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Investigation: Anti-Israel Activists Falsely Blame Israel for George Floyd’s Death, Stoke Anti-Jewish Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:30pm 6/3/2020 at 12:30pm
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We have seen this movie before. Whenever there is a high-profile death of a Black person in the U.S. at the hands of local police, anti-Israel activists try to hijack the anger and redirect it at Israel.

The death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police is another example. We...

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Academic Freedom Win: Israel Boycott Supporter Ilana Feldman Will Not Be Dean at George Washington U

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:00pm 5/27/2020 at 7:00pm
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Ilana Feldman, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University (GWU), recently was appointed Interim Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU.

There was an immediate firestorm of controversy, since Feldman is a supporter of and longtime activist leader of...

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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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Conservative, Pro-Israel DePaul U. Prof. Jason Hill sues University for Defamation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11:40am 4/28/2020 at 11:40am
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Jason Hill is a professor at DePaul University in Chicago who came under attack by student activists and faculty after expressing pro-Israel, anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) views.

We covered the story in early May 2019, DePaul University Faculty Condemns Professor Who Expressed Support for Israel:

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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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Leading Anti-Israel Boycotter: If Israel Develops Coronavirus Vaccine, “No Problem” to Use it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:09pm 4/7/2020 at 7:09pm

Omar Barghouti, one of the original leaders of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, has told his supporters to take an Israeli-made vaccine for the Wuhan Coronavirus if the Jewish State succeeds in developing it.

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Columbia University President Condemns Anti-Semitism in Statement Ahead of BDS Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00am 3/10/2020 at 8:00am

Kudos to President Bollinger for making this statement. We need more leaders in higher education to do the same.

From the Columbia website:

President Bollinger Condemns Anti-Semitism in a Statement Before the Senate Plenary

I want to speak about a difficult matter—about a concern I have regarding the risk of a rising anti-Semitism on...

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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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Austrian Parliament Declares BDS Movement as Antisemitic

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00am 2/28/2020 at 9:00am
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Austria’s parliament passed a unanimous resolution on Thursday condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) as antisemitic. The resolution, tabled by the ruling People’s Party, was supported by all political groups represented in Austria’s National Council.

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UC-Berkeley anti-Israel activists rip up photo of Rasmea Odeh’s terror victims

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 9:00pm 2/16/2020 at 9:00pm

Rasmea Odeh is a terrorist who not only was convicted of killing two Israeli students, she lied to get into the U.S. and become a U.S. citizen.

Odeh was convicted of immigration fraud and deported in September 2017. Now she’s making a comeback on campuses, glorified by groups like Students for Justice...

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Student Govt. at U. Illinois Approves Anti-Israel, Anti-ICE Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9:30am 2/15/2020 at 9:30am

The campus left has become so predictable. What do resolutions such as these actually accomplish?

The College Fix reports:

University of Illinois student government approves anti-Israel, anti-ICE resolution

Backed by half the student senate’s leadership committee, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s student government approved a resolution dem...

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UN Issues Blacklist of Companies Doing Business With Jewish Communities in Israel’s Judea and Samaria Region

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:00pm 2/12/2020 at 4:00pm

The UN Human Rights Council has issued a blacklist of over a hundred companies doing business in Israel’s Judea and Samaria region (also referred to as the West Bank).

The database published on Wednesday comprises mostly of Israeli firms, but also includes big international names such as Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor,...

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Oberlin College settles lawsuit by professor fired after spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:30pm 2/6/2020 at 7:30pm

You may remember Joy Karega, a former Oberlin College “social justice writing” professor.

Karega was caught spreading batsh*t crazy conspiracy theories on Facebook, many focusing on world control by Jews.

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Campus Activists Shut Down Student Govt. Meeting at Berkeley Shouting ‘Free Palestine’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00am 2/6/2020 at 8:00am

The BDS movement is still alive and well at Berkeley.

The College Fix reports:

Student activists chanting ‘Free Palestine’ shut down UC-Berkeley student government meeting

A mob of student activists chanting “free Palestine” disrupted a student government committee meeting Monday at the University of California-Berkeley, as the body was scheduled to vote on a...

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