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Witness to the BDS loss at Modern Language Association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 9:25pm 1/8/2017 at 9:25pm

As reported extensively on this site, the Modern Language Association held its annual convention this weekend in Philadelphia.

At the meeting a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions was defeated and a resolution opposing academic boycotts was passed and is now before the general membership. For coverage see

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Massive DEFEAT for BDS at Modern Language Association

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1:45pm 1/7/2017 at 1:45pm

The Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly voted today on three resolutions: One in favor of a boycott of all Israeli universities (Resolution 2017-2); the second, opposing academic boycotts in general (Resolution 2017-1); the third, condemning the suppression of academic freedom at Palestinian universities by the Palestinians themselves (the Palestinian Authority...

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Modern Language Association BDS vote on January 7 comes as Congress formulates anti-boycott legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/4/2017 at 5:30pm

We previously covered, in exhaustive detail, the upcoming vote on Saturday, January 7, on three resolutions at the Modern Language Association:

The Modern Language Association is at it again: at this year’s annual MLA meeting in Philadelphia, academic boycotts of Israel are on the agenda. Thus continues the Settler Colonial attempt by the Boycott,...

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“Jewish Voice for Peace” Hijacks Chanukah for Anti-Israel Messaging

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/1/2017 at 6:00pm

Despite its name, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) isn’t Jewish or for peace. It’s a radical group that provides cover to the anti-Israel movement, particularly on campuses, by legitimizing and mainstreaming its assault on Jewish identity.

As we’ve noted in prior posts, JVP usurps various Jewish celebrations, religious holidays, and commemorative life-cycle...

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UN Resolution 2334 advances the boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 10:10am 12/29/2016 at 10:10am

In all the fury over the anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 the Obama administration marshalled through the Security Council, with an “abstain” vote providing cover for the perfidy, few people have focused on a particularly pernicious and dangerous provision.

I’m not talking about the provisions effectively declaring it illegal for Jews to live...

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More Anti-Israel Propaganda in Mainline Churches: “Living Resistance Tour”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/22/2016 at 7:30pm

In a number of recent posts (see here, here,

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Israel Boycott vote at Modern Language Association on January 7

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 8:30am 12/22/2016 at 8:30am

The Modern Language Association is at it again: at this year’s annual MLA meeting in Philadelphia, academic boycotts of Israel are on the agenda. Thus continues the Settler Colonial attempt by the Boycott, Divestment,...

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The REAL history of the BDS movement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 8:30pm 12/18/2016 at 8:30pm

On December 4, 2016, I was a speaker at a national conference sponsored by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), held at Harvard Law School. The conference was co-hosted by HLS Alliance for Israel, and was titled “War By O...

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Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus (Film Review)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 9:00pm 12/17/2016 at 9:00pm

What’s happening to Jewish and pro-Israel students on many American universities and colleges from coast to coast is horribly ugly. On “hotspot campuses”...

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Anti-Israel Third Grade event a “microcosm of what’s happening to our educational system”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 10:35pm 12/14/2016 at 10:35pm

I appeared on the Mark Levin radio show on Wednesday night, December 14, 2016, to talk about my post, VIDEO: Activists manipulate third-graders into hating Israel.

Video of the event is at the link above, which also has extensive background. The short version is that Ariel Gold from Code Pink and Jewish Voice...

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American-Israeli Academic Collaboration Soars Despite BDS Efforts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/10/2016 at 2:00pm

Despite ongoing BDS efforts, academic collaboration amongst American and Israeli scholars has skyrocketed in our nation’s universities over the past decade.

Tablet Magazine reports:

Contrary to what one might expect given...

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Keith Ellison 2010: Israel “has mobilized its Diaspora in America to do its bidding”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 12/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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It has not been a good couple of weeks for Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison in his quest for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Ellison was fast out of the gate, with major endorsements from Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and many others.

But then some inconvenient facts came out...

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Anti-Israel protest disrupts vote to support Holocaust Education Week at Ryerson U

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 9:15pm 12/4/2016 at 9:15pm

We have documented for years how anti-Israel protests at campuses frequently cross over into antisemitism, both directly and by creating a toxic environment for Jews.

Ryerson University in Toronto is a case in point. A resolution to boycott Israel passed in 2014

Another Ontario university student union has voted in support of the anti-Israel...

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“Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” (Trailer)

https://youtu.be/IvxYazOSeys
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/26/2016 at 7:30pm
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Americans for Peace and Tolerance is releasing a 70-minute documentary on the rise of antisemitism and anti-Israel activity on campuses and the role played by the BDS movement and Students for Justice in Palestine.

The movie is titled Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus.

I was interviewed for the documentary, along with...

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Revealed: Student “suffering from nightmares” after 3rd grade anti-Israel event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/21/2016 at 7:00pm

On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, led by Ariel Gold.

In fact, through the investigative and litigation efforts of Legal Insurrection, it has become...

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Speaking at Harvard Law on December 4: War by Other Means

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7:00am 11/20/2016 at 7:00am

This is the first time this semester I’ll have a public speaking engagement. My travel schedule and other commitments just haven’t permitted it otherwise.

In the past, it’s been great to meet LI readers at such events, so if...

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Oberlin College fires Prof. Joy Karega after antisemitic Facebook posts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00am 11/16/2016 at 7:00am

You may remember Joy Karega, the Oberlin College “Social Justice Writing” Professor who put numerous anti-Semitic posts and graphics on Facebook.

Karega was a supporter of the anti-Israel boycott movement, and hosted an event promoting BDS right around the time the controversy over her Facebook posts erupted. But she wasn’t questioned and...

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