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"Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation & Jewish Music Week present Israel's talented Berkovsky-Mirzoev-Sarid Trio who will perform music by Israeli composers..."

BDS still not working in Toronto.


Canada Media Fund  (CMF) Breaks BDS Boycott Again

Pat Ferns, CMF et al : Shame!

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Argentine Soccer Team Cancels Match With Israel Over Gaza Killings

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement enjoyed its greatest success when Argentina’s national soccer team decided to cancel its friendly match against Israel’s national team, in protest against the recent killings of protesting Palestinians. We speak to the award-winning Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab.

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Israel To Ask FIFA to Ban Argentina From World Cup Over 'Religious Discrimination' After Canceled Match

The Football Federation of Israel and the company in charge of organizing the now-canceled friendly match between Argentina and Israel will demand FIFA expel the Argentine team from the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to alleged “religious discrimination.”


The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a blatant sports diplomacy move, unsuccessfully called Argentine President Mauricio Macri to try and convince the national team to play the friendly match. Macri, according to The Times of Israel, told Netanyahu he had no control over their decision.

In fact, it was AFA's President Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia who made the decision. “The ones calling us ignorant are underestimating us because this conflict has been going on for more than 70 years. What happened in the last few hours led us to take this decision...” said Tapia in a press conference after multiple protests against the match.

“I hope you all can understand the decision I took as a contribution to world peace. Football goes beyond religions, sexes... and has nothing to do with violence...” he continued.


Why do Canadians applaud the cancellation of the Argentine-Israel 'friendly' game yet ignore the continuing violation of BDS by their own? 

Canadian Lacrosse Association: Canadian men's field lacrosse team announces roster for 2018 World Lacrosse Games IN NETANYA ISRAEL." !!

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Why do Canadians applaud the cancellation of the Argentine-Israel 'friendly' game yet ignore the continuing violation of BDS by their own? 

Canadian Lacrosse Association: Canadian men's field lacrosse team announces roster for 2018 World Lacrosse Games IN NETANYA ISRAEL." !!

Canadian Lacrosse Association


So what are the chances of Russia and China boycotting?


Palestinians Urge Iroquois Nationals To Withdraw From Lacrosse Championships in Israel

"...We are asking you to respect our nonviolent picket line by withdrawing from the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships, denying Israel the opportunity to use the national sport of the Iroquois to cover up its escalating, violent ethnic cleansing of Palestinians throughout our ancestral lands..."


"BDS Victory! Ireland becomes the first country ever to pass a law boycotting goods from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine!"


Meanwhile Canada remains a staunch Israeli Putz and useful idiot par excellence..

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Canadian Federation of Students endorses BDS

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement on Monday and condemned the “ongoing occupation of Palestine.”

The endorsement followed a decision on the same day by Airbnb to stop listing rentals in West Bank settlements and a vote by the Quakers in Britain to divest from firms profiting from business activity over the pre-1967 lines.

The CFS resolved to support BDS activity including approving financial donations of up to $500 to any single pro-Palestinian organizations. The organization of more than half-a-million members, which has 64 member unions across Canada, also condemned Israeli “atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza and [reaffirmed] the Federation’s commitment to BDS and anti-war organizing.”....


…by Jonas E. Alexis

The Quakers, commonly known as the Society of Friends, are rising against Israeli Apartheid. They have stated that they will stop doing business with any company that “profits from the occupation” in Gaza and the West Bank.

Paul Parker, a spokesperson for the Quakers in Britain, declared:

“Our long history of working for a just peace in Palestine and Israel has opened our eyes to the many injustices and violations of international law arising from the military occupation of Palestine by the Israeli government.

“With the occupation now in its 51st year, and with no end in near sight, we believe we have a moral duty to state publicly that we will not invest in any company profiting from the occupation.

“As Quakers, we seek to live out our faith through everyday actions, including the choices we make about where to put our money. We believe strongly in the power of legitimate, nonviolent, democratic tools such as morally responsible investment to realize positive change in the world. We want to make sure our money and energies are instead put into places which support our commitments to peace, equality and justice.”[1]

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..behind a paywall

Not Just Ireland: Chilean Congress Calls for Boycott of Israeli Settlements

Resolution passes as Ireland advances bill banning settlement produce ■ Legislation promoted to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People


Ready, Aim, Fire! At Clear BDS Targets: 'Canadian Banks Fund Apartheid Israel

"BMO, RBC, Scotiabank own and manage shares in companies that build illegal Israeli settlements. BankTrack is the international tracking campaign and NGO support organization focused on banks and the activities they finance."

So Canadians now have a simple BDS targeting choice. As with Apartheid South Africa, Apartheid Israel is being financed by Canadian banks. DO NOT USE.



A children’s speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told she can no longer work with the public school district after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech.

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Meet the Texas Speech Pathologist Who Lost School Job for Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Oath


BAHIA AMAWI: The point of boycotting any product that supports Israel is to put pressure on the Israeli government to change its treatment, the inhumane treatment, of the Palestinian people. Having grown up as a Palestinian, I know firsthand the oppression and the struggle that Palestinians face on a daily basis.

You know, I have to set an example for my kids. We’ve got to stand up for what’s the justice and for rights and equal opportunity for everybody and humane conditions. And so, for me, it was an easy decision in that aspect. You know, so I could not sign it. I was forced to depart from my job because I will not sign it, and I cannot return back if I don’t sign it.

I have been here in the States for over 30 years. I’m an American citizen. I follow the law. And so, I have the luxury of having these rights, which many people in other countries do not have. It infringed on all my principles and, on top of that, my right to speech and also right to protest. It’s baffling that they can throw this down our throats, you know, and decide to protect another country’s economy versus protect our constitutional rights.


BAHIA AMAWI: Yes, this is a public school, and I have been contracting with them for around nine years. And every year I get a contract that’s exactly a duplicate of the year before. And this year I got it, as well, the contract, at the initial start of my month, which is August, when school begins. And so I signed the initial contract. It was exactly the same as I sign every year.

But then, later on, a few weeks later, my speech coordinator contacted me and said, “Well, Bahia, we have additional papers this year. This is brand new. And we need people to sign it.” So, when I received the papers, I looked through it. It was about maybe a stack of four sheets of paper with a bunch of new compliances and new codes. They appeared to be normal, job-related issues, like background history, criminal history, you know, equal opportunity employment, until I came across the one that has nothing to do with my job, which is Code 2270.001 of the Texas Government Code. And that one, I was reading it, and it states that currently—the contractor must affirm that it currently does not or will not boycott Israel, and basically, in short, causing any economic harm. So, that’s when I noticed it.

And right away I sent an email immediately, and I stopped even reading the additional codes. And I sent the email to my speech coordinator telling her, “Listen, I cannot sign this. This is against my principles, against my constitutional rights. And it’s also against my moral and ethical values, considering that I am a Palestinian American and I have family that actually live in the Occupied Territories, so it affects me personally, as well.” So, it affects me in both ways—as an American citizen and as a Palestinian American, too.

She was kind enough. We have a really good relationship with her. And I’ve known—like I said, I’ve known everybody for nine years, so I have a really good relationship with everybody at the school district. And she tried to—”Let me see if I can go around it.” After two weeks, she returned back to me and apologized and said, “I’m really sorry, Bahia, but they said they will not pay you if you do not sign this part of the new compliances.” And so I kind of had to, you know, forcefully leave at that moment and couldn’t return.

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Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

Ali Abunimah discusses a leaked report from Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a front for Israel government-backed lobby group StandWithUs, which admits the cultural boycott is “constantly growing” and “innovative.”


Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

Canadian Court ruled that Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activists were denied free speech and campaigning rights when the city of Montreal tore down their posters highlighting an Israeli atrocity during an election campaign in Canada. We discuss the case with Bruce Katz, one of the main plaintiffs in the case

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Marc Lamont Hill Speaks Out After CNN Fires Him for Pro-Palestine Speech at U.N.

Less than a month after CNN fired Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill for giving a speech at the United Nations supporting Palestinian rights, we speak with him about the international attention his comments have received, academic freedom and why he feels it’s more important than ever to speak out about Israeli human rights abuses. Marc Lamont Hill is a professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University. He is the author of several books, including “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.” We also speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, whose recent piece is titled ”CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His 'Offensive' Defense of Palestinians at the U.N.”


Meanwhile in the 'Opposition':

"NDP's Murray Rankin urges Trudeau government to oppose the election of socialist Cuba to the UN Human Rights Council while he sits on the Executive Committee of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary group and promotes deeper ties with apartheid Israel."


Chris Hedges: 'Israel is Frightened and Desperate'

"Chris Hedges joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the anti-BDS legislation sweeping the US."

Israel's loyalty oath. This is a frightening demonstration of Jewish State power, its capture of North American politicians who implement its agendas, and the urgent necessity of organizing to smash it. For a full Boycott of Apartheid Israel and dimantling  and prohibition of its extensive support networks here at home.


BDS - A More or Less Accurate Assessment

"...With an Israel that is stronger than it as ever been, economically, diplomatically and militarily, and the Palestinians at one of the low points in their history, how on earth can supporters of the BDS movement claim they're winning?"

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..this whole interview is great. davis is wonderful as usual making important connections. i usually post some of the transcript but for this you gotta watch it all. it's worth it. :) 

Exclusive: Angela Davis Speaks Out on Palestine, BDS & More After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked


If Apartheid South Africa had a similar international support system and activist fifth column to Apartheid Israel today, it might be waging today a very similar campaign complete with ethnic cleansing and the demonization of indigenous resistance and their allies such as Angela Davis. And marches of thousands that 'Walk With South Africa' to raise funds for the South African Defence Force, such as those that occur yearly here in Toronto for Israel.

And speaking of prizes, from the country that urged a Nobel Prize for Al Qaeda's White Helmets, comes another recommendation...

Ex PM Paul Martin Recommends Irwin Cotler For A Nobel Prize


'Settler-States Stick Together'

"I will continue to condemn the BDS movement." - Trudeau