Archive for the ‘boycott’ tag
A statement issued by Peace Now declared that, “Now is the time for the Israeli public as a whole to boycott the Amir family, first and foremost Haggai Amir, to refuse to employ them, to refuse to purchase goods and services from them, and to continue to punish them through the actions of citizens, even when they are outside of prison walls.” The statement was issued upon the release from prison of Haggai Amir, brother of Yigal Amir – murderer of the late PM Yizhak Rabin.
The Lehava organization, whose goal is to prevent the assimilation of Jewish people, announced the boycott of a “Yesh” supermarket in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem, following a romantic relationship between an Arab delivery worker and a Jewish cashier.
Haredi soldiers have announced that they will boycott the Memorial Day ceremony in the IDF’s Naval Commando base in Atlit if it will include women singing.
(Hebrew - Walla)
MK Uri Orbach (Jewish Home) has submitted a request to ammend the law on “forbidden discrimination in services, products, and entrance to public places and entertainment halls”. The ammendment would allow citizens to sue artists who refuse to appear in settlements for tens of thousands of shekels without proving damages.
“Lehava”, an organization to prevent assimilation in Israel, calls to boycott a TV reality show, which features, among others, a couple of a Jew and an Arab.
Pinny Badash, Mayor of Omer, launched a campaign against Ben-Gurion University, calling Jewish donors worldwide to stop donating money to the academic institute.
The culture center of the settlement-city Ariel will house production of plays by Shmuel Hasfari, who has called for a boycott of the culture center. Hasfari commented, “I was advised by a few very high-ranking jurists and they all said there is no chance a court will rule Ariel is not in Israel. Actually I worded it that way because I did not want my plays staged in Germany. At the time I didn’t even think of possibility of Ariel.”
In a Knesset preliminary reading, a bill was approved which seeks to end certain stores and companies’ discriminatory treatment of the settlements. According to those who wrote it, although the bill was intended to deal with a consumer issue, it may also be helpful in combating discrimination of cultural institutions such as the Ariel cultural center.
The Knesset approved the first reading of the boycott bill, which is intended to penalize Israeli citizens who take part in any financial, cultural, or academic boycott of Israel. The bill will enable the courts to levy punitive fines on Israelis taking part in such boycotts if charged by persons or organizations affected by the boycott. 32 MKs supported the law, 12 opposed.
The law calls on the minister of finance to exclude Israeli companies bidding for government tenders if they’ve signed contracts with entities requiring them to take part in boycotting Israel. This clause was formulated following the discovery that Israeli companies signed contracts for work on construction of the Palestinian city of Rawabi, under which they were required not to procure any products of Jewish settlements or employ Jewish settlers, for any of the work done for Rawabi.
The “boycott bill” proposed by MK Zeev Elkin (Likud), calling to indict Israelis involved in boycotting Israel, has been approved in first reading. The bill was first “softened” by the Knesset’s Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee, to apply only to boycott organizers, and not boycott participants.