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Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

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Israel: Anti-Boycott Bill Stifles Expression

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The Israeli parliament has violated the right to freedom of expression by approving a law that penalizes individuals and organizations that call for boycotting Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Israel's boycott ban is down to siege mentality

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The flood of anti-democratic laws that were proposed, and partially implemented, by the current Knesset, elected in February 2009, constitute one of the darkest chapters in Israeli history. The opening salvo was provided by foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu party with its Nakba law...

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Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp not going to Israel

Monday, 17 January 2011

The pop-singer partner of Hollywood star Johnny Depp has cancelled a performance in Israel after she was targeted by pro-Palestinian campaigners calling on her to boycott.

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Caterpillar Delays Bulldozer Shipments to Israel During Rachel Corrie Trial

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Caterpillar, the Illinois-headquartered construction and farming equipment company, has said it will delay shipments of D9 bulldozers to Israel during the Rachel Corrie trial. Corrie, a pro-Palestinian activist from Washington state, was killed by an Israeli Defense Forces soldier who ran over her...

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Mike Leigh cancels Israel visit over 'conscience'

Monday, 18 October 2010

Mike Leigh has cancelled a trip to Israel in protest at the controversial loyalty oath bill.The British Jewish film director said he had been stupid and naïve to agree to teach a master class at Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and that he had no choice but to let his audience...

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Arab League urges world leaders to boycott OECD conference in Jerusalem

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Arab League sent letters to world leaders on Sunday calling for a boycott of this week's international tourism conference in Jerusalem hosted by Israel.Assistant Secretary General Mohamed Sobeih said the Arab League "urged all countries to boycott the conference" in light of continued Israeli settlement...

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Turkey to boycott OECD conference in Israel, minister says

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Turkey will not send a delegation to the biannual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tourism conference, to be held in Jerusalem later this month, the Turkish daily Hurriyet quoted the country's culture minister as saying Wednesday.Tensions between Israel and Turkey peaked...

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