All posts tagged BDS

Netta: Not a toy or a political football

Netta Barzilai not only defeated 42 other entrants at Eurovision 2018, she defeated global antipathy to Israel to win the competition. And the community rode a wave of emotions with her, cheering as she declared, “I love my country. Next time in Jerusalem”.

Portman denies supporting BDS campaign

Natalie Portman has said she won't attend a prize ceremony in Israel because of her feelings about its Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and "atrocities" committed on his watch, but emphasised that she would not shun Israel itself.

Nick refuses to cave in to ‘BDS bullies’

Iconic Australian rock star Nick Cave has said it was the BDS movement that prompted him to play Tel Aviv this week – to defy its attempts to "shut down" and "bully musicians".

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Self-righteous and smug

WITH the University of Sydney set to host a major pro-BDS conference next Thursday and Friday and the NSW Labor Conference set to vote on supporting unconditional recognition of a Palestinian state as a matter of policy next weekend, the coming days will be watched with concern by members of the mainstream Jewish community.

Sydney Uni BDS forum under fire

JEWISH leaders have hit out at a “blatantly anti-Israel hate-fest” set to take place at the University of Sydney next week, with the university dissociating itself from the inaugural “BDS – Driving Global Justice for Palestine” conference.

French President Macron withdraws 2nd BDS-supporting candidate

For the second time this month, the party of French President Emmanuel Macron withdrew from its parliamentary elections ticket a candidate who promoted online a boycott of Israel.

Store owner sorry for ‘No Israelis’

A store owner who refused to serve Israelis in Cairns has apologised for offending the Jewish community but also defended his actions.

Music fest used as BDS platform

Supporters of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel have used a publicly funded arts festival in Adelaide to spread their message of hatred against the Jewish State.

Concern at ACTU secretary’s BDS views

JEWISH community leaders are concerned at the record of new Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) secretary Sally McManus (pictured) in supporting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

‘Never fear supporting Israel’: Harper

One of the Jewish State’s most loyal friends abroad, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, received a standing ovation at the United Israel Appeal’s (UIA) 2017 campaign gala event at Sydney’s Darling Harbour Theatre on Monday – before he even spoke.