September 27, 2017 — Today’s media reports revealed that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights began sending letters two weeks ago to 150 companies in Israel and around the globe, warning them that they could be added to a database of complicit companies doing business in illegal Israeli settlements based in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Between October 29 and November 17, 2017 head chefs from 14 famous restaurants from cities around the world will spend a week cooking in Tel Aviv as part of the Israeli government's Public Relations efforts to distract from its policies of occupation and apartheid by bringing international prestige to Israel’s culinary scene.
The Giro d’Italia organizers claim the cycling race is all about sports and has nothing to do with politics.
Take Apartheid off the menu To the attention of: 7132 Silver, Swiss Alps Chef Sven Wassmer Andreu Genestra, Mallorca Chef Andreu Genestra Garcia Xemei, Barcelona Chefs Stefano & Max Colombo L’Air du Temps, Éghezée Chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre Maido, Lima Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura
September 19, 2017 — Yesterday, at a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev and her Italian counterpart Luca Lotti confirmed plans to launch next year’s Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s top annual cycling events, in Israel in May 2018. The race is scheduled to start in Jerusalem, with stages from Haifa to Tel Aviv and in the Naqab (Negev).
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Dear Nick Cave, We are writing from Palestine to urge you to cancel your concerts in Israel this upcoming November. We hope that you will consider our call for a cultural boycott with an open mind, and an open heart.
Seventy organizations, political parties and trade unions are urging the France-based insurance giant AXA to end its support for Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid. They say that AXA must divest from three Israeli banks – Hapoalim, Leumi and Mizrahi Tefahot – that are involved in Israel’s illegal settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land. The groups also say that through its subsidiary AB, AXA holds shares in the Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit.
British high street banks including HSBC and Barclays are a "crucial link in the chain" of Palestinian oppression as they invest in and loan money to companies who supply arms to Israel, a campaign group has claimed in a report.
SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS are trying to criminalize support for the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its occupation of Palestinian territories. The U.S.’s new premiere left-wing organization, however, is moving the other way, undaunted by the threat of legislation against the BDS movement, as it is known.
Earlier this week, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill would amend existing law to prohibit people in the United States from supporting boycotts targeting Israel — making it a felony to choose not to engage in commerce with companies doing business in Israel and its settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Sep 12, 2017- Israel plans to punish Amnesty International for its recent campaign, which encourages people to lobby companies and governments to boycott settlement products, by denying tax benefits to Israelis who donate to the human rights organization. It is the first time the government will apply the so-called anti-boycott law, which penalizes organizations and individuals calling for a boycott of Israel or the settlements. The controversial law was passed in 2011.