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Jewish Exponent: During a speech last week in Center City, Oman's ambassador to the United States lauded the 2006 free-trade agreement between the two countries, and urged for increased economic and political cooperation. Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy -- a rare female ambassador from the Arab world, who's represented the oil-rich, Persian Gulf nation since 2005 -- also stated in her remarks that the sultanate no longer takes part in the decades-old Arab economic boycott against Israel.

Summer 2008 Callout BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS, BOYCOTT CARMEL-AGREXCO View the leaflet for the Campaign here

Boots Profiting from the Occupation Boots in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories — Call to action There have been a few recent news reports on Boots (the high street chemist) seeking to purchase more goods from Israeli pharmaceutical

Media reports have made it abundantly clear that the July 20 Israeli-British announcement of the establishment of the Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership (BIRAX) is politically motivated. The project, described by the Independent as “a major new academic exchange programme, which will help to undermine attempts to boycott Israeli universities,” is meant specifically to undercut UK, Palestinian, and international academics' calls for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

Your visit to Israel would not only violate the Palestinian civil society’s Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it fulfills its obligations under international law [1], it would also contribute to Israel’s relentless efforts at whitewashing its increasingly tarnished image as a persistent violator of international law and basic human rights. With its criminal siege of Gaza, Israel has created the world’s largest prison, condemning 1.5 million Palestinians to misery, poverty and, in thousands of cases, slow death.

Globes: The Council for Higher Education in Israel has signed an agreement with the European Commission to join Tempus (the trans-European mobility scheme for university studies). The faculty and student exchange program between the EU and 27 other countries, including Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. Tempus decided on Israel's membership a month ago. As a member of Tempus, Israeli institutions of higher education can submit candidate faculty and students for exchange with European institutions.

Management at Lev Leviev Diamond Polishing Company (LLD) in Windhoek, Namibia is threatening to fire 153 diamond polishers who have been on strike since June 19th protesting abusive managers as well as overdue job appraisals, promotions, wages and outstanding overtime pay.

Management at Lev Leviev Diamond Polishing Company (LLD) in Windhoek, Namibia is threatening to fire 153 diamond polishers who have been on strike since June 19th protesting abusive managers as well as overdue job appraisals, promotions, wages and outstanding overtime pay.

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On the fourth anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s ruling that Israel’s Wall is illegal, the BNC is calling on the EU not to upgrade its relationship with Israel and to suspend the EU Association Agreement. Today’s call is supported by 100 European civil society organizations. Join in the campaign for the suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement! In a statement, the BNC said:

On the fourth anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s ruling that Israel’s Wall is illegal, the BNC is calling on the EU not to upgrade its relationship with Israel and to suspend the EU Association Agreement. Today’s call is supported by 100 European civil society organizations. Join in the campaign for the suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement! In a statement, the BNC said:

YNET: Despite struggles, boycotts and threats, the acclaimed Israeli feature film “The Band's Visit” will finally be making it to Egypt this week.   The film was rejected by the Cairo International Film Festival, and later on the Egyptian Actors’ Guild threatened to boycott the Abu Dhabi Film Festival for accepting the film. This eventually resulted in the latter dropping the film in the last minute. Despite all that, a special screening of the film will be held in Cairo this coming Thursday.