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 Those who wear the BDS label should be
treated exactly as we treat any anti-semite
or bigot. They should be exposed and condemned.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister


 Every day more and more Jews, Christians,
Muslims, and secularists across the world are
endorsing the BDS campaign. I am proud to join
academics such as Stephen Hawking and Judith
Butler, journalists such as Naomi Klein and Max 
Blumenthal, musicians such as Roger Waters and
Gil Scott-Heron, activists such as Omar Barghouti
and Ali Abunimah, and Nobel Peace Prize winners
such as Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maguire,
in support of the global movement for Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
.

Michael Levin, just another horn player


 BDS has allowed Palestinians to put their 
rights back in the center of discourse and action
around Palestine and the so-called ‘peace process.’
The liberal Zionist agenda that long dominated
and shaped the Oslo process was focused on
Palestinian ‘statehood’ — illusory though that
has proven to be — as a means of securing a
Jewish majority and therefore Jewish supremacy
throughout Palestine. Of course that agenda,
the ‘two-state agenda’ was predicated on the
denial of the rights of the majority of Palestinians
who would not benefit from statehood.

Ali Abunimah, activist, author; co-founder of
The Electronic Intifada


 Those who claim that BDS hurts
Palestinians are not just making unfounded
claims and failing to understand how resistance
is always costly at first; they are also patronizingly
telling Palestinians that they understand our
interests better than we do. We reject this
colonial attitude completely. Nothing hurts
the Palestinian people and the Palestinian
economy like Israel’s racist and colonial
oppression.

Omar Barghouti, Palestinian
human rights activist; founding committee
member of the Palestinian Campaign for
the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel


 BDS is not antisemitism. Do business
with Jews, organize with them, love them.
But don’t support – militarily, economically
or politically – the machinery of an
apartheid-state. We can’t do business as
normal because conditions in the Holy Land
are totally abnormal. Please tell your government
that mere words of concern are insufficient.
They don’t change anything. The appropriate
response when confronting injustice is to take
real steps to confront and eradicate it.
Beware of anti-semitism, and all other forms
of racism, but beware also of being cowed
into silence by those who seek to stifle criticism
of the oppressive politics of Israel by labeling
you anti-Semitic.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu


 Another world is not only possible,
she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can
hear her breathing.

Arundhati Roy, Indian author and
political activist; BDS advocate



• Further Reading about BDS


 

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC)
. “Cultural Boycott
FAQs
,” BDS Movement Website.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC). “FAQs,” BDS
Movement Website.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC). “Introducing the
BDS Movement
,” BDS Movement Website.

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). “PACBI
Guidelines for the International Cultural
Boycott of Israel
,” July 16, 2014.

Barghouti, Omar. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:
The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
, Haymarket
Books, 2011. ["Order the book directly from Haymarket
Books for just $5.00 using the code BDS5 at checkout!”]

Angela Y. Davis, Chandler Davis, Richard A. Falk,
Rashid Khalidi, and Alice Rothchild, , et al.  "On the
Boycott of Israeli Settlements
,” The New York Review
of Books, November 10, 2016.



Abunimah, Ali. “Boycotting “the occupation” is not
enough
,” Electronic Intifada, October 21, 2016.

Abunimah, Ali. “Cultural boycott biting, but quietly,
Israel Festival’s classical music advisor admits,”
Electronic Intifada, June 11, 2012.

Abunimah, Ali. “Don’t go to Israel because it
mistreats Palestinians, South Africa tells citizens
as mayors cancel trip
,” Electronic Intifada, August
12, 2012.

Abunimah, Ali. 80 percent of Canadians back
Israel boycott — poll,
” Electronic Intifada, March 2, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. “Finkelstein, BDS, and the destruction
of Israel: Norman Finkelstein’s views on the Boycott,
Divest and Sanction movement may be somewhat
shortsighted
,” Aljazeera.com, February 28, 2012.

Abunimah, Ali. “In Canadian first, Carleton
University students pass Israel occupation
divestment resolution by large margin
,” Electronic
Intifada, March 23, 2012.

Abunimah, Ali. “Israel boycott is part of global
anti-racist struggle
,” Electronic Intifada, March 9, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. “Israel leaves us no choice but to
boycott
,” LA Times, December 17, 2010.

Abunimah, Ali. “Israel’s new strategy: “sabotage”
and “attack” the global justice movement
,” Electronic
Intifada, February 16, 2010.

Abunimah, Ali. Landmark UN report backs Israel
boycott,” Electronic Intifada, March 15, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. “Stephen Hawking's support for the
boycott of Israel is a turning point
,”  The Guardian
[UK], May 9, 2013.

Abunimah, Ali. "Under Israeli gag order, Omar
Barghouti urges more BDS
, “ Electronic Intifada,
April 1, 2017.

Abunimah, Ali. “Why do Zionists falsely claim BDS
movement opposes two-state solution?” Electronic
Intifada, February 6, 2013.

Abusalama, Shahad. "Manchester students vote
to cut links with Israel
,” Electronic Intifada, December
13, 2016.

Adalah-NY. "Letter calling on Lincoln Center to
cancel Israeli government's “Brand Israel” theater
performances,” July 1, 2017. Also see: Adalah-NY.
"Award-winning theater artists ask Lincoln Center
to cancel Israeli government-sponsored July
performances
,” July 5, 2017.

African Heritage Delegation to Palestine/Israel.
Statement of the 2014 African Heritage
Delegation,” Interfaith Peace Builders, April 2, 2015.

Aked, Hilary. “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: What
is BDS? 
Everything you need to know about the Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions movement, and what's being
done to combat BDS,” Al Jazeera, January 11, 2017.

Aked, Hilary. “Inside the ‘secret’ public-private
partnership Israel is using to fight BDS
,” Mondoweiss,
February 1, 2017.

Aloni, Udi. “Why I back Israel sanctions: BDS movement’s
actions aimed at attaining goals of justice, peace and
equality
,” Ynet, January 5, 2010.

Alternative News [AIC], “Short History of BDS in
France
,” February 1, 2012.
 

Amnesty International - USA. “Israeli government
must cease intimidation of human rights defenders,
protect them from attacks
,” Press Release, April
12, 2016. [Excerpt: "Amnesty International is
concerned for the safety and liberty of Palestinian
human rights defender Omar Barghouti, and other
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists,
following calls alluding to threats, including of
physical harm and deprivation of basic rights,
made by Israeli ministers at an anti-Boycott
Divestment and Sanction conference…”]

Artists for Palestine UK. "Eddie Izzard’s registration
for Palestine Marathon this Friday sent back
to him by organisers,” AFPUK Website, March
30, 2017.

Artists for Palestine UK. "‘No one now regrets
boycotting apartheid South Africa,’” AFPUK Website,
March 7, 2017. ["
Calls mount for Radiohead to
cancel Israel gig.”]

Ash, Gabriel. “Norman Finkelstein’s disinformation
about BDS
,” Mondoweiss, July 7, 2012.

Ateek, Naim. “An Open Letter to Presiding
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
,” [A letter in
response to the fundraising luncheon speech
of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
on 25 March 2012], 
Sabeel, April 3, 2012.

Awad, Nadia and Hannah Mermelstein. “Don’t Stop
With Chick-Fil-A – Why The LGBT Community
Should Boycott Israel,” AlterNet, August 15, 2012.

Awwad, Hind. “Six Years of BDS: Success!” One
Democratic State website, May 15, 2012. [Excerpt
from the book The Case for Sanctions Against
Israel, ed. Audrea Lim, Verso, 2012.]

Bahour, Sam. “Letter to Presbyterians: Investing
in Palestine without divesting from occupation
only underwrites the status quo
,” Mondoweiss,
June 19, 2012.

Baltzer, Anna. BDS@10: List of 100+ U.S.
Victories!
” 
US Campaign Website, June 15, 2016.

Banks, Ian. “Ian Banks: why I’m supporting a
cultural boycott of Israel
: This week writer Iain
Banks announced he has cancer and may have
just months to live. Here he explains why, in 2010,
he decided his novels would no longer be published
in Israel
,” The Guardian [UK], April 5, 2013.

Barghouti, Omar. “BDS: Discussing Difficult
Issues in a Fast-Growing Movement
,” International
Middle East Media Center [IMEMC], June 15,
2016.

Barghouti, Omar. “BDS for Palestinian Rights:
‘Equality or Nothing
”: The BDS movement is
not asking for anything heroic from people of
conscience. It is merely asking them to desist
from complicity in oppression,” The Nation,
May 3, 2012.

Barghouti, Omar. “Dropping the last mask of
democracy: New Israeli legislation banning the
support of boycott movement goes even further
in limiting Palestinian rights,” Al Jazeera English,
August 3, 2011.

Barghouti, Omar. “Foreword: five years of BDS,”
BNC e-magazine, July 9, 2010.

Barghouti, Omar. “Israel State Might Fails to
Stop the BDS Movement
,” The Citizen [India],
February 13, 2017.

Barghouti, Omar. “Omar Barghouti on ‘Why BDS,’
Mondoweiss, April 6, 2011.

Barghouti, Omar. “Palestinians want the ‘full
menu of rights
,’” Mail and Guardian (South Africa),
June 24, 2012.

Barghouti, Omar. “We — the global 99% — shall
overcome!
” The Daily Pennsylvanian,
February 3, 2012.

Barghouti, Omar. “Why Israel Fears the Boycott,”
The New York Times, January 31, 2014.

Baroud, Ramzy. "The Next Phase in the War on
BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti
,”
CounterPunch, March 31, 2017.

Baroud, Ramzy. “Non-violent BDS Should Be
Welcomed, Not Condemned
,” Middle East
Monitor, April 5, 2016.

Baroud, Ramzy. “Why BDS Cannot Lose: A
Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel
,”
Middle East Monitor, March 18, 2016.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Activists defeat
anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts
,” 
Electronic
Intifada, July 20, 2016.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Berkeley divests from
torture profiteer G4S
,” Electronic Intifada, August
17, 2016.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “BDS roundup: The
BDS movement, 7 years on, “stronger, more
effective and more diverse than ever
,” Electronic
Intifada, July 11, 2012. [Ongoing coverage of news
about BDS is provided by Electronic Intifada in its
feature “BDS Roundup,” written by Nora
Barrows-Friedman.]

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “BDS roundup: Selection
of 2012 victories
,” Electronic Intifada,
January 3, 2013.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "G4S ditches Israel
businesses,” Electronic Intifada, December 2,
2016.

Barrows-Friedman-Nora. "Mennonites latest
US church to dump Israel-linked investments
,”
Electronic Intifada, July 7, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Portland halts
investment in Caterpillar
," Electronic Intifada,
January 5, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Radiohead may
never live down Tel Aviv show, says Ken Loach
,”
Electronic Intifada, July 7, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Singer Cassandra
Wilson cancels Israel show: “I identify with
the cultural boycott of Israel,” Electronic Intifada,
February 21, 2012.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "Top playwrights tell
Lincoln Center not to help Israel’s crimes
,”
Electronic Intifada, July 7, 2017.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. "What were the top
10 BDS victories of 2016?
” Electronic Intifada,
December 30, 2016.

Barrows-Friedman, Nora. “Whose
freedom does Radiohead support?
” Electronic
Intifada, July 18, 2017.

BDS Movement. “Academic Boycott,” BDS
Movement website. [For more on the academic
boycott visit www.PACBI.org]

BDS Movement. “Norway’s Largest Trade Union
Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to
Advance Palestinian Human Rights
,” 
BDS
Movement website, May 12, 2017.

BDS Movement. “Palestinians, Roger Waters
and Ken Loach Respond to Thom Yorke’s
defence of Radiohead's Tel Aviv Show
," 
BDS
Movement website, June 7, 2017.

Berkman-Hill, Julia and Joshua Leifer. "We’re Jewish
Student Activists and We Don’t Need To Be Protected
From BDS
,” The Forward, September 11, 2016.

Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defendiing Dissent
Foundation and Montgomery County Civil Rights
Coalition, "
Maryland legislature, which supported
boycotts of grapes and South Africa, targets BDS
,”
Mondoweiss, January 25, 2017.

Bisharat, George. “Applause for the Academic
Boycott of Israel
,” Chicago Tribune, January 30, 2014.

Blau, Uri. "Inside the clandestine world of Israel’s
’BDS-busting’ ministry
: The Strategic Affairs Ministry’s
leaders see themselves as the heads of a commando
unit, gathering and disseminating information about
'supporters of the delegitimization of Israel' – and
they prefer their actions be kept secret,” Ha’aretz,
March 26, 2017.

Boycott from Within [Israeli Citizens for BDS]. “FAQ,”
Boycott from Within Website

"From Israeli Citizens to Artists Scheduled to Perform
in the Red Sea Jazz Festival: Don’t Let Israel Use the
Free Spirit of Jazz to Whitewash Apartheid And
Military Occupation
,” 
Boycott from Within
Website, 
[2014 re. festival in 2015]. 

Boycott from Within [Israeli Citizens for BDS].
"Open letter from Israeli activists to members
of the South African Jewish Community
,” Boycott
from Within Website, March 2016.

Boycott from Within [Israeli Citizens for BDS].
Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the
Palestinian call for a BDS campaign against Israel
,”
Boycott From Within Website.

Bueckert, Michael. “Release the Trolls: Israel is
weaponizing social media in order to wage a
propaganda war against BDS," Jacobin, July
18, 2017.

Butler, Judith. “Remarks to Brooklyn College on
BDS
,” The Nation, February 7. 2013. [Also see
Kane, Alex. "Investigation of Brooklyn College
BDS event rejects charges of anti-Semitism
,"
Mondoweiss, April 16, 2013.]

Catron, Joe. “BDS key to a “just peace,” says
Palestinian Christian boycott activist
,” Electronic
Intifada, October 3, 2013.

Cohen, Robert. "Dear Rabbi Sacks – stop your lies
about BDS
,” Patheos, March 2, 2017. 

Connors, Patrick. “The NY Times’ unbalanced
coverage of the BDS movement (Updated),”
Mondoweiss, March 4, 2014.

Cook, Jonathan. "How Netanyahu’s dirty tricks
squad targets boycotts
,” The National,
April 3, 2017.

Cronin, David. "EU spreads lies about Israel
boycott
” Electronic Intifada, July 20, 2017.

Davis, Angela. "Angela Davis: 'This is the South
Africa moment for the Palestinian people’
:
Renowned activist tells students at George
Washington University that Palestinian BDS
movement is reaching turning point,” Middle
East Eye, March 28, 2017
.

Dearden, Lizzie. "Boycotting Israel is ‘lawful
exercise of freedom of expression’ lawyers
say after British Government's ban; Two
hundred lawyers and academics sign open
letter cautioning against crackdown on BDS
,”
The Independent, December 9, 2016.

Dearden, Lizzie. "First British citizen refused
entry to Israel under anti-BDS law says move
‘undermines claim to be a democracy
,’ The
Independent [UK], March 14, 2017.

Deas, Michael. “BDS is free speech, says Dutch
government
,” Electronic Intifada, May 25, 2016.

Eid, Haidar. BDS and normalization: a Palestinian
perspective — Opposing the normalization of
Israeli occupation does not make the Boycott
Divestment and Sanctions movement exclusive;
it is an essential political commitment for justice
in Palestine,
” Alternative News, July 28, 2016.

Elia, Nada. "BDS is 12 years old. We should
celebrate, but the biggest victory is still to
come
,” Middle East Eye, July 11, 2017.

Elia, Nada. What the economic boycott of Israel
can achieve
,” Mondoweiss, July 26, 2016.

Falk, Richard. “Smearing BDS Supporters; That
Israel and Zionist hardliners should be opposing
BDS by an ugly smear campaign exposes the
illegitimacy of its policies and practices,
” Foreign
Policy Journal, July 8, 2016. ["
From 2008 until May
2014, (Richard Falk) was the U.N. Special
Rapporteur on the situation of human rights
in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.”]

Fishback, Dan, "5 Myths About Israel Boycotts
That Every Theater Lover Should Consider
,”
The Forward, July 21, 2017. 

Gallagher, Paul. “Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star
on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak
out against Israel; Exclusive: 'If they say something
they will no longer have a career – I have been
accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite
,’
The Independent [UK], February 19, 2016.

Giora, Rachel. “Milestones in the history of the Israeli
BDS movement: A brief chronology
,” Boycott From
Within Website, January 27, 2010.

Gravé-Lazi, Lindar. “Training Activists in the
Social Media War Against BDS
, IDC in Herzliya
spearheading effort to provide students 
with tools to defend Israel.
” The Jerusalem
Post, July 3, 2016.

Greenhouse, Abraham. “Hypocrisy-seeking missile”:
Omar Barghouti’s “BDS” reviewed
,” Electronic Intifada,
April 22, 2011.

Greenwald, Glenn. "Interview With BDS Co-Founder
Omar Barghouti: Banned by Israel From
Traveling, Threatened With Worse
,” The Intercept,
May 13, 2016.

Greenwald, Glenn and Omar Barghouti. “The Battle
Against BDS,” The Intercept [recorded interview on
SoundCloud], June 2016.

Guardian [UK]. "Letter: Over 100 artists announce
a cultural boycott of Israel
,” Februry 13, 2015.

Guttman, Nathan. “Secret Sheldon Adelson Summit
Raises up to $50M for Strident Anti-BDS Push
,”
The Forward, June 9, 2015.

Haber, Jerry. “What’s So Wrong with BDS?” Daily Beast, 
February 7, 2013.

Haiven, Judy. “Many Jews support BDS Movement,”
St. Catharines 
Standard, June 27, 2017. ["I am writing
on behalf of Independent Jewish Voices Canada
(IJVCanada.org).]

Hammar, Anna Karin. “The Road towards a Just
Peace? - A letter from Kairos Sweden
,” Kairos
Palestine, June 8, 2016. [Originally in Swedish
journal Dagen.]  

Harcov, Lahav. “Interior Ministry keeping BDS leader
Barghouti from leaving country, The Jerusalem Post,
May 10, 2016. 

Harvard Law Review. [Legal and constitutional analysis
on anti-BDS legislation] 
S.C. Code Ann. 11-35-3500 (2015),
May 10, 2016.

Hatuqa, Dalia. BDS activists defy US moves to curb
Palestine advocacy
As more states pass bills targeting
the movement to boycott Israel, analysts believe such
measures could backfire,” Al Jazeera, April 12, 2017.

Hawari, Yara. Braving threats, Palestinians in Israel
revive boycott
,” Electronic Intifada, March 14, 2016.

Hedges, Chris. “Why I support the BDS Movement,”
Common Dreams, July 27, 2015.

Horowitz, Adam, and Philip Weiss. “The BDS Movement at
10: An interview with Omar Barghouti
,” Mondoweiss, July 9,
2015.

Independent Jewish Voices Canada/Voix juives
indépendantes Canada. "BDS Demands Are As Canadian
As Maple Syrup
,” September 1, 2016.

Institute for Middle East Understanding. “Expert Q&A with
Palestinian BDS Movement Co-Founder Omar Barghouti
,”
March 21, 2016.

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. "IPSC salutes the
Musicians’ Union of Ireland’s decision to boycott
Apartheid Israel
,” Press Release,  June 15, 2017.

Jewish Telegraph Agency [JTA]. “40 Columbia University
professors sign BDS petition,” JTA, March 1, 2016

Jewish Voice for Peace. "Israel bans BDS supporters as
Trump signs Muslim ban 2.0
,” JVP website, March
6, 2017.

Jewish Voice for Peace [JVP].  JVP Supports the BDS
Movement
,” 
JVP website.

Katz, Yisrael. Video, 3/28/16. [“Israeli intelligence
minister Yisrael 
Katz last year (2016) told an
anti-BDS conference that the Ministry of Intelligence
is “absolutely” part of Israel’s efforts to tackle BDS
and that the Israeli intelligence services collaborate
with other intelligence services regarding 
the BDS
movement.” — Omar Barghouti]

Khalak, Rania. “How today’s liberal Zionists echo
apartheid South Africa’s defenders
,” Electronic
Intifada, February 13, 2014.

Khalak, Rania. A Message from Gaza: ‘Palestinian
Refugees Will Never Give Up Their Right To Return
,’”
Dispatches from the Underground: Amplifying the
Voices of the Voiceless, April 20, 2014.

Khalel, Sheren. “BDS co-founder: Israel’s arrest
and interrogation of Omar Barghouti next step
in ‘war against BDS movement,’
” Mondoweiss,
March 23, 2017.

Khalidi, Dima. Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is
a Clear Violation of the First Amendment; Political
boycotts are a form of protected expression. So why
is New York’s governor trampling this constitutional
right?
” The Nation, June 23, 2016.

Khalel, Sheren. BDS co-founder: Israel’s arrest
and interrogation of Omar Barghouti next step
in ‘war against BDS movement,’” Mondoweiss,
March 23, 2017.

King, Shaun. “King: Laws that penalize for Israel
boycotts aren't just short-sighted, they may be illegal
,”
New York Daily News, April 26, 2017.

Klein, Naomi. “Enough. It's time for a boycott,” The
Guardian [UK], January 9, 2009.

Klein, Naomi. “I don't 'pick and choose' on BDS,”
video interview with Mehdi Hasan, Al Jazeera
English, March 22, 2016.

Kuruvilla, Carol. Roger Waters On His Support
Of BDS: ‘I Don’t Have An Anti-Semitic Bone In
My Body
,’” Huffington Post, September 14, 2015
[updated January 13, 2017.]

Levy, Gideon. "Thom Yorke, This Is Why
You Should Boycott Israel
,” Ha’aretz, June 11, 2017.

Lis, Jonathan. "Israel's anti-BDS Ministry Pushes
to Keep Its Activities Secret
: Draft legislation meant
to ensure the confidentiality of the Strategic Affairs
Ministry's activities against the BDS movement, also
those carried out through non-governmental groups
on campuses abroad,” Ha’aretz, May 16, 2017.

Los Angeles Times. "Israel should stop trying
to wall out its critics
,” editorial, July
 8, 2017. [“But
whether one agrees with the goals of BDS or not,
the fact remains that boycotts are a form of speech,
a classic tool of peaceful political expression….Truly
free countries tolerate peaceful dissent.”]

Ma’an News Agency. "Israeli parliament advances
law to keep fight against BDS secret from public
,”
July 18, 2017.

Massad, Joseph. “Recognizing Palestine, BDS and
the survival of Israel
,” Electronic Intafada, December
16, 2014.

Middle East Monitor. "BDS campaign supported
by African churches
,” July 12, 2017.

Mondoweiss Editors. NLRB upholds union’s right to
support Israel boycott,” Mondoweiss, July 22, 2016.

Murphy, Maureen Clare. "BDS activists in Israel stand
with Australian counterparts facing repression,”
Electronic Intifada, August 13, 2011.

Murphy, Maureen Clare. "Palestinian trade union
movement forms historic BDS coalition
,” Electronic
Intifada, May 5, 2011.

Nathan-Kazis, Josh. "Report: Pro-Israel Effort Is
Failing — Can Harsh Targeting of BDS ‘Instigators’
Save It? The Forward, February 10, 2017. [“The
instigators must be singled out from the other
groups, and handled uncompromisingly,
publicly or covertly” — ADL/Reut report]

Nieuwhof, Adri. "BDS movement’s strength
shown by pro-Israel groups launching
defensive “BUYcott” days
,” Electronic
Intifada, November 17, 2011.

Norton, Ben. Defining political issue of our time”:
NYU grad student union overwhelmingly votes to
boycott Israel over violations of Palestinian human
rights; NYU Graduate Student Organizing Committee
is first private university labor union to support BDS,
as movement grows
,” Salon, April 22, 2016.

Norton, Ben. “Shame on Cuomo”: New Yorkers
protest “McCarthyite” blacklist of supporters of
Israel boycott movement BDS
. Over 300 people
protested outside NY Gov. Cuomo's office,
demanding he rescind “unconstitutional”
executive order,” Salon, June 10, 2016.

Ofir, Jonathan. "BDS and the shattering of liberal
Zionist taboos,” Mondoweiss, November 1, 2016.

Oren, Amir. "Israel Setting Up 'Dirty Tricks' Unit To
Find, Spread Dirt on BDS Groups
; In the absence of
persuasive arguments to counter boycott calls, much
less any plan to change its policies, Israel has issued
a tender for a counterdelegitimizer-in-chief,” Ha’aretz,
June 20, 2016.

Palestine Legal. "Ten things to know about
anti-BDS legislation
,” PalestineLegal.org, 
August 16,
 2016 [Updated May 9, 2017].

Palestine Legal and Center for Constitutional Rights.
"
Press Release: Palestine Legal, CCR Warn State
Lawmakers Anti-Boycott Bills Unconstitutional
,”
PalestineLegal.org, April 28, 2016. 

Palestine Solidarity Legal Support. “Anti-BDS Legislation
in the United States,” PalestineLegal.org.

Palestine Solidarity Legal Support. “Boycott and
Divestment, Frequently Asked Legal Questions
,”
PalestineLegal.org, March, 2015. 

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
The amazing things we achieved
together in 2014
,” 
BDS Movement Website, December
27, 2014.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
BDS: full 2015 round-up,” BDS
Movement Website, December 29, 2015.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “Boycotting Israel is a free speech
right
,” Electronic Intifada, March 18, 2016.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Despite the pain, 2016 witnessed
impressive gains for BDS!
” 
BDS Movement Website,
January 9, 2017.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Largest Israeli Public Transportation
Company Loses Netherlands Contract Worth 190 Million
Euros Following Campaign by BDS Activists for Palestinian
Rights
,” 
BDS Movement Website, June 21, 2017.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “Palestinian BDS National Committee
(BNC) Responds to New Israeli Database Targeting
Israeli Citizens Who Support BDS
,” BDSmovement.net,
March 21, 2017.

Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National
Committee (BNC). “
Round-up of BDS successes in
2013
,” 
BDS Movement Website, December 29, 2015.

Salaita, Steven. “How to Practice BDS in academe,” 
Electronic Intifada, May 27, 2014.

Salon, Norton, Ben. “The new McCarthyism is
pro-Israel: Legal groups slam NY Gov. Andrew
Cuomo for creating “unconstitutional” blacklist
of BDS supporters
; Cuomo’s or
der that sets up a
blacklist of Israel boycott supporters 
is McCarthyite
and illegal, legal groups say,” Salon, 
June 6, 2016.

Palestinian BDS National Committee. “BNC welcomes
Amnesty International position on Right to BDS
,” 
BDS
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Palestinian BDS National Committee. “Eleven signs
that BDS continues to grow despite Israel’s war of
repression
,” 
BDS Movement Website, July 7, 2016.

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governments join Sweden in speaking out for right to
call for BDS
,” Mondoweiss, May 29, 2016.

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,” BDS Movement Website, July 9, 2005.

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Legislation,” June 28, 2016.

Palumbo-Liu, David. “We have a right to engage in
non-violent action”: Christian leaders refuse to be
silenced in struggle for Palestinian rights. As Gov.
Andrew Cuomo continues his controversial crusade
against BDS, church voices defend the movement
,”
Salon, July 4, 2016

PeacePeople. “Nobel Peace Laureate [Mairead
Maguire] calls for boycott of Israel
,” February 28, 2014.

Rose, Hillary and Stephen Rose. Stephen Hawking’s
boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science; What really
winds up Israel is that this rejection comes from a
famous scientist, and it is science that drives
its economy, prestige and military strength
,” The
Guardian [UK], May 13, 2013.

Rothchild, Alice. Between Life and Death: The
Propaganda of anti-BDS Campaigns
,” Palestine Square,
May 30. 2017.

Samidoun. Israeli attacks on Omar Barghouti part
of ongoing attempt to silence and criminalize growing
BDS movement
,” statement, March 22, 2017.

Samuels, Gabriel. British historian Catherine Hall
rejects £225,000 Israeli award for 'political’ reasons;
Academic snubs prominent prize following lengthy
discussions about the Israel-Palestine conflict
,” The
Independent [UK], May 24, 2016.

Samuels, Gabriel. Israel boycott ban: Three councils
cleared of anti-semitism over Israeli goods boycott;
Case against councils described as ‘misconceived’
while campaigners call ruling 'important victory
,’”
The Independent [UK], June 28, 2016.

Silver, Charlotte. "Investigate groups with
“Jewish-sounding” names, says Nevada lawmaker
,” 

Electronic Intifada, June 29, 2017. ["The Electronic
Intifada has obtained a memo from a Nevada
lawmaker to fellow Jewish lawmakers across the
United States giving advice on how to fight back
against the movement for Palestinian
rights – including the Jewish activists who support it."]

Silver, Charlotte. "Roger Waters urges Chemical
Brothers to cancel Israel gig
," Electronic Intifada,
November 2, 2016.

Sommer, Allison Kaplan. "The Jewish Voice at the
Heart of the Boycott Israel Movement
Jewish Voice
for Peace executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson
isn't your typical BDS activist: she spent three years
in Israel, is married to an Israeli and has relatives in
the West Bank. Despite many critics in the organized
Jewish community, she says JVP is thriving in the
Trump era and doesn't need the establishment’s
stamp of approval,” Ha’aretz, March 29, 2017.


Squires, Kevin. “
Ireland latest EU state to defend BDS,”
Electronic Intfada, May 28, 2016.

Stern, Itay. "Wave of Cancellations Hits Tel Aviv
LGBT Film Festival Due to BDS Pressure: Following
South African director John Trengove’s withdrawal
over the weekend, other overseas guests have dropped
out of the event running from June 1-10
,” Ha’aretz,
May 29, 2017. 

Tibon, Amir. "U.S. Lauds Freedom of Expression in
Response to Israeli Plan to Track pro-BDS Citizens
;
While America strongly opposes boycotts of Israel,
voicing differing political views still requisite,
State Department spokesman says,” Ha’aretz,
March 22, 2017.

Tutu, Desmond. “My Plea to the People of Israel: Liberate
Yourselves by Liberating Palestine
Archbishop Emeritus
Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls
for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and
Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable
solution to the crisis in the Holy Land, Ha’aretz, August
14, 2014.

United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR). “UUMKR
Opposes Anti-BDS Legislation
Legislation threatens
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Website, 2015. [List is periodicaly updated.]

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Divestment Campaigns
," US Campaign Website.

Waters, Roger. "Tear down this Israeli wall," The Guardian
[UK], March 11, 2011.

Weiss, Philip. "‘Attack, attack, attack’ — Leaked emails
show panicked Netanyahu rallying Clinton and US Jews
against BDS
,” Mondoweiss, October 7, 2016.

Weiss, Philip. "Emails show Clinton crafted BDS
letter for pro-Israel donors, as counter to her support
for Iran deal,
” Mondoweiss, October 8, 2016.

Weiss, Philip. "Freed to travel, Barghouti will receive
Gandhi award on Sunday at Yale
,” Mondoweiss, April
20, 2017.

Weiss, Philip. "‘LA Times’ calls BDS a ‘classic tool
of peaceful political expression
,’ Mondoweiss,
July 9, 2017.

Weiss, Philip. "‘Washington Post’ runs letters
explaining why BDS is not anti-Semitic
,”
Mondoweiss, June 16, 2015.

Weiss, Philip and Adam Horowitz. “Flanked by AIPAC and
Israeli consul, Cuomo signs anti-BDS order
,” Mondoweiss,
June 6, 2016.

Weiss, Revuen. "Taking the fight against BDS to social
media
,”
Ynetnews, February 10, 2015.

Wilkomerson, Rebecca. “I’m Jewish, and I want people
to boycott Israel. The country must be held accountable
for its human rights abuses
,” The Washington
Post, June 24, 2016.

Winstanley, Asa. First “boycott ban” case defeated in UK
high court
,” 
Electronic Intfada,  June 30, 2016.

Winstanley, Asa. "Israel boycott restrictions thrown out
by UK's High Court
,” Electronic Intifada, June 22, 2017.

Winstanley, Asa. Israel reveals “delegitimization
department” to spy on boycott activists
,” Electronic
Intifada, August 27, 2015.

Winstanley, Asa. "UK poll shows strong backing
for Israel boycott
,” Electronic Intifada, June 2, 2017.

Younis, Rami. “Interview: The Man Behind the BDS Movement
[Omar Barghouti], +972, June 14, 2015. [Originally published
in Arabic on Bokra.]

Zonszein, Mairav. “In Israel, BDS is Winning,”
+972, March 28, 2016.



• Right to Boycott


RighttoBoycott.org is the website of Palestine Legal, “an
independent organization dedicated to protecting the civil
and constitutional rights of people in the US who speak out
for Palestinian freedom….[Palestine Legal provides] legal
advice, Know Your Rights trainings, advocacy and litigation
support to college students, grassroots activists and affected
communities who stand for justice in Palestine.” 

Anti-BDS Legislation by State

Federal Legislation

Ten Things to Know about Anti-BDS Legislation [August 16, 2016]


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“Introduced by Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace,
Gandhi Peace Award Honoree Omar Barghouti describes victories of the boycott,
divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) in the effort for Palestinian justice“
[27:59 / April, 2017]

 

 


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