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Jewish Voice for Peace Featured Speakers List a “Who’s Who” of Israel haters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/28/2017 at 7:30pm

“Jewish Voice for Peace” bills itself as a Jewish pro-peace organization.

But JVP is not a Jewish organization. At most it claims to support “Jewish traditions of social justice” as set forth on its 2016 listing of

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Omar Barghouti, co-founder of BDS, arrested for tax evasion

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12:10pm 3/21/2017 at 12:10pm
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Omar Barghouti is considered one of the co-founders of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Barghouti is a Qatari-born Palestinian who lives in Israel because he married an Arab Israeli woman.

He also is a Class A propagandist and hypocrite. He demands that others boycott Israeli universities, for example, but also attended Tel...

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Viral faculty statement supporting campus free speech ignores co-author’s support for suppressing Israeli speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 9:40pm 3/19/2017 at 9:40pm
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A series of high profile attacks on conservative speakers on campus has created great controversy, even among many academics on the left.

The scenes of physical assaults, incendiary projectiles fired at the student center, and bonfires lit at UC-Berkeley to stop an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos’ gained media attention and raised questions about...

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Vienna Hotels Canceling BDS Events

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/16/2017 at 2:00pm
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Hotel Kaiserwasser and Hotel Regina in Vienna, Austria, have canceled a BDS event by a British-Palestinian lawyer. News agency Heute.at reported that Hotel Kaiserwasser canceled the event due to charges of antisemitism and one employee received threats by the Jewish community. Some have disputed this:

“Nonsense,” said Raimund Fastenbauer, general-secretary of the...

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Jewish Voice for Peace’s long embrace of convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8:15pm 3/12/2017 at 8:15pm

Rasmea Odeh will be a featured speaker at the 2017 annual meeting of Jewish Voice for Peace in Chicago, March 31st – April 2nd.

The invitation has created controversy, particularly after Rasmea’s involvement in the March 8, 2017, International Women’s Strike and Day Without A Woman created widespread media attention.

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Israel passes law barring foreign BDS activists from entry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/9/2017 at 2:30pm
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On Monday night (March 6), Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) passed in its second and final reading a law barring the entry of foreign nationals who have “knowingly and publicly” called for boycotting Israel or who “represent an organization” that calls for such a boycott.

The law extends the ban to those foreign...

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With campus shout downs, first they came for the Jews and Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00am 3/7/2017 at 10:00am
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Two violent attacks campus speakers have gained widespread media attention in recent months — the attack on Milo Yiannopoulos’ appearance at UC-Berkeley, and Charles Murray

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Another deeply flawed report about IDF from “Breaking the Silence”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:05pm 2/27/2017 at 6:05pm
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Breaking the Silence (BtS)—Shovrim Shtika in Hebrew—is a group of Israeli veterans who collect and disseminate ‘testimonies’ of alleged breaches of military ethics which they claim were witnessed and perpetrated by soldiers while they were serving in the West Bank and Gaza.

BtS activists present themselves as patriotic Zionists who love their...

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McGill University Council Won’t Impeach Student Who Called for ‘Punching Zionists’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 12:00pm 2/25/2017 at 12:00pm
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This is an update to a story we ran recently. Apparently, calling for violence against a singled out group is OK at McGill University.

The Times of Israel reports:

McGill council won’t impeach student who called for ‘punching...

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BDS Panel at CPAC: How to Defeat the Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30pm 2/23/2017 at 8:30pm

CPAC 2017 has shown its support for Israel in numerous ways, but the panel on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provided excellent points to defeat the movement.

“BDS isn’t about taking Israel out of business,” said Lisa Daftari from Foreign Desk News. “It’s about taking Israel off the map.”

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McGill U. Student Representative Gains Support After Saying: “Punch a Zionist Today”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:00pm 2/15/2017 at 2:00pm
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Leftists sure are getting comfortable with openly calling for violence against others lately.

You would think this student’s message would be reprehensible to most people but he’s getting support.

National Post reports:

Supporters rally behind McGill student rep who called for Zionists to be punched

In this age of trigger warnings and micro-aggressions, a university...

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Spanish BDS activists who targeted Matisyahu face criminal prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/12/2017 at 7:30pm

You may recall the incident in the summer of 2015 involving Jewish American musician Matisyahu.

His appearance at the Spanish Rototom Reggae festival was cancelled after threats from local Spanish activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Movement (BDS) movement.

Spain has a particularly malicious BDS movement, which until recently, has had success convincing municipalities...

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NY Dept Education apologizes for ‘Anti-Israel’ cartoon on statewide exam

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/10/2017 at 4:00pm

On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department apologized for including an ‘anti-Israel’ political cartoon on its global studies Regents Exam.

The exam was administered to 10th graders back on January 24.

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NY Regents Exam Features Anti-Israel Cartoon

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Anti-Israel and antisemitic propaganda are common on America’s college and university campuses. But as we’ve highlighted in a number of recent posts, this discriminatory and biased messaging and materials appears to be filtering down into the public education system.

In a post last April we noted how anti-Israel materials have been systematically introduced...

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Will Israel bar entry of foreign BDS activists?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00am 2/1/2017 at 7:00am
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On Monday Jan. 30, Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) was set to pass into law a bill that bars BDS (boycotts, divestments and sanctions) advocates from the country.

The bill would extend the ban to those who back the anti-Israel BDS movement as well as those who support the boycott of settlement goods...

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Academic boycott launched AGAINST U.S. after Trump Immigration Executive Order

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8:30am 1/31/2017 at 8:30am

It’s not like I told you so.

But I told you so. Many, many times.

To those in the U.S. academic community who support the academic boycott of Israeli academics because they don’t like the policies of the Israeli government, I warned that they better prepare for the day when foreign academics start...

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My 20 Favorite Videos that almost disappeared from the internet

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00pm 1/14/2017 at 8:00pm
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I was going to write something profound and deep tonight about the takedown of Legal Insurrection’s YouTube account after the Modern Language Association filed three (3) copyright claims with YouTube relating to my coverage of the arguments made at an MLA annual meeting town hall in favor and against the academic...

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