Category Archives: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Senator Gillibrand pulls support for Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 3 August 2017 In an act unprecedented in recent history, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took a stand this week in support of the right of Americans to boycott Israel by formally withdrawing her sponsorship … Continue reading

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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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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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Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: Historical, Legal and Policy Considerations

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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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Trump White House might be death knell of two-state solution

  BY JOSH RUEBNER, CONTRIBUTOR - 01/05/17 05:30 PM EST As President Obama’s tenure in the White House draws to a close, the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian issue has once again burst to the forefront of the foreign policy debate in Washington. On … Continue reading

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