Ontario’s new order in council adopting the IHRA definition on antisemitism risks stifling criticism of Israel.
Ontario's recent order-in-council adopting the IHRA's definition of antisemitism has been lauded by some. However, critics fear that it could be used to curtail criticism of the Israeli government.
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Boycotting academic, cultural and sports activities in Israel is an essential part, but total avoidance may not be the most useful political strategy.
Spanish activists protest against retailers using factories in a building in Bangladesh which collapsed, killing more than 600 people.
"Shaming campaigns" have been successful in attracting attention to transnational issues like inhumane working conditions and environmental degradation. But shaming guilty corporations is only the first step.
Deciding whether or not to support academic BDS action should not be reduced to being ‘for or against’ injustice.
All too often, the debate around the BDS movement is lost in a cacophony of anti-Semitism accusations and the focus shifts to Western institutions instead of Palestinian rights.
BDS protesters on the West Bank in May 2015.
EPA/Abed Al Haslhamoun
Israel's prime minister is using boycott fears to distract attention from his government's increasingly right-wing agenda.
Israeli chocolatier Max Brenner in Sydney in 2009. A Victorian court has ruled people do have a right to protest his support for the Israel armed forces.
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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is controversial on at least two levels. First, it targets businesses, which some (including the Victorian Government) see as an illegitimate…