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Anti-gay Christian group threatens to sue hotel for hosting scholars who endorse Israel boycott

The group invokes a new California law alleging the academic boycott enables “unlawfully discrimination,” but the American Studies Association is still going forward with plans.

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.

Major setback for Israel-backed group's efforts to criminalize BDS in Australia

Kim Bullimore
26 June 2014

A “lawfare” case brought by Israeli group Shurat HaDin was opposed even by Australian Zionist lobby groups.

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.

Tutu condemns US efforts to curb free speech on Palestine

“Whether used in South Africa, the US South, or India, boycotts have resulted in a transformative change that not only brought freedom and justice to the victims but also peace and reconciliation for the oppressors.”

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.

Legal attack on student democracy after King’s College London backs BDS

After pressure from the pro-Israel lobby, the trustees of a London student union are attempting to overturn a democratic vote.

ACLU condemns Illinois senate resolution on academic boycott

ACLU says “boycott is an important and powerful form of protected expressive association protected by the First Amendment.”

Politico refuses to publish rebuttal of Michael Oren’s anti-Semitism smear

Oren’s approach to the issue of boycott is that of a person scared of a growing nonviolent resistance to Israel’s occupation.

Legislating academic (un)freedom

New York anti-boycott bill shows that, for some, commitment to Israel overrides traditional American legal protections.

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