All posts tagged BDS

The double standards of Eurovision boycotters

EVERY year the Eurovision Song Contest sees political feuds and friendships exposed like a Bucks Fizz girl’s knickers, writes Richard Ferrer.

WA Labor candidate quits over Israel comments

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten says Labor’s candidate for the WA seat of Curtin Melissa Parke did the “right thing” after withdrawing from the election contest over controversial comments she made about Israel.

NZ Jewry – A small but proud community

IN the last two years, the New Zealand Jewish community has faced significant challenges, especially its government’s co-sponsorship of UN Security Council resolution 2334, and the singer Lorde cancelling her

Standing up to the Eurovision boycott brigade

SBS is to be applauded for its principled stand. Eurovision is about music; keep politics out of it.

Report reveals BDS links to terrorism

Terrorists are helping to run the BDS movement, a new hard-hitting Israeli government report claims, announced by Gilad Erdan, Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister.

BDS ‘bullying’ derails Del Rey visit

BDS activists are delighted, after the line-up at an Israeli music festival was thrown into chaos by 11 cancellations, including the American singer Lana Del Rey and Australian DJ Mall Grab.

Lacrosse World Cup begins in Israel

Almost 50 countries and over 2000 athletes are currently competing for the World Lacrosse Championship in Netanya, Israel.

End of an era

AFTER 20 years in federal politics, Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby today officially announced that he will step down at the end of the current parliamentary term.

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.