Category Archives: In the News

Josh Ruebner on BDS Ban

 Legislators might be backing off something called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which the ACLU said looked a lot like an unconstitutional assault on First Amendment rights. But there’s a lot of confusion about what the Act, introduced in both houses, … Continue reading

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“Alarm has been raised” over Congress’ anti-BDS bill

Interview with Nora Barrows-Friedman on the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (starts at 8:00).   “Alarm has been raised” over Congress’ anti-BDS bill US lawmakers appear to be backpedaling on their support for a bill that seeks not only to discourage support … Continue reading

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Israel anti-boycott bill could have ‘chilling effect,’ free speech advocates say

By Jacob Rogers, Medill News Service   |   July 24, 2017 at 5:59 PM July 24 (UPI) – WASHINGTON — Pro-Palestine and free speech advocacy groups are concerned that legislation to prohibit restrictive trade practices against Israel will have a chilling effect … Continue reading

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Boycott Israel, Go To Jail?

A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the ‘draconian’ measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian … Continue reading

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Kangaroo court likely to jail Hebron activist Issa Amro

Michael F. Brown Rights and Accountability 7 July 2017 Issa Amro, left, gave members of Congress, including Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, front center, a tour of the Israeli-occupied city of Hebron, in 2016. (Youth Against Settlements) An Israeli kangaroo court with … Continue reading

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What’s Expected from Trump Towards the Palestinian Issue

I joined Dr. Osama Abuirshaid and Dr. Shibley Telhami on Al Jazeera’s “From Washington” program to discuss the implications of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s White House meeting.    

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ANALYSIS: Trump looks to deal, but Abbas holds weak Palestinian hand

  Palestinian leader visits Trump on Wednesday amid growing internal pressure and shifts in Washington favouring Israel Protest against Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza, 2 May (AFP) James Reinl Tuesday 2 May 2017 21:57 UTC Last update: Wednesday 3 May 2017 … Continue reading

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New US bill would punish settlement boycotters

New bill in Congress backed by AIPAC aims to thwart international measures to hold Israel accountable for settlements built on occupied Palestinian land.  (Wisam Hashlamoun/APA images) US Senator Ben Cardin is once again trying to pass legislation designed to suppress the boycott, … Continue reading

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Senate committee approves settlement funder as US envoy to Israel

“The committee vote again demonstrates a growing partisan divide between Republicans, who increasingly back the pro-apartheid, pro-annexation agenda represented by Friedman, and Democrats, who are increasingly questioning lockstep support for Israel’s ever rightward drifting policies,” Josh Ruebner, policy director at the … Continue reading

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A forgotten US vision for a single democratic state in Palestine

Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Power Suits 3 March 2017 A 1947 proposal from inside the US State Department gives an alternative to the current reality of permanent military occupation and apartheid in Palestine. Ahmad Al-Bazz ActiveStills “I’m looking at two-state … Continue reading

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