Boycotts of Israel

Boycotts of Israel are a systematic practice of avoiding economic, political and cultural relations with the State of Israel , with individual Israelis or with Israeli-based companies or organizations . [1] Boycott campaigns are used by those who oppose Israel’s existence, citation needed ] or oppose Israel’s policies or actions over the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict , in order to show support for Israel in general, or the Israeli economy gold military in particular. Read More…

Presbyterian Church (USA) disinvestment from Israel controversy

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) adopted a policy of “phased, selective divestment ” from certain American corporations operating in Israel beginning in 2004, as a means of influencing the government of Israel. [1] This policy has been controversial both within and outside the denomination, resulting from the findings of antisemitism . The policy was changed in 2006 by the General Assembly. [2] Read More…

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) was launched in Ramallah in April 2004 by a group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals. One of the founders was Omar Barghouti . [1]

PACBI is a member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and National Sanctions Committee (BNC). Read More…

Reactions to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Reactions to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to the viewers of international actors on the BDS movement , which is, according to Elhanan Yakira, Ethan Felson, and Roberta Rosenthal Kwall, a campaign motivated by anti-Zionism and anti-Israel sentiment . [1] [2] [3] Executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Malcolm Hoenlein called BDS a “politically correct form of anti-Semitism.” [3]

Boycott from Within

BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within , commonly known as Boycott from Within , [1] [2] is an association of Jewish and Arab Israelis which supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Founded in 2008, it describes itself as following the guiding principles and sharing the goals of the Palestinian BDS movement, as delineated by Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel(PACBI). Read More…

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