Palestina

Haifa University launches course in pro-Israel propaganda

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-The University of Haifa has launched an academic course to combat the online "delegitimization of Israel", in what it claims to be a "first" for academia. In a press release dated 30 March, the University proudly describes the four credit course, offered by the Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, as preparing "students to be unofficial 'ambassadors' for Israel on the Internet".
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American Studies Association adds over 700 new members since Israel boycott call

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-In the wake of the American Studies Association’s December 2013 endorsement of a Palestinian civil society call for an academic boycott of Israel – and as two efforts to legislate against academic boycotts fail to move forward in theIllinois and Maryland state legislatures – the ASA has gained new members and support.
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Anti-boycott resolution defeated in Illinois state government

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Students at the University of New Mexico introduce a divestment resolution targeting corporations that profit from human rights violations in Palestine and at the US-Mexico border; we’ll speak to a student activist in Albuquerque about the hearing scheduled for Wednesday night. Read transcript and listen to individual segment
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Call to create divestment committee passes at University of Michigan-Dearborn

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Last month thousands of people watched in person and online as the student goverment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor debated a resolution calling for divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation.
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Israel’s incompetent global campaign of "lawfare"

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-One year ago, the Israel lobby’s global strategy of “lawfare” suffered a significant defeat in a British court. A sprawling case against the University and College Union for “institutional anti-Semitism” was comprehensively blown away by an Employment Tribunal.
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People's Books Co-op Responds to BDS Call

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-People’s Books Co-op has voted to join the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel, instituting a consumer, cultural and academic boycott of the Israeli state due to significant human rights concerns involved with Israel’s policies against the Palestinian community.
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Solidarity with Anti-Apartheid Resistance in Post-Oslo Palestine

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-The strategic value of international solidarity with the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, refugees in the Diaspora, and Palestinians in Israel raises some fundamental questions. The most immediate and urgent are: what the nature of international solidarity should be, and how it can best support the Palestinian struggle for self-determination (see Barghouti2011).
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Neil Young: Refrain from Undermining the Rights of the Indigenous Palestinian People

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Palestine, has learned that you reportedly plan to perform in Israel on 17 July 2014 [1]. We are writing to urge you to refrain from playing in apartheid Israel and not to condone Israel’s violations of international law and human rights against the Palestinian people.
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BDS: Non-Violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Thanks to Scarlett Johansson, the American Studies Association (ASA), and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has entered our national discourse. Representatives of Palestinian civil society launched BDS in 2005, calling upon
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Open Letter to Chris de Burgh, Don’t Play Apartheid Israel – IPSC

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Since the year 2000 more than 1400 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli soldiers and illegal colonial settlers. Defence for Children Internationalestimates that “since the year 2000, around 8,000 Palestinian children have been detained and prosecuted in the system…. The majority of these children are charged with throwing stones.”
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The Media’s Effects on BDS

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to present Israeli and Palestinian negotiators with yet another “framework” agreement, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction movement (BDS) has been increasingly presented in the media as a legitimate social movement aimed at securing rights for Palestinians in Israel, "under occupation," and in the diaspora.
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Petition to divest from companies complicit in and which profit from egregious human rights abuses

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
- We, the undersigned, are members of the Loyola University community who are deeply concerned that our University--which has a long-standing history of socially responsible investment (SRI) and which updated its policy in 2006/07 to officially reflect this commitment--remains invested in companies that profit from violence and human rights abuses.
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Statement in Support of Academic Boycott of Israel

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Many UMass Boston faculty, staff, and students support the American Studies Association (ASA) resolution to join the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The academic boycott is part of the international BDS (Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, a nonviolent, grassroots solidarity campaign explicitly modeled on the movement against South Africa’s apartheid system in the 1980s.
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Roger Waters: Why I must speak out on Israel, Palestine and BDS

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Seventy years ago, my father – 2nd Lt. Eric Fletcher Waters – died in Italy fighting the Nazis. He was a committed pacifist, and a conscientious objector at the start of the war, but as Hitler’s crimes spread across Europe, he swapped the ambulance he had driven through
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Open letter from Gaza to Neil Young

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-We are Palestinian students and youth from the besieged Gaza Strip; we write to you now on a night engulfed by huge explosions ripping through our houses and neighborhoods again, more common than the thunder and hard rain also filling the night air.
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Keep on rockin’ for freedom, Neil Young, cancel your Tel Aviv show

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Your “Honor the Treaties” concert tour across Canada struck a blow for fair treatment of the indigenous peoples of Alberta in defense of their land. It was not easy to challenge establishment politics or hear the criticism of your craft and personal commitments.
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EBSCO Backtracks On ‘Anti-Jewish’ BDS Index

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Score this one in the victory column for BDS supporters and, much more broadly, for anyone who believes we should use language accurately — especially when we’re dealing with loaded terms like “anti-Semitism.”
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Interview: Remi Kanazi on BDS and 'hurt feelings'

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet and activist and a member of the organizing committee of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
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At AIPAC, Netanyahu launches “desperate” attack on BDS movement

PACBI - 9 ore 13 min fa
-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today launched a frontal assault on the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
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