Boycott Divestment and Sanctions

Erdan taking anti-BDS battle to Europe

Strategic affairs minister going to Europe in a bid to battle the continent's burgeoning BDS movement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2018, 7:16 PM

NY Democrats claim actress is pro-BDS, soft on anti-Semitism

Mailer put out in name of NY Democratic Committee claims actress Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Governor Cuomo in primary, is pro-BDS.JTA, 9/9/2018, 4:56 PM

US band joins Lana Del Rey in backing out of Israeli festival

American indie band 'Of Montreal' joins Lana Del Rey, other acts in pulling out of music festival in Israel following BDS pressure.JTA, 9/6/2018, 3:46 PM

2 Spanish cities reverse BDS motions following legal action

Spanish cities cancel pro-BDS motions declaring as Spanish courts strike down dozens of similar measures around the country.JTA, 8/28/2018, 2:32 PM

BDS motion defeated at University of Ottawa

Students at Canadian university vote down anti-Israel measure pushed by BDS activists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2018, 11:29 AM

Arab regimes are terrified by Israel's freedoms

The great taboo for the Arab and Muslim world is still that of cultural exchanges with the hated "Zionists". Giulio Meotti, 1/24/2018, 10:44 PM

'There's no doubt that BDS influenced Eurovision outcome'

Director of Israeli entry at annual European song competition notes role of BDS pressure, after Israel places only 23rd out of 26.Tal Polon, 5/14/2017, 11:13 AM

BDS failing to prevent American-Israeli academic cooperation

According to a study released by Israel on Campus Coalition, (ICC), academic cooperation between Israel and America has markedly increased.Yoel Domb, 12/13/2016, 6:45 PM

UK professors refuse “Israeli money” but merrily take Arab funds 

A little background checking reveals the reason Catherine Hall refused an Israeli prize. Women's rights have nothing to do with it. Giulio Meotti, 6/6/2016, 4:42 PM

French BDS activists convicted of Holocaust denial

The accused claim they ‘accidentally’ posted an image comparing the Israeli army to Nazi Germany.Shoshana Miskin, 4/10/2016, 6:46 PM

Chinese conglomerate buys Ahava shares

Dead Sea cosmetics maker Ahava to sell 15% stake to China's Fosun, amid BDS concerns.Shoshana Miskin, 4/7/2016, 8:45 PM

BDS destroy signs for Israeli display in Paris

Anti-Israel activists destroy advertisements for ‘Open a Door to Israel’ exhibit, currently on display at the Louvre museum.Shoshana Miskin, 4/3/2016, 4:50 PM

Indiana overwhelmingly approves anti-BDS bill

State Senate passes near-unanimous measures prohibiting state dealings with anti-Israel boycotts.Shoshana Miskin, 3/3/2016, 10:17 PM

The Plight of the Refugees' Trek to Freedom

Although they are dangerous, perhaps Europe can let them in anyway.Prof. Steven Plaut, 9/17/2015, 11:12 AM

Sodastream CEO Slams BDS For Harming Palestinians

CEO Daniel Birnbaum lashes out after moving company's factory to the Negev. 'It's politics, it's hate... it's all the bad stuff.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2015, 4:16 PM

Fanta Erases Israel From Map

Want a Fanta? Not in Israel: for the second time, Fanta website spotted listing 'Palestinian territories' - but not Israel.Tova Dvorin, 9/1/2015, 5:53 PM

BDS in the Boardroom? Call This Number

Revolutionary hotline to work with government ministries, trade experts to ensure businesses do not get bullied for being Israeli.Tova Dvorin, 8/12/2015, 4:16 PM

Anti-BDS Conference Draws 50 Jewish Groups

Conference organized by billionaires Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban to launch in Las Vegas this week.Uzi Baruch, 6/6/2015, 9:20 PM

Illinois Passes Anti-BDS Bill

Bill requires State of Illinois to divest from all companies that boycott Israel.Tova Dvorin, 5/19/2015, 3:07 PM

BDS Ads Pulled from Copenhagen Buses

Ads claiming boycotting 'settlements' was with 'a clear conscience' pulled for being too offensive; Palestinian groups balk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2015, 9:47 PM

Princeton Votes Against BDS

Prestigious Ivy League university's decision surfaces amid controversy over BDS, anti-Semitism within student organizations on US campuses.Tova Dvorin, 4/26/2015, 7:56 AM

Wake up! Israel has been Abandoned

Welcome to post-Auschwitz Europe. Giulio Meotti, 4/12/2015, 1:41 PM

Virginia State Bar Boycotts Israel

Odd announcement to cancel Jerusalem conference surfaced on anti-Israel social media pages before being sent to lawyers.Tova Dvorin, 3/29/2015, 1:29 PM

LA Conference Confronts BDS Financing and Tactics

Hundreds of individuals to challenge the BDS movement's distortion of history and facts, their guerrilla tactics, and their radicalism.Edwin Black, 3/15/2015, 8:57 AM

BDS Motion Shot Down in Local British Council

Blanket ban on Israeli products dropped from central England municipal council agenda after Jewish leaders, politicians protest.Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 1:29 PM

Legal Battle Against NGOs 'Like a Street Fight'

Legal experts weigh in on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions - and why taking anti-Israel NGOs to court is critical for Israel's image.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 11/7/2014, 8:01 AM

BDS Protests Palestinian-Israeli Film Festival

Why can't we just all get along? BDS group cries 'occupation' over festival celebrating good relationship between Israelis, Palestinians.Tova Dvorin, 11/2/2014, 10:16 AM

BDS Protestors Block Israeli Ship from CA Port

'Stop the ZIM' campaign claims Israeli shipping company 'funds the occupation' - even though it works with companies in Gaza, PA.Tova Dvorin, 9/28/2014, 8:44 AM

Hamas Aims for Israeli Natural Gas Field

IDF denies claims rockets hit gas field 30 km from Gaza, as Hamas takes aim again at Israel's economic stability.Tova Dvorin, 8/20/2014, 6:35 PM

Florida Atlantic University Rejects BDS Motion

FAU student government tables academic boycott against Israel; pro-Israel groups hail victory in 'taking a stand against hate.'Tova Dvorin, 8/3/2014, 8:53 AM

Israel Joins Key EU Research Program

Israel will have the same access to the Horizon 2020 program as EU member states.AFP, 6/8/2014, 8:20 PM

BDS Falls Flat in Modern Language Association Vote

Major US academic association rejects anti-Israel resolution in landmark vote.Tova Dvorin, 6/6/2014, 9:29 AM

Roger Waters Calls Out Rolling Stones Over Concert

'Playing Israel now is like playing in Sun City at the height of South African apartheid,' he claims, calls Israel 'racist.'Tova Dvorin and Elad Benari, 5/2/2014, 3:00 PM

Pro-BDS Groups to Take Part in Israel Day Parade?

Leftist pro-boycott groups set to participate in New York's biggest show of support for the Jewish state - activists seeks to stop them.Tova Dvorin, 3/31/2014, 6:06 PM

Anti-Israel Boycotts Are Not Against 'Apartheid'

The liberal left is not truly angered by alleged human rights deprivations, but by the existence of a sovereign Jewish nation. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 3/11/2014, 12:44 PM

Livnat on Boycotts: Time to Return Fire

Minister Livnat on fighting fire with fire when it comes to anti-Israel boycotts, and what PA refusal to recognize Israel means for peace.Maayana Miskin, 3/2/2014, 12:41 PM

Experts Reveal Empty Boycott Threats

Business and diplomatic leaders tell Reuters international boycott mere pressure tool, investment actually growing despite tough talk.Ari Yashar, 2/24/2014, 8:18 AM

Expert: Combat BDS 'With Emotions and Values'

Panel at Conference of Presidents on BDS examines boycotts from every angle.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin , 2/18/2014, 12:16 AM

Israeli Apartheid Week Coming To Theaters Near You

Leading up to 'Israel Apartheid Week 2014,' a new trailer has been released to promote the international Israel-bashing events.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 2/14/2014, 2:08 PM

'Boycotting Israel Only Hurts Palestinian Arabs'

Res. Colonel and former MK Moshe Peled notes hypocrisy, ineffectiveness of boycott threats against Israel in Arutz Sheva interview.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2014, 9:03 AM

'Kerry Never Meant to Threaten Israel'

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denies Kerry threatened Israel with boycotts.Tova Dvorin, 2/2/2014, 2:28 PM

Netanyahu: Kerry's Threats 'Immoral and Unjust'

Prime Minister slams renewed US threats to boycott Israel, declares that he will not concede over Israel's security interests.Tova Dvorin, 2/2/2014, 12:08 PM

BDS Fail:Scarlett Johansson New Face of Sodastream

Actress bucks the trend to boycott Israel by becoming the face of Sodastream's upcoming SuperBowl ad campaign.Tova Dvorin, 1/14/2014, 4:39 PM

Dutch Ambassador Summoned Over Divestiture

Foreign Ministry summons Caspar Veldkamp, demanding clear opposition by Holland's government to recent divestment move.Ari Yashar, 1/10/2014, 11:05 AM

Dutch Firm Divests from Israel Over 'Settlements'

Dutch asset manager PGGM declares 'settlements' an 'obstacle for peace,' pulls out of 5 Israeli banks.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2014, 3:58 PM

Report: Kerry is Behind European Boycotts

Govt. sources reveal that Kerry is responsible for EU boycott threats, keeps them in check during talks, ready to escalate if talks fail.Ari Yashar, 1/7/2014, 6:54 PM

MKs: Israel Cannot Ignore ASA Boycott

MKs: Israel must take threats of academic boycott seriously – or it will get worse.Maayana Miskin, 12/24/2013, 5:13 PM

Former Israeli Ambassador to Congress: Ban BDS

Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the US, calls on Congress to outlaw academic boycotts against Israel.Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2013, 9:10 AM

Backlash Continues Against ASA Academic Boycott

Major Jewish groups strongly condemn the boycott against Israel by the American Studies Association, warn of possible precedent.Tova Dvorin , 12/17/2013, 1:45 AM

The World Social Forum is an Enabler of Anti-Israelism

Shocking interview with Shimon Samuels of the Wiesenthal Cener: "Even if boycotts are reversed by ‘Zionist pressure,’ their real goal is the publicity engendered." Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 8/13/2013, 1:43 PM

Embarrassment as Anti-Israel Claims Debunked

"BDS" campaigners widely trumpeted their latest "success" - only for it to be revealed as false.Ari Soffer, 8/6/2013, 10:44 AM

Intellectual Honesty and Professor Stephen Hawking

Do not come here, do not speak here. In fact, if you want to be intellectually honest, don't speak at all, because the Israeli-made chip that allows you to communicate, is breaking the boyott. Paula R. Stern, 5/13/2013, 10:18 AM

Hawking's Boycott Story "Fake", Cambridge Claimed

Cambridge University said physicist cancelled his trip for health reasons. It later admitted that it was a boycott.Gil Ronen, 5/8/2013, 4:55 PM

Professor: Our Boycott Campaign is Growing

Arutz Sheva speaks to one of the U.S. professors seeking to boycott Israel, and asks why. Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/1/2013, 5:01 AM

Columbia Professors Against Israel

100 teachers at Columbia University demand pension funds not be invested with companies that trade with IDF. Maayana Miskin, 4/24/2013, 11:44 AM