• A Jewish peace group grapples with BDS

    by Jeff Warner on August 13, 2010 How can BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) contribute to bringing a just peace and prosperity to the people of Israel-Palestine? That is the question LA Jews for Peace has been grappling with as the BDS idea evolves into an international movement. LA Jews want to be part of […]

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  • Urge TIAA/CREF to Divest

    Thursday, August 12, 2010 If you are/were in education and have a TIAA/CREF retirement account, please call and ask them to stop investing in Israel. Making money from apartheid is inconsistent with the stated ideals and goals of this special investment company. Call: 1 800 719-1193. Press 0 to get a live person, confirm your […]

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  • Besieging Israel’s siege

    In just a few years the Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli goods has become truly global o Omar Barghouti o The Guardian, Thursday 12 August 2010 Despite Israel’s siege of Gaza, and the escalating displacement in the Negev and East Jerusalem, Palestinians have some reason to celebrate. In Washington a food co-op has passed a […]

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  • Not A Very Ahava Christmas!

    Wanted to remind everyone to check out our FB group, where I have been posting recent news items, blogs and videos about the Ahava boycott. I also wanted to share this post from a professional beauty site about Ahava’s new “Christmas Gifts of Love.” Please send me any slogans, taglines or the like you think […]

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  • Around the World, Dockworkers Blockade Israeli Ships

    By Mike Elk On June 20, ILWU Local 10 dockworkers in Oakland, Calif., refused to unload an Israeli Zim Lines ship for 24 hours. Their protest was supported by more than 800 rallying local activists, the San Francisco Labor Council and the Alameda County Labor Council (the equivalent of local branches of the AFL-CIO). Workers […]

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  • Don’t let Armatrading play us as supporters of Israeli racism and apartheid

    by Women of Color in the Global Women”s Strike, Bay Area Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid Joan Armatrading”s statement posted on her homepage calling on leaders of Israel and Palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshal, to “take that step” to solve “the problem” is a backwards way of acknowledging protests of her recent […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Boycott of Israeli Goods

    ?Thanks to Phan Nguyen, the original author, and Works In Progress, the original publisher. 1. Boycott is a tactic, not a principle. This concept was most eloquently detailed by Nelson Mandela. A boycott is initiated to create change. It is not a tool of rejection, retribution, punishment, or disgust. When workers go on strike, it […]

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  • “˜NYT’ piece from Dead Sea “˜kibbutz’ ignores int’l boycott of its products

    by Nancy Kricorian on August 6, 2010 In “As it Shrinks, the Dead Sea Nourishes Promises of an Economic Bloom,” [New York Times, yesterday, p. A8], Isabel Kershner presents a rosy picture of what she calls the Israeli “kibbutz” of Kalia, situated on the shores of Dead Sea. Kalia is, in actuality, an illegal Jewish-only […]

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  • Academic Boycott on Israel Flexes Its Muscles

    WRMEA, August 2010, Pages 44-45 Southern California Chronicle Academic Boycott on Israel Flexes Its Muscles By Pat and Samir Twair WERE IT not for the eagle eyes of Nur Marsalha, a professor of religion and politics in England, perusing the program for the biennial conference of the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS), Israel might […]

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  • Why I support the Olympia Co-op boycott

    by Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb on August 4, 2010 Dear friends, The Olympia Food Co-op boycott of Israeli products (except for fair trade olive oil) has generated much controversy and emotion. I do pray for healing and understanding among those who support and those who oppose such a boycott in the community of Olympia, Washington and […]

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