All posts tagged BDS

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.

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.