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Pompeo Declares BDS Movement Antisemitic, Seeks to Defund Anti-Israel Boycott Campaigners

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3:00pm 11/19/2020 at 3:00pm
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recognized the anti-Israel boycott campaign, or the BDS Movement, as antisemitic.

The State Department “will regard the global anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic,” Secretary Pompeo said during a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

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Election Fallout: The Squad Adds Members To The Democrat Anti-Israel Caucus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7:00pm 11/17/2020 at 7:00pm
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As regular readers doubtlessly know, the 2018 midterm elections presented Americans with a new phenomenon in the form of the congressional “Squad“: several avowedly anti-Israel (and often Islamist-allied) first-term U.S. Representatives. Now, as the smoke from #Election2020 begins to dissipate, it seems that (spoiler alert) The Squad’s congressional anti-Zionist cabal is...

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Claims That U. Toronto Succumbed To Zionists In Denying Human Rights Position To Valentina Azarova Fall Flat

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 6:00pm 11/8/2020 at 6:00pm
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When asserted “human rights scholar” (and anti-Israel polemicist) Valentina Azarova was denied a position leading the prestigious International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto, media and anti-Zionists alike painted a picture of Zionist Cancel Culture at work.
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TONIGHT: I’m Moderating Online Panel To Educate Jewish High School Students On The Hostility They Will Face At College

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00am 10/16/2020 at 10:00am

I’m moderating an online panel this Sunday, October 18, at 7 p.m. Eastern, to help prepare for Jewish high school students for the hostile environment they will face on many college campuses. The program is sponsored by The Israel Group:

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AOC submits (again) to anti-Zionist demands

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 9:00pm 10/4/2020 at 9:00pm
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—darling of the far-left and heroine of the anti-Israel lobby—recently canceled an appearance sponsored by far left ‘pro-Israel’ groups, and reportedly is avoiding meeting with mainstream Jewish groups. In this post, I go over the background of how we got here.

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Antisemitic BDS Movement Making Inroads in Germany, New Report Reveals

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:00am 8/28/2020 at 7:00am
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Amid growing concern over antisemitic violence on German streets and anti-Israel activism on the country’s campuses, the U.S.-based policy research institute Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has published a detailed report looking at the activities of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Germany. 

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Investigation: Anti-Israel Activists Falsely Blame Israel for George Floyd’s Death, Stoke Anti-Jewish Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:30pm 6/3/2020 at 12:30pm
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We have seen this movie before. Whenever there is a high-profile death of a Black person in the U.S. at the hands of local police, anti-Israel activists try to hijack the anger and redirect it at Israel.

The death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police is another example. We...

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Academic Freedom Win: Israel Boycott Supporter Ilana Feldman Will Not Be Dean at George Washington U

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:00pm 5/27/2020 at 7:00pm
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Ilana Feldman, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University (GWU), recently was appointed Interim Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU.

There was an immediate firestorm of controversy, since Feldman is a supporter of and longtime activist leader of...

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My Newsweek Op-Ed: “Arab World Delusions Fuel BDS Campaign’s Coronavirus Conspiracies”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 10:30am 5/17/2020 at 10:30am
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Regular readers may remember my two-part investigation of the anti-Israel movement’s appropriation of coronavirus pandemic panic.

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Investigation: The Islamist Origins of Anti-Israel Activists’ Coronavirus Narratives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 8:30pm 5/3/2020 at 8:30pm
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In April 2020, we published an in-depth investigation: How Anti-Israel Activists Are Hijacking The Coronavirus Crisis And Turning It Against Israel. Our research demonstrated how proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic: namely, blaming the Jewish state and its supporters for as many...

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Conservative, Pro-Israel DePaul U. Prof. Jason Hill sues University for Defamation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11:40am 4/28/2020 at 11:40am
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Jason Hill is a professor at DePaul University in Chicago who came under attack by student activists and faculty after expressing pro-Israel, anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) views.

We covered the story in early May 2019, DePaul University Faculty Condemns Professor Who Expressed Support for Israel:

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Op-Ed: “Activists push idea that Israel’s behind the coronavirus pandemic”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:30pm 4/24/2020 at 4:30pm
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Regular readers may remember my Thursday, April 9th research post, Investigation: How Anti-Israel Activists Are Hijacking The Coronavirus Crisis And Turning It Against Israel. Though the original post clocked in at close to 10,000 words, we managed to distill it down; the short version was published today in JNS

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Gaza-based Amnesty Int’l Consultant Accused of Turning In Other Gazans For Video Chat With Israelis

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3:00pm 4/16/2020 at 3:00pm
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A (now former) Gaza-based “consultant” with the ‘human rights’ behemoth Amnesty International has suddenly found herself in hot water after she allegedly sold out out fellow Palestinians in Gaza to the terrorist group Hamas.

Self-styled “journalist” Hind Khoudary took to Facebook last week to alert three Hamas officials that a group of...

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Investigation: How Anti-Israel Activists Are Hijacking The Coronavirus Crisis And Turning It Against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 9:00pm 4/9/2020 at 9:00pm

We have written a lot about how anti-Israel activists routinely hijack causes, events, and crises unrelated to Israel, using “intersectional” theory to turn those issues against the Jewish state.

That phenomenon is playing out again with the coronavirus pandemic, providing the ‘usual suspects’ with yet another issue to exploit.

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Leading Anti-Israel Boycotter: If Israel Develops Coronavirus Vaccine, “No Problem” to Use it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:09pm 4/7/2020 at 7:09pm

Omar Barghouti, one of the original leaders of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, has told his supporters to take an Israeli-made vaccine for the Wuhan Coronavirus if the Jewish State succeeds in developing it.

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Columbia University President Condemns Anti-Semitism in Statement Ahead of BDS Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00am 3/10/2020 at 8:00am

Kudos to President Bollinger for making this statement. We need more leaders in higher education to do the same.

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President Bollinger Condemns Anti-Semitism in a Statement Before the Senate Plenary

I want to speak about a difficult matter—about a concern I have regarding the risk of a rising anti-Semitism on...

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VIDEO – Anti-Israel AIPAC protester: “The Jews should be on their knees begging for forgiveness”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:30pm 3/8/2020 at 7:30pm
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From March 1-3, 2020, I attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on a press pass. As part of my coverage of the conference, I spent nearly four hours interviewing, taping, and photographing anti-Israel protesters who had gathered outside the venue.

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