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Home demolitions in Beit Hanina executed with Volvo and Hyundai equipment

Volvo equipment was once again used by Israeli forces in home demolitions on 24 November. Volvo should follow the example of Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano. The company decided to end business with Iran because their cranes were used by the regime in the hanging of people.

Book of censored Gaza children's artwork published

Artwork made by Palestinian children after Israel’s attacks on Gaza in 2008-09 — and subsequently censored by the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland — is now available in book form.

Row over UK lawmaker's "Jewish" comments a reminder that Zionism is anti-Semitism

Controversy has broken out in the UK over alleged anti-Semitic comments made by Labour MP Paul Flynn about the British Ambassador in Tel Aviv.

According to The Jewish Chronicle (a publication whose record demonstrates that its accuracy can never been taken for granted) Flynn questioned whether Gould could be properly loyal to the UK because he is Jewish and has declared himself a Zionist:

The chilling effect of a discredited definition of antisemitism

Birmingham’s Debating Society confirms my account of events, at the same time as J-Soc members dig a bigger hole.

Punks Against Apartheid officially launches website, BDS network

Punk musicians and activists declare that “racism ain’t punk!” and officially launch their new boycott activism network.

UK student body slams university's Ahava link

A collaboration between King’s College London (KCL) and an Israeli company located in an illegal West Bank settlement has been condemned by the UK’s National Union of Students (NUS), in a significant boost for campaigners.

In a meeting Monday night of the NUS’ National Executive Council (NEC), a motion demanding the “immediate end” of KCL’s research project with Ahava was passed with no votes against.

Student tells EI about Sabra hummus boycott victory at her high school

Today Nadine Darwish, a sophomore at Lincoln-Way High School in the Chicago suburbs, tweeted the news that her school will no longer serve Sabra brand hummus. This afternoon she told me more about what happened, and that others concerned with human rights shouldn’t be intimidated from speaking up.

Video: Chicago activists tell shoppers to boycott Israel on Black Friday

Last Friday I was part of a group of Palestine solidarity activists who took advantage of the large crowds on the busiest shopping day of the year to educate people about companies profiting from or normalizing Israel’s occupation.

Video: French BDS activists de-shelve huge amounts of Israeli produce at Carrefour

Activists de-shelved huge amounts of Israeli avocados and oranges during a protest action in Montpellier in the south of France on 26 November.

Video shows EI blogger Linah Alsaafin confronting Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh

Anne Paq from the ActiveStills collective has produced a powerful video showing young Palestinian women confronting armed Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh during last Friday’s demonstration against the occupation and settlements.

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