BDS and Settlement boycotts
By putting these anti-BDS provisions in the funding bill and including another Israel-related section, Republicans hoped to accomplish two objectives: break the resolve of the Democrats who object to conducting “business as usual” until a budget is passed and use “support for Israel” as a wedge issue to try to peel American Jewish support away from the Democratic party.
The Senate on Monday evening failed 50-43 to advance an anti-BDS bill for the third time within a week.
“I reject BDS campaigns because they single out Israel as the sole obstacle to peace,” writes Paul Asofsky. “However, I still oppose Texas’ violation of our First Amendment rights through this law.”
Almost eight months after the Israel-Palestine director of organization appealed his deportation order, the state replies by saying ‘appellant continues to promote boycott of Israel.’
Sen. Rand Paul argues that Congress’s anti-BDS legislation violates the First Amendment.
A newly appointed Israeli minister on Sunday dismissed the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and called for the occupied territory to be annexed.
The state is not letting Qubati visit the grave because it is located inside a military base built at the site of a Christian cemetery in the village of Malul, saying allowing her access would set a problematic precedent.
The United States must rescind its famous 41-year old legal opinion that West Bank settlements are “inconsistent with international law,” the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) said as it embarked on a renewed campaign this week to pressure the Trump administration on the matter.
After his request to split his party from the Joint List, 47% of respondents say Ahmad Tibi should lead the faction, more than double number of respondents supporting Ayman Odeh.
Abbas on Tuesday will succeed Egypt as the leader of the Group of 77. He is scheduled to address the General Assembly, which elected the “State of Palestine” in July to head the bloc.