Latest Boycotts News

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

Apr. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional...

Israel court orders expulsion of Human Rights Watch director

Apr. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Tuesday upheld a deportation order against Human Rights Watch's local director and gave him two weeks to leave the country. The Jerusalem District Court rejected an appeal by Omar Shakir to remain in the country, saying that his activities against Israel's West Bank...

Yemeni-Americans to boycott NY Post over 9/11 front page

Apr. 14, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yemeni-Americans are criticizing the New York Post over its front page last week that featured a photograph of the burning World Trade Center and a quote from Democratic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar that some say was dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. On Sunday, The New York Times...

Croatia Jews, Serbs, anti-fascists, Roma gather at WWII site

Apr. 12, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jewish, Serb, anti-fascist and Roma groups came together Friday to commemorate the victims of a World War II death camp in Croatia, boycotting upcoming official ceremonies for the fourth year in a row over what they say is government inaction over neo-Nazi sentiments in the country....

US bars entry to Palestinian founder of Israel boycott group

Apr. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A founder of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel was blocked from entering the United States in what he said was a "politically motivated" move. Omar Barghouti was traveling to the U.S. for a speaking tour but was not allowed to board his flight from Israel's Ben Gurion...

The Latest: Netanyahu appears headed toward re-election

Apr. 10, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on Israel's election (all times local): 5:20 a.m. With over 90% of the votes tallied in Israel's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is in a dead heat with rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White party. Each of the two parties holds just over 26% of the vote,...

Rapper urges Arab voters to resist Israeli election boycott

Apr. 8, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A popular Arab rapper released a fiery new song ahead of Tuesday's Israeli elections, encouraging fellow Arab citizens to push back against their community's calls for a ballot boycott that appear to be gaining steam. Tamer Nafar, a hip-hop star from the city of Lod, near Tel Aviv,...

Ethiopian report says faulty sensor data led to jet crash

Apr. 4, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed Boeing's recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government....

George Clooney calls for boycott of hotels over anti-gay law

Mar. 29, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is calling for the boycott of nine hotels in the U.S. and Europe with ties to the sultan of Brunei, which next month will implement Islamic criminal laws to punish gay sex by stoning offenders to death. The Hollywood actor wrote Thursday in Deadline Hollywood: "Are we...

Federal judge hears arguments in Israel boycott law lawsuit

Mar. 29, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Friday in a lawsuit that claims a Texas law requiring contractors to certify they do not boycott Israel violates the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas filed the federal suit in December against state Attorney General Ken...