Jewish Australian MP targeted by anti-Israel vandals

Melbourne – The Melbourne office of a Jewish Australian parliamentarian was targeted with anti-Israel stickers on Saturday night, drawing condemnation from Jewish groups. The office of Michael Danby, a Labor Party member, was covered with stickers underneath his name saying he was “Silent on apartheid” and “Silent on the mass murder of unarmed men, women, infants, children, medics and journalists.” […]

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British author Kamila Shamsie refused to allow her books to be translated into Hebrew

Last month, one of the Israeli publishing houses had to deal with unusual conduct . It all started quite normally: the publishers wanted to acquire the publishing rights to the two latest novels by author Kamila Shamsie. The earlier work of this acclaimed and celebrated British writer of Pakistani origin, had actually been published in Israel, the latest of which, […]

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California Assembly candidate accuses Israel of genocide and offers support for Louis Farrakhan

Maria Estrada

South Gate, LA, CA – A Democratic candidate for the California State Assembly said Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians and offered her support for antisemitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Maria Estrada, who is running in a district representing suburban Los Angeles, finished second in the June 5 primary with 28 percent to qualify for the November election. […]

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140 Socialist political parties back BDS, embargo on Israel

The Socialist International, or SI, has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in their call for the rights of Palestinian people. In doing so, the organization, which is a global alliance of 140 political parties, as well as 35 parties currently in national governments, urged for a military embargo to be imposed against Israel until it ceases its violations against […]

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Spanish shop sign welcomes antisemites

A sign posted in a Spanish shop recently reassured customers that the premises were “clean of Israeli apartheid.” At the bottom were the words, “Solidarity with Palestine, BDS! (Boycott, Divest & Sanctions campaign against Israel). Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Emmanuel Nachshon tweeted in response: “Let there be no doubt, BDS and its supporters are filthy Antisemites. (sic) This shop window […]

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‘BDS racism: 1492 in its 2018 version’

Navarre – Referencing the Inquisition, Israel implied that a Spanish city’s anti-Israel resolution was rooted in the country’s history of antisemitism from the 15th century. A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Madrid suggested this on the embassy’s official Twitter account this week. “Navarre 1498: Jews out. Pamplona 2018: They forbidden to enter,” the spokesman wrote. On Tuesday, the municipality […]

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India’s largest student federation calls for boycotting HP for its dealings in Israel

The Student Federation of India (SFI), a four-million-strong national organization, joined the global campaign to boycott Hewlett Packard over its record of complicity in Israel’s violation of human rights against Palestinians. Apoorva Gautam, coordinator for the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee for South Asia, announced the SFI joined the campaign on June 9, and explained “this means […]

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Spanish city rescinds invitation to Israeli orchestra following BDS

City Hall in Oviedo, Spain. Credit: Goodfreephotos.com.

Oviedo – The city of Oviedo, the capital of Spain’s Asturias region, has purportedly canceled an upcoming concert by Israel’s NK Orchestra and a ballet performance. The producer of the concert set to take place in Oviedo this fall received a notice from the Spanish town saying the decision was made for political reasons not to hold Israeli activities there, […]

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Sheikh calls for “Eradication” of Israelis at Toronto al-Quds day rally

Toronto – B’nai Brith Canada is in the process of filing a complaint with Toronto Police after a speaker at Saturday’s al-Quds Day rally in downtown Toronto called for the “eradication” of Israelis. Sheikh Shafiq Huda of the Islamic Humanitarian Service in Kitchener, Ont., made the remarks as part of the annual hatefest dedicated to the destruction of Israel, inaugurated […]

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