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Did Indian election eviscerate BDS?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:49am
Narendra Modi Indian Election Victory

I don’t know much about Indian politics, so I haven’t written about the election sweep which threw out the long-dominant Congress Party.

I do know that successive Indian governments have had at times contradictory relations with with Israel; not as crazed anti-Israel as many, but not solidly on Israel’s side either.

Indian-born writer Vijeta...

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Making It Costly To Be Pro-Israel On Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 7:15pm
http://youtu.be/jUGZwLb2XiE?t=3m50s

On Thursday night, UCLA’s student government judicial board heard Students for Justice in Palestine v. Singh and Students for Justice in Palestine v. Rogers, both alleging that members of UCLA’s  student government (USAC) who are against the Boycott Sanction and Divest (BDS) movement  took inappropriate gifts from pro-Israel organizations and should have...

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J Street bars critical student journalist from National Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:48pm
http://youtu.be/LNanqG-rxYQ

On April 28, 2014, I wrote about how J Street issues media Fatwa against its toughest pro-Israel student opponent:

[Daniel] Mael has been a relentless critic of J Street and its college chapters….

One...

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The firebomb attack (you never heard about) on a bus of Jewish schoolgirls

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:59pm
Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

There is plenty of news about Palestinian “protests” and the Israeli killing of two “protesters.”

But you never hear what those “protests” involve.

It’s not just holding signs and shouting. It’s often potentially lethal firebomb...

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The NY Times’ Nakba Narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:30am
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On May 14, 1948 David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence and the modern state of Israel was born. And every year at this time the Palestinians commemorate Nakba.

Not surprisingly, Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief of...

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The Peace Processor’s Blind Spots

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 12, 2014 at 2:00pm
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The Los Angeles Times just published The Mideast peace gap: Why Kerry has failed by Aaron David Miller. Miller, a long time peace processor (he served under both Presidents George H. W. Bush and BillClinton) nails the essential problem with the Kerry’s peace process.

Simply put, the maximum that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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Why Middle East Peace Initiatives Fail

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:30pm
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Why is it so hard to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians?

Look at the final scorecard of the latest round of Middle East peace talks.

Israel allowed three groups of prisoners – a total of 78 – to go free in exchange for talks.

These prisoners were murderers. When they went to...

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The move to disqualify a generation of pro-Israel students from campus government

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:48pm
(Bobby Dishell speaking at U. Michigan Divestment Debate)

Soon after the defeat of anti-Israel divestment resolutions at U. Michigan and UCLA, I began to see anti-Israel advocates single out pro-Israel students who had gone on trips to Israel sponsored by pro-Israel groups, or had received advocacy training from pro-Israel groups.

These trips and advocacy training are critical because some campuses...

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John Kerry’s Long Knives

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00am
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For nine months Secretary of State John Kerry shepherded talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Along the way he let it slip that if talks failed Israel could  face a third intifada, further isolation, or international opprobrium. Of course he didn’t want to sound like a bully so he also let everyone...

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Today is Israel Independence Day, and I’m going to Vassar

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00am
Israel Declaration of Independence signatures

It wasn’t planned this way. It’s just a coincidence. Really.

By the time you read this, I’ll probably be in the car driving to Poughkeepsie, NY, where I will appear tonight at 7 p.m. to give a speech in support of Israel and academic freedom.

And against the Open Letter signed by 39...

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Missing Barry Rubin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 12:30pm
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It is hard to believe that it has been three months since Barry Rubin passed away.

With all going on in the world, and especially in the Middle East, Barry’s absence is pronounced as there are few who saw things as clearly as he did. Barry’s essays and columns are not disposable,...

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What if Israel has no demographic time bomb?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:58am
http://youtu.be/Ra879tN9pAA

A central thesis in the standard approach to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is that Israel faced a demographic time bomb.

John Kerry used that claim as part of his assertion that Israel could become an “an apartheid state with second-class citizens—or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel...

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J Street issues media Fatwa against its toughest pro-Israel student opponent

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00pm
http://youtu.be/dS-dRV5YSTU?t=2m8s

We have addressed J Street multiple times before.

J Street is the progressive lobbying and political action group created as an alternative to AIPAC and other mainstream pro-Israel groups. J Street was co-founded by Jeremy Ben-Ami, with major early funding from George Soros and a mysterious Hong Kong financier.  J Street initially...

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Palestinian Christian woman threatened after video critical of attacks on Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 8:14pm
http://youtu.be/YzCAqXrBGtU

The video below is causing quite a stir, as reported by The Times of Israel:

The video, titled “Christy a Palestinian Christian’s plea to Dr. Saeb Erekat,” was posted to YouTube on Saturday, featuring clips from separate events. In...

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NYU Dorm Stormers tweet denial of Israel’s right to exist

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:44am
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One of the beauties — and sometimes nightmares — of Twitter is that sometimes people tell you how they really feel without filters.

Such as the NYU Dorm Stormers at Students for Justice in Palestine, who sent out the tweet in the featured image above.

That tweet puts the lie to the claims...

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Will NYU discipline anti-Israel Dorm Stormers?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:15pm
Laura Adkins on Greta NYU Dorm Storming

We covered the NYU “Dorm Storming” by Students for Justice for Palestine.

It’s now received national attention through Greta Van Susteren, who I think did a good job in this interview with Laura Adkins at focusing on the provocative nature...

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The mostly nonchalant reaction to Fatah’s embrace of Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:44am
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In the wake of Fatah’s embrace of Hamas earlier this week there has been a very interesting reaction. Actually, the reaction has been interesting because it’s been mostly non-existent.

Though the New York Times and Washington Post have reported on Fatah’s betrayal of the American sponsored peace process, neither has published an...

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