Tag Archive for boycott

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

WATCH: 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.

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NY Co-Op Receives Written Warning Against Israeli Boycott Being Orchestrated By BDS

Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center) sends urgent letter to American food co-op company after violent clash between pro-Israeli & pro-Palestinian factions at meeting over BDS resolution.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Israeli legal rights Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center sent a letter this morning to the Park Slope Food Co-op (PSFC) President William Penner and General Manager Joseph Holtz warning them not to implement a boycott of Israeli manufacturers, products or services.

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner – Shurat HaDin


The PSFC, located in Brooklyn recently debated a resolution to discontinue the sale of Israeli products including those manufactured by the SodaStream Company.

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Danish buses set ablaze after company removes anti-Israel settlements ad

By i24news


Four buses in Copenhagen were found on fire in a suspected anti-Israel arson attack Friday morning, the Copenhagen Post reported.

Our conscience is clear! We do not buy products from Israeli settlements or invest in settlement industry.” – Facebook

The attack, in which several other buses were covered in anti-Israel graffiti calling to “Free Gaza” and “boycott Israel” comes a week after a pro-Palestinian group was made to remove several advertisements on buses calling for the boycott of Israeli products.

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Copenhagen’s bus agency removes anti-Israel settlements ad

Danish propaganda campaign scrubbed for being ‘unnecessarily offensive’ by local authorities after public transport agency flooded with complaints from residents.

By The Associated Press


Copenhagen’s public transport agency on Thursday ordered the immediate removal of posters opposing Israeli settlements on the capital’s city buses after getting “a considerable amount of complaints.”

“Our conscience is clear! We do not buy products from Israeli settlements or invest in settlement industry.” – Facebook


Movia, owned by eastern Denmark local authorities, said the campaign by the Danish Palestinian Friendship Association was “unnecessarily offensive.”

The campaign that started Monday was calling for labels on goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Robbie Williams arrives in Israel for concert ignoring efforts by Waters to boycott

Williams, one of the top selling artists of all time, lands with family & dog ahead of his Saturday night concert in Tel Aviv to tour Israel, visit Jerusalem.

By Ari Yashar


In yet another failure of the BDS movement calling to boycott Israel, the international pop superstar Robbie Williams landed in Israel on Thursday at 6 p.m. ahead of a concert in Tel Aviv on Saturday night.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams – Thinkstock

The 41-year-old British musician, who is one of the best selling artists of all time, touched down at Ben-Gurion International Airport in his private Boeing jet, according to Yedioth Aharonoth.

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Roger Waters presses Robbie Williams to cancel his Israel concert

Pink Floyd front-man and BDS advocate Roger Waters, urges fellow British rocker to nix his scheduled appearance in Tel Aviv in support of ‘Palestinian children’s rights’.



Outspoken Israel critic Roger Waters has called on fellow English entertainer Robbie Williams to nix his upcoming Tel Aviv performance in line with the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

British rock star Roger Waters of Pink Floyd walks along the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem June 21, 2006. – Photo: REUTERS

Williams, who rose to fame in the 1990s as an international pop sensation, is scheduled to hold his first concert in Israel at Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon as part of his “Let Me Entertain You” world tour. Continue Reading »

Palestinian bullies impose Israel boycott: ‘You have 48 hrs to remove all Israeli products’

Activists in Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli products in the West Bank begin bullying Ramallah shop owners in what they called ‘a national duty.’

By Elior Levy


An entourage of about 20 people, among them the leaders of the Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli products in the West Bank and a number of Fatah officials, made their way through the Palestinian capital of Ramallah, enforcing what they called a “national duty”.

Inspectors find Israeli milk brand being sold at shop despite boycott of Israeli goods. – Photo: Elior Levy

The group moved in and out of different stores in Ramallah, embarrassing store owners who had yet to get rid of Israeli made products. Continue Reading »

Another #BDSFAIL as Harvard reverses its SodaStream ban

Pro-Palestinian activists at the university branded Israeli company‘s water dispensers as ‘microaggression’ forcing their removal, but after the university’s investigation, they reversed the controversial decision.

By Ynet


SodaStream is expected to shortly halt its operations beyond the green line, but those plans have not prevented it from being the target of boycotts, which have now spread to one of the most prestigious universities in the United States.

The dining halls at Harvard University have removed vending machines owned by the Israeli company after pro-Palestinian activists decried it as indirectly discriminating against Palestinians.

The campaign to remove the machines began last autumn, in e-mails sent by students. Continue Reading »

It’s Beginning All Over Again: European Countries Are Boycotting Jewish Businesses

The European Union on Thursday officially banned the import of poultry & eggs from only Jewish businesses in Judea, Samaria & Jerusalem.

By Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP


The European Union on Thursday banned the import of poultry and eggs from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and from most of Jerusalem, the Walla news site reported on Thursday. The 28-nation bloc informed the Israeli Agriculture Ministry that it recognized the Ministry’s authority to supervise agricultural products only within the 1948 armistice lines. As a result, produce from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria did not meet public health regulations for import, the website said. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem ‘deeply disappointed’ by Kerry’s biased remarks on peace talks


In 1st response to Kerry’s pointing blame only on Israel for talks failure, Jerusalem says, ‘remarks hurt the negotiation’ process.

By i24news


Israel said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks Tuesday, placing the blame for derailing the negotiations on Israel’s approval of more Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, The New York Times reported.

Israeli protestors hold signs during a demonstration outside US Secretary of State John Kerry's hotel in Jerusalem, against the release by Israel of Palestinian prisoners, on March 31, 2014 ( Ahmad Gharabli  (AFP) )

Israeli protestors hold signs during a demonstration outside US Secretary of State John Kerry’s hotel in Jerusalem, against the release by Israel of Palestinian prisoners, on March 31, 2014 – Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli

Israel responded that it was the Palestinians who had “violated their fundamental commitments” by applying last week to join 15 international agencies of the UN. Continue Reading »

NY Jewish Museum Cancels BDS Speaker

Decision to invite BDS activist Judith Butler, a noted academic & extremely anti-Israel activist, sparked heated debate and anger among Jewish community. 

By Tova Dvorin


Anti-Israel activist Judith Butler’s scheduled speaking event at the New York Jewish Museum has been cancelled, according to the Forward.

Anti-Israel demonstration in Istanbul – Photo: Reuters

Butler, a literary professor and sociolinguistics expert, is a high-profile supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. While the scheduled event was due to be about Franz Kafka – not the Jewish state – the museum faced a strong backlash over the choice of speaker, initiated by public relations executive Ronn Torossian’s op-ed on Arutz Sheva and continued by mainstream Jewish groups. Continue Reading »

Some West Bank CEOs are losing no sleep over boycott threat

In the wake of EU or American threats of boycott, not all Israeli businesses operating in the West Bank are worried.


TEL AVIV (JTA) — Of the 200,000 wine bottles Yakov Burg produced last year, 16,000 went to Europe.

Psagot Winery, located in a West Bank settlement, exported 16,000 bottles of wine to Europe in 2013. (Psagot Winery)

Psagot Winery, located in a West Bank settlement, exported 16,000 bottles of wine to Europe in 2013.- Photo courtesy: Psagot Winery

The possibility of a boycott and repeated rumblings that Europe is planning to label goods produced in the settlements could decrease that number, but Burg isn’t worried.

The CEO of Psagot Winery, which is located in a settlement of the same name in the hills of the central West Bank, Burg prides himself on running a Jewish-owned business in the West Bank, even welcoming groups of Christian Zionists who want to volunteer during the harvest.

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Boycott-Israel activists fined by French court for discrimination

This Court of Appeals ruling reversed a 2012 ‘not-guilty’ verdict by the Correctional Tribunal of Mulhouse.



A French court imposed a $1,300 fine on members of an anti-Israel group who called on supermarket shoppers to boycott Israeli products.

Anti-Semitic display (illustrative) - Photo: UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

Anti-Semitic display (illustrative) – Photo: UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

The Court of Appeals of Colmar near Strasbourg fined each of the group’s 12 members individually on Wednesday for their participation in a pro-boycott activity in 2009-2010, which the court qualified as “provocation to discrimination.” The court also gave the activists a suspended jail sentence, according to a report by the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities.

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Israeli produce in Ireland marked with yellow ‘Boycott’ sticker


Tesco supermarkets chain had BDS movement stickers on their Israeli products reading ‘For justice in Palestine – Boycott Israel’.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry : Yellow sticker – reminiscent of dark days of racism & incitement.

By Itamar Eichner

A pro-Israeli activist residing in Dublin, Ireland, was shocked this week when he discovered that a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organization had taped yellow stickers on Israeli products reading “For justice in Palestine, Boycott Israel”.

Israeli dates in Ireland grocery store marked with yellow sticker

Israeli dates in Ireland grocery store marked with yellow sticker

Among the many items found carrying the yellow boycott sticker was a pack of dates from the Jordan Valley. Continue Reading »