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New Princeton program subject to American Studies Assn Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:29pm 2/11/2014 at 4:29pm
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The American Studies Association has committed itself by Resolution to the full international boycott of Israel, but defends itself by saying it only actually will boycott Israeli academic institutions, their representatives, and their programs.

Even that purported scaled-back boycott includes boycotting individuals, both those who represent institutions and those who participate in...

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NY Times plays Sympathy for the BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:43pm 2/9/2014 at 1:43pm
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Professor Jacobson made a very good point last week:

The BDS movement presents little real threat to Israel currently, while the European governments do present a potential threat, but it is a diplomatic,...

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Revised NY State Assembly anti-boycott bill introduced

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:55pm 2/8/2014 at 4:55pm
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We previously reported that a NY State Assembly bill was pulled at the last minute from the Higher Education Committee after concerns were raised as to whether the bill was constitutional or violated academic freedom.

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Boycott supporters plead for Universities to ease pressure on American Studies Association

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:01pm 2/7/2014 at 3:01pm
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Over 225 University Presidents have issued statements condeming the anti-Israel academic boycott by the American Studies Association as a threat to academic freedom and education, as have several major academic organizations such as the American Association of University Professors and the Association of American Universities.

Of the 80 ASA Institutional Members, at...

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U.S. House introduces bipartisan anti-academic boycott bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:04pm 2/6/2014 at 3:04pm
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While legislation regarding academic boycotts is stalled in the NY State Assembly after widespread protests, a federal bill has been introduced by House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.). The bill is embedded at the bottom of this post.

Roskam was one of the Congressman...

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Incoming ASA President plays “homophobia” card on boycott critic

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:30pm 2/4/2014 at 9:30pm
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On January 14, 2014, Richard Behar, an investigative reporter for Forbes, wrote a lengthy, devastating and widely read column about the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott, Open Letter To NYU’s President: Why The American Studies Assn.’s Israel Boycott Makes Me Ashamed To Be An Alumnus.

Among other things, Behar detailed the...

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Barry Rubin – May his Memory be a Blessing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:00am 2/4/2014 at 7:00am
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Last January 28, on his 63rd birthday, Barry Rubin posted on Facebook:

As an additional birthday present–though it is not yet official–the notation on my latest test says that I’m making continued progress with the therapy clearing the d...

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Take the anti-Israel boycott movement seriously, but stop the scaremongering

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:39pm 2/2/2014 at 9:39pm
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Anyone who has read this blog the past months knows that I take the international boycott threat against Israel very seriously.

It is a venomous movement conceived by propagandists that has had some success in Europe, but few victories in the U.S.

Israel has lived all of its existence under boycott. The current boycott...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters in panic over NY anti-boycott legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:46am 2/2/2014 at 9:46am
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We have reported about legislation making its way through both the NY State Assembly and Senate seeking to stop state funds being used...

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Philadelphia City Council condemns anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:22pm 1/31/2014 at 12:22pm
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A Resolution passed yesterday by the Philadelphia City Council is a good reflection of how deeply the pushback against the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel has reached in American civil and political society.  (Full Resolution embedded at bottom of post.)

Condemning the American Studies Association’s academic boycott against Israeli academic...

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SodaStream wins French court case against boycott group

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:59pm 1/29/2014 at 6:59pm
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This is a small win, but a win is a win.

We need a lot more such legal challenges to anti-Israel boycott groups, who  are propagandists and have no compunctions about lying and making up accusations in the worst tradition of Pallywood.

Whether it’s hummus, coffee cafes, or academic scholars, there is nothing Israeli...

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Freed Palestinian “Hero” Terrorist Boasts of his Murders

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:59am 1/29/2014 at 8:59am
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On American TV, a show called “Lovers’ Tales,” would likely be a romantic comedy. On Ma’an, the independent Palestinian television network, it is a weekly show interviewing freed prisoners.

This week Palestinian Media Watch reports on the interview of one Issa Abd Rabbo.

Until his release, Issa Abd Rabbo was serving two life...

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Phase 2 of the pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:56am 1/28/2014 at 8:56am
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On Saturday, January 24, I appeared on the syndicated radio show of our friend Pete “Da Tech Guy” Ingemi.

I had a chance to talk about the backround and nature of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement, most specifically the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel. See our BDS...

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Why Israelis are supporting Netanyahu this time

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:01am 1/27/2014 at 7:01am
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The Israeli public historically doesn’t like when Israeli Prime Ministers feud with American Presidents, and take it out on the Israeli Prime Minister.

It previously happened with Netanyahu and President Clinton in 1999 and earlier with Yitzchak Shamir and President George H. W. Bush.

In the months before an Israeli election both Prime Ministers...

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Pinkwashing, Redwashing, Greenwashing — the multi-colored world of anti-Israel hate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11:32am 1/26/2014 at 11:32am
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We’ve written frequently about the ludicrous “pinkwashing” movement, whereby anti-Israel “queer” (their word) activists in academia demonize Israel not for mistreating gays, but for talking about how Israel doesn’t mistreat gays.

The worst crime of all to the Pinkwashing movement is that Israel has the temerity to let people know that unlike...

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Who decides what’s in Israel’s best interest?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3:53pm 1/24/2014 at 3:53pm
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Yesterday the Israeli media reported on remarks made to Israel Radio. According the Jerusalem Post:

A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is...

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Israel Uncovers Al Qaeda Cell in Jerusalem

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8:30am 1/23/2014 at 8:30am
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It was reported yesterday that Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet broke up an al Qaeda cell operating in Jerusalem.

According to the report, three men in Jerusalem were recruited by an al Qaeda operative in Gaza to carry out three attacks: targeting the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim bus line, the Jerusalem convention...

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