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Anti-Israel activists shout down lecture at U. South Florida, harass speakers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:00pm 2/27/2016 at 9:00pm
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The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement always has used disruption and intimidation on campus as a tactic to initimidate Israeli and pro-Israel speakers and students on campus. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a leader in this regard, but hardly alone.

There have been two developments in the past...

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UK: New Bill Aims to Block Anti-Israel Boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am 2/16/2016 at 10:00am

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has proposed new directives to combat anti-Israel boycott in the United Kingdom. Under the proposed regulations, universities, city councils, state-run health services and other government-funded public organisation will be not be allowed to discriminate against products made in Israel.

The announcement comes on the heels of...

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The Regressive Left in Israel and the West

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:16pm 2/6/2016 at 6:16pm
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Consider this a follow-up to our prior reporting on the Regressive Left:

The concept of masochists defending sadists came from this article, The Masochists Who Defend Sadists: The Regressive Left in Theory and Practice:

I think they hated the idea of the West and of Empire, so they made a practical and intellectual alliance...

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Anti-Israel protest at Kings College turns violent

https://richardmillett.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/police-prevent-activists-smashing-into-ami-ayalon-talk-at-kings/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:30am 1/20/2016 at 11:30am
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For several years we have been documenting the increasingly aggressive tactics of anti-Israel protesters on campus.

Recently, an Israeli professor’s guest lecture was disrupted at the University of Minnesota Law School, and the Palestine Solidarity Committee at UT-Austin (led by law student Mohammed Nabulsi) disrupted an Israeli Studies event:

These tactics are nothing...

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Oberlin College Alums: Anti-Israel fanaticism creating hostile environment for Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/17/2016 at 7:30pm
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Oberlin College is an institution in turmoil over the past several years, and anti-Israel activism is part of the problem. Now, over 200 alumni are claiming the anti-Israel activism has created a hostile environment for Jews, and the alumni are demanding the college take action to address the problem.

The issue of when anti-Israelism crosses into...

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BDS’s Economic Impact Isn’t The Point

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:00am 12/30/2015 at 10:00am

A recent article from Adrienne Yaron has an important kernel of truth surrounded by a myriad of analytical errors and false conclusions.  The central point that BDS is a cover for defamation of Israel and development of a critical mass of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hatred on false pretenses is sound.  The...

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The Anti-Israel Theater of Hate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00am 12/22/2015 at 7:00am

Galway, Ireland. They stood huddled in the corner of the lecture theatre whispering ominously. A final pep talk perhaps, or a hasty revision of tactics.

Then the leader surged forward, arms flailing, voice bellowing, clad in the colours of Palestine. ‘Get the f–k off our campus, now, you f–king Zionist, f–king prick,’...

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ALERT: Faculty Association anti-Israel Boycott season has started

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 8:00pm 11/15/2015 at 8:00pm

The academic year in progress features several Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolutions to boycott Israeli universities by major academic professional organizations, as well as preparatory boycott activity to lead up to votes in future years.

Here is the schedule, in chronological order, based upon what we now know:

1. National Women’s...

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Democrats seek to undo political damage of the Iran Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:00am 11/12/2015 at 10:00am

In a look at the history of the tensions between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The New York Times several days ago started with an interesting anecdote.

For President Obama, it was a day of celebration. He had just signed the most important domestic measure of...

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Bedouin Israeli diplomat’s speech at U. Windsor disrupted, but he’s not upset

http://www.cameraoncampus.org/blog/israel-on-campus-the-way-to-succeed/#.VkNQy7erReh
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:05am 11/11/2015 at 10:05am
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Ishmael Khaldi is an Israeli diplomat, currently assigned to the Israeli Embassy in London, and formerly at the Consulate in San Francisco.

Khaldi is the first Israeli diplomat who is Bedouin.  I have never met Khaldi, but I visited his home village of Khawaled in northern Israel last May, Khawaled Village –...

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Winning a Debate with an Israel-Hater

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:00pm 10/24/2015 at 9:00pm

“It often happens in the middle of an otherwise pleasant day — you’re shopping, or walking across a college campus, and you encounter THEM. They’re holding signs that claim Israel is an “apartheid state” and charge Israel with committing “genocide” against Palestinians. They’re calling for boycotts against Israeli products, and divestment...

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Israel Finally Outlaws “Temple Mount Screamers”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/12/2015 at 7:30pm
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This week Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, signed an order banning male Murabitun and female Murabatat Islamist groups from Jerusalem’s sacred Temple Mount (Har HaBayit).

In an earlier LI post we highlighted how these groups have been maintaining a permanent presence on the site, and intimidating and harassing non-Muslim visitors on a...

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Ben Cardin Opposes Iran Nuke Deal – Too Late to Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 4, 2015 at 4:30pm 9/4/2015 at 4:30pm

Sen. Ben Cardin (D – Md.) today announced his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran (AKA Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) in an op-ed published in The Washing...

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Boycott the boycotters – NY State Assembly condemns BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:04am 6/19/2015 at 10:04am

There is a growing “boycott the boycotters” movement afoot in the United States, targeting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

On the federal level, the 1970s-era anti-boycott legislation addressing the Arab League boycott of Israel is being supplemented by legislation to address the new BDS-form of boycott.  Provisions in pending...

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Academic freedom for those who seek to destroy academic freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11:00am 5/3/2015 at 11:00am

It’s only been a few weeks since the last scandal and already UCLA is embroiled in yet another controversy over its alleged anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist campus climate.

Back in February, in an incident that generated media headlines and a tidal wave of condemnations, several student government leaders questioned sophomore Rachel Beyda’s eligibility...

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Mainstream media wakes up to BDS-Anti-Semitism connection

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11:30am 3/6/2015 at 11:30am

Long time Legal Insurrection readers know that for years we have been sounding the alarm over the connection between the gross anti-Israel propaganda which demonizes and dehumanizes both Israeli Jews and supporters of Israel, and anti-Semitism. Scroll through our Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) tag for several dozen over 200...

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UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:51pm 12/30/2014 at 5:51pm

The United Nations Security Council just voted against a controversial Palestinian Authority proposal, introduced by Jordan, requiring Israel to pull back to the 1967 lines (the 1949 Armistice line), including designating all of East Jerusalem (which includes the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City).

The vote failed...

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