Boycotts

Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi arrives at the team's hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, day ahead of a friendly soccer match against Uruguay. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 17, 2019 - 12:07 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Soccer superstar Lionel Messi finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel on Sunday, after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again. Messi and his Argentine teammates...
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Kirk Franklin performs during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 28, 2019 - 1:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this month in which he called for prayers after a police shooting in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas...
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A Kashmiri village council candidate Ghulam Hassan Rather shows the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote, outside a polling station on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Village council elections are being conducted Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region's semi-autonomous status in early August. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
October 24, 2019 - 5:47 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Village council elections were held Thursday across Indian-controlled Kashmir, with the detention of many mainstream local politicians and a boycott by most parties prompting expectations that the polls will install supporters of the central Hindu nationalist-led government...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Bnei Brak, east Tel Aviv. Erdan, the Israeli minister of strategic affairs, during a news conference in Brussels on Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019, urged European Union leaders to take action against organizations supporting an international boycott of Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, FILE)
September 25, 2019 - 8:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli and U.S. officials warned Wednesday of a rise in attacks on Jews in western Europe and urged European Union leaders to stop funding organizations that support an international boycott of Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Gilad Erdan, Israel's minister of...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin prepares to vote at a voting station in Jerusalem on September 17, 2019. Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. (Heidi Levine, Sipa, Pool via AP).
September 17, 2019 - 2:03 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): Midnight The kingmaker in Israel's election says there is only "one option" for the country: a unity government between him and the two largest parties. Initial exit polls published after Tuesday's vote showed the centrist Blue...
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September 13, 2019 - 9:07 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Four Nations women's hockey tournament in November because it can't guarantee its players' participation due to an ongoing pay dispute. The federation announced the decision Friday and noted the uncertainty regarding their players...
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Students wear protective gear during a protest in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hong Kong has been the scene of tense anti-government protests for nearly three months. The demonstrations began in response to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include other grievances and demands for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 02, 2019 - 4:26 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard...
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A protestor holds a sign reading "God bless Hong Kong" during a demonstration by students and others at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. High school students thronged a square in downtown Hong Kong Thursday to debate political reforms as residents gird for further anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 22, 2019 - 4:51 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong university student leaders said Thursday they'll call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city since June. Student union leaders from 10 universities said they want students to skip the first two...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listen to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington. Israel's prime minister is holding consultations with senior ministers and aides to reevaluate the decision to allow two Democratic Congresswomen to enter the country next week. A government official said Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, that Benjamin Netanyahu was holding consultations about the upcoming visit of Omar and Tlaib, and that "there is a possibility that Israel will not allow the visit in its current proposed format." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 15, 2019 - 3:29 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump's domestic fight against political rivals at home. The U.S. president is...
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In this Aug. 13, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak in Monaca, Pa. Trump is hoping to woo New Hampshire into his column heading into 2020. The president will visit the state on Thursday to hold a reelection rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 15, 2019 - 12:49 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's decision to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen from visiting (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib says Israel's move to block her from visiting because of her support for a boycott movement against the country is a "sign of weakness."...
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