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Jewish Voice for Peace disavows BDS activist Miko Peled: “No place 4 antisemitism in our movement”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:25pm 9/24/2016 at 9:25pm
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We have written dozens of times about Jewish Voice for Peace, which is a leader of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. As Prof. Miriam Elman has thoroughly documented, JVP uses the “Jewish” in its name (even thought it’s not a Jewish group) to lend cover to all manner...

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BDS is a Settler Colonial Ideology

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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One of the foundational claims of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is that Israel is a settler colonial project without legitimacy.

It is a claim repeated in mindless rote fashion, as if repeating it ten times in every discussion is a litmus test for being truly anti-Zionist. The claim is...

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Oberlin’s BDS-loving Jewish-conspiracy-spouting Prof. Joy Karega removed from teaching

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 5:15pm 8/3/2016 at 5:15pm

You may remember Joy Karega, the Oberlin College Social Justice Writing professor (yes, there is such a position) who, when not helping organize anti-Israel BDS events with Students for a Free Palestine, posted bizarre Jewish conspiracy theories on Facebook.

Like this image of how the Rothschild family controls the world:

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American Studies Association discussing possible academic boycott of Turkey, but why stop there?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:20pm 7/21/2016 at 6:20pm
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Yesterday I asked the question, in light of the academic purge in Turkey, Will anti-Israel academic boycotters now also boycott Turkish universities?

As noted in that post, over 250 university presidents and major university associations have condemned the academic boycott of...

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Look who has blocked me on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:00pm 5/23/2016 at 9:00pm

So … I just noticed that Stanley Cohen, the pro-Hamas tax convict who, after release from prison, was held out as representing some anti-Israel teenager even though his law license was suspended, has blocked me on Twitter.

I think this tweet of mine is what did it:

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American Studies Association and its leaders sued over Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:45pm 4/20/2016 at 12:45pm

The American Studies Association (ASA) was the first significant-sized faculty association to implement the academic boycott of Israel.

A lawsuit just filed by several distinguished members challenges the ASA boycott, seeks damages against individual officers and National Council members who advanced the boycott, as well as injunctive relief, arguing that ASA exceeded its purpose...

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Looks like Beirut university nixed Steven Salaita hire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00am 4/14/2016 at 10:00am

Steven Salaita, you may recall, was the controversial anti-Israel professor whose hate-tweeting caused the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to decline to hire him for a tenured position. The University asserted that Salaita only had a contingent offer subject to Board approval, and that approval never happened.

Salaita is active in the Boycott...

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British gov’t cuts funding to pro-BDS charity

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:00pm 4/2/2016 at 9:00pm
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British civil and governmental societies are undergoing a soul searching as to the role Britain plays in funding terrorism against Israel and the BDS movement.

As Jonathan reported, Britain Rocked By Revelation Of Taxpayer-Funded Palestinian Terror:

Great Britain’s Foreign Office and Department for International Development (“DFID”) have funneled million of Pounds, at least, to...

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Anti-Israel activists hating on Bernie Sanders

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:30pm 2/15/2016 at 7:30pm
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Bernie Sanders is Jewish and worked on a kibbutz in Israel in the 1960s.

Bernie supports Israel’s right to exist, though he’s decidedly more into the “balanced” approach compared to other candidates, and has questionable Middle East advisors.

Bernie doesn’t wear either his Judaism or Zionism on his sleeve, unlike his socialism. To the contrary,...

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Vassar faculty-sponsored anti-Israel event erupts in controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:40am 2/8/2016 at 8:40am
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Once again, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is mired in controversy regarding anti-Israel activities on campus involving Vassar faculty.

The controversy surrounds the February 3, 2016, appearance of Rutgers Associate Professor Jasbir Puar at the invitation of several Vassar departments, including Jewish Studies.

At the outset of the appearance, according to the Vassar...

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The Nation magazine mishandles prominent Rabbi’s complaint of anti-Semitic essay

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/31/2016 at 7:30pm

In November 2015, The Nation, a prominent progressive magazine, published an essay by controversial professor Steven Salaita which raised compl...

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Stunning defeat for BDS at American Historical Association (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:40pm 1/9/2016 at 6:40pm

I really had expected the worst regarding the anti-Israel resolution being voted on at the Business Meeting taking place at the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

For full background and details, see our prior post, American Historical Association to Consider Anti-Israel Resolution. The Times of Israel also had an extensive...

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Settlement: Steven Salaita gives up claim to faculty job

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:08am 11/12/2015 at 11:08am

The saga of controversial anti-Israel professor Steven Salaita is coming to an end, at least as concerns the University of Illinois.

Salaita, whose inflammatory tweets prior to and during the 2014 Gaza conflict caused the Board of Trustees not to approve his conditional offer of a tenured position, sued in federal court....

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Incitement – False charges of Israeli “murder” of Hashem Azzeh

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12:30pm 10/23/2015 at 12:30pm
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We have seen various levels of incitement in recent weeks, frequently involving false claims of Israeli murder of Palestinians.

Palestinian knife-attackers who are shot dead frequently are portrayed as the victim.

The most infamous example of such incitement was when Mahmoud Abbas claimed in a televised speech that a 13-year old Arab boy...

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Anti-Israel campus bullies demand Freedom from Criticism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:15pm 9/30/2015 at 9:15pm
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This is really rich.

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is extremely aggressive on campus, something we have documented hundreds of times.

That aggressiveness is carried out on the streets and campus areas by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), whose aggressive actions are meant to and do intimidate other students.

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Steven Salaita lawsuit survives Motion to Dismiss (Update – Chancellor Resigns)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:34pm 8/6/2015 at 1:34pm

The Court in the Steven Salaita lawsuit, arising out of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees’ decision not to hire him, has just issued a Memorandum and Opinion [Full Embed at bottom of post] which allows his key claims to move forward.

For background on the case, see our prior posts:

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Breaking! Anti-Israel academic boycotters STILL don’t like being boycotted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:15pm 7/28/2015 at 9:15pm
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This could be a series. In fact, with this post, maybe it is a series.

We have covered many times the faculty members who demand the boycott of Israeli academic institutions (BDS) — which necessarily involves boycotting the individuals who work at those institutions — and then complain when...

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