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Former Israel lobby spin doctor aims for seat in UK parliament

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.

Israel's incompetent global campaign of "lawfare"

Pro-Israel groups are using court venues around the world in an attempt to stilfe the Palestinian-led boycott campaign, but are having surprisingly mixed results.

Rolling Stones accused of hypocrisy as Tel Aviv gig announced

The Palestinian national boycott committee says that the Rolling Stones’ planned gig is much like those few artists who played Sun City during the era of South African apartheid.

Israeli companies profiting from Gaza siege

A Corporate Watch research trip to Gaza reveals the deprivations of Israel’s siege.

Syria rebels and regime share blame for Yarmouk catastrophe

Rebel and regime crimes against Palestinians in Syria detailed in latest edition of the Journal of Palestine Studies.

Amcha's secret files revealed

The full text of several of the Amcha Initiative and the Investigative Taskforce on Campus Antisemitism documents obtained by The Electronic Intifada.

Israel outlaws peaceful protest, says rights group

A recent report by Addameer details Israel’s system of oppression against Palestinian protesters and organizers.

Dutch pension giant divests from Israeli banks

PGGM cites the unethical business practises of five banks, who all invest in Israeli settlements “considered illegal under international humanitarian law.”

Boycott activists celebrate as Ahava quits South Africa

BDS South Africa campaign claims victory, as settlement-based company Ahava quietly withdraws from the country.

Gulf states and Israel won't silence me: journalist Abdel Bari Atwan

Abdel Bari Atwan was forced out of al-Quds al-Arabi after 25 years, but is bouncing back with a new online media project which launched in September.

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