Tightened Texas Law Prohibits Small Businesses From Boycotting Israel

The Texas law prohibiting government contractors from boycotting Israel was narrowed on Thursday as Gov. Greg Abbott signed an updated version of the 2017 law. The modified version came two...

Federal Judge: Texas Anti-BDS Law Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled last week that the Texas law prohibiting government contractors from boycotting Israel is unconstitutional. “At the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that each...

BDS Conference Sheds Light on Movement’s Intentions

At the sixth BDS National Conference on March 16 in Ramallah, the BDS National Committee presented a comprehensive 2019-2020 strategic plan for the movement, focusing on expanding boycott practices,...

Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was blocked by a federal court...

Texas to Amend Anti-BDS Law in Light of Legal Challenges

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Texas lawmakers are amending a law banning business with Israel boycotters after the application of the law was vexed by embarrassing incidents and at least...

Israeli Apartheid Week Filled With Antisemitic Tactics

It’s no secret that college campuses are among the most hostile environments these days for pro-Israel and Jewish students. From BDS resolutions to anti-Israel speakers, young adults are often...

Brooklyn College Students Protest ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

“Israeli Apartheid Week” is an annual event on many college campuses when radical activists chant Hamas slogans, equate Zionism with colonialism, screen propaganda films against the Jewish state and...

BDS Tweet Ends Up Promoting Israeli Wines

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of it on sale at the...

Congressman Max Rose Discusses Antisemitism, Israel, BDS at FJCC

By Sandy Eller Community leaders representing the full spectrum of the Flatbush community took part in a meeting arranged by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition recently at the Ohel building...

New Poll Finds Only 1 in 5 Americans Support BDS

Only 1 in 5 Americans back boycotting Israel, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll. “Support by several prominent new Democratic members of the House has raised the profile of...
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