• The Empty Arena

    March 9 , 2009 Tennis Without Spectators By FAROOQ SULEHRIA Matches always draw spectators, often generate controversies and sometimes provoke protests. The Davis Cup match Sweden played against Israel last weekend in Malmí¶, a port town south of Sweden, was a match with a difference. It generated lot of controversy, provoked a 10,000-strong demonstration but […]

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  • Women’s group names Bar Rafaeli ad ‘most sexist of the year’

    Haaretz 11/03/2009 By Dana Weiler-Polak, Haaretz Correspondent In honor of International Women’s Day, the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) named the most sexist ad of the year on Sunday. The dubious honor of first place went to an Eden Springs commercial featuring model Bar Refaeli, under the heading “the bar you always wanted at home.” […]

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  • Action Alert – Labelling goods from illegal settlements

    ACTION ALERT Decisions soon to be taken on the supermarket labelling of goods from illegal Israeli West Bank settlements Write to Hilary Benn TODAY Lawyers from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Food Standards Agency (Minister- Hilary Benn) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister- David Miliband) are right now drafting new […]

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  • Anti-Israel protest turns violent

    Anti-Israel protesters have clashed with police outside a Davis cup match played in Malmo in southern Sweden. The game between Sweden and Israel is being played without an audience because the police could not guarantee the security of the players. About 100 masked protesters tried to storm the arena in Malmo on Saturday afternoon, throwing […]

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  • Manchester protests against Israeli Science Day

    ‘It was a load of bull. I came because I thought we would learn about biology. But we just got a lecture. It was Israeli propaganda that’s all’, explained Northenden College student Osman who attended Israeli Science Day at Manchester’s Science Museum last week. A group of students sent to the event from Manchester College […]

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  • Movement spreads to boycott Israel

    By Kathy Durkin Published Mar 7, 2009 6:23 AM The Palestinian Unified Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel is taking hold and growing in unions, universities and among political forces on many continents. A worldwide focus is organizing for March 30–Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Action Day–when progressive forces are being asked […]

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  • Histadrut: Israel’s racist “trade union”

    Tony Greenstein, The Electronic Intifada, 10 March 2009 Histadrut has always been a strange creature. In most countries one joins a trade union which is affiliated to a national trade union federation. In Israel one first joins Histadrut and then one is allocated to a union. It is only outside Israel that Histadrut is seen […]

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  • Standing up for Palestine at UMass

    By Mark Clinton and Elizabeth Clinton | March 11, 2009 AMHERST, Mass.–Pro-Palestinian activists turned out to counter several hundred Zionists, some of them bused in from New York City and Boston, who occupied the Amherst Common on March 8 in a rally called by the Student Alliance for Israel (SAFI). Billed as a “Rally for […]

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  • ASB defeats motion to remove investment

    9 March 2009 | The Daily Mississippian By Tim Summers Assistant News Editor After more than two hours of debate, the ASB senate voted not to pass a resolution that would withdraw the university”s investment funds from companies which sell arms to the Israeli military Monday night. Resolution 09-05 was defeated by a vote of […]

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  • An Open Letter to Mira Awad: Do not help Israel whitewash its atrocities in the Gaza Strip!

    PACBI | 8 March 2009 PACBI — Ramallah, Occupied Palestine, March 8, 2009 Palestinian artists and intellectuals in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip are disappointed by the news of your intention to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is writing […]

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