Category Archives: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel?

June 30, 2016, 03:53 pm Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel? By Josh Ruebner, contributor Getty The tension in the air at the St. Louis Grand Hotel was palpable as the Democratic NationalConvention’s platform drafting committee’s … Continue reading

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Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

The Electronic Intifada Rania Khalek Power Suits 27 June 2016 In the early morning hours of 25 June, while many Americans were asleep, Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military … Continue reading

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Democrats’ platform recognizes Palestinian aspirations, rejects ‘occupation’ language

Jewish Telegraphic Agency News Brief Democrats’ platform recognizes Palestinian aspirations, rejects ‘occupation’ language By Ron Kampeas June 26, 2016 1:41am Former Rep. Howard Berman, left, and Cornel West, at right, listening to testimony at a Democratic Party platform drafting committee hearing in Washington, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention

June 17, 2016, 09:14 am Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention By Josh Ruebner, contributor During the past four years, public opinion polling has reaffirmed that the base of the Democratic Party, especially its more progressive … Continue reading

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New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel

  February 26, 2016 New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel Josh Ruebner says fears over the impact of the new law are overblown but many more anti-BDS measures are being considered nationwide biography Josh Ruebner is the author of … Continue reading

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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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