All posts tagged boycott divestment and sanctions

The Gal Gadot effect

GAL Gadot is regularly touted as a better ambassador for the State of Israel than the hundreds of Israeli diplomats stationed around the world. And she’s arguably the most famous Israeli face on the planet.

BDS health warning

Two union leaders have described a Health Services Union (HSU) motion supporting a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel as “anti-Semitic”, “misguided, ignorant and quite frankly, mad”.

Labour/Labor pains

IN the wake of the anti-Semitism scandal that has shaken the British Labour Party to its core in recent days, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged Australia’s Labor Party to tackle anti-Semitic attitudes within its own ranks.

Jewish MP John Kaye mourned

JOHN Kaye, the only Jewish member of the NSW Legislative Council, died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 60 on Monday.

Electronic Intifada founder gets visa

A PALESTINIAN American journalist who says ,“The two-state solution as typically expressed is no more than a last-ditch plan to save Zionism” is set to visit Australia next week where he will address a number of public events.

A blow for CPACS?

THE University of Sydney is considering downgrading its Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) from a centre to a department, a move the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says “does not go far enough”.

Israel’s friends in WA, Qld Labor

WESTERN Australia Labor will consider a motion condemning the wave of stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and Palestinian Authority incitement next week.

Carr slammed over Jerusalem remarks

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.

Wong: ALP stands with Israel

THE Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Penny Wong, insists that the ALP has been a longstanding friend of Israel and will continue to be.

‘We’re living in Orwellian times’

JOURNALIST Paul Sheehan pulled no punches in his presentation to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ annual general meeting last week, taking aim at Western universities, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the political left in general and even his own industry.