Category Archives: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

‘Palestinian Rights Has Become an Incredibly Mainstream Issue’

CounterSpin interview with Josh Ruebner on BDS bans JANINE JACKSON  Janine Jackson interviewed Josh Ruebner about BDS bans for the February 1, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: The New York Times doesn’t say exactly what’s in the provision Senate Republicans added … Continue reading

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US Senators vote down anti-BDS, pro-Israeli bill

Ma’an News Agency WASHINGTON (Ma’an) — The United States Senate voted down in a cloture vote, on Tuesday, a bill aimed at fighting boycott of Israel spearheaded by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James … Continue reading

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Israel lobby bills may pass through Congress by stealth

Nora Barrows-Friedman Lobby Watch 10 December 2018 US lawmakers could rush two bills into law that aim to silence and criminalize Palestine rights advocacy. The legislation – the Israel Anti-Boycott Act and the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act – could be tacked on to a spending bill, evading … Continue reading

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Possible Congressional move on Israel Anti-Boycott Act alarms activists

Peter Feld Pro-Palestine and free speech activists who have been mobilizing against the Israel Anti-Boycott Act are sounding an alarm about rumors of a secret attempt this week to slip the legislation, which the ACLU has declared unconstitutional even in … Continue reading

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New UN rights chief faces tough decision on Israeli settlements

Michelle Bachelet may release report naming Israeli businesses that work in settlements By James Reinl NEW YORK, United States – The UN’s new human rights chief Michelle Bachelet faces a tough decision when she starts work next month: whether to release a … Continue reading

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Divide Over Israel Widens in Democratic Party

Rachel Oswald Party voices in favor of Palestinian rights, BDS are getting louder On the surface, it looks like the U.S.-Israel relationship is having its best year ever. In May, President Donald Trump fulfilled Israel’s dream of moving the U.S. … Continue reading

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New House bill would empower Donald Trump to punish US companies that boycott Israel

Alex Emmons June 28 2018, 4:02 p.m. THE HOUSE COMMITTEE on Foreign Affairs unanimously passed a measure on Thursday that would give the Trump administration power to decide how to punish U.S. companies that engage in or promote boycotts of Israel — … Continue reading

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How much is your US state paying for Israel’s weapons? This new tool will tell you

New map will help activists engage with their lawmakers and local representatives about Israeli abuses against Palestinians, organisers say By Dalia Hatuqa WASHINGTON – Across the US, states are struggling to meet vital national needs, from infrastructure investment to schooling, … Continue reading

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Americans have a constitutional right to boycott Israel

Politicians at the federal and state levels must reject AIPAC’s unconstitutional efforts to suppress the BDS movement. by Josh Ruebner 15 Mar 2018 The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) concluded its annual policy conference last week with a lobbying … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: Four theories behind Trump’s Jerusalem embassy move

If the UN, Arabs, Turks and Europeans all advise against moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, why do it? By James Reinl NEW YORK, United States – US President Donald Trump’s expected announcement of plans to move the US embassy … Continue reading

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