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Secretary-General Kofi Annan (right at podium) speaking at the opening of the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World...
A Ben & Jerry's ice-cream shop in Australia. Credit: Enchanted_Fairy/Shutterstock.

New Jersey poised to divest from Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream boycott

New Jersey is poised to become the latest state to divest from the British Unilever company over Ben & Jerry’s decision this summer to boycott selling its products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem. In...
Pro-Palestinian supports and Jewish residents and organizations gather at a City Council meeting in Burlington, Vt., which put a measure to boycott Israel up for consideration, Sept. 13, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

BDS resolution withdrawn at Burlington city council meeting after community rallies against it

After more than two hours of public comments, the Burlington City Council meeting in Vermont ended on Monday night with a vote to withdraw a resolution that would have made it the first city in the...
The Arizona State Capitol. Credit: Shutterstock.

Arizona first state to divest from Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream boycott

Arizona moved to divest from Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, over the ice-cream maker’s decision to stop selling its products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem, becoming the first state to...
A Students for Justice in Palestine march in New York. Credit: JCPA.

BDS-proof: Insider tips for helping students on campus feel secure and empowered

Just because most colleges and universities have been on at least a partial pandemic shut down this past year doesn’t mean that BDS forces have lost any of their vitriol. Or that they’ve given up...
Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch, the New York-based rights group's Israel-Palestine director, speaks during a press conference at a Jerusalem hotel ahead of his expulsion from Israel, Nov. 24, 2019. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Ex-Ben & Jerry’s employee says company spoke to anti-Israel activist pre-boycott

A former employee of Ben & Jerry’s said the company’s board consulted with anti-Israel activist and Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Israel-Palestine director Omar Shakir before the ice-cream maker announced its decision last month to boycott the...
A “Free Palestine” sign on display with the University of Minnesota's gopher mascot that was erected by the school's Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. Credit: SJP via Facebook.

Jewish advocates warn that pro-Israel college students to face aggression on campus

A number of Jewish groups have significant concerns about how Israel’s conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip this spring will correlate into anti-Jewish sentiment on North American college campuses as the fall semester...
A Ben & Jerry's ice-cream shop in Australia. Credit: Enchanted_Fairy/Shutterstock.

The BDS ice-cream war has created a political taste test

It’s the kind of a controversy that leaves a lot of Israelis cold. Citizens of the Jewish state may not have been pleased about the news that the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream company had bowed...
Ben & Jerry's ice-cream in a grocery-store freezer. Credit: Ho Su A Bi/Shutterstock.com

B’nai Brith Canada urges national grocery chains to drop Ben & Jerry’s products

B’nai Brith Canada is urging Israel supporters to sign an open letter that demands major Canadian grocery chains to stop stocking Ben & Jerry’s products following the ice-cream maker’s decision to boycott the West...
Ben & Jerry's mobile ice-cream truck. Credit: Pixabay.

March against Ben & Jerry’s to take place in New York ahead of worldwide...

A march to protest Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling its products in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem is scheduled to take place in New York City on Thursday. Participants will gather at the New...