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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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NATO Establishes Israel Presence at Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45pm 5/5/2016 at 1:45pm
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NATO has accepted Israel’s request to establish an office at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision went through because Turkey decided to stop opposing Israel’s attempts at opening an office at NATO. A non-NATO country needs unanimous consent from all NATO members in order to collaborate with the organization.

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Kuwait Airways Stops Inter-European Flights Instead of Accepting Israeli Passengers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/4/2016 at 2:00pm
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Kuwait Airways has decided to stop all of their inter-European flights instead of accepting Israeli passengers.

The Lawfare Project filed civil and criminal complaints against the airlines in Geneva, Switzerland, over their discrimination policies. They claimed the policy violated “the Swiss Penal Code as well as the Swiss constitution, which protects individuals...

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British Labour Party Anti-Semitism – ‘like lifting up a stone and having insects crawl out’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/29/2016 at 1:00pm
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In the latest of a series of damaging embarrassments, Britain’s Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has suspended two Labour MPs for anti-Semitic comments.  Naz Shah and Ken Livingstone were suspended for suggesting Israel should be relocated to the United States, and suggesting that Hitler was a Zionist.

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Anti-Israel students trap SDSU President to prove they’re not terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 4/28/2016 at 7:00pm
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David Horowitz doesn’t pull punches in defense of Israel and western civilization.

Perhaps his most famous moment was when he got an anti-Israel student at UC-San Diego to admit she supports extermination of Jews (watch to the end):

Horowitz’s Freedom Center has been posting provocative posters at various campuses. In February the posters...

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Vassar student body REJECTS Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:27pm 4/28/2016 at 12:27pm
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The Vassar student body voted the past two days on two anti-Israel referenda sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

For background on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism at Vassar, see Tuesday’s post, Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda.

The results...

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German Left Mainstreaming Anti-Israel Hate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:30am 4/28/2016 at 11:30am
Anti-Israel campaign in Germany

Anti-Israel boycott campaign, the so-called BDS movement, and other anti-Israel groups are carrying out a coordinated campaign to hijack the May Day demonstrations in Germany with an aim of spreading their anti-Semitic and anti-Israel message. The blatant anti-Semitism and the hatred of Israel these groups propagates is getting so repugnant that it is...

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Anti-Semitic Cyber Attack Hits Universities Across Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00am 4/26/2016 at 10:00am
German Anti Semitic Cyber Attacks Universities

Right in time for Passover as tiny Jewish student communities across Germany were preparing for the Jewish holiday, several University campuses all over the country were hit by a major anti-Semitic cyber-attack.

Last week, printers and photo copy machines on college campuses across Germany began spontaneously shooting off flyers filled with anti-Semitic contents.

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Looks like Beirut university nixed Steven Salaita hire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00am 4/14/2016 at 10:00am
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Steven Salaita, you may recall, was the controversial anti-Israel professor whose hate-tweeting caused the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to decline to hire him for a tenured position. The University asserted that Salaita only had a contingent offer subject to Board approval, and that approval never happened.

Salaita is active in the Boycott...

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Anti-Israel Propaganda Reaches Public Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:00am 4/12/2016 at 10:00am
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While anti-Israel propaganda is common on college and university campuses, there appears to be a filtering down to the public education system.

We already have seen attempts to proselytize students into becoming “freedom fighters for Palestine” at an Ithaca, NY, third grade class.  Now the Newton (MA) Public Schools are embroiled in controversy over...

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VIDEO: When Does Anti-Israelism Turn Into Anti-Semitism?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00am 4/6/2016 at 7:00am
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On March 28, 2016, I gave a lecture at the University of Chicago Law School, When Does Anti-Israelism Turn Into Anti-Semitism. The lecture was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc.

The video is embedded below and includes PowerPoint slides, which also are...

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British gov’t cuts funding to pro-BDS charity

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:00pm 4/2/2016 at 9:00pm
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British civil and governmental societies are undergoing a soul searching as to the role Britain plays in funding terrorism against Israel and the BDS movement.

As Jonathan reported, Britain Rocked By Revelation Of Taxpayer-Funded Palestinian Terror:

Great Britain’s Foreign Office and Department for International Development (“DFID”) have funneled million of Pounds, at least, to...

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VIDEO: Another Palestinian disruption of Brussels Memorial

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 6:00pm 3/26/2016 at 6:00pm
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This is getting to be a really, really sick habit.

The other day we posted videos of anti-Israel protesters disrupting a makeshift memorial to those killed in the Brussels terror attack, by ripping up, standing on and covering up a small Israeli flag, Of course: Israel haters disrupt Brussels Memorial site:

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Of course: Israel haters disrupt Brussels Memorial site

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 25, 2016 at 11:30am 3/25/2016 at 11:30am
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A makeshift memorial to the dead in Brussels has taken shape in recent days as people have left flowers, candles, flags and other items to mourn the loss of the victims.

Two recent incidents however have marred the memorial, both involving the flag of Israel.

Here’s the first, via the

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UC Regents condemns “anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/23/2016 at 4:00pm
UC Regents Meeting Anti-Zionism 3-23-2016

In a post on Monday I noted a Report (pdf.) suggesting “Principles Against Intolerance” and containing a condemnation of anti-Semitism, was coming up for vote today at the University of California Board of Regents, UC Regents should seize its Moynihan moment on anti-Zionism.

The key language in controversy was both the general condemnation of anti-Semitism,...

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Vassar Prof: “Anti-Jewish speech off and on campus is very real”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00pm 3/22/2016 at 8:00pm
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The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at Vassar College has been unusually ugly and aggressive in the two-plus years I’ve been covering developments there.

In my first post on March 27, 2014, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar, I detailed — based on interviews with professors who witnessed the events first-h...

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UC Regents should seize its Moynihan moment on anti-Zionism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:30am 3/21/2016 at 10:30am
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Speech Zionism is not Racism

On November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed the infamous “Zionism Is Racism” Resolution 3379:

“Determines that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination”

The Resolution came on the heels of the failed 1973 Yom Kippur attempt by...

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