Boycotts

December 21, 2018 - 1:54 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. software company said Friday it blocked the fundraising account of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel following a complaint by a pro-Israel group that the campaign has links to militant organizations. Donorbox, which makes fundraising management software,...
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FILE - In this undated family photo, showing Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada. The United Arab Emirates has pardoned British academic researcher Matthew Hedges who was arrested May 5, 2018, at Dubai Airport and subsequently convicted and sentenced to life in prison for alleged espionage. (Daniela Tejada via AP, FILE)
November 26, 2018 - 9:17 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Monday it pardoned and released a British academic sentenced to life in prison on spying charges, ending a diplomatic dispute with its longtime Western ally while still alleging the researcher spied for MI6. Matthew Hedges'...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on the Airbnb international home-sharing site, in the Nofei Prat settlement in the West Bank. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin threatened the vacation rental company Airbnb with higher taxes, restrictions and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 21, 2018 - 12:26 am
KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements. The threats of sanctions ramp up Israel's fight against a global movement advocating...
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November 15, 2018 - 2:53 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops pulled a used 1978 Winchester rifle commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears from one of its Arkansas store's shelves and apologized to the tribe after a photo of the gun led to calls to boycott the outdoor gear chain. A customer in Rogers, Arkansas, posted...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, American Lara Alqasem sits in a courtroom prior to a hearing at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lawyers for Alqasem who was denied entry to Israel because of alleged support for a boycott campaign say the Supreme Court has accepted her appeal and will allow her study at Hebrew University, where she had been registered for classes. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
October 18, 2018 - 5:36 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned an appeals court ruling that agreed with the government's decision to bar an American graduate student from entering the country over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against the Jewish state. The court accepted Alqasem's...
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October 14, 2018 - 2:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday agreed to hear the appeal of an American graduate student who is fighting an expulsion order over her involvement in the boycott movement against Israel. Lara Alqasem has been held in detention since arriving in the country on Oct. 2 with a valid...
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October 11, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican activists on Thursday released a video of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist Democrat now running for an open Arizona U.S. Senate seat, advising liberal activists how to "stop your state from becoming like Arizona." The surreptitious recording dates from 2011, after Arizona...
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American Lara Alqasem, center, sits in a courtroom prior to a hearing at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. A senior Israeli cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government's handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she promotes a boycott against the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
October 11, 2018 - 11:01 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An American graduate student who has been held in detention while fighting an expulsion order over her involvement in the boycott movement against Israel appeared in court on Thursday, asking a judge to allow her to enter the country to begin her studies. It was the first...
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This undated photo provided by Alqasem family shows Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American graduate student with Palestinian grandparents, who landed at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, with a valid student visa. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions that she supports the BDS boycott movement. An Israeli court ordered that she remain in custody while she appeals. The weeklong detention is the longest anyone has been held in a boycott-related case. (Alqasem family via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government's handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she promotes a boycott against the Jewish state. In an...
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This undated photo provided by Alqasem family shows Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American graduate student with Palestinian grandparents, who landed at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, with a valid student visa. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions that she supports the BDS boycott movement. An Israeli court ordered that she remain in custody while she appeals. The weeklong detention is the longest anyone has been held in a boycott-related case. (Alqasem family via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 5:44 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. The case highlights Israel's concerns about the boycott movement and...
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