BBC Rejects Calls From Anti-Israel Activists to Not Air Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

The BBC has rejected a call from a group of anti-Israel activists to not air this year’s Eurovision song contest, set to be held on Tel Aviv in May. Eurovision...

Senate Passes Anti-BDS Measure With Notable Democrats in Dissent

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate approved in a 77-23 vote a bill that codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and which provides legal cover...

Arkansas Law Requiring Contractors to Pledge Not to Boycott Israel Stands

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A federal judge in Arkansas has dismissed a newspaper’s lawsuit challenging a 2017 state law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel. Judge Brian...

HSBC Bank to Divest From Israel’s Elbit Systems

In a move cheered by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) supporters, the London-based international financial giant HSBC bank reportedly will divest from Israeli defense contractor Elbit. According to a report...

Business Leaders, Officials Lament Toll BDS Has Taken

At a gathering of senior Israeli officials, business leaders and other global representatives at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, the BDS movement was at the forefront of discussion following...

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...

NYU BDS Resolution Co-Sponsor Defends Position Against Israel

Rose Asaf, a co-founder of New York University’s branch of the anti-Zionist organization Jewish Voice for Peace, is one of the co-sponsors of a BDS resolution that will be...

Wiesenthal Center Calls on Citibank to Nix Support for Roger Waters’ Tour

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on Citibank to withdraw its sponsorship of pro-BDS activist and musician Roger Waters’ tour in Mexico this week. “In 2018, Jews in the Americas...

Students for Justice in Palestine Refuse to Follow UCLA Cease-and-Desist Letter

The national chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine has apparently refused to follow a cease-and-desist letter from the University of California, Los Angeles — the site of the...

Michigan Students Denied Recommendations Receive Apology

(JTA) — The University of Michigan has apologized to two students who were refused letters of recommendations for study in Israel by lecturers citing their support for boycotting the...

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Israel Becomes Fourth Country to Launch Mission to Moon

Israel became the first to launch a privately funded mission to the moon, in addition to becoming the fourth country to launch a lunar...

How Karl Lagerfeld Cleansed Chanel of its Nazi Past

  (JTA) — If you walk into any wealthy Jewish American neighborhood, a careful eye will spot designer duds – Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton – sported...

The Way It Is: It Could Always Be Worse

  There is an oft-used expression that goes like this: “Things could always be worse.” Never has this been more evident than it is right...

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