Fighting BDS

August 18, 2022

FIFA World Cup Hospitality Website Continues to List “Palestine” Instead of Israel

Soccer ball. Credit: Needpix.com. (JNS) — The FIFA World Cup, which is set to take place in Qatar from Nov. 21 through Dec. 18, has a website that offers the public help in purchasing hospitality packages, but Israelis looking for […]
August 11, 2022

Several states examining “backdoor BDS” at investment ratings firm Morningstar

Morningstar financial-services building in downtown Chicago. Credit: Adriana.Macias/Shutterstock. by Mike Wagenheim (JNS) — Following last week’s Reuters report that Missouri’s attorney general opened an investigation into the practices of the Chicago-based investment research firm Morningstar and its subsidiary, Sustainalytics, multiple […]
July 7, 2022

Losing the semantic battle but winning the war against BDS

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — One aspect of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is literally a war of words. Words are powerful weapons, and both sides seek the adoption of their preferred nomenclature to influence public opinion. Israel and its supporters have […]
July 1, 2022

BDS loses as Unilever ends Ben & Jerry’s boycott in the territories

Ben & Jerry’s Israel franchisee Avi Zinger. Credit: Eric Sultan. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — The ice-cream battle between Ben & Jerry’s and its Israeli distributor may have been resolved, but the repercussions continue to reverberate in what many considered […]
April 28, 2022

Israel must be so clean, as haters accuse country of “washing” everything

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism is increasingly recognized as authoritative. It states simply: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and […]
February 6, 2022

Israel’s justice minister approves sanctions against Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream in a grocery-store freezer. Credit: Ho Su A Bi/Shutterstock.com. (JNS) — Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar approved on Feb. 5 the sanctioning of ice-cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever Global, for its […]
January 8, 2022

Alabama can combat anti-Israel hate by divesting from Unilever

Unilever Canada sign on their head office in Toronto, Canada. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock. by Brandy Gibson Something is rotten in Vermont. Ben & Jerry’s, perhaps the state’s most iconic global brand, decided in July to embrace and participate in the global […]
January 3, 2022

Stand up for Israel and against “Pillay’s Pogrom” at the U.N.

by Anne Bayefsky (JNS) — The so-called U.N. “Human Rights” Council has initiated an anti-Israel venture to outdo the legions of all U.N. anti-Israel schemes ever devised. Deceitfully labeled a “Commission of Inquiry,” it is headed by former U.N. High […]
November 23, 2021

A dozen Attorneys General press Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s boycott

The Attorneys General of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Arkansas are among 12 signatories to a letter by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt calling out Unilever for failing to take action against the Ben & Jerry’s boycott of Israel. Thus far, […]
October 16, 2021

Small group of anti-Israel BDS activists behind petition to Google, Amazon

(JNS) — Anti-Israel BDS groups and activists appear to be behind a purportedly grassroots anonymous letter of hundreds of Google and Amazon employees demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud computing services […]
October 13, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s, Sally Rooney again show BDS is all about antisemitism

by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — Irish novelist Sally Rooney thinks that she’s an advocate for human rights, and that prejudice and hate have nothing to do with her work or her various political stands. As far as Ben Cohen and […]