sounds respectable, but because they continue to finance Palestinian terrorist groups, and refuse to stop, Switzerland ended its funding and support of the West Bank NGO.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry announced that it suspended funds and support for the Ramallah-based Palestinian NGO Human Rights International Humanitarian Law Secretariat because the organization failed to cut ties to terrorism, according to a Sunday report in the Swiss newspaper Sonntags Zeitung.
“This is an important first step in NGO funding accountability by the Swiss Foreign Ministry, and reflects the recent legislation on this issue,” Prof. Continue Reading »
In another major #BDSfail: The new legislation signed by North Carolina’s governor, not only prohibits the state’s agencies from engaging in business agreements with companies supporting BDS, it also mandates divestment from organizations/businesses that do.
The governor of the US state North Carolina, Roy Cooper signed legislation last Thursday making it illegal for the state to conduct business with companies associated with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement aganst Israel (BDS), the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reported.
The action, making North Carolina the 22nd US state to outlaw state agencies from doing business with BDS affiliated organizations, received praise from the local Jewish federation of Raleigh- Cary as well as from the Israel Action Network, an initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: Lufthansa officials at Dulles International Airport inform 5 ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ activists that a gov’t representative in Jerusalem refuses to allow them to land in Israel.
Five members of an interfaith delegation to Israel were prevented from boarding their flight from Washington, DC, reportedly due to their activism on behalf of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
The Jewish Voice for Peace organization said in a statement Monday that the delegation tried to check into its Lufthansa flight at Dulles International Airport, only to be told that the Israeli government had ordered the airline not to let the five passengers aboard. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: The Guardian reports that avid BDS supporter Ken Loach has knowingly received handsome royalties from his films being distributed and screened in Israeli cinemas for over 25 years. – Loach’s moral hypocrisy for repeatedly attacking Radiohead for “supporting Apartheid” by performing in Israel didn’t go unnoticed.
By Binyamin Tobias, Amir Kaminer
Is famous British director Ken Loach—one of the most vocal supporters of the BDS movement—excluding himself from the boycott effort he so vigorously pushes on others?
Nearly all of Loach’s most recent films have been screened in Israel even though the director told Yedioth Ahronoth in the past that he would “prefer his films not be distributed in Israel.” It would appear he does not make much of an effort to stop them from being screened. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: Invoking a passed BDS motion, Ontario university’s student association banned a pro-Israel North American advocacy organization from participating in an event last year. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found the student association guilty of discrimination.
A pro-Israel North American advocacy organization announced on Thursday that it had won a legal victory after an Ontario university’s student association banned it from participating in an event last year, due to its connection with Israel.
The event in question was Social Justice Week, held at University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Robert Walker, national director of Hasbara Fellowships Canada, had responded to an open invitation for community groups to participate. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: Pro-Palestinian demonstrators wave flags & protest signs during a music festival in Scotland, angering guitarist/singer Thom Yorke, who responded with his middle finger at protesters trying to bully and intimidate the group into cancelling their concert in Israel later this month.
By Ami Friedman
Pro-Palestinian activists waved flags and banners protesting Radiohead’s arrival in Israel on July 19th and called for a cultural boycott of the Jewish state during a performance at the Transmight Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.
Activists from Glasgow Palestine Action, Glasgow Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Radiohead Fans for Palestine demonstrated outside the festival prior to the band’s performance. Continue Reading »
WATCH VIDEO: Sir Roderick David “Rod” Stewart, CBE, the 72 yr-old British rock singer and songwriting giant returns to Israel, with his gig set for Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
British rock legendary Rod Stewart landed in Israel on Tuesday ahead of his much-anticipated concert at Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon on Wednesday.
The 72-year-old musician last performed in Israel in 2010 at the Ramat Gan stadium.
As part of his worldwide ‘HITS 2017’ tour, Stewart will naturally be performing all the massive hits from his incredible career, classic rockers like “Maggie May,” “Baby Jane”and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” through to big ballads such as “Sailing,” “You’re In My Heart,” and “Tonight’s The Night.”
The Jewish communities and Wiesenthal Center welcomed the decisions of cancelling the separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conferences that were set to take place in Frankfurt and also in Bonn.
After a wave of objections to a boycott-Israel event scheduled for next week in Bonn, Germany, the Jewish community there on Monday announced its delight with cancellation of the gathering and a widely criticized antisemitic talk that was to be given at it.
A separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference set to take place in June in Frankfurt was also canceled.
“The Jewish community is pleased that the event was canceled,” a spokeswoman for the Bonn Jewish community told The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »
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