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Heeding boycott call, Irish band Dervish pulls out of Israel concerts

The Irish band Dervish announced today that it has pulled out of a series of Irish music concerts in Israel this June, so as not to violate calls for the cultural boycott of Israel.

In BDS milestone, UK supermarket chain to boycott Israel firms doing business with settlements

Palestine solidarity campaigners celebrated news that The Co-operative Group – commonly known as The Co-op – has decided to expand its boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land into a complete boycott of companies that source any goods in settlements.

The news according to BICOM

BICOM, the Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre, prides itself on “providing daily, expert news summary” to politicians and journalists in the UK. But when it comes to an issue as contested as Iran, what BICOM considers news suggests a problematic bias.

G4S: securing apartheid

G4S enforcing the apartheid state of Israel and its arbitrary detention of Palestinian political prisoners.

Take action, join the demonstrations for Palestinian hunger strikers

International solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners who are on an open-ended hunger strike is growing. The hunger strikers will receive support from solidarity activists in England and Scotland. Demonstrations are scheduled for Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April.

Pro-Israel hawks clash over history of "Independence Day"

Email exchange shows that two of Israel’s most ardent supporters in Brussels disagreed this week over whether Palestine was a British colony.

Podcast: This week in EI headlines - 26 April 2012

In our first podcast: Updates on the collective Palestinian hunger strikes in Israeli jails, stories of land confiscation and home evictions from around the West Bank, news from the BDS movement, and Ali Abunimah discusses three important videos we published this week.

Michigan professor named in "Nazi" ad hits at New York Times for "aiding and abetting environment of fear"

Earlier this week, The New York Times published an ad accusing a number of named US college professors of inciting the murder of Jewish children because they’ve supported the boycott of Israel. One of those named shared this response.

Following death threats, rights groups issue call to support US students' right to speak about Palestine

As hostility, intimidation and even death threats mount against students for organizing non-violent actions to educate about Palestine, a number of rights groups have issued a call for their rights to be protected.

Israeli police forcibly prevent Nakba event and Israeli high schoolers cheer for Nazis

Last night in Tel Aviv, police forcible prevented a group of Israelis from peacefully and silently commemorating the Nakba – the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine. This came just days after hundreds of Israeli high school students caused consternation by loudly cheering for Nazis as they watched a play on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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