• Columbia students fight for divestment

    By David Judd | March 9, 2009 NEW YORK–Pro-Palestinian activists at Columbia University kicked off their campaign for divestment from the Israeli occupation with a teach-in and a speak-out on March 4-5. One hundred thirty people turned out, packing the teach-in to overflowing. Although administrators only allowed 65 people into the room, dozens more stayed […]

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  • Ormat Industries swings to Q4 loss on OPTI Canada

    TEL AVIV, March 9 (Reuters) – Israeli geothermal energy producer Ormat Industries (ORMT.TA: Quote, Profile, Research) on Monday reported a fourth-quarter net loss mainly due to a decline in value of its investment in oil sands company OPTI Canada (OPC.TO: Quote, Profile, Research). The net loss of $32.7 million compared with a net profit of […]

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  • Lessons from the I-97 Seattle divestment initiative

    Dave Jette, The Electronic Intifada, 6 March 2009 “This is a farce!” Washington state senator Adam Kline could barely control his rage. It was a sunny August Friday in Seattle, and he had been standing outside the Madrona neighborhood farmers market waiting for the volunteers who showed up regularly, collecting signatures for Seattle ballot initiative […]

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  • PRIORITY CALL FOR PHYSICIANS WORLDWIDE TO SIGN OPEN LETTER TO WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RE: THEIR NEW PRESIDENT YORAM BLACHAR

    Dear colleagues, We need your support for a potentially influential open letter of protest regarding the inauguration last November of Dr Yoram Blachar, longstanding President of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), as President of the World Medical Association (WMA). The WMA is the official body tasked with overseeing the ethical behaviour of doctors worldwide. For […]

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  • SGA debates UMass’ divestment from Israel

    Nicole Sobel, Collegian Staff Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2009 Wednesday, March 4th the SGA gathered in the Campus Center at to vote on whether or not the University of Massachusetts should divest from companies who support Israel such as Caterpillar, General Electric, and Motorola. The meeting concluded with the motion […]

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  • New York Protesters Call for Boycott of Israeli Dance Company

    by Adalah-NY Thursday Mar 5th, 2009 10:32 PM About 30 protesters gathered this evening to call upon New Yorkers to boycott the Israeli dance troupe Batsheva Dance Company at their performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)”s Howard Gilman Opera House. Dance performance attendees and passersby stopped to watch as the protesters danced their […]

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  • On Israel, Shifted Ground

    March 6, 2009 The ground seems to have shifted, activists on all sides say. What they make of it varies. A shift toward more visible pro-Palestinian or anti-Israel sentiment has been profound on some campuses, prompted, in part, by the winter war in Gaza. Where some describe a corresponding disintegration of civil discourse or a […]

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  • Campaign calls for boycott of Israel

    Four UCD professors in support, overall reaction mixed Written by MIKE DORSEY Published March 4, 2009 Nearly 200 faculty members across the country have signed on in support of an academic boycott of Israel. The United States Campaign for an Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USCACBI) was founded in response to a call from […]

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  • Apartheid Week & Global Day of BDS

    Dear friends of Badil, Below is a update of some important initiatives, actions and events related to the BDS campaign. Remember to check the website http://www.bdsmovement.net regularly for updates and action items relating to the campaign. 1. Israeli Apartheid Week 2009 2. 30 March 2009: Global BDS Action Day 3. Renewed Call for endorsements on […]

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