Jewish Voice for Peace executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson isn't your typical BDS activist: she spent three years in Israel, is married to an Israeli and has relatives in the West Bank. Despite many critics in the organized Jewish community, she says JVP is thriving in the Trump era and doesn't need the establishment's stamp of approval.
The government fight against the anti-Israeli boycott movement is pushing the police to do more than their job in a manner both dangerous and illegal.
The Strategic Affairs Ministry's leaders see themselves as the heads of a commando unit, gathering and disseminating information about 'supporters of the delegitimization of Israel' – and they prefer their actions be kept secret.
The city of Gijon passed an extreme anti-Israel resolution declaring itself 'a space free of Israeli apartheid.'
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan wants to set up a database of Israeli citizens who are involved in promoting and supporting boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel or the settlements.
Minister Erdan's plan for a blacklist of BDS supporters has far from dismayed leftist activists. 'It's a good sign that we're on the right track,' Boycott from Within co-founder says.
After launching a division that collects info on foreigners active in the BDS movement, Erdan now seeks to expand the espionage to Israeli citizens. It's time to speak up.
Barghouti, a resident of Acre in Israel, is suspected of hiding $700,000 in unreported income in Ramallah and the U.S.
Senior officials say attorney general vehemently opposes Minister Gilad Erdan's bid, arguing his ministry has no legal authority to collect information on Israelis.
B'nai Keshet says that after collaborating with Jewish Voice for Peace, its members are no longer eligible for Hillel funding, counseling services or subsidized kosher food.