Members of United Methodist Church have responded forcefully to an attack from Rabbi A. James Rudin, the “senior interreligious adviser” of the American Jewish Committee, just as the Church’s upcoming national conference is to vote on a major initiative to divest from companies profiting from Israeli occupation and human rights abuses against Palestinians.
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The United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA) will soon vote on major divestment initiatives. Palestinians are signing an open letter to voting delegates, asking them to support divestment from Caterpillar, Motorola and HP.
On Monday, an Israeli teenager, Noam Gur, began an initial ten-day prison sentence because she publicly refused to serve in the Israeli army.
The call for action came as it emerged that the European Parliament has decided not to renew a contract with the Danish-British corporation following pressure from campaigners for Palestinian rights
Self-styled “left-wing” UK anti-boycott group Engage is alleged to have received initial, undisclosed funding by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Students for Justice in Palestine livened up an ordinary day at Arizona State University (ASU) by staging a dabke (Palestinian line dance) flashmob in the middle of campus.
In this week’s news from the global BDS movement, LA activists demand the city “Dump Veolia”; boycott activists tell the Red Hot Chili Peppers why they should cancel their upcoming Tel Aviv gig; and much more.
Over 50 actions took place across 23 countries
Chicago gave former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert a proper greeting once again yesterday.
In a landmark development in the US Palestine solidarity movement, M.E.Ch.A., the largest association of Latin@ youth in the US, voted overwhelmingly to endorse the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.