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Israel's Gaza massacre boosts boycott calls in South Africa

South African politician joins growing calls for the Israeli ambassador to be expelled from the country, and for the South African ambassador to be recalled from Tel Aviv.

Dublin city council calls for Israel sanctions

The Irish capital city’s government passed a motion Monday calling on Ireland to impose arms embargo and sanctions on Israel.

Academic boycott of Israel now "fireproof" as Australian court challenge fails

Shurat HaDin’s case against now-victorious professor and boycott activist Jake Lynch has collapsed.

Lawfare in retreat as Israeli colonel drops case against union

Public sector union Unison says it’s pleased Moty Cristal has dropped his case against them and against the UK’s National Health Service.

Palestinian activists condemn lethal attack on “Zapatista brothers and sisters”

Statement of solidarity issued after paramilitary attack on school and clinic in La Realidad, in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Maronite patriarch to meet Lebanese collaborators, defying Israel boycott

A key Lebanese religious leader is planning a controversial official visit to occupied Palestine.

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.

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