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Palestinian bus bomber used Boston Marathon-style pressure cooker device

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:11pm
Israel Bus Pressure Cooker Bomb Nails

Via The Times of Israel, Thwarted Israeli bus blast similar to Boston bombings:

The bomb that tore through a Dan No. 240 bus in the central Israeli city of Bat Yam on December 22 was assembled in a pressure cooker...

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Iran’s Very Good Year

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:30am
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When I was almost fifty four, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for kindly faced clerics
Whose Justice Minister was an executioner
And

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Netanyahu: Doubting Palestinian intentions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:39pm
Netanyahu Kerry Press Statement 1-2-2014

Via Times of Israel, Israelis doubt Palestinians’ intentions, PM tells Kerry:

Speaking with Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint press conference before the first of several planned meetings between the two, Kerry said leaders on both sides of the tables already knew what would be included in a US-drafted framework agreement, but added...

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Hard Choices for Israel; Soft Treatment for the PA

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:17am
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John Kerry is returning to the Middle East to present his peace plan.

Two recent articles show the way the peace process is misrepresented in the media.

The AP reports Israel, Palestinians Face Hard Choices.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would likely have to recognize Israel’s pre-1967 war frontier as the starting point for...

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Catholic U 100th university rejecting Israel boycott, in blistering statement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 4:14pm
Catholic University

Catholic University President John Garvey issued a statement (h/t Avi Mayer) on December 31, 2013, rejecting the boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association.

That makes Catholic U. the 100th university to issue a rejection.

And oh, what a rejection it was (emphasis added):

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOHN GARVEY
ON THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION...

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Trinity College Profs issue letter rejecting anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:39am
Trinity College CT

Several dozen universities have issued rejections of the academic boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association, many with forceful statements.

Among the most forceful was Trinity College in Connecticut, whose ...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters play victim

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:12am
http://youtu.be/MF8pNDtLb4Q

The American Studies Association seems to feel that it has a right to indirect state funding to support its academic boycott of Israel.

A NY State Assemblyman and Senator have announced that they will seek to introduce legislation to cut funding to state institutions which support, through dues, faculty sponsorship, and other means, anti-Israel...

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And the monsters shall go free

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:30am
Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

So that the Palestinians would agree to talk.  That’s the deal Israel had to agree to just to start the talks.

Why agree to it? Because Bibi couldn’t afford to piss off Obama any more than he already had, so he had to cave in on the precondition (which no one w...

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Politicians get ready to take on anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:50pm
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I predicted a couple of weeks ago that it was “only a matter of time before American political society also gets involved” in fighting the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association and two smaller groups.

The involvement of politicians was to be expected because the boycott is a uniquely political...

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Trinity College profs issue letter supporting Israel boycott, but less than 10% sign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 12:15pm
Trinity College CT

The President of Trinity College in Connecticut is one of over 50 University Presidents who have issued a very strong statement rejecting the academic boycott of Israel.

The Trinity statement consisted of a letter to the President of the American...

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Academic boycotters don’t want done unto them what they did unto Israelis

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 4:56pm
Jake Lynch Australia BDS Press TV

Setting off an academic boycott is something like going nuclear. Once you set it off, it’s hard to know where the damage to academia stops. For every action there is a reaction.

That is why so many University Presidents so quickly have rejected the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott. If left...

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Anti-Israel academic boycott “a chance to mobilize people and expose the lies”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 11:42am
Jonathan Hunter George Galloway Oxford Israel Flag

I was a guest last week on the John Batchelor show on WABC radio in NYC, co-hosted by Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

I spoke about the anti-Israel academic boycott resolution passed by the American Studies Association, and the broader attack on...

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Rank hypocrisy of European Union position on “occupation”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:14pm
Israel Sign Entry Area A

Northwestern University Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich has been doing wonderful work exposing the myth of the Israeli “illegal” occupation of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).  You really need to watch the videos we have posted here, The Legal Case for...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters complain criticism violates their academic freedom to boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:21pm
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Seriously.

The anti-Israel academic boycott launched by the American Studies Association and two smaller groups has been denounced by several dozen universities and colleges, among others, as a grievous attack on the academic freedom of everyone. The rebukes have been stunning in their severity.

Here are just three examples from dozens of University...

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Assemblyman: Investigate Israel academic boycott violation of NYS Human Rights Law

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 2:45pm
NY State AG Schneiderman Charities Press Conference

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind has issued the following press release:

December 24, 2013

HIK...

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UT-Austin and Texas A&M sponsoring annual meeting of anti-Israel academic boycott group

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10:05am
NAIS 2014 Conference Banner

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Assocition (NAISA) 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at UT-Austin in May 2014.

NAISA, a group that is only a few years old, recently announced that it is adopting the academic boycotts of...

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The academic boycott of Israel is the hill to fight on

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:06pm
http://youtu.be/MF8pNDtLb4Q

As to where the anti-boycott efforts are going, this is just the beginning.

We will continue to rally support among American civil society.  That support comes willingly, as one of the movers behind the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement in the U.S., who runs the Electronic Intifada website, lamented today...

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