The Olympia Food Co-op (OFC) is fighting back against an Israel-backed lawsuit aimed at forcing it to end its boycott of Israeli goods. Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, acting on behalf of the OFC, today filed a motion to dismiss the suit on the grounds that it violates a Washington state law to prevent use of the courts to silence free speech and public participation.
Since last week’s First Tier Tribunal ruling against Raed Salah’s appeal against deportation from the UK, Zionist ideologues have been gloating. But in fact the judgment (now released online) clears Salah of the central government accusation against him: that he wrote an anti-Semitic poem containing the line: “You Jews are criminal bombers of mosques”. This “poem” was fabricated in the context of a long-standing Israeli campaign of attacks, detentions and disinformation against Salah. The following is my analysis of the judgment.
John Spellar, Britain’s shadow Foreign Office minister, has enjoyed hospitality from influential Zionist lobby BICOM.
Sharp disagreements have intensified among leading US pro-Israel groups on the best methods to suppress criticism and discussion of Israel’s apartheid, occupation, colonization and human rights abuses, or support for Palestinian rights, on US college campuses. The dispute centers on the use of US civil rights statutes to lodge complaints against universities, alleging that discussion of Israel amounts to an infringement of the civil rights of Jewish students who might be made “uncomfortable” by hearing such discussions.
A complaint by a professor at Columbia University who co-founded the anti-Palestinian Zionist group “Scholars for Peace in the Middle East” has resulted in the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opening an investigation into the university.
Drawings made by Palestinian children in Gaza will be shown at a new gallery space in Oakland, as the Middle East Children’s Alliance refuses attempts to censor the exhibit.
Fans of Israeli president promote a free trade agreement that will harm Palestinians.
Register of interest shows Conservatives accept free trip from Israel’s foreign ministry.
The board of the Museum of Children’s Art has prioritized giving into intimidation by the Israeli lobby over freedom of expression of children in Palestine who suffer under the effects of Israeli policy.
Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac shows how a broad church has defined itself narrowly as a supporter of Israel’s worst excesses.