A protest petition has been signed by 500 academics, including two former education ministers, following recent comments by Israel’s education minister, Gideon Saar, that the government intends to take action against the boycott’s supporters. A proposed bill introduced into the Israeli parliament – the Knesset – would outlaw boycotts and penalise their supporters…Saar last week described the petition as hysterical and an attempt to silence contrary opinions (sic).

Read report in the Guardian
BDS campaign wants Israel to abide by international law – Neve Gordon
Education Minister defends decision to penalize Israel professors who back boycott – Ha’aretz
English translation of the proposed law
Bill passes first stage in the Knesset
An assault on democracy – Ha’aretz
Summary of Hebrew press articles on suppression of dissent from Coteret