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Maryland to deny contracts for firms boycotting Israel

Maryland to deny contracts for firms boycotting Israel

The US state of Maryland will be denying contracts to firms that boycott the Israeli regime, Governor Larry Hogan says. The governor of the Free State signed an executive order on Monday to block it from doing business with companies boycotting Israel over its expansionist policies in the Middle East. Speaking with pro-Israel Jewish leaders by his side at a …

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Islamic groups urge Muslims to boycott holy site over metal detectors in Jerusalem al-Quds

Islamic groups urge Muslims to boycott holy site over metal detectors in Jerusalem alQuds

A Muslim religious authority, along with other Islamic groups, has called on Muslims to boycott all the Israeli acts of aggression against the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in a gesture of protest after Tel Aviv set up metal detectors at the site’s entrance gates. In a statement on Monday, the Waqf, together with other Islamic groups, urged Muslims “to reject and …

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‘Enough is enough’: Norway’s trade unions vote to boycott Israel over Palestine

Norways trade unions vote to boycott Israel over Palestine

Norway’s largest trade union body has voted in favor of economic, cultural, and academic boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. In response, Tel Aviv said that the union “placed itself shoulder to shoulder with the worst enemies of Israel.” The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) made the decision at the Congress on Friday, local media report. The …

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Man running for state representative calls for boycott of Muslim-owned businesses

Man running for state representative calls for boycott of Muslim-owned businesses

‘I for one will no longer knowingly go to or do business with any establishment that has someone who I know is a follower of Islam working there’ A Louisiana man who is running for elected office has defended a Facebook post calling for a boycott of Muslim-owned businesses. Michael “Duke” Lowrie wrote in November 2015 that people who follow …

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California lawmakers approve bill to deny state contracts to companies that boycott Israel

California lawmakers approve bill to deny state contracts to companies that boycott Israel

Lawmakers took action Tuesday to prevent California state government agencies from awarding contracts to companies that participate in a boycott of Israel. AB 2844 requires any company that accepts a state government contract of $100,000 or more to certify that it’s not in violation of California civil rights law — which, said the Assembly members who wrote the bill, would …

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Icelanders vote to join boycott on Israeli goods

Icelanders vote to join boycott on Israeli goods

Iceland’s capital has announced that it will boycott all Israeli products until Palestine is freed from occupation. On Sunday, Reykjavik’s municipality voted for the boycott, and promised to continue the embargo “as long as the occupation of Palestinian territories continues.” The vote is part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Tel Aviv, which was initiated in 2005 …

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Israeli academics promoting campaign to boycott Israel: Report

Israeli academics promoting campaign to boycott Israel: Report

A new report has revealed the leading role played by top Israeli academics in promoting a growing international campaign that calls for boycotting Israel. According to a report released Thursday by the Zionist group Im Tirtzu, prominent Israeli professors encourage, legitimize and often promote anti-Israel boycott efforts. The report said dozens of Israeli academic figures, through petitions and letters, have …

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