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Durham, NC rejects recommendation to revise its anti-Israel police exchange 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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BDS-supporter Rep. Rashida Tlaib plays anti-Semitic dual loyalty and disloyalty cards against Israel supporters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/7/2019 at 9:00pm
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Rashida Tlaib is a new Palestinian-American congresswoman from the Detroit area.

She’s also an Israel hater and supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is a modern version of the anti-Jewish boycotts dating back at least to the 1920s in the then British Mandate for Palestine. (See my lecture, The...

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Georgia police groups slam Jewish Voice for Peace’s antisemitic “Deadly Exchange” campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 7:30pm 1/1/2019 at 7:30pm

Two professional associations of police leaders and chief law enforcement officers in Georgia have condemned the virulently anti-Israel and undeniably antisemiticDeadly Exchange” campaign.

That campaign, led by ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’, falsely blames Israel and American Jewish organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), for U.S. domestic police practices and problems in...

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Once again, anti-Israel activists hijack and weaponize Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:30pm 12/25/2018 at 8:30pm
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Every year, at Christmas, Palestinian officials, activists, and a host of virulently anti-Israel groups exploit the holiday season for political purposes.

As we’ve documented in several prior posts, for years Christmas holiday themes, symbols, and rituals have been continuously appropriated and put into service for anti-Israel propaganda:

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UPDATE: Airbnb affirms it will boycott Jews in West Bank, after earlier suspension statement “released in error.”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1:22pm 12/17/2018 at 1:22pm
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UPDATE: After sending out a statement in Hebrew that it was suspending the boycott of Jews in the West Bank, Airbnb has announced that that statement was issued in error. It plans to go forward with the boycott after figuring out how best to implement it.

The Free Beacon reports:

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Pressure mounts on Airbnb over boycott of ‘West Bank’ Jews, calling into question planned 2019 IPO

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:17pm 12/13/2018 at 9:17pm
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When Airbnb announced in mid-November 2018 that it would delist Jewish homes in Judea & Samaria (the “West Bank”), the move met with cheers from anti-Israel activists, who had worked for years to pressure Airbnb.

The U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (fka U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation) is an umbrella...

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Facing rogue faculty action, all 10 U. California Chancellors reaffirm opposition to academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:15pm 12/13/2018 at 2:15pm

In recent posts we have discussed how anti-Israel faculty at some universities and colleges have gone rogue.

Knowing that their institutions reject the academic boycott of Israel, these faculty members impose the boycott on students to deprive students of educational opportunities to study on approved programs in Israel.

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Marc Lamont Hill’s Apology Is Not Accepted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:00am 12/11/2018 at 7:00am

That dog whistles are now a hot topic of discussion is easily the dumbest thing about 2018.

When CNN fired Marc Lamont Hill over his speech at the UN where he talked of freeing Palestine from river to the sea, it was said that the expression in question was a ...

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Anti-Semitic “Deadly Exchange” campaign can be defeated when local pro-Israel groups respond quickly

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 6:30pm 12/9/2018 at 6:30pm

Anti-Israel activists thrive in darkness. On campuses and municipalities, they spend months and sometimes years planning attacks on Israel that are often unveiled only at the last second, leaving Israel advocates scrambling.

That is unfolding with a vile antisemitic campaign called “Deadly Exchange,” which seeks to blame Israel and American Jewish groups...

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Anti-Israel Vote Goes Down in Flames at Ohio State University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00am 12/7/2018 at 8:00am

The anti-Israel BDS movement just suffered another major blow.

The College Fix reports:

Anti-Israel divestment vote fails spectacularly at Ohio State

When students have to attach their names, the vote goes a little differently.

Ten months after approving a watered-down anti-Israel...

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ALERT – University Presidents called upon to prevent rogue faculty from implementing Academic Boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:30pm 12/5/2018 at 9:30pm

In December 2013, the American Studies Associations passed an academic boycott of Israel, part of the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The ASA boycott, which is the subject of ongoing litigation, was undertaken by anti-Israel faculty who methodically took over key ASA committees and National Council. Though only about 20%...

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CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill After Calling for Israel’s Destruction in UN Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:04pm 11/29/2018 at 6:04pm
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CNN fired contributor Marc Lamont Hill after he pushed people to boycott Israel in a speech at the United Nations meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. From Mediaite:

“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite.

Hill...

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Airbnb’s hope for a 2019 public offering could be endangered by its boycott of Jews in the ‘West Bank’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/28/2018 at 5:00pm
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Airbnb is flying high.

It reportedly had $1 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2018, according to AP:

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Israeli company files discrimination claim under NY and CA law against Airbnb over ‘West Bank’ policy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/26/2018 at 4:00pm
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Airbnb recently announced that it no longer would list homes for rent in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

Airbnb apparently singled out only Jewish-owned homes, and would continue to list homes in Arab communities in the West Bank.

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Airbnb to boycott Jews living in the ‘West Bank’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:33pm 11/19/2018 at 9:33pm
http://www.oliverandsons.com/2014716new-airbnb-logo-our-thoughts/

Airbnb has been under a sustained pressure campaign by anti-Israeli activist groups to cease listing homes and apartments for rent in Israeli Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

The area was ethnically cleansed of Jews by the Jordanians after Jordan captured the area in Israel’s War of Independence. The...

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Palestinian man refused Muslim burial on suspicion he sold land to Jews, to be buried in Jerusalem Jewish cemetery

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 8:05pm 11/18/2018 at 8:05pm
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In a highly unusual ruling, one of Israel’s chief rabbis has allowed a Palestinian Arab man to be buried in a special plot, reserved for those without religious faith, in the Jewish Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.

At issue is the decision of Aryeh Stern, the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel, to...

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Anti-Semitism watchdog Canary Mission exposes Jewish Voice for Peace in new report

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00pm 11/11/2018 at 2:00pm

Founded three years ago, Canary Mission is an anonymous organization that documents and exposes antisemitism and anti-Israel animus on America’s colleges and universities.

By compiling online dossiers and a searchable database of the activities and the publicly-available statements and social media postings of anti-Israel activists, Canary Mission exposes the vitriolic rantings of...

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