Jun 25, 2011

#BDS: حملة مصرية لمقاطعة شاكيرا بعد زيارتها اسرائيل

القدس - معا - بدأت مجموعات شبابية مصرية بحملة مقاطعة ضد المغنية الكولومبية من اصول لبنانية شاكيرا على الفيس بوك، نتيجة زيارتها لاسرائيل ولقائها رئيس اسرائيل شمعون بيرس.

وبحسب ما نشر موقع "قضايا مركزية" العبري اليوم الخميس، فقد اعتبر الشباب المصري انه من غير المسموح لشاكيرا الغناء امام الشعوب العربية كونها زارت دولة معادية، وطالبوا الشعوب العربية بمقاطعة شاكيرا لهذه الزيارة ولتصريحها بأن رئيس اسرائيل شمعون بيرس هو رجل السلام في المنطقة.

#BDS: Israeli Academic faces boycott in London

"London, (Pal Telegraph) - On Tuesday evening, June 14th, Palestinian rights campaigners in London produced a determined and visible show of opposition when Israeli historian Benny Morris came to the London School of Economics to expound his repugnant views of Arabs and his whitewashing of the Nakba.

Earlier that evening, Palestinian rights campaigners sitting in a coffee shop near the LSE, spotted Benny Morris walking down Kingsway, a busy street near Holborn Tube Station. This was too good an opportunity to miss; in a flash, campaigners gathered around him and took turns to put questions directly to Morris about his writings and statements on the necessity of ethnic cleansing, his call for the caging of Palestinians, and the racist overtones of his descriptions of Arabs."

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#BDS: Earlham College students launch divestment campaign

"The following call for BDS at Earlham was circulated by Earlham Alumni Against Apartheid:

At Earlham College, a group students supported by alumni are calling on their college to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid.  BDS Earlham and Earlham Alumni Against Apartheid are asking you to join their campaign by signing their petition.
BDS Earlham is calling on Earlham College to end its investments in Motorola, Caterpillar, and Hewlett-Packard. "
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#BDS: Dublin: Don’t dance for Israeli Apartheid

"On Tuesday 28th June at 6pm the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will hold a loud and colourful ‘Don’t Dance for Israeli Apartheid’ protest outside Riverdance’s opening night in the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. The protest was called to highlight the shameful fact that Riverdance is scheduled to tour Israel this September.

The protest forms part of the international Cultural Boycott of Israel campaign which has seen many stars such as Roger Waters, Elvis Costello, Carlos Santana, Christy Moore and Damien Dempsey refuse to perform in Israel. The Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel – until it ends the occupation of Palestine and abides fully by its obligations under international law – has also been endorsed by over 200 Irish performing and creative artists as well as countless others internationally (See http://www.ipsc.ie/pledge )."

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#BDS: Academic Complicity: Princeton University, #Israel, and the Pakistani Military

"PACBI has recently learned of an academic job announcement that highlights the nefarious connections between Princeton University and Israel.  In this particular case, Princeton academics are being asked to assist the Israeli state in advising the Pakistani military.  The Pakistani government is a repressive, anti-democratic government whose army is deeply implicated in grave violations of international law.  We wonder if this is what Princeton University means by its informal motto: "Princeton in the nation's service and in the service of all nations."  

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#BDS: Add this to your boycott list: #HelloKitty arrives in #Israel

"Japanese brand to open 18 stores in Israel, sell wide variety of products dedicated to famous fictional cat, including items 'never seen here before'

Famous Japanese cat makes aliyah: The Hello Kitty brand is launching a chain of 18 stores in Israel at an initial investment of $2-3 million.

Sanrio, the company which created the pink icon in 1974, has chosen Leader Brands as its franchiser in the Jewish state."

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#BDS: Israeli cafe #Aroma opens 3rd Kiev branch

"Israeli café chain inaugurates its biggest ever store in Ukrainian capital after winning title of Kiev's best coffee shop for past two years

KIEV – Israeli café chain Aroma has opened its biggest branch ever in Kiev, Ukraine. The new café, Aroma's 122nd branch, measures some 600 square meters (6,460 square feet) in size and is surrounded by a large terrace."

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#BDS: #Apple under fire for pulling Intifada app

"US computer giant Apple has culled a Palestinian application (app) from its iPhone offerings at the request of Israel, which said it incited people to violence against the Jewish State.
The Arabic-language app ThirdIntifada, released by Apple just days ago, provides users with details of upcoming anti-Israel protests, access to news articles and editorials, and links to Palestinian nationalist material.
In calling on Apple to act decisively, Israel's public diplomacy minister Yuli Edelstein said the iPhone app was "anti-Israel and anti-Zionist", and warned that it could "unite many towards an objective that could be disastrous".
The decision by Apple to purge the app has been criticised by pro-Palestinian campaigners, who claim that the term "Intifada", used to refer to a mass uprising, is not necessarily a call to violence. Apple said the app "violates the developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people".
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