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As I have previously reported, I am legal counsel to Dr. David Kattenburg in a judicial review application brought in the Federal Court of Canada.

VANCOUVER – Local members of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) — in partnership with Palestinian groups and free speech and social justice advocates — worked to successfully convince a majority of Vancouver City Council members and the Mayor to question the adoption by the city of Vancouver of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The definition had been put before Council on July 23 in a motion by Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung called “Combatting Antisemitism in Vancouver.”

Delegates at the European Public Service Union (EPSU) congress in Dublin on 5 June discussed the current situation in Palestine and the role of trade unions in peace building.

34 European trade union organisations representing millions of workers across Europe have written to the European Commission and European governments demanding a ban on trade with illegal Israeli settlements.

By Gareth Cross Belfast councillors have voted against sending a representative on a business and investment mission to Israel. Councillors rejected a plan to send the council's Director of Economic Development John Greer on the trip alongside five local businesses. The decision was taken at a meeting of council's City Growth and Regeneration Committee on Wednesday.

(6 June 2019) Public Services unions from across Europe, gathered together in Dublin, have vowed to redouble their efforts to fight for gender equality, solidarity with refugees and good jobs for all. The delegates elected Mette Nord as the federation’s President and re-elected Jan Willem Goudriaan as General Secretary, with 98% and 96% of the vote, respectively.

Ali Abunimah Trade unions and human rights organizations in France are celebrating as a victory the withdrawal of train manufacturer Alstom from the Jerusalem light rail. Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that a Greek-led consortium failed to submit a bid.

Ali Abunimah The Electronic Intifada can exclusively reveal that Canadian engineering giant Bombardier has pulled out of a bid to expand and operate an Israeli tramway linking settlements in the occupied West Bank. Bombardier is one of several global firms – two others being Australia’s Macquarie and Germany’s Siemens – to drop out of the tender to build the next phase of the Jerusalem light rail.

Texas is one of 27 states with anti-boycott laws aimed at curtailing boycotts for Palestinian rights. Texas’ law requires anyone who contracts with the state to sign a pledge that they don’t and won’t boycott Israel in order to get paid for their services. The Lone Star State famously came under criticism after one city required Hurricane Harvey victims to sign such an Israel loyalty oath in order to receive state aid.

President Carter Issues Statement on BDS Act of 2019   April 05, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Soyia Ellison, [email protected]