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More BDS hypocrisy: Lack of Academic Freedom in Palestinian Universities ignored

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:30pm 10/8/2016 at 8:30pm

WAJ Intro: The post below is by Prof. Cary Nelson, a leading scholar and expert on issues of academic freedom and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He was co-Editor of The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel (2014)(from the cover of which the Featured Image was taken) and was...

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BDS Co-founder Omar Barghouti: “the right of our people to the 1948 lands is in danger”

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/5703.htm
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 1:00pm 10/7/2016 at 1:00pm
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Omar Barghouti is the co-founder of the BDS movement. He lives in Israel because he married an Israeli woman and is a Ph.D. student at Tel Aviv University. [*] Yet he supports the academic boycott of Israel.

Contrary to Barghouti’s narrative, the BDS movement was founded at the anti-Semitic 2001 Durban Conference,...

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Irish Politician Tells BDS Supporters to Get Rid of iPads

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/6/2016 at 12:00pm

A few days after the Bank of Ireland shut down anti-Israel BDS accounts, the districts of Derry and Strabane approved a motion to back the BDS movement. Democratic Unionist Party politician Gary Middleton, who opposed the motion, suggested those who voted for it should throw away “their iPads as Apple uses...

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Still no calls for boycott as Turkish academic purge continues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izaEvQ7jG7A
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 10/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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The purge of Turkish academia has been extensive, as we documented in several posts since the July 15, 2016 failed coup.

That purge met with some letters of criticism from American academic groups, but no calls for boycotts of Turkish academia of the sort that are pushed aggressively against Israel. We noted...

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Jewish Voice for Peace hijacks High Holidays for anti-Israel messaging

https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/5777-high-holidays/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/5/2016 at 7:00pm
https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/5777-high-holidays/

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a non-Jewish organization that provides cover to the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS) by legitimizing and mainstreaming its assault on Jewish identity.

As we’ve noted in prior posts (see here and here), JVP activists operate in multiple arenas to exploit Jewish culture and traditions, putting them into...

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Bank of Ireland closes anti-Israel BDS accounts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:30pm 10/5/2016 at 4:30pm

We have noted previously that some European banks are closing accounts of anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement groups:

Now the Bank...

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The Great Wall of Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/5/2016 at 3:00pm

Turkey is building a huge wall along its border with Syria. According to Hurriyet Daily News:

The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has undertaken the constructi...

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Syracuse U Pro-BDS Faculty Issue Call to ‘Resist’ Events Co-hosted with Israeli Institutions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/4/2016 at 4:00pm
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Last month, Syracuse University (SU) made headlines when a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department dis-invited an award-winning Israeli NYU Professor and filmmaker from a campus event out of fear of offending the political sensibilities of her BDS-supporting colleagues (see our prior posts covering the story).

At the time, pro-BDS faculty ...

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Rosh Hashanah Message for Pro-Israel College Kids

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:45am 10/2/2016 at 11:45am
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Tonight at sundown begins the two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year. It marks the start of the fall holiday season which culminates on October 25, a day dedicated to celebrating the Torah.

It’s become a custom to wish people a sweet, happy, and healthy New Year by...

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Dream Defenders: Defending the Dream of Anti-Israel Activism

https://twitter.com/Dreamdefenders/status/762764565868228608
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00pm 10/1/2016 at 9:00pm
https://twitter.com/Dreamdefenders/status/762764565868228608

We wrote recently how BDS is a settler-colonial ideology, in that it invades, conquers, and subjugates other movements to advance anti-Israel actvism.

There are few instances where this is more apparent than Dream Defenders, one of the key groups in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Dream Defenders was initially formed to protest ‘Stand Your...

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Oberlin Prof. who posted antisemitic memes says she’s a victim of racism

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6:00pm 10/1/2016 at 6:00pm

You may remember Joy Karega, the Oberlin College Social Justice Writing professor (yes, there is such a position) who, when not helping organize anti-Israel BDS events with Students for a Free Palestine, posted bizarre Jewish conspiracy theories on Facebook.

Like this image of how the Rothschild family controls the world:

Karega also pushed...

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At Vassar College, hosting a pro-Israel speaker still is controversial

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/29/2016 at 4:00pm
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Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, has had an abysmal few years when it comes to anti-Israel and sometimes antisemitic activity. You can scroll through our Vassar Tag for dozens of posts.

Here are a few of those posts that provide an overview:

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Under pressure, Jewish Voice for Peace re-embraces Miko Peled just days after accusing him of antisemitism

https://twitter.com/mikopeled/status/778277057205825538
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00am 9/28/2016 at 7:00am
https://twitter.com/mikopeled/status/778277057205825538

I reported the other day how Israeli anti-Israel activist and BDS supporter Miko Peled was disinvited by a pro-Palestinian group at Princeton and denounced by Jewish Voice for Peace after a tweet characterizing Jews as having a “reputation 4being sleazy thieves,” 

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Jewish Voice for Peace disavows BDS activist Miko Peled: “No place 4 antisemitism in our movement”

https://twitter.com/mikopeled/status/778277057205825538
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:25pm 9/24/2016 at 9:25pm
https://twitter.com/mikopeled/status/778277057205825538

We have written dozens of times about Jewish Voice for Peace, which is a leader of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. As Prof. Miriam Elman has thoroughly documented, JVP uses the “Jewish” in its name (even thought it’s not a Jewish group) to lend cover to all manner...

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Another Legal Insurrection victory: Ct orders video released of anti-Israel 3rd Grade event

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/23/2016 at 5:30pm

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, including

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Oberlin Student Senate condemns Alumni group for complaining too much about campus anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:41pm 9/20/2016 at 6:41pm

We have followed the problems at Oberlin College for years. Rather than revisiting everything, please scroll through our Oberlin Tag.

The most recent incident involved Professor Joy Karega, who posted blatantly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Facebook, including linking the Rothschild family to a global conspiracy.

Karega also accused Israel of attacking Charlie Hebdo...

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Anti-Israel activism course reinstated at UC Berkeley

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/20/2016 at 6:00pm

Yesterday the University of California at Berkeley rescinded its suspension of a course, Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Colonial Settler Analysis—a vehemently anti-Israel, one-credit, once-a-week, student-led course.

The entire purpose of the course appears to be political advocacy and organizing, in violation of university policy for an academic class.

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