The Listening Post

Boycott, resist, push back: Shifting Israel narratives in the US

We travel across the US to see how the discourse on Israel is evolving among politicians, journalists and activists.

Middle East

From spying to lobbying, Israel's fight against BDS intensifies

Israel uses a number of diplomatic and security tactics to counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

From spying to lobbying, Israel's fight against BDS intensifies

Sport

Palestinians call for international day of action against Puma

Over 200 Palestinian football and sports clubs issue call to boycott Puma for sponsoring Israel Football Association.

Palestinians call for international day of action against Puma

Germany

Germany rules BDS movement 'anti-Semitic'

Germany is the only EU member state equating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement with anti-Semitism.

Germany rules BDS movement 'anti-Semitic'

Opinion

Eurovision 2019: Last appeal from Gaza

How does it feel to sing so close to so much human misery and suffering?

Haidar Eid

by Haidar Eid

Haidar Eid

United States

US judge blocks enforcement of anti-Israel boycott law in Texas

Federal judge says boycotts are protected free speech, declaring the Texas law fails to serve compelling state interest.

US judge blocks enforcement of anti-Israel boycott law in Texas

Opinion

Why aren't Europeans calling Israel an apartheid state?

Israel's apartheid is not that different from the one South Africa used to have, both in terms of policy and brutality.

John Dugard

by John Dugard

John Dugard

Women's Rights

Anger as BDS South Africa 'silent' on alleged sexual harassment

Academic and activist alleges director of BDS-South Africa, Muhammed Desai, sexually harassed her and two others.

Anger as BDS South Africa 'silent' on alleged sexual harassment

Boycott

US denies entry to BDS cofounder Omar Barghouti

The prominent Palestinian activist calls the US entry ban 'ideologically and politically motivated'.

US denies entry to BDS cofounder Omar Barghouti

Opinion

Germany's relentless campaign to silence pro-Palestinian voices

The German political establishment has come after BDS just as viciously as Israel has.

Denijal Jegic

by Denijal Jegic

Denijal Jegic

Opinion

On empathy and other liberal zionist canards

As an effective propaganda tool, Liberal Zionism promotes a normalisation which colonises the mind.

Yoav Litvin

by Yoav Litvin

Yoav Litvin

Ireland

Irish lower house passes bill to ban Israeli settlement goods

Israel accuses Irish parliament of hypocrisy and anti-Semitism after latter passes bill to outlaw settlement goods.

Irish lower house passes bill to ban Israeli settlement goods

Boycott

Maryland's anti-BDS law 'chills' free speech

The Council on American Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit claiming that Maryland's anti-BDS law violates free speech.

Lawsuit: Maryland's anti-BDS law 'chills' free speech

United States

US fundraising site suspends BDS campaign's account

Donorbox investigating account of Palestinian-led boycott campaign after receiving complaint by Israeli advocacy group.

US fundraising site suspends BDS campaign's account

Opinion

Israel should not be allowed to criminalise BDS in the US

The Israel anti-Boycott Act is the pro-Israel lobby's latest attempt to criminalise any criticism of Israel in the US.

David A Love

by David A Love

David A Love