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Cuomo anti-BDS Executive Order fallout: Boycotters HATE being boycotted!

Cuomo signs anti-BDS legislation
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/6/2016 at 4:00pm
Cuomo signs anti-BDS legislation

Leftist media and BDS supporters have railed against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order that will not allow state agencies to engage with businesses that participate in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel.

They have thrown around typical scare words like “blacklist” and “McCarthyism” while praising a “grassroots”...

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Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Directing Divestment of Public Funds Supporting BDS

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-first-nation-executive-order-directing-divestment-public-funds-supporting
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/5/2016 at 3:00pm
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-first-nation-executive-order-directing-divestment-public-funds-supporting

Despite heavy campaigning against this move by the misnamed Jewish Voice for Peace, New York joins the growing number of states to divest public funds supporting the BDS movement against Israel.

In an executive order, Governor Cuomo takes a “first-in-the-nation action [to] ensure that no state agency or authority engages in or...

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Jerusalem Reunited 1967: Three Israeli Soldiers, One Iconic Photo

Soldiers at Western Wall Then and Now
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/4/2016 at 7:00pm
Soldiers at Western Wall Then and Now

Tomorrow (June 5) is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).

The newest addition to the Jewish calendar, it’s held on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar—six weeks after...

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Bernie Sanders sets up nasty Dem Convention fight over Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:30am 6/1/2016 at 11:30am
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Bernie Sanders made some waves recently by putting two well-known anti-Israel polemicists on the Democratic Party platform committee, Cornel West and James Zogby.

It looks like a platform fight over Israel is in the offing, A Split Over Israel Threatens the Democrats’ Hopes for Unity:

A bitter divide over the Middle East could...

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Depravity: Anti-Israel ‘pinkwashing’ group seeks boycott of ‘Tel Aviv Pride’ events

Boycott Tel Aviv Pride Pinkwatching
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6:30pm 5/29/2016 at 6:30pm
Boycott Tel Aviv Pride Pinkwatching

Scheduled from May 25th through June 3rd, Tel Aviv Pride is a week-long series of events that celebrate gay life.

For over nearly two decades, it’s become one of the city’s most popular annual festivals. Tens of thousands of gay Israelis and LGBTQ tourists from around the world enjoy the extravaganza, which...

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Meet the women training to defend their homeland from ISIS

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/meet-the-women-training-to-defend-their-homeland-from-isis-694100547798
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:00pm 5/28/2016 at 9:00pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/meet-the-women-training-to-defend-their-homeland-from-isis-694100547798

As of now, I’m still planning on heading to Israel at the end of next week, though that could always change last minute. Family health issues seem under control at the moment, and I’m going with one of my daughters so I really didn’t want to cancel if at all possible.

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Palestinian Media Celebrates Murder of U.S. Tourist

Palestinian Authority TV Celebrates Death of Taylor Force
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3:00pm 5/25/2016 at 3:00pm
Palestinian Authority TV Celebrates Death of Taylor Force

The official Palestinian Authority television celebrated the death of U.S. tourist Taylor Force, calling his murderer a martyr 11 times in the broadcast.

From the report:

Official PA TV newsreader: “In Qalqilya, hundreds of citizens accompanied the body of Martyr Bashar Masalha [to his burial]…”

Official PA TV reporter: “After delays by Israel in...

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Son of Hamas Leader at JPost Conf: “there is an Islamic problem”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv_o2Lmo5xw
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00am 5/25/2016 at 7:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv_o2Lmo5xw

This past Sunday more than 1,500 people—along with dozens of members of the media and press—attended The Jerusalem Post’s 5th Annual Conference in New York City.

The one-day event, themed “Israel, the U.S. and the Free World Facing Global Terror,” was held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times...

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Netanyahu Turns Down French Initiative, Wants to Meet With Abbas

Valls Meets Netanyahu
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 5:30pm 5/24/2016 at 5:30pm
Valls Meets Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Prime Minister Manuel Valls he wants to hold a one-on-one meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas instead of a multinational conference in Paris. Netanyahu thinks Abbas will use the conference as a way to ignore direct negotiations with Israel.

France has scheduled the peace talks...

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Hamas Plans Public Executions in Gaza

Hamas Public Executions
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/24/2016 at 1:00pm
Hamas Public Executions

Terrorist group Hamas plans to conduct public executions in Gaza in an attempt to bring down crime.

Ismail Jaber, the group’s attorney general, said he wants them to “take place before a large crowd.”

Hamas has thirteen men waiting for their execution after the courts convicted them “of murder connected to robberies.” Officials...

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Guess which “million people lost everything when Israel declared independence”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/21/2016 at 6:00pm
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“Nakba Day” remembers Arab refugees created by the civil war and then invasion of the nascent Jewish state by Arab armies. It was held a week ago, the day after Israel Independence Day.

The “Nakba” has been rewritten by the propagandists as something inflicted upon the Arabs, as opposed to a result...

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Anti-Israel students ambush, attack Jewish Movie Screening at UC-Irvine

UCI Muslim Protest Jewish Meeting
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:35am 5/20/2016 at 11:35am
UCI Muslim Protest Jewish Meeting

Two student groups at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), ambushed a movie screening held by Students Supporting Israel (SSI).

Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel, who was on campus for a Campus Reform meeting, posted this video on Facebook:

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United Methodists Vote to Break Ties with Anti-Israel “U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation”

Josh Ruebner Al Jazeera
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/19/2016 at 2:30pm
Josh Ruebner Al Jazeera

In an unexpected move, the United Methodists decided on Tuesday to call on the church’s mission agency to withdraw its membership in the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USCEIO).

Based in Washington, D.C. the USCEIO is a vehemently anti-Israel umbrella organization for the boycott, sanctions, and divestment (BDS) movement. Its...

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Israel Introduces Sea-Based Iron Dome

Iron Dome
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/18/2016 at 4:00pm
Iron Dome

Israel has debuted a sea version of their successful Iron Dome to provide more protection from Hamas and Hezbollah.

The sea Iron Dome will also protect the natural gas fields off the coast of Israel. The...

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Why did Brown/RISD Hillel host an anti-Israel “Nakba Day” event?

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:98BkzkJBe2UJ:https://www.facebook.com/events/1600464860271975/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/17/2016 at 6:00pm
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I know a cover-up happened at Brown/RISD Hillel over an anti-Israel “Nakba Day” event held on the premises organized by a small group of leftist Jews and anti-Israel campus allies.

How do I know? I was there.

Such an event arguably violated Hillel International’s Israel Guidelines (aka Standards of Partnership), but it is not...

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Israel: Hamas Training ISIS Terrorists in Gaza

IDF exposes Hamas-ISIS terrorist alliance
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30am 5/17/2016 at 10:30am
IDF exposes Hamas-ISIS terrorist alliance

Islamic State (ISIS) is getting logistical and military support from Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas, a senior official of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) told the press. IDF’s Major General Yoav Mordechai revealed that terrorists belonging to Hamas and ISIS were now conducting joint military exercises in Gaza — along the southern...

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Will United Methodists Lead The Way In Rejecting Anti-Israel Divestment?

UMCGC bric-a-brac (IRD credit)
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/16/2016 at 2:00pm
UMCGC bric-a-brac (IRD credit)

Every four years the United Methodist Church General Conference (UMCGC) meets to make policy decisions and set the direction for the denomination.

From May 10th through May 20th, 864 delegates (half of them clergy) are convening at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to consider over 1,000 resolutions.

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