Tag Archive for boycott

Airbnb to be investigated by US Senate author of ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’

With over half of US states having passed anti-BDS legislation, an author of the ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’ in the Senate, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio (Rep), wants to hear from Airbnb.

BY MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – Airbnb’s move this week to delist properties located in Jewish settlements in the West Bank from its website prompted enough of an outcry in Israel to be heard in Washington, where key lawmakers are expressing concern and raising the prospect of legal action against the service giant.

The decision by Airbnb, an online marketplace for property rentals, sparked furor from Israeli officials this week. Continue Reading »

ZIM cargo ship not allowed to port in Tunisia

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.

News item – Screenshot of news clip

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 »

US church group passes another anti-Israel resolution

 

Ignoring the fact that Israel does not torture arrested children, nonetheless the United Church of Christ passes a resolution against Israel claiming it does torture Arab children, and calling for end of US military assistance, but ignores the fact that ‘the children’ are extremely dangerous, having perpetrated some of the most violent, deadly crimes in Israel.
– WATCH Israel Police video of 13, 15yr-old Palestinians on a stabbing spree.

By JTA

 

The United Church of Christ overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning Israel for its treatment of Palestinian Arab children living in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.

Children are inspired by Palestinian TV programing to become ‘shaheeds’ (a Muslim martyr)

The vote Sunday night by delegates at the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland, was 79 percent in favor, 13 percent against and 9 percent abstaining, according to a statement issued by the UCC. Continue Reading »

Qatar becomes third Arab country to ban “Wonder Woman” over Israeli actress

 

 

Qatar joins Lebanon and Tunisia to ban the int’l blockbuster film starring Gal Gadot, because she’s an Israeli veteran of the IDF.

By JTA

 

Qatar has become the third Arab-majority country to ban the screening of the movie “Wonder Woman” because lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli.

Gal Gadot appearing at IDF induction center – Photo: Shaul Golan/Yedioth Ahronoth

The film had been scheduled to premiere in Qatar Thursday and was being promoted by local theater chains VOX Cinemas Qatar and Novo Cinemas. But in the days before its scheduled release, the film was removed from cinema websites, Doha News reported. Continue Reading »

Palestinian cinema bans ‘Wonder Woman’ because Gal Gadot is Israeli

 

Palestinians are upset with past Facebook comment when Gadot said she was sending her “love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens. Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children.”

By i24NEWS

 

A movie theater in the Palestinian city of Ramallah has reportedly banned screenings of the new “Wonder Woman” film because it’s leading actress, Gal Gadot, is Israeli.

Gal Gadot – Selfie:Facebook

According to the local al-Hadath newspaper, Palestine Towers Cinema has made the decision not to screen the Hollywood blockbuster due to “political reasons related to the Israeli occupation and the Israeli actress starring in the film.”

The boycott follows similar measures taken by both Lebanon and Tunisia due to Gadot’s starring role.

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BDS targets Lebanon, bans Wonder Woman cinema screening, not DVDs, downloads

 

Answering demands of BDS activists, Lebanese authorities banned the new Wonder Woman premiere Wednesday, just a few hours before its scheduled screening in Beirut.
– WATCH: WONDER WOMAN Comic-Con Trailer

By Charles Gardner

 

Lebanese authorities banned the new Wonder Woman movie Wednesday hours before it was due to premiere in the capital Beirut following a campaign against its lead actress, Gal Gadot, who served in the Israeli army, a security official and activists said.

A premiere scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled at the last minute as the ban began to take hold.

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel aas the two countries have faced off in a number of wars the latest in 2006 which left much of the Lebanese infrastructure battered and left hundreds dead. Continue Reading »

BDS attacks Arab town’s community center over coexistence policies

 

REPORT: The community center in the Christian-Arab town of Beit Jala near Jerusalem has come under attack by BDS activists for ‘holding joint yoga sessions between Arabs and Israelis.’

By Tal Polon

 

An Arab community center has itself become the target of the BDS movement for holding joint activities with Israelis.

0404 reported that a community center in the Christian-Arab town of Beit Jala near Jerusalem became an object of rage for BDS activists, who claimed that the center had held joint sports activities for Israelis and Arabs.

BDS causing havoc to Palestinian families for political gains – 600 Palestinian workers were fired when SodaStream relocated factory due to BDS demonstrations.

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Palestinians rally to boycott Pizza Hut for Israeli ad mocking their cheating leader

 

After the Israeli Pizza Hut franchise poked fun at the jailed Palestinian terrorist on Facebook, for eating candy bars in his cell despite initiating a massive hunger strike, Palestinians called for a boycott.
– Israeli company deleted the mocking post, with int’l management issuing an apology.

By Meirav Crystal

 

Palestinians are calling for a boycott of Pizza Hut following a Facebook post by the chain’s Israeli branch that poked fun at terrorist Marwan Barghouti for breaking his hunger strike by secretly sneaking candy bars in his cell.

Screenshot of the Photoshopped Image of the later deleted Facebook post.

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#BDSfail: California state Assembly passed anti-BDS bill

 

In a major move to stop singling out just Israel, the California Combating BDS Act of 2016 was “overwhelmingly passed” in the state Assembly by the unanimous vote of 60-0.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

The State of California dealt another blow to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Wednesday following the passage of a bill aimed at hampering businesses from participating in “discriminatory boycotts” against Israel, according to weekly publication The Jewish Journal.

California state legislature ‏- Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The California Combating BDS Act of 2016, also known as Assembly Bill 2844, was “overwhelmingly passed” by a vote of 60-0 in the state Assembly, which is now expected to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in the coming weeks. Continue Reading »

PLO chief livid as Europe fails to back BDS, gives empty support for Palestinian cause

 

#BDSfail: Erekat sends op-ed to Newsweek expressing his ‘astonishment’ at European officials now opposing the anti-Israel BDS movement, demanding that the EU issue fresh statements reversing such positions.

By Ryan Jones

 

Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief “peace” negotiator and current secretary-general of the PLO terrorist organization, lashed out this week over Europe’s failure to more substantially support efforts to boycott Israel.

Erekat penned an op-ed for Newsweek in which he asserted that the Palestinians were “astonished” by recent statements by European officials opposing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The Palestinian official was shocked that European leaders had recently praised Israel’s human rights record, tacitly approved the import of Jewish “settler” products, and, at least in the UK, taken steps to criminalize boycotts against Israel.

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#BDSfail: UK to ban public institutions from boycotting Israel

 

British gov’t taking steps to prevent discriminatory boycotts saying it stoked anti-Semitism & harmed the UK’s valuable trade relations with Israel.
•New law will enable boycotters to be prosecuted in court.

By Ari Soffer

 

The British government is to announce measures aimed at preventing local councils, unions and other public institutions from launching boycotts against the State of Israel this week.

BDS activists (file) – Wikimedia Commons

Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock told The Times the new guidelines were important to prevent discriminatory boycotts against the Jewish state, which he said both stoked anti-Semitism and harmed the UK’s valuable trade relations with Israel.

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BDS supporters bombard Jennifer Lopez on Twitter to #CancelTelAviv show

 

As were past artists Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and many more, Jennifer Lopez in being challenged for her decision to perform in Israel on social media with an onslaught of disinformation, propaganda, and false claims. 

By i24news

 

Jennifer Lopez is facing a backlash on social media from pro-Palestine supporters over her rumored plans to perform in Israel for the first time this coming summer.

Jennifer Lopez – Photo: AFP

Using the hashtag #CancelTelAviv, activists, some using graphic photos purportedly showing injured children in Gaza, are accusing her of ‘entertaining children’s killers’ and called for her to cancel her still unconfirmed show.
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France’s PM Valls condemns BDS for turning ‘Criticism of Israel into anti-Semitism’

 

 

The French government firmly condemns boycotts of Israel, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls this week said, warning against the phenomenon of organizations criticizing Israeli policies turning to anti-Semitic activities.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls leaves after a speech to present a plan to fight racism and anti-Semitism at the Prefecture in Creteil near Paris April 17, 2015. – Photo: REUTERS

Valls made his statement Wednesday in response to a question from French MP Meyer Habib, who pointed out the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel is active in France despite laws against boycotts, and called for better enforcement. Continue Reading »

Israel’s TV2 introduced Israeli audience to betrayal of American group, Jewish Voice for Peace

view videoWATCH: American Jews united with Israel’s most extreme enemies are actively seeking to strip the world’s Jews of their inalienable right to self-determination in a Jewish State.

By Yitzhak Santis/JNS.org

 

Israel’s Channel 2 recently dedicated a full 15 minutes to the anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). Reporter Danny Kushmaro brought to an Israeli audience awareness of “the Jews that stand behind the boycott of Israel.” For me, a longtime “student” of JVP, as well as many Americans, there would be little surprise to hear the venomous rhetoric disgorged by JVP activists. For an Israeli audience that never heard of JVP, however, the reaction had to have been nothing short of shock and a profound sense of betrayal. Continue Reading »

CEO of French telecom giant Orange would cut ties with Israel if he could

CEO of Orange, one of Israel’s largest cellular service providers, said in Cairo he would cut ties with Israel “tomorrow” if it was financially possible.