Updates from the palestinian BDS (United States)

In the News

(CHICAGO 07/17/2012) – The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a national grassroots organization, has called a press conference for Wednesday, July 18, at the office of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago to announce a nationwide boycott of dates grown in Israeli settlements.

In the News

Abigail Disney, a principal investor of Shamrock Holdings Incorporated, the Roy E. Disney family fund, announced today that she is disclaiming her share of Shamrock's investment in Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories. Ahava, an Israeli cosmetics firm with its factory and visitors center in an illegal West Bank settlement, is a privately held corporation. Shamrock owns about 18.5% of the company.

July 16, 2012
In the News

Five Olympia Food Co-op members who had sued to overturn the store’s boycott of Israeli goods must pay $160,000 in damages, the result of a judge’s prior ruling that the lawsuit was an illegal Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.

SLAPPs are defined as nuisance lawsuits designed to stifle free speech and create onerous legal costs for those who choose to exercise their free-speech rights.

Analysis

There is a moment, just before a pendulum changes direction, when it is perfectly still. It is precisely that moment that marks the end of an old way and the beginning of a new one.

July 12, 2012
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(Photo: Kate Raphael)

Twenty Palestine solidarity activists briefly interrupted the screening of The Invisible Men at the Roxie Theater on Saturday night to protest the San Francisco LGBT International Film Festival's r

Analysis

Anna Baltzer gave the following testimony to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Middle East Peacemaking Committee on Monday, July 2, 2012.

Thank you, Mr. Moderator.

I defer to the Mission Responsibility Through Investment committee to answer your questions regarding the internal process of engagement with the companies leading to the recommendation to divest.

BNC Statement

"There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal." --Rev Dr.

July 7, 2012
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