Tag: Boycotts

Is Brazilian Leather Out of Fashion? H&M Stops Buying Over Amazon Fires

RIO DE JANEIRO — H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, announced Thursday that it had stopped purchasing leather from Brazil over concerns that the country’s cattle industry has contributed to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. The announcement of the temporary ban is the second to hit Brazil after a spike in rainforest fires this […]

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Netanyahu’s Call to Boycott HBO’s ‘Our Boys’ Is an Attempt to Silence Self-Reflection

The HBO mini-series “Our Boys” dramatizes the investigation into the killing of a Palestinian teenager following the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish teenagers by Hamas militants in 2014. In the first episode, Simon, the investigator with Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet, questions his commander’s decision to give the Israeli public false hope about […]

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Brazil Military Mobilizes to Fight Amazon Fires, and Restore ‘Positive Perception’

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rocked by global outrage and threats of economic losses over its handling of fires raging in the Amazon rain forest, Brazil on Saturday began a hastily planned military operation to battle the blazes and generate a “positive perception” of the country. As of Saturday, at least four Brazilian states had formally […]

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With Time Running Short, Patriots Unlikely to Make White House Visit

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Yet, as the new N.F.L. season approaches in two weeks, it is all but certain they will not have the customary congratulatory ceremony at the White House, an event that has often been tense or divisive under President Trump. The lack of a ceremony, […]

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Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show Loses More Advertisers

In keeping with a monthslong trend, the exodus of advertisers from Tucker Carlson’s prime-time Fox News program continued this month. Over the last year, dozens of advertisers, including Pacific Life, Farmers Insurance and SodaStream, have distanced themselves from Mr. Carlson, the host who caused an uproar with his recent on-air comments on white supremacy days […]

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In Tlaib’s Ancestral Village, a Grandmother Weathers a Global Political Storm

BEIT UR AL-FOUQA, West Bank — In a small stone house on the edge of a sleepy Palestinian village near Ramallah, an elderly woman ran a string of wooden worry beads through her gnarled fingers on Friday, silently reciting the 99 names of Allah, almost oblivious to the maelstrom of world politics swirling around her […]

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Rashida Tlaib Says She Won’t Visit West Bank Under Israel’s Conditions

JERUSALEM — A day after barring Representative Rashida Tlaib under pressure from President Trump, Israel said on Friday that she could visit her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, but only after she agreed in writing not to “promote boycotts against Israel” during her trip. But after being criticized by some Palestinians […]

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Israel Says Rashida Tlaib Can Visit to See Her Grandmother

JERUSALEM — A day after Israel, egged on by President Trump, refused entry to two members of Congress, the Israeli government said on Friday that it would allow one of the lawmakers, Representative Rashida Tlaib, to enter on humanitarian grounds so that she could see her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank. […]

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What Are Trump and Netanyahu Afraid Of?

It is difficult to stomach the notion that an American president would put pressure on Israel to deny entry to two members of the United States Congress. There are not many traditions of decorum that President Trump has not trampled on since entering the White House. But to put at risk, so cynically, America’s special […]

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Trump Urges Israel to Block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

JERUSALEM — President Trump called on Thursday for Israel to bar the entry of two American congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, taking an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home. It was reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Trump Presses Israel to Block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

JERUSALEM — President Trump called on Thursday for Israel to bar the entry of two American congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, in an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home. It had been reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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Israel Weighs Blocking Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from West Bank Visit

JERUSALEM — Israel is weighing whether to deny entry to two United States congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, for a planned visit to the West Bank, Israeli officials said on Thursday. Both women have been vocal in their support of the Palestinians and the boycott-Israel movement. An Israeli official said there was a possibility […]

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Versace, Givenchy and Coach Apologize to China After T-Shirt Row

The luxury brands Coach and Givenchy joined Versace on Monday in apologizing to China for producing T-shirts that were regarded to have undermined the country’s sovereignty. The apparel, which identified the semiautonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau as countries, set off an angry online backlash from Chinese consumers who perceived the designs as violations […]

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For Celebrity Chefs, Politics Proves Precarious

On Friday afternoon, as Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate developer and the principal owner of the Miami Dolphins, prepared to host a high-priced fund-raiser for President Trump at his home in the Hamptons, it appeared that some celebrity chefs had failed in their efforts to persuade Mr. Ross to call it off. This week, […]

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Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment.

WASHINGTON — For many businesses, a sudden deluge of phone calls might signal an influx of new customers. But most of the 25 calls Justin Herricks received before noon on Thursday were from people who wanted to tell him he was a white supremacist for donating money to President Trump. “I’ve had people say, ‘Hey […]

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Does Anyone Take the B.D.S. Movement Seriously?

In recent years, the debate surrounding the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel over its treatment of Palestinians has expanded from food co-ops and university department meetings to the House of Representatives. Alas, it has not improved in clarity — if anything, this latest round shows that for both sides, the Boycott, Divestment […]

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Is B.D.S. Anti-Semitic? A Closer Look at the Boycott Israel Campaign

JERUSALEM — In a matter of months, a campaign to boycott Israel has moved from the margins of politics — liberal college campuses and protest marches — to Congress, where the freshman representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have become its most vocal backers, drawing fire from the White House. On […]

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House Overwhelmingly Condemns Movement to Boycott Israel

WASHINGTON — The House, brushing aside Democratic voices of dissent over American policy in the Middle East, on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the boycott-Israel movement as one that “promotes principles of collective guilt, mass punishment and group isolation, which are destructive of prospects for progress towards peace.” The 398-to-17 vote, with five […]

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What Is Nancy Pelosi Thinking?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is consumer activism an effective political strategy? Has corporate America become a force for social liberalism? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists talk “woke capitalism.” Ross Douthat thinks the burgeoning phenomenon reflects a […]

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The Power of a Unified ‘No!’: U.S. Asylum Restrictions Hit a Bump

The message of the amicus brief filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in late June was simple: Officers tasked with enforcing the Trump administration’s restrictive new asylum policy believe it violates federal law and fundamental American principles. “We wanted the court to hear our story,” said Michael Knowles, the president of Local 1924 […]

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