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Pro-Israel students plan counter-programming and protest at SJP annual conf

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:05pm 11/1/2016 at 9:05pm
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So this is interesting.

Students for Justice in Palestine and its related groups are responsible for much if not most of the anti-Israel activity on campuses. We have documented dozens of incidents of intimidation and violence, scroll through our SJP Tag.

For additional background, see reports by The Tower Magazine, The ADL, NGO...

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Syracuse U Pro-BDS Faculty Issue Call to ‘Resist’ Events Co-hosted with Israeli Institutions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/4/2016 at 4:00pm
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Last month, Syracuse University (SU) made headlines when a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department dis-invited an award-winning Israeli NYU Professor and filmmaker from a campus event out of fear of offending the political sensibilities of her BDS-supporting colleagues (see our prior posts covering the story).

At the time, pro-BDS faculty ...

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Rosh Hashanah Message for Pro-Israel College Kids

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:45am 10/2/2016 at 11:45am
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Oberlin Student Senate condemns Alumni group for complaining too much about campus anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:41pm 9/20/2016 at 6:41pm

We have followed the problems at Oberlin College for years. Rather than revisiting everything, please scroll through our Oberlin Tag.

The most recent incident involved Professor Joy Karega, who posted blatantly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Facebook, including linking the Rothschild family to a global conspiracy.

Karega also accused Israel of attacking Charlie Hebdo...

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Anti-Israel activism course reinstated at UC Berkeley

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/20/2016 at 6:00pm

Yesterday the University of California at Berkeley rescinded its suspension of a course, Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Colonial Settler Analysis—a vehemently anti-Israel, one-credit, once-a-week, student-led course.

The entire purpose of the course appears to be political advocacy and organizing, in violation of university policy for an academic class.

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VIDEO: Combating Anti-Zionist Antisemitism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 6:30pm 8/7/2016 at 6:30pm

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, I drove down to Ithaca, NY to give a talk titled “Hate Speech and the New Antisemitism: Why Anti-Zionist Extremism is on the Rise and What We Can Do to Stop It”.

The lecture was sponsored by the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community (IAUJC).

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BDS is an Assault on Diaspora Jewry and American Civil Society

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:30am 6/8/2016 at 11:30am

For the past decade, anti-Israel activists in the United States and Europe have called on pension funds, universities and churches to sell their stock in companies that do business with Israel, particularly its defense establishment. They have also called for people and governments to boycott Israel, its products and services.

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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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UC Regents condemns “anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/23/2016 at 4:00pm

In a post on Monday I noted a Report (pdf.) suggesting “Principles Against Intolerance” and containing a condemnation of anti-Semitism, was coming up for vote today at the University of California Board of Regents, UC Regents should seize its Moynihan moment on anti-Zionism.

The key language in controversy was both the general condemnation of anti-Semitism,...

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UC Regents should seize its Moynihan moment on anti-Zionism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:30am 3/21/2016 at 10:30am

On November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed the infamous “Zionism Is Racism” Resolution 3379:

“Determines that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination”

The Resolution came on the heels of the failed 1973 Yom Kippur attempt by...

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Study documents correlation between campus anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 8:30pm 3/14/2016 at 8:30pm

At one level, you could put this post in the “tell me something I don’t already know” category.

For several years I have been documenting anti-Israel activity on campus, typically part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and carried out by groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

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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.

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Scottish BDS Activist Gets 12 Months for Acid Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/28/2015 at 7:30pm

According to media reports last week (see, for example, here and here) Scott Harrison, a Scottish anti-Israel activist, was sentenced last week to a year in jail.

Back on October 25, 2014 he threw acid in the face of an 18-year-old woman manning a stall in Glasgow shopping center. The stall was...

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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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Shocked at Yale and Mizzou? Pro-Israel students have lived with intimidation for years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:30am 11/10/2015 at 11:30am
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The recent incidents at Yale University and U. Missouri of students-gone-wild against open discussion and press freedom have shocked not just conservatives, but also liberals.

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The fact that a professor was involved in the silencing has Twitter in a storm:

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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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U. California system moves to keep anti-Israel BDS out of the classroom

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:26pm 12/22/2014 at 5:26pm

By now most of our readers should be familiar with the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement.

Scroll through our BDS and American Studies Association tags for a horrifying history of the perversion of...

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