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Backlash against criminalising the Israel boycott
25th Jan 2019

Backlash against criminalising the Israel boycott

(Photo: Carlos Latuff/Wiki Commons) First, it was Holocaust Denial Laws then the broadening of anti-Semitism to include virtually any criticism of Israel. Increasingly attempts are being made to criminalise anyone supporting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign aimed to end … Continued

US Senate blocks Bill criminalising boycott of Israel
25th Jan 2019

US Senate blocks Bill criminalising boycott of Israel

Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s Combating BDS Act was blocked (Photo: Michael Vadon/Wiki Commons) Elham Asaad Buaras A Bill designed to criminalise the boycott of Israel in the US was stalled on January 8. The Senate voted 56 to 44, falling … Continued

25th Jan 2019

Pathologist forced to quit refusing to pledge allegiance to Israel fights to change Texas law

Elham Asaad Buaras A schoolchildren’s speech pathologist who was forced out of her job after she refused to sign a pro-Israel contract has sued a Texas school district for infringing on her constitutional First Amendment right for freedom of expression. … Continued

BDS successfully lobbies US police to cancel Israel trip
28th Dec 2018

BDS successfully lobbies US police to cancel Israel trip

(Logo: Wiki Commons) Nadine Osman Lobbying from Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) affiliated groups in New England has successfully resulted in two US police departments cancelling their 20-year-running training visits to Israeli police forces. The Vermont State Police and the … Continued

Leeds becomes UK’s first university to divest from Israeli firms
30th Nov 2018

Leeds becomes UK’s first university to divest from Israeli firms

(Photo: Mtaylor848/Wiki/CC) Elham Asaad Buaras The University of Leeds has become the first UK university to divest from firms involved in the Israeli arms trade, following a student-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The University of Leeds has ceased … Continued

28th Sep 2018

Three killed in theatre bombing in Gaza

Fathiya Abdillahi Three people were killed in an Israeli bombing of Gaza’s largest cultural centre. The UK’s leading playwrights and directors, including Caryl Churchill and ‘Mamma Mia’ Director Phyllida Lloyd, have condemned the attack. On August 9, the Said al-Mishal … Continued

Government acted unlawfully by restricting boycotts of Israel, High Court rules
28th Jul 2017

Government acted unlawfully by restricting boycotts of Israel, High Court rules

(Photo: Wiki Creative Commons/Takver) Harun Nasrullah The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) acted unlawfully last year when it sought to restrict the ethical boycotts of Israel, the High Court ruled last month. Judge Sir Ross Cranston accepted a … Continued

31st Mar 2017

Fifa head succumbs to Israeli pressure on illegal settlement teams

  Harun Nasrullah Fifa President, Gianni Infantino, has been accused of succumbing to political pressure after he failed to implement rules which would have compelled the Israeli Football Association to expel six of its clubs based in illegal settlements. The … Continued

31st Mar 2017

Pro-Palestinian activist raises $125,000 for vandalised Jewish cemetery

Harun Nasrullah A prominent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel supporter launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to help repair a Missouri Jewish cemetery vandalised last month. Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, 37, who played an important role in … Continued

30th Dec 2016

Union of Jewish Students candidate abused for Israel boycott stance

  Nadine Osman A British-Israeli student running for election as president of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) has been the subject of online abuse over his support for a boycott of Israel. Eran Cohen, a 27-year-old undergraduate at the … Continued

1st Jul 2016

Israel imposes travel ban on BDS co-founder

  Elham Asaad Buaras Israeli officials have confirmed the country’s Interior Ministry is reconsidering the residency rights of the co-founders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The travel ban on Omar Barghouti, has been widely condemned by human … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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