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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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More Demonization: Jewish Voice for Peace leading effort to ban DC police training in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 3, 2018 at 7:00pm 9/3/2018 at 7:00pm

A Washington D.C. chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is spearheading a coalition of far-left groups who are calling on the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to end its participation in police exchanges and counter-terrorism training visits to Israel.

The effort follows on a decision this past April by the Durham,...

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Vassar Disorientation Guide urges students to “Slap a Zionist”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 4:30pm 9/2/2018 at 4:30pm

Students at numerous schools have created a “Disorientation Guide” to be distributed to incoming first-year students to offset official Orientation Guides.

A Disorientation Guide (full copy embedded at bottom of post)(pdf.) was just distributed at Vassar College, and it was loaded with anti-Israel, pro-BDS invective.

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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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American Association of University Professors: Don’t boycott the anti-Israel academic boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9:10pm 8/8/2018 at 9:10pm
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The academic boycott of Israel, part of the broader Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, has been endorsed by approximately 1400 university and college faculty members in the U.S. alone.

So far, the only major academic association to endorse the academic boycott was the American Studies Association (December 2013), though there have...

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Cory Booker: I was tricked into holding this anti-Israel sign

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 7:30pm 8/4/2018 at 7:30pm

Senator Cory Booker appeared at the Netroots 2018 conference.

Netroots is the annual gathering of far-left (“progressive”) activists. For presidential hopefuls hoping to generate buzz among the base, Netroots is a must. This year Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker were among the speakers.

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund finances key groups behind anti-Israel church divestment efforts

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 7:30pm 7/29/2018 at 7:30pm
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Why are so many of America’s mainline churches partnering with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), an anti-Israel organization which allegedly has financial ties to terror groups and is a leader...

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In blow to anti-Israel profs, lawsuit against American Studies Association over BDS to stay in federal court

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00am 7/7/2018 at 10:00am

The American Studies Association (ASA) was the first, and so far the only, major American academic association to adopt the academic boycott of Israel, part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) call to isolate and cut ties with Israel and Israelis.

The fallout from the December 2013 ASA resolution was swift. The...

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BDS-funding Dem candidate Scott Wallace sinking, Cook moves #PA01 to ‘Leans Republican’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:00pm 7/6/2018 at 5:00pm
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Democrats had high hopes for a pick up in the newly-redistricted 1st District of Pennsylvania, the result of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that threw out the 2010 redistricting for allegedly violating the Pennsylvania Constitution.

The issue of whether partisan redistricting violates the U.S. Constitution remains an open question, despite recent SCOTUS...

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Newton, MA public school officials backtrack on pledge to rid curriculum of anti-Israel bias

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 6:00pm 7/1/2018 at 6:00pm

In several posts we have described how biased teaching materials about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the history and practice of Islam were used for years in the curriculum of two public high schools in the Boston suburb of Newton, Massachusetts:

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Anti-Israel bias and harassment at Presbyterian Church USA’s General Assembly

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/24/2018 at 6:00pm

The 223rd General Assembly (GA) of the mainline Presbyterian Church (USA) wrapped up yesterday on June 23rd with voting commissioners approving a number of overtures (resolutions) which “featured one-sided condemnations of Israel” while “almost no effort” was made to hold Palestinian governments accountable for stymying peace or “harming Israelis and...

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Oops: Anti-Israel South African union tweets photo of Jewish refugees from Arab countries to commemorate “Palestinian refugees”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00am 6/22/2018 at 7:00am
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Wednesday June 20th was World Refugee Day, a day when the international community expresses solidarity for people forced to flee their homes as a result of war, persecution, or violence.

Palestinians and their supporters globally typically also use the opportunity of World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the current situation facing...

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Israeli Study Asserts Link Between BDS Movement and Palestinian Terrorist Groups

https://twitter.com/4ILorg/status/1009120988624228352
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12:00pm 6/21/2018 at 12:00pm
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The Israeli government has released detailed research they claim exposes the connection between global anti-Israel boycott movement and terrorist groups. The study commissioned by the Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy described the web of connections joining prominent anti-Israel boycott organizations as the “hate network,” with their findings allegedly connecting...

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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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Update: Durham NC Pro-Israel groups organize against City Council ban on police exchanges with Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:00pm 6/9/2018 at 8:00pm
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On April 16h, Durham, North Carolina became the first American city to align a municipal public policy with the agenda of the virulently anti-Jewish and anti-peace extremist organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), which falsely blames Israel and American Jewish organizations for U.S. domestic police militarization and instances of police violence...

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More Israel Demonizing Likely at Upcoming Presbyterian Church USA’s General Assembly

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 8:00pm 6/3/2018 at 8:00pm

From June 16-23 the General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will meet in St. Louis where delegates will consider for passage at least eight Israel-related resolutions.

By contrast, in terms of its Middle East coverage, the GA is slated to consider only one overture “responding to the current Syrian crisis”...

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