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Activists tell Zim - Israeli ships not welcome in Vancouver
2010-08-24
Locally-based activists, called out by the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Coalition (BIAC), are mounting a picket line at the Port of Vancouver's Delta Port facility at Roberts Bank, south of Vancouver, as...
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
2014-07-24
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
51 Filmmakers Protest Hot Docs Collaboration with Israel
2011-04-28
51 Canadian filmmakers issue a statement of protest to Hot Docs documentary film festival stating that they are deeply disappointed to learn that Hot Docs has decided to partner with the Israeli organ...
IJV endorses United Church Working Group call to boycott settlement products
2012-06-09
Independent Jewish Voices
The United Church of Canada's Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy's report has been attacked by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. IJV is supporting the right of the Church to make its own...
IJV supports United Church members' right to make their own decision on boycott, free from threats
2012-07-04
Independent Jewish Voices
Jewish group stakes out position supporting United Church committee's call for action against illegal Israeli settlements in the form of boycott campaign, rejects pressure on Church from senators, pro...
Independent Jewish Voices commends United Church for finalizing stand against Israeli occupation
2012-08-17
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV supports United Church for taking courageous stand against Israeli occupation.
Independent Jewish Voices Joins Call for Global Protest
2011-02-10
Independent Jewish Voices
Calls for women of the world to unite behind the popular resistance of Palestinian women in defence of their land, rights and dignity
Jewish Group Strongly Opposes Censorship at York University
2013-05-21
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada protests the York University administration's decision to revoke the student club status of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at York University until Ja...
Jewish human rights group applauds United Church decision on Israeli settlements
2012-08-15
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV applauds United Church decision to boycott settlement products.
Jewish human rights group available for comment on United Church resolution to boycott Israel settlement
2012-08-14
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV spokesperson available for comment on United Church boycott issue
Jewish human rights group supports Israeli Apartheid Week
2013-03-05
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV responds to critics' criticism of Israel Apartheid Week, insisting that Israel be held to the same standard as every other country when it comes to international law and human rights.
Network of United Church Members Calls for Boycott and Divestment to End the Occupation
2012-07-25
The United Church Network for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
Network of United Church members is advocating that Church members endorse boycott and divestment of Israeli products produced in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories at the Church's upcomin...
Opponents of Israeli occupation greet truckers at port of Vancouver
2010-08-24
Port truck traffic slowed to a crawl along the Deltaport causeway as a group of about 50 protesters approached drivers with leaflets containing information about the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Rabbi calls on United Church delegates to vote for boycott of settlement products
2012-08-13
Independent Jewish Voices
Rabbi endorses Church boycott of products from illegal Israeli settlements
Sources welcomes Independent Jewish Voices
2010-05-31
Independent Jewish Voices
Sources welcomes a new member: Independent Jewish Voices. ndependent Jewish Voices represents Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitme...
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...
United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
2013-12-02
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI)
The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a Network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott produ...

Sources Select Resources

A BDS Movement That Works
Against The Current vol. 161
Harvey, Barbara
Article
2012
Against The Current
In 2005, a call was issued for global nonviolent resistance to occupation through acts of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.They had three goals: an end to occupation and return ...
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
Article
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
"If not now, when?" On BDS and 'singling out' Israel
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2014
This is an edited version of a letter I've sent to a relative in the US who's been trying to figure out the BDS issue in the wake of the recent onslaught against the American Studies Association's dec...
Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says
Murphy, Maureen Clare
Article
2015
The Electronic Intifada
The Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli goods has exacted a major cost on Israel's exports to the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Even though the World Bank's report has modestly recognized so,...
Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters
Macdonald, Neil
Article
2015
CBC news
Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans.
Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Jonathan Cook
A Palestinian university’s decision to bar from its campus an Israeli journalist and outspoken critic of the occupation has exposed a growing rift among Palestinian activists about the merits of conta...
Profiting from Gaza Children's Agony
Vlanza, Vacy
Article
2015
Counter Punch
The shocking decision by the government-owned New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) to NOT divest from Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), manufacturer of white phosphorus, blatantly violates the NZSF Responsibilit...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Connexions
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Resolutions Advocating a Boycott of Israel
Surin, Kenneth
Article
2017
CounterPunch
The Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly voted in Philadelphia on two resolutions, for and against, of an academic boycott of Israel.
To the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza
Pappe, Ilan
Article
2014
Electronic Intifada
This is 2014 — the destruction of Gaza is well documented. This is not 1948 when Palestinians had to struggle hard to tell their story of horror; so many of the crimes Zionist committed then where hid...
United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
Sources News Release
Article
2013
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI)
The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a Network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott produ...

Sources Bookshelf

Our Way to Fight
Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...


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