BDS

JORDAN: The gas deal

Oct 05,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – DAOUD KUTTAB The American Noble Energy Company signed a 15-year agreement with the National Electric Power Company to ensure its supply with natural gas at the cost of $10 billion. The gas will be coming from the newly discovered huge gas wells in the […]

New Jersey passes anti-BDS legislation

Source: JTA (JTA) — The New Jersey Legislature passed legislation that prohibits the state from investing  pension and annuity funds in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. The bipartisan bill in response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel passed the state’s General Assembly on Monday by […]

The BDS debate goes mainstream

Apr 07,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – RAMI G. KHOURI The New York Times is not only considered the leading newspaper in the United States, it is also something of a bellwether of intellectual and political trends in the country. So it was noteworthy that the newspaper’s Monday opinion page feature […]

AIPAC’s anti-BDS campaign

Mar 21,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – James J. Zogby When the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) comes to town this week for its annual policy conference, high on the agenda of issues it will be pushing Congress to support are bills designed to “fight the boycott of Israel”. This campaign […]

Robert Fisk: Canada's plan to make boycotting Isreal a 'hate crime' is stupid and counterproductive . The new law would put Jews and civil society groups on trial for anti-Semitism

I’ve never been keen on boycotts. The one against Italy for invading Abyssinia didn’t work. Nor did the arms blockade on Spain. I’m still not sure that boycotting South Africa really brought down apartheid. I rather suspect that the old racists simply realised they were hopelessly outnumbered by the blacks […]

Robert Fisk: Canada’s plan to make boycotting Isreal a ‘hate crime’ is stupid and counterproductive . The new law would put Jews and civil society groups on trial for anti-Semitism

I’ve never been keen on boycotts. The one against Italy for invading Abyssinia didn’t work. Nor did the arms blockade on Spain. I’m still not sure that boycotting South Africa really brought down apartheid. I rather suspect that the old racists simply realised they were hopelessly outnumbered by the blacks […]