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Pro-Israel Bloggers Team up to Fight Anti-Semitic BDS Movement, LI Reports from the Field

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2019 at 3:00pm 3/18/2019 at 3:00pm
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Last week, Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs hosted a three-day conference, called DigiTell19, aimed at combating the anti-Semitic boycott campaign, or BDS Movement, hosting around 90 pro-Israel social media activists and bloggers from around the world. I had the privilege of representing my grassroots group, Indians For Israel, at the event...

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Cornell President to Students for Justice in Palestine: “I must reject your call for BDS-related divestment”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:00pm 2/28/2019 at 9:00pm

At Cornell University, a coalition of student groups led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has launched a BDS campaign through a Facebook announcement and a letter delivered to Cornell University President Martha Pollack.

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Fired Oberlin College Prof. Joy Karega, who spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, amends discrimination lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:30pm 2/26/2019 at 4:30pm

Joy Karega is the former Oberlin College professor of social justice writing caused enormous controversy when her anti-Semitic conspiracy theories spread on Facebook were revealed.

We covered the story initially, on March 1, 2016, Oberlin anti-Semitic rant Prof hosting BDS event this week.

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Appeals Court reinstates suit against Sheldon Adelson and others over support for Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:30am 2/25/2019 at 10:30am

In March 2016, we covered the filing of a lawsuit by notorious Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and others against a long list of U.S. persons and entities alleging war crimes due to their support for Israel, Palestinian Bassem al-Tamimi lead plaintiff in suit against dozens of Americans for supporting 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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Germany: Students at Cologne University Reject ‘Anti-Semitic’ BDS Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00am 2/22/2019 at 7:00am
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The student parliament at Germany’s Cologne University passed a resolution banning activities by the anti-Israel Boycott movement, or BDS, from the campus. The organizations and activists linked to BDS “should not be offered a platform at the University of Cologne,” the student representative body said in declaration passed in October 2018.

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Anti-Israel BDS boycott campaign returns to Cornell

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:30pm 2/20/2019 at 9:30pm

A coalition of student groups led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is renewing a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) effort at Cornell University, where I teach.

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Anti-BDS Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00am 2/6/2019 at 11:00am

The Senate passed a bill that denounces the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement 77-23 on Tuesday. The bill “allows state and local governments to boycott companies that boycott the country of Israel.”

The bill also contains a resolution that opposes President Donald Trump’s vow to withdraw American soldiers from Syria...

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Federal Judge: Plaintiffs suing American Studies Association over BDS “may have meritorious claims,” but must file in state court

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:00pm 2/5/2019 at 7:00pm

In December 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) became 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).

As I have documented, the BDS movement is a continuation of the anti-Jewish boycotts of the 1920s...

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Study Reveals Extensive Links Between BDS and Terrorist Organizations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:00am 2/4/2019 at 9:00am
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Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs released a report titled Terrorists in Suits: The Ties Between NGOs promoting BDS and Terrorist Organizations that shows operational and ideological ties between the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, and Palestinian terrorist organisations, including Hamas,...

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Confirmed Again: “Survey reveals clear link between BDS and Jew-hate”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/31/2019 at 3:00pm
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There is a growing recognition that the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is just a new form of the oldest hate, antisemitism.

We have documented here many times how BDS has a direct connection to the anti-Jewish boycotts in the 1920s and 1930s in the then British Mandate...

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Airbnb faces federal court discrimination suit over delisting Jewish homes in ‘West Bank’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/28/2019 at 3:00pm
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In November, Airbnb announced that it would delist Jewish homes, and only Jewish homes, in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

As I explained at the time, the delisting nominally referred to homes in Settlements, but in the West Bank that is the only place Jews can purchase or rent homes because...

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Malaysia Stripped of Paralympic Swim Event for Barring Israeli Athletes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:30pm 1/27/2019 at 3:30pm
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has stripped Malaysia of hosting the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships after the Muslim-majority country barred Israeli athletes from participating. The decision was taken by the IPC Governing Board in London on Sunday.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Lands Book Deal Worth $250G Despite Controversial Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 25, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/25/2019 at 3:00pm
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Fox News has reported that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received a book deal worth $250,000 that will detail her move to America to Congress.

However, the book deal announcement comes at a time when Omar has come under fire from numerous people over her controversial comments about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC),...

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Prof. Miriam Elman appointed Executive Director of Academic Engagement Network

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:35pm 1/24/2019 at 6:35pm

Syracuse University Professor Miriam Elman has been covering the anti-Israel movement for Legal Insurrection since her first Guest Post on November 9, 2014. Since then, Miriam has published over 150 posts.

Wait, wut, we’re coming up on Miriam’s 5th Anniversary at LI next November?

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Federal Court upholds constitutionality of Arkansas anti-BDS law

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:35pm 1/23/2019 at 9:35pm
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The U.S. has had a federal anti-Boycott law on the books since the 1970s, to counter the Arab League Boycott of Israel.

There is under consideration in Congress, and many states have passed, laws to modernize the anti-Boycott laws to take into account the new form of the boycott, the so-called Boycott,...

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Israel Slams EU for Funneling Millions to BDS Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00am 1/23/2019 at 11:00am

Israel has called out the European Union for continuing to finance the boycott movement against the country. The EU funneled millions of euros to organizations and activists running the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign between 2017 and 2018, a detailed report issued by the country’s Minister of Strategic Affairs revealed.

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