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Anti-Israel bias at Human Rights Watch (Part 2: Two decades of anti-Zionism)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00pm 5/18/2019 at 9:00pm
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In the first part of my documentation of the bias of Human Rights Watch, I focused on HRW’s “Israel and Palestine Country Director” Omar Shakir.

I demonstrated that, given his long record of anti-Israel activism, it is laughable for HRW to insist that Shakir would be able or even willing to impartially...

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German Parliament condemns Israel boycott movement as antisemitic, compares to Nazi boycott of Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00am 5/18/2019 at 10:00am
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In a devastating blow to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Germany’s parliament has passed a resolution condemning BDS as antisemitic.

The resolution titled “Stand Resolutely Against the BDS Movement: Combat Antisemitism” calls for cutting state funding to organizations supporting anti-Israel boycott. The motion is first of its kind...

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Eurovision: Israel Fights BDS with ‘Beautiful, Diverse, Sensational’ Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/12/2019 at 12:00pm
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Ahead of next week’s Eurovision Song Contest, Israel is countering the anti-Israel boycott movement, or BDS, on social media and the internet with its ‘Beautiful, Diverse, Sensational’ campaign.

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Anti-Israel bias at Human Rights Watch (Part 1: Omar Shakir)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00pm 5/11/2019 at 8:00pm
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Israel has refused to renew a visa for Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch (HRW) to remain in Israel as a human rights worker, based on his long history of anti-Israel activism. This has caused a storm of controversy and lawsuits, leading to the fair question: Is Shakir entitled to a...

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Corbyn-backed Palestinian Solidarity Campaign caught peddling gross anti-Semitic images and propaganda

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/9/2019 at 3:00pm
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Critics are calling on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to end his association with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) after chapters of that group were found to have posted anti-Semitic propaganda on social media, the Evening Standard reported Wednesday.

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Analysis Shows Hundreds of Bots Promoting Boycott of Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:00pm 5/3/2019 at 5:00pm
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In an exclusive report this week, Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, which is tasked with fighting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to isolate Israel internationally, revealed that the BDS movement has deployed hundreds of bots...

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Word Crimes: Left-wing Israel Studies faculty try to silence scholars deemed too pro-Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00pm 5/2/2019 at 8:00pm

A fierce backlash was perhaps all but inevitable when a recently published special issue of the academic journal Israel Studies provided a powerful counterpoint to the incessant delegitimization of the world’s only Jewish state.

Under the title “Word Crimes: Reclaiming the Language of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” the volume (co-edited by Legal Insurrection contributor Professor...

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Among the far-left, Islamists, and violent white supremacists, anti-Israel antisemitism is the common theme

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/29/2019 at 3:00pm
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It’s not like we haven’t been warning about this for the ten-plus years Legal Insurrection has been in existence. We have.

In posts too numerous to link, we have warned that the anti-Israel movement, including anti-Zionist and far left-wing Jews, has been so relentlessly demonizing and dehumanizing Israel that they were...

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German Party Introduces Bill to End State Funding for BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/27/2019 at 12:00pm
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Germany’s center-right Free Democratic Party (FDP) has introduced a bill to end government support for anti-Israel BDS Movement. The proposed legislation seeks a ban on state funding to organizations involved in boycott and delegitimization campaign against Israel. Germany—directly as well as thorough European Union institutions—hands out

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U. Michigan Adopts New Recommendation Over Prof Who Discriminated Against Student Over Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8:00am 4/24/2019 at 8:00am
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This professor rescinded an offer to write a letter of recommendation for a student when the student revealed she was going to study abroad in Israel.

We have covered this story since last fall. Read the back story here and here.

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Members of Congress Want Answers on UNC Anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:00pm 4/17/2019 at 6:00pm
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Last month, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill held a conference on its campus called “Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities.” According to its website, it:

…will shed much needed light on the current realities in the Gaza Strip, giving participants a deeper understanding of the context of these...

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Demonization: One year ago the Durham boycott of police training in Israel launched

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 4/16/2019 at 5:00pm
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A year ago today, on April 16, 2018, the Durham North Carolina City Council passed the “Israel Resolution” making Durham the first city in the United States to boycott police trainings specifically with Israel.

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Trump’s Anti-Semitism Envoy: Yes, BDS is anti-Semitic

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:00pm 4/16/2019 at 2:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s anti-Semitism envoy rightfully called the BDS movement anti-Semitic. From The Wash...

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Anti-Israel activists shout down legal scholar’s lecture on legality of anti-BDS laws

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:40pm 4/14/2019 at 9:40pm
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Eugene Kontorovich is a brilliant legal scholar formerly with Northwestern University Law School, who recently joined George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law.

Kontorovich’s expertise includes international law, as well as free speech. His lecture The Legal Case for Israel is a must watch video.

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VIDEO: Cornell Student Assembly Rejects BDS

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Cornell Student: Undergraduate Assembly must not adopt inaccurate and misleading BDS Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00am 4/10/2019 at 7:00am
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On April 11, the Student Assembly will vote on a Resolution submitted by Students for Justice in Palestine (Resolution 36).

Much of Resolution 36 is deeply misleading and inaccurate. Resolution 36 must be rejected by the Student Assembly, which should not adopt a document which falls below basic academic standards.

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Kevin McCarthy: ‘Sad Day’ When Democrats Vote ‘Against Israel and in Support of the BDS Movement’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 5, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/5/2019 at 3:00pm
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House Republicans attempted to add pro-Israel and anti-BDS language into an unrelated resolution on Thursday.

The resolution “aimed to end U.S. participation in Yemen’s civil war,” which has caused a humanitarian crisis, “where Iran-backed Houthi rebels have sought to overthrow the country’s government, prompting a Saudi bombing campaign that has lasted nearly...

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