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Quaker responses to Israel’s blacklist of human-rights organisations

One of the groups on the Israeli government’s banned groups list is a Quaker organisation which won the Nobel prize along with the British Quaker Service Committee for their work rescuing Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis […]

Israeli imposes a travel ban on members of groups supporting BDS

The Guardian reported yesterday (7th January) that Israel has imposed a travel ban on 20 foreign NGOs over boycott movement.

War on Want responded with forceful statement that this was “a desperate attempt to silence a growing movement that is holding Israel to account for its systematic abuse of Palestinian rights and persistent violations of international law”. […]

An interview with Robert Cohen

Huw Spanner interviews blogger Robert Cohen for the Church Times:

In particular, [Cohen] is calling for Churches to commit to “costly solidarity” with the Palestinian people. Among his prescriptions is “refusing to allow your local Jewish communal leadership to set the boundaries of permissible debate on Israel”.

“Jewish-Christian dialogue is about to go through the wringer,” he warned, in a blog earlier this year. “Long-standing relationships with Jewish neighbours and clerical colleagues will deteriorate long before they can be rebuilt with new foundations. . . It means you will be branded Israel haters. You will be branded anti-Semitic.” […]

A graphic account of the moral bankruptcy of the leadership of the American Jewish community

Eli Valley is an American cartoonist/polemicist who often leaves Steve Bell looking timid by comparison. Coming from the heart of the American Jewish community, whose leadership rounds on its critics with remorseless intensity, Valley has responded with a quiet fury of his own. Now read on! […]