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Congrats Prof. Miriam Elman: Algemeiner’s top 100 people “positively influencing Jewish life”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00pm 9/15/2018 at 8:00pm

The Algemeiner “was founded in 1972 by famed journalist Gershon Jacobson as Der Algemeiner Journal and was originally published in Yiddish.” It’s now one of a core of “Jewish” publications, but unlike some leftist publications like The Forward, it’s more moderate in its politics.

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New study: BDS activists hostile toward Jewish students, not just Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/12/2018 at 6:00pm

For many years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activity on U.S. university and college campuses, typically part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.

In these prior posts we’ve described many instances when this Israel-related activism has crossed over the...

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Anti-Israel group which planned to infiltrate Jewish summer camps not welcome at Camp Ramah

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/17/2018 at 6:00pm

Last week the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s official summer camping arm, the National Ramah Commission (NRC), pledged not to partner with an activist group of Ramah camp alumni affiliated with the far-left “IfNotNow” (INN) group.

In a letter distributed on June 11th to its institutional partners, whose programs this summer include...

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Jewish Democratic group won’t back BDS-funder Dem nominee Scott Wallace (#PA01)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:00pm 6/13/2018 at 1:00pm
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Scott Wallace is the progressive Democratic nominee in the 1st Congressional District in Pennsylvania, running against Brian Fitzpatrick in the newly created district. Fitzpatrick is the current Representative in the soon-to-be extinct 8th District, which disappeared as part of judicially-ordered redistricting.

Wallace’s foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, was a funder...

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Group plans to infiltrate Jewish summer camps to turn campers against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:30pm 4/8/2018 at 7:30pm

In the saturated arena of anti-Israel political activism in the U.S., the once little-known Washington D.C.-based organization IfNotNow (INN) is catapulting its way to the forefront of the pack.

In one of its boldest moves, IfNotNow is planning to train camp counselors to “teach” campers at Jewish summer camps about the Israeli...

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Jewish Refugee Day: Recognizing the 850,000 Jewish Refugees from Arab and Muslim Lands

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/30/2017 at 2:30pm
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Today Israel marks a national day to remember the departure and expulsion of Jews from Arab countries and Iran.

The commemorative day, which was designated by Israel’s legislative body three years ago, comes as a belated recognition of the collective traumas experienced by between 850,000 to 1 million Jews who were expelled...

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Balfour Declaration Centennial Celebration of Jewish Sovereignty in the Jewish Homeland

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:30am 11/2/2017 at 8:30am

Today—November 2, 2017—Great Britain, Israel, Zionist Jews across the planet and their supporters, will commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a major milestone in the international community’s recognition of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination in the land of Israel.

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Proof the accusation of “Israeli Apartheid” is just anti-Jewish bias

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/3/2017 at 4:00pm

Anti-Israel activists regularly, and with never-ending repetition, claim that Israel is an “Apartheid state” because if favors Jews over non-Jews. This accusation is a key part of the strategy to delegitimize Israel, and was developed in 2001 as part of the Durban conference boycott call.

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Fliers Call to End “Jewish Privilege” at U. Illinois

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/3/2017 at 7:00pm

Several weeks ago a series of fliers appeared on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Most of the hateful fliers disparaged American Jews as privileged whites and connected this alleged ‘Jewish privilege’ to social injustice in...

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BDS Leaders Slam Leftist U.S. Peace Groups

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:00pm 6/9/2016 at 9:00pm
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This past Sunday Omar Barghouti blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 157 which directs NY state agencies to counter-boycott those companies that engage in discriminatory pro-BDS business activities.

Barghouti (52) is one of the biggest names in BDS.

He’s writes prolifically in support of the BDS agenda, goes on frequent speaking tours where he delivers vehemently...

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Dozens of groups support plea for help from Vassar Jewish students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/12/2016 at 1:00pm

Late last month, Vassar College students narrowly rejected a proposed Israel-boycott.

Legal Insurrection led the way in exposing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity at Vassar over the past two years. Key parts of the problem were vocal faculty who were hostile to Israel and favorable towards the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement....

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In Rochester (NY), pro-Israel voices are stifled while pro-Palestinian activists thrive

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8:35pm 10/4/2015 at 8:35pm
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The misnamed “Jewish Voice for Peace” (JVP) has launched a national campaign along with other anti-Israel groups to claim that “pro-Palestinian” speech is stifled around the country. In fact, The accusation of speech stifling is a passive-aggressive move to preclude legitimate criticism.

As we demonstrated, what JVP and other such groups really...

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American Jewish musician barred from Spanish festival by anti-Israel boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:19pm 8/16/2015 at 1:19pm

For years we have been arguing that at most there is a thin line between the Israel hatred of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and hatred of Jews.

BDS was born at the anti-Semitic 2001 Durban conference, but was repackaged as a grassroots “civil society” movement in 2005, and...

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John Kerry’s loose lips may sink peace ship

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1:48pm 2/6/2014 at 1:48pm

John Kerry has done a great disservice to the peace process by pumping up the anti-Israel boycott movement far beyond its reality, and doing so in a way that was widely and accurately perceived as a bullying threat to Israel.  Such overhyping only serves to entrench those who think Israel can...

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Demonization: One year ago the Durham boycott of police training in Israel launched

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 4/16/2019 at 5:00pm
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A year ago today, on April 16, 2018, the Durham North Carolina City Council passed the “Israel Resolution” making Durham the first city in the United States to boycott police trainings specifically with Israel.

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National Black Law Enforcement group backs Georgia-Israel police exchange program

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 8:00pm 2/24/2019 at 8:00pm
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The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns (GCOAIC) have issued statements condemning the virulently anti-Israel and undeniably antisemitic campaign known as “Deadly Exchange”.

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Durham rejects recommendation to revise anti-Israel police policy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9:00am 1/14/2019 at 9:00am
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Last week Durham, North Carolina’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) disappointed the vast majority of the city’s Jewish community by rejecting a draft proposal that had urged city officials to remove reference to Israel from their April 2018 ‘Statement by Durham City Council...

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