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U. Michigan student govt passes watered-down anti-Israel non-divestment divestment resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:40pm 11/15/2017 at 8:40pm
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There was a time that student government resolutions divesting from Israel were all the rage, and the center of the anti-Israel movement on campuses. We covered many such battles, most of which were defeated, though some passed.

They always were purely symbolic acts, since student governments have zero power to divest university...

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Lawsuit: BDS movement engineered takeover of American Studies Association

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/10/2017 at 1:00pm

The American Studies Association (ASA) passed an academic boycott of Israel in December 2013, along guidelines of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The ASA leadership backed the resolution, which was sent to the membership for a vote. Turnout for the onl...

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Protester charges at Palestinian anti-BDS human rights activist Bassem Eid

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 11/4/2017 at 7:00pm
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Bassem Eid is a Palestinian human rights activist, who argues that the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a sham that harms Palestinians.

Eid is a frequent speaker in the United States, including on college campuses. Eid presents a Palestinian point of view not often heard on campuses, where radical faculty...

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Balfour Declaration Centennial Celebration of Jewish Sovereignty in the Jewish Homeland

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:30am 11/2/2017 at 8:30am

Today—November 2, 2017—Great Britain, Israel, Zionist Jews across the planet and their supporters, will commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a major milestone in the international community’s recognition of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination in the land of Israel.

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FIFA Rejects Palestinian Football Association’s Request to Sanction Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:58pm 10/29/2017 at 1:58pm
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FIFA has decided to reject a request from the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) to sanction Israel due to athletic activities that take place in the West Bank. From The Jerusalem Post:

“The FIFA Council takes note of the documents adopted by international governmental bodies concerning the relationship between Israel and Palestine –...

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Trump appoints attorney who combats campus antisemitism to key civil rights post

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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New study: how anti-Israel faculty increase campus antisemitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30am 10/24/2017 at 11:30am
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For a number of years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activism on U.S. college campuses, carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.

In these prior posts we’ve described many instances when this virulent anti-Israelism has crossed over the line into blatant anti-Jewish animus, including at schools like Vassar, Oberlin, ...

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Austria’s Student Union Rejects Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/17/2017 at 1:00pm

Last week, Austria’s National Union of Students (ÖH), the country’s leading student body, passed a sternly worded resolution condemning the anti-Israel boycott campaign — or the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” Movement — trying to get a foothold in the country. The student body raised concerns about the “growing presence of the...

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Bavarian Green Party compares anti-Israel BDS boycott to Nazi-era “Don’t Buy From Jews”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:30am 10/9/2017 at 11:30am
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In a strongly worded resolution passed by the Green Party in the southern German state of Bavaria, the state unit of the party has rejected the anti-Israel boycott campaign, or the BDS Movement as antisemitic.

The resolution titled “No to Antisemitism, no to BDS” (embedded and translated below) declared the Bavarian Green Party’s...

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Anti-Israel FAKE HISTORY “Nakba Tour” scheduled throughout U.S., Canada

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00pm 10/7/2017 at 8:00pm

Now in its second consecutive year, the Nakba Tour is a speaking event that brings several Palestinian women registered as refugees in Lebanon to university, church, and other community venues across North America.

The talks rightly highlight the many overwhelming challenges that Palestinians face in Lebanon, including the denial of basic civil...

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Proof the accusation of “Israeli Apartheid” is just anti-Jewish bias

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/3/2017 at 4:00pm

Anti-Israel activists regularly, and with never-ending repetition, claim that Israel is an “Apartheid state” because if favors Jews over non-Jews. This accusation is a key part of the strategy to delegitimize Israel, and was developed in 2001 as part of the Durban conference boycott call.

That boycott call, based on the accusation...

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Sick: Leading BDS activist tries to make #LasVegasShooting about Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/2/2017 at 5:00pm

When I woke up this morning and learned of the Las Vegas shooting, I fully expected all sorts of horrible hot takes and political exploitation.

And Twitter has not disappointed in that regard.

But I have to admit, as attuned as I am to anti-Israel activists hijacking causes and events to turn them...

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Cornell Faculty “Take A Knee” protest hijacked, Professor leads chant of “Free Palestine”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:25pm 9/27/2017 at 2:25pm

On the Cornell University campus, today, we witnessed what has become an all-to-frequent hijacking of other “social justice” causes to turn them against Israel.

This is not really surprising, given the history of the anti-Israel movement.

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New Report: Anti-Israel activism on campuses more “aggressive, sophisticated”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:10pm 9/24/2017 at 6:10pm
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The Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), a national organization that supports pro-Israel and Zionist students on university campuses, has released a new report that summarizes the findings from nearly 1200 anti-Israel activities that took place...

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Hijacking: Anti-Israel language in Cornell Student Assembly statement about racial incidents

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:25pm 9/19/2017 at 2:25pm
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The Cornell campus currently is in turmoil over two racial incidents.

In one, a student shouted “build a wall” near the Latino Living Center. At least two reports (Campus Reform and The New American) claim the student was Hispanic and said it to mock Trump. The Cornell administration has declined to confirm or...

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UK study confirms what we knew: Strong link between anti-Israel and antisemitic views

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 6:30pm 9/17/2017 at 6:30pm
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A joint report released last week by the Institute of Jewish Policy Research (JPR), a London-based think tank, and the Community Security Trust (CST), the communal Jewish defense body in the UK, found an “unambiguous association” between antisemitic and anti-Israel attitudes in Britain.

The report—an in-depth investigation and analysis of animus toward...

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund finances Jewish Voice for Peace as it launches new anti-Israel campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30pm 9/10/2017 at 6:30pm
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Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is an anti-Israel extremist group that enables, legitimizes and mainstreams antisemitism by providing a façade and veneer of Jewish legitimacy for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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