Keyword: BDS
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(JTA) – The sponsor of a bill that would have made Burlington, Vermont, the first city in America to divest from Israel is withdrawing his legislation, citing concerns that it would promote anti-Semitism.  Councilmember Ali Dieng, who sponsored the resolution, said Monday afternoon that he would withdraw it at the council meeting scheduled for the same evening, and refer the resolution for reconsideration at the council’s racial equity committee. The city’s Jewish mayor also publicly expressed concerns about the resolution. more
(JTA) – The recently elected Oslo City Council is getting right to work: The Norwegian lawmakers are banning the purchase of goods and services from Israeli Jewish settlements by municipal … more
PROVIDENCE – On May 7, StandWithUs Rhode Island presented “The Real History of the BDS Movement,” a talk that focused on one of the biggest threats facing Israel today: Boycott, … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived on American campuses – and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot … more