An eye on the groups that try to stifle free debate about Palestine
France’s highest appeal court has ordered the country’s major Jewish organization to pay damages for falsely claiming that a charity supporting Palestinians collected money for Hamas.
Campaigning to be a Labour party candidate for the next election, Ruth Smeeth promotes her credentials as a “proud anti-fascist,” but buries her history with Israel lobby BICOM.
ACLU says “boycott is an important and powerful form of protected expressive association protected by the First Amendment.”
The anti-war campaign group CODEPINK says the Israel lobby group AIPAC is threatening to sue it over a satirical video clip.
“It is time for us all to face up to the dangerous tendencies within political Zionism and the Christian Zionists who prefer to excuse the human rights abuses perpetrated on Palestinians daily.”
No evaluation of Abe Foxman’s legacy is complete without mention of the harm he committed to Jews and other minorities.
The so-called “Protect Academic Freedom Act” would deny federal funding to any institution that participates in a boycott of Israeli universities or scholars.
New York anti-boycott bill shows that, for some, commitment to Israel overrides traditional American legal protections.
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