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My Newsweek Op-Ed: “Arab World Delusions Fuel BDS Campaign’s Coronavirus Conspiracies”

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 10:30am 5/17/2020 at 10:30am
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Regular readers may remember my two-part investigation of the anti-Israel movement’s appropriation of coronavirus pandemic panic.

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Investigation: The Islamist Origins of Anti-Israel Activists’ Coronavirus Narratives

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Posted by    Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 8:30pm 5/3/2020 at 8:30pm
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In April 2020, we published an in-depth investigation: How Anti-Israel Activists Are Hijacking The Coronavirus Crisis And Turning It Against Israel. Our research demonstrated how proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic: namely, blaming the Jewish state and its supporters for as many...

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Op-Ed: “Activists push idea that Israel’s behind the coronavirus pandemic”

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:30pm 4/24/2020 at 4:30pm
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Regular readers may remember my Thursday, April 9th research post, Investigation: How Anti-Israel Activists Are Hijacking The Coronavirus Crisis And Turning It Against Israel. Though the original post clocked in at close to 10,000 words, we managed to distill it down; the short version was published today in JNS

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Gaza-based Amnesty Int’l Consultant Accused of Turning In Other Gazans For Video Chat With Israelis

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Posted by    Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3:00pm 4/16/2020 at 3:00pm
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A (now former) Gaza-based “consultant” with the ‘human rights’ behemoth Amnesty International has suddenly found herself in hot water after she allegedly sold out out fellow Palestinians in Gaza to the terrorist group Hamas.

Self-styled “journalist” Hind Khoudary took to Facebook last week to alert three Hamas officials that a group of...

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Investigation: How Anti-Israel Activists Are Hijacking The Coronavirus Crisis And Turning It Against Israel

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 9:00pm 4/9/2020 at 9:00pm

We have written a lot about how anti-Israel activists routinely hijack causes, events, and crises unrelated to Israel, using “intersectional” theory to turn those issues against the Jewish state.

That phenomenon is playing out again with the coronavirus pandemic, providing the ‘usual suspects’ with yet another issue to exploit.

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VIDEO – Anti-Israel AIPAC protester: “The Jews should be on their knees begging for forgiveness”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:30pm 3/8/2020 at 7:30pm
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From March 1-3, 2020, I attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on a press pass. As part of my coverage of the conference, I spent nearly four hours interviewing, taping, and photographing anti-Israel protesters who had gathered outside the venue.

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New Research Study: Faculty Promote Their Anti-Israel Agenda In Classes

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Posted by    Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:00pm 1/13/2020 at 7:00pm
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In the years since our founding, Legal Insurrection has covered anti-Israel activism on our nation’s campuses. Though expressions of anti-Zionism on campus are often the work of radical student groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), behind many such groups and their anti-Israel messaging stands faculty support for the...
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American Historical Association Rejects Anti-Israel Resolution for the 4th Time

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:00pm 1/8/2020 at 7:00pm
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For the fourth time in a row, the American Historical Association (AHA) rejected anti-Israel resolutions at its annual meeting on Sunday, January 5.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Keynotes ‘American Muslims for Palestine’ Conference Devoted to Destroying Israel

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Posted by    Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30pm 12/5/2019 at 7:30pm
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In a recent post, I documented how American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) ejected me from its annual conference Thanksgiving weekend because it was afraid I would provide negative coverage. For background on the harassing treatment I received, see Fearing Negative Coverage, ‘American Muslims for Palestine’ Conference Ejects Legal Insurrection Reporter.

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Fearing Negative Coverage, ‘American Muslims for Palestine’ Conference Ejects Legal Insurrection Reporter

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Posted by    Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30pm 11/30/2019 at 7:30pm

I have researched and written extensively about American Muslims for Palestine, a key connector of anti-Israel Islamist and radical leftist groups, including fringe anti-Zionist Jews who provide cover.

You can read more about AMP and the groups it works with in these posts by me:

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Investigation: ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Locked Down Its Annual Conference, What Was It Hiding?

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Posted by    Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00am 11/25/2019 at 9:00am
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Last week, we reported on the disruption of Israeli Hen Mazzig’s talk by Vassar College Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in Vassar President: It was anti-Semitic to shout at Israeli Jewish speaker “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free”.

In a breath of fresh air, Vassar president Elizabeth...

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Vassar President: It was anti-Semitic to shout at Israeli Jewish speaker “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00pm 11/19/2019 at 2:00pm
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Search for Vassar College in Legal Insurrection’s archives, and you’ll find scores of posts documenting Vassar students’ efforts to shut down speech with which they disagree. This is a longstanding problem on today’s college campuses, and it is perhaps most commonly manifested in attacks on Israeli, pro-Israel, and/or Jewish speakers.

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Code Pink sells out women and exploits Jews on propaganda tour of Iran

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:00am 10/30/2019 at 7:00am
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In October 2019, CodePink took another in a long line of trips to the Islamic Republic of Iran on the premise of promoting peace.

The latest trip, even more so than the prior trips, amounted to a whitewash of Iranian human rights violations, particularly towards women. The CodePink group was led by...

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Investigation: Anti-ICE “Never Again Action” a Creation of Anti-Israel Group “IfNotNow”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00pm 10/23/2019 at 7:00pm
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In early September 2019, Legal Insurrection published our half of a joint-investigation of anti-Israel groups with The Washington Free Beacon.

Our research—reported in Investigation: Anti- ICE “Never Again Action” Not The Spontaneous Grassroots Group It Claims To Be—showed that the organization Never Again Action, a group claiming that Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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Prof. William A. Jacobson named to Algemeiner’s “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life 2019”

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Posted by    Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2:00pm 9/27/2019 at 2:00pm
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Congratulations to Prof. William A. Jacobson for being named to The Algemeiner’s Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life 2019. Today, September 27, 2019, The Algemeiner published its sixth annual list, saying:

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Investigation: Anti- ICE “Never Again Action” Not The Spontaneous Grassroots Group It Claims To Be

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00pm 9/3/2019 at 7:00pm
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Over the past several months, Never Again Action (NAA), a purportedly spontaneous grassroots Jewish group, has burst into the public eye by staging and videotaping protests at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other government facilities across the country.

But, as a joint investigation by the Legal Insurrection Foundation and the Washington...

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Legal Insurrection Foundation opposes proposed anti-Israel public school curriculum in California

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:20pm 8/7/2019 at 5:20pm
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Legal Insurrection has long tracked and opposed the spread of anti-Israel curricula at the university level, and has documented efforts to push that political activism into high school and elementary schools. Our research and litigation exposing anti-Israel activism in a third-grade class in Ithaca received national attention,

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