BDS roundup: Veolia contract spiked in The Hague

In this week’s roundup of BDS news from around the world: Another Veolia contract spiked; more countries implement or consider proper labeleing of Israeli settlement products; and more!

Disruption of Israeli theater group in London, as BDS proves a win-win strategy

Israel’s national theater company performed The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe in London yesterday and Monday. But Habima’s presence was fiercely contested for months in advance, and both performances were disrupted by Palestine solidarity activists in the audience.

Obama campaign releases blatantly anti-Arab video ad

US President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has just released a blatantly anti-Arab video ad on its official YouTube channel.

WATCH: Protestors forcefully removed from London performance of Israel's Habima theatre

Protestors unfurling banners and Palestinian flags were forcefully removed from a performance of Israel’s Habima theatre in London.

London theater promises “enhanced security” for Israel, as activists set to disrupt Habima tonight

Bag and body searches to be undertaken on visitors to the prestigious Globe theater as Israeli drama group performs Shakespeare.

Right of return?

The Wadi Araba “peace” agreement signed by Jordan and Israel in 1994 normalized relations between the countries and was the first official agreement to deny Palestinian refugees’ right of return.

Dublin's newspapers declare open season on Palestine solidarity campaign

Two Irish newspapers have published misinformed rants attacking the Palestine solidarity movement this weekend.

Acting as "censor," New York's 14th Street Y abruptly cancels Jewish youth event on Israel boycott

The 14th St Y in New York City abruptly canceled a Jewish youth educational event about boycotting of Israel in what organizers are calling an attempt to “censor” them.

Israel’s UK embassy plans Twitter campaign against boycott of Tel Aviv theater group

The Israeli embassy in London, along with pro-Israel bodies in Britain, is coordinating a planned effort to counter the call for a boycott of drama group Habima, it has been revealed.

The Electronic Intifada Weekly Podcast - 24 May 2012

This week’s podcast includes several reports of home and property demolitions by Israeli forces against West Bank Palestinians as well as Palestinians with Israeli citizenship; an interview with BDS organizer and activist Nada Elia; and more!


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