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New US bill to punish academic boycott inspired by Israeli ambassador

The so-called “Protect Academic Freedom Act” would deny federal funding to any institution that participates in a boycott of Israeli universities or scholars.

Boycott and Zionists’ crocodile tears for Palestinian workers

Israel’s apologists have a new line: if you don’t buy products made in Israeli settlements, then you’ll put Palestinians who make them out of a job.

Israel destroying emergency shelters of home demolition victims, says Red Cross

The Red Cross has suspended distribution of tents and shelter materials to Palestinian victims of Israeli home demolitions in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley because Israeli occupation forces are habitually destroying or confiscating them.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters slams Scarlett Johansson over Israel

Waters writes that in his previous encounters with Johansson, the actress struck him as a “young woman of strength and integrity who believed in truth, human rights, and the law and love.”

NYU silent after Israel bans Palestinian student from “coexistence” program

Its silence contrasts with university leaders’ loud condemnations of calls for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

Norway pension fund bans Israeli occupation-profiteers after lies exposed

The decision is based in part on evidence published by The Electronic Intifada.

Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam

Actress cites “fundamental difference of opinion” with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements.”

Oxfam staff say charity’s tie to Scarlett Johansson puts their work in “jeopardy”

Oxfam’s staff in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have sent an impassioned plea to the charity’s managers, expressing frustration at the growing crisis over its refusal to end the relationship with Scarlett Johansson.

Oxfam America office refuses to receive petition urging it to dump Scarlett Johansson

In Los Angeles and New York, human rights groups delivered a petition to Johansson’s representatives at Creative Artists Agency, calling on the Hollywood actress to end her relationship with SodaStream.  

Oxfam’s Palestinian partners condemn charity’s “mishandling” of Scarlett Johansson affair

“By choosing to remain an ambassador for SodaStream, Johansson also choses to remain an ambassador for forced displacement,” Palestinians tell Oxfam.

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