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  1. The Academic Boycott Debate
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    An excellent summary and commentary on a debate at Ryerson University about whether Israel should be subjected to an academic boycott because of its human rights violations.
  2. Academic Boycott of South Africa
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  3. Activists tell Zim - Israeli ships not welcome in Vancouver
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    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 part of a mounting international campaign to put
  4. BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions
    The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    The case for a rights-based BDS campaign against Israeli occupation and apartheid.
  5. BDS Movement
    Resource Type: Website
    The global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.
  6. The BDS movement is about justice for Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The University of Ottawa Israeli Awareness Committee (IAC) blocked a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) resolution presented by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). The BDS movement is a call to action from Palestinians seeking justice and equality, while the IAC is a pro-Israel lobby group which works with the Israeli Embassy and others to promote the Israeli government to students.
  7. A BDS Movement That Works
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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 to the pre-1967 Green Line, equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and recognition of the Palestinian right of return.
  8. California Leads the Way in the "Block the Boat" Movement
    Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    In organizing theory, activists often emphasize the importance of formulating what they call an "escalation plan." When pushing for social change, they explain, it is important that one's methods of exerting pressure on power slowly grow in strength, not remain stagnant. Block the Boat is the next step in the escalation plan of US Palestinian solidarity activists. The idea of Block the Boat is quite simple: Hundreds of activists organize a protest in a local dock and prevent Israeli ships from unloading cargo.
  9. Chomsky clarifies position on the cultural boycott of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Prof. Noam Chomsky makes the essential point: the presence of international artists in Israel is used by the government to cover up its occupation and human rights abuses.
  10. Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza
  11. Damage Control: Noam Chomsky and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    While Noam Chomsky has provided extensive documentation of Israeli crimes, his approach has also served to block serious efforts to halt those crimes and to build an effective movement on behalf of the Palestinian cause.
  12. Disinvestment from South Africa
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  13. Eight Things I learned About Palestine While Touring Eight Western Nations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations and history of the Palestinian people. But, interacting with hundreds of people and being exposed to multiple media environments in both mainstream and alternative media, I also learned much about the changing political mood on Palestine in the western world.
  14. 51 Filmmakers Protest Hot Docs Collaboration with Israel
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    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 organization CoPro Documentary Marketing Foundation.
  15. "If not now, when?" On BDS and 'singling out' Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 decision to support the academic boycott.
  16. IJV endorses United Church Working Group call to boycott settlement products
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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 policy, free from intimidation.
  17. IJV supports United Church members' right to make their own decision on boycott, free from threats
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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-Israel lobbyists.
  18. Independent Jewish Voices
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    Jews in Canada who share a strong commitment to social justice and universal human rights and who promote the expression of alternative Jewish voices, particularly in respect of the grave situation in the Middle East, which threatens the future of both Israelis and Palestinians as well as the stability of the whole region.
  19. Independent Jewish Voices commends United Church for finalizing stand against Israeli occupation
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    IJV supports United Church for taking courageous stand against Israeli occupation.
  20. Independent Jewish Voices Joins Call for Global Protest
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Calls for women of the world to unite behind the popular resistance of Palestinian women in defence of their land, rights and dignity
  21. Israel Steps up Dirty Tricks Against Boycott Leaders
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The current obsession with the challnege posed by BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) reflects a changing political environment for Israel.
  22. Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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, they have failed to address any trace of occupation.
  23. Jewish Group Strongly Opposes Censorship at York University
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    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 January 2014.
  24. Jewish human rights group applauds United Church decision on Israeli settlements
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    IJV applauds United Church decision to boycott settlement products.
  25. Jewish human rights group available for comment on United Church resolution to boycott Israel settlement
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    IJV spokesperson available for comment on United Church boycott issue
  26. Jewish human rights group supports Israeli Apartheid Week
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    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.
  27. Making a Killing
    The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
  28. Network of United Church Members Calls for Boycott and Divestment to End the Occupation
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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 upcoming national conference in Ottawa.
  29. The nightmare hidden within liberal Zionism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Since the American Studies Association (ASA) announced this month that its members had voted overwhelmingly to endorse the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the predictable outpouring of furious responses has been proliferating.
  30. On Resistance: BDS and Israel's Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Like its predecessor movement decades ago in South Africa, assessing the success of BDS against Israel today necessarily rubs up against the tension between Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) and its reality as an effective organizing tool against it throughout the world.
  31. Opponents of Israeli occupation greet truckers at port of Vancouver
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    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.
  32. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 10, 2018
    Massacres and Morality

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    In the wake of Israel's brutal massacres of Palestinian protestors in Gaza in May and June 2018, Other Voices looks at the ways in which state terrorism is used to keep subjugated populations in line, at home or abroad. The issue also questions the morality of those who either support, or keep silent about, the violence of the oppressor.
  33. Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans.
  34. Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    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 contact with Jewish Israelis.
  35. The Picket of the Zim Piraeus
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
  36. Profiting from Gaza Children's Agony
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 Responsibilities and Standards for Human Rights.
  37. Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
  38. Rabbi calls on United Church delegates to vote for boycott of settlement products
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Rabbi endorses Church boycott of products from illegal Israeli settlements
  39. Resolutions Advocating a Boycott of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly voted in Philadelphia on two resolutions, for and against, of an academic boycott of Israel.
  40. Sources welcomes Independent Jewish Voices
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    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 commitment to social justice and universal human rights.
  41. Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    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 and stage.
  42. Sporting Boycott of South Africa
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  43. To the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel's genocidal slaughter in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    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 hidden and never came to light, even until today. So my first and simple pledge is to record, inform and insist on the truth. But surely this is not enough. I pledge to continue the effort to boycott a state that commits such crimes.
  44. United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    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 products made in illegal Israeli settlements.
  45. We Blocked the Boat: Oakland 2014
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2014
    Blocking Israel's ship from unloading in Oakland, California.
  46. Why Boycott Aroma?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Our boycott call is part of a larger movement by Palestinian civil society to find non-violent means to end the occupation and apartheid.

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