Category Archives: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 12 February 2016 Senator Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, is leading efforts to legislate against BDS in the US Congress. (Senate Appropriations Committee) Earlier this week, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) … Continue reading

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Preserve freedom to boycott

Richmond Times-Dispatch Posted: Monday, February 8, 2016 10:30 pm By Seth Morrison, Josh Ruebner and Nancy Wein Our Virginia General Assembly is considering a bill, HB 1282, that would waste the money of Virginia taxpayers by requiring the secretary of … Continue reading

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The West Bank and Gaza Strip are not Israel, Sen. Cotton

Quick, somebody hand Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) an atlas, because he is in desperate need of a geography lesson. Last year, the junior senator from Arkansas bumbled into the foreign policy arena by directly appealing in an open letter to … Continue reading

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U.S. Labeling Rules Already Bar ‘Made in Israel’ Tag for West Bank

  Naomi Zeveloff and Nathan Guttman Jan 28, 2016 In his winery nestled in the rocky red hills of the central West Bank, Amichai Lourie prepares a shipment of award-winning vintage destined for the American market. On the labels, which carry … Continue reading

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Attacking BDS From The Left

Academics counter ‘Orwellian’ linkage of Israel protests with other progressive issues. 01/13/16 Hannah Dreyfus Staff Writer “We’re not just cheerleaders,” says historian Kenneth Waltzer. As the BDS movement continues to roil college campuses around the country, the focus of attention … Continue reading

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US lawmakers slam EU to defend Israeli settlements

The Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 12 January 2016           More than 3,000 people have already signed the US Campaign’s petition urging lawmakers to oppose Rep. Nita Lowey’s resolution in support of Israeli settlements. It’s not … Continue reading

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New York bill would create official blacklist of Israel boycott supporters

The Electronic Intifada Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 8 January 2016 A screenshot from a video of California lawmaker Travis Allen, second from left, drinking wine with Israeli settlers in a West Bank settlement in 2015. Allen has introduced legislation that would … Continue reading

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Labeling Israeli settlement products is US law, too

By Josh Ruebner, contributor Last month, the European Union published guidelines stipulating that products made in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem cannot be labeled “Made in Israel.” Instead, the labeling must clearly indicate that they were … Continue reading

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DC protests mark the end of PEP era — progressive except Palestine

Mondoweiss DC protests mark the end of PEP era — progressive except Palestine Activism  Kristin Szremski on November 12, 2015 The maelstrom known as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blown through the nation’s capital, and dozens of activists are taking a … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s on Capitol Hill… He Wants More Money

LISTEN  DOWNLOAD | COPY RSS LINK | OPEN IN ITUNES Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in town again and he’s here to ask President Obama for more money and weapons. Though Israel already receives more of America’s foreign aid budget than any other nation, Netanyahu … Continue reading

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