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Finkelstein goes to Syracuse and the opposition stays home
by Pat Carmeli, Mondoweiss
April 26th, 2015
Mondoweiss covers how professors at Syracuse University tried, but failed, to stop a lecture by Policy Director Josh Ruebner.
AIPAC-backed legislation targeting BDS movement advances in Congress
by Mike CooganMondoweiss
April 25th, 2015
From the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 to the anti-Apartheid campaigns in the 90s, Senator Ben Cardin has spent his life supporting boycotts as a tool for achieving racial, social and economic justice. That all apparently changed when Palestinian civil society decided to adopt boycotts as a tactic to challenge Israelís brutal military occupation.
Congress sneaks amendment to criminalize boycotts of Israel into TPP Fast Track bill
by Ethan Martin, KBOO
April 24th, 2015
KBOO in Portland, OR interviews Policy Director Josh Ruebner on Congressional efforts to add anti-BDS language to trade bills.
US Lawmakers Quietly Advance Legislation to Penalize Boycott of Israel
by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams
April 23rd, 2015
Common Dreams interviews Policy Director Josh Ruebner on the Senate Finance Committee passing anti-BDS legislation.
Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel
by Yousef Munayyer, Baltimore Sun
April 21st, 2015
Executive Director Yousef Munayyer opposes anti-BDS legislation introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin in this Baltimore Sun op-ed.
ANALYSIS: Is pro-Israel money changing right-wing US politics?
by James Reinl, Middle East Eye
April 7th, 2015
Middle East Eye quotes Policy Director Josh Ruebner on the effects of pro-Israel campaign contributions to right-wing candidates.
Who's Playing "Hide and Cheat"?
by Sherwood Ross, Op-Ed News
April 5th, 2015
Op-ed citing our research on US military aid to Israel.
State Bar decision to cancel Israel trip rankles some members
by Philip WalzerThe Virginian-Pilot
April 3rd, 2015
Kevin Martingayle, president of the Virginia State Bar, announced in an email last Friday that the "Midyear Legal Seminar" would be canceled because some members had voiced concern about "unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security" in Israel.
Groups Praise Virginia State Bar for Boycotting Israel
by Daniel HalperThe Weekly Standard
April 2nd, 2015
Forty organizations are rallying around the Virginia State Bar after the legal group announced the cancellation of a planned trip to Israel.
Dozens of Organizations Commend Virginia State Bar for Decision to Cancel Trip to Israel
by US Campaign
April 1st, 2015
Forty organizations wrote to commend the Virginia State Bar for its decision to cancel its Midyear Legal Seminar in Jerusalem. By cancelling the planned seminar, the Virginia State Bar has reaffirmed its commitment to the principles of equality enshrined in U.S. law.

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