Middle East

Israel expels Human Rights Watch official for BDS support

Israel expels director for Human Rights Watch for BDS activity in line with 2017 law.

Germany

'You live in fear if you want to say something about Israel'

Pro-Palestine figures say Kamila Shamsie affair demonstrates how dissent is stifled in Germany when criticising Israel.

'You live in fear if you want to say something about Israel'

Literature

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of literary award over BDS support

German city rescinds Nelly Sachs Prize from British Pakistani author, citing her support of the pro-Palestine movement.

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of literary award over BDS support

Middle East

Egypt arrest of Palestinian official's son 'linked to activism'

Egyptian security forces arrested Ramy Shaath on July 5 and accused him of 'assisting a terrorist group', family says.

Egypt arrest of Palestinian official's son 'linked to activism'

United States

Ilhan Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Denouncing Netanyahu's decision to deny them entry, Omar, Tlaib urge politicians to visit Israel and occupied West Bank.

Ilhan Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Occupied West Bank

Israel says it will grant Tlaib visit on 'humanitarian' grounds

Israel had earlier announced it would bar US congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from occupied West Bank.

Opinion

Israel fears a visit by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

While officially welcoming them, the Israeli authorities are trying to block the two congresswomen from entering Israel.

Yoav Litvin

by Yoav Litvin

Yoav Litvin

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