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Lobby Watch

An eye on the groups that try to stifle free debate about Palestine

Why is the American Federation of Teachers promoting Israeli apartheid?

Randi Weingarten, president of 1.5 million-strong teachers union, leads Israel propaganda tours and promotes J Street’s anti-Palestinian agenda.

Jewish activists kicked out of "We Believe in Israel" conference

Three Jewish campaigners were “escorted out” of the UK’s major pro-Israel conference that focused on strategies for combatting BDS.

Jewish Defence League UK extremists sentenced for assault on Palestine activists

JDL thugs who assaulted two people at a Palestine event in September will be made to pay fines and do unpaid work.

Missouri museum censors Ferguson-Mexico solidarity event for including Palestinians

The St. Louis Missouri History Museum canceled a community discussion after organizers refused to remove Palestinian panelists from the event.

Critics banned, Islamophobes welcomed at "We Believe in Israel" UK conference

Organizers of a major pro-Israel conference taking place in London this weekend have been vetting the political views of those registered to attend.

Israel lobby, UK officials attempt to shut down Univ. of Southampton conference

Pro-Israel lobby groups have been using Islamophobic themes and casting aspersions of anti-Semitism to smear organizers and speakers of Palestine-focused conference.

UK Zionist group Yachad fighting BDS using jailed Palestinian children as props

“Kids Court in Conflict,” sponsored by UK Zionist group Yachad, claims to support Palestinian children but actually backs their oppressors.

UK government tries to smear "boycott Israel" call as anti-Jewish

New report by communities ministry conflates anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel.

Revealed: pro-Israel students plot "smear campaigns" to "attack BDS"

Leaked screenshots from a private StandWithUs UK Facebook group show student supporters of Israel want to “attack BDS.” 

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