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Huh? “One good way to take action against what India is doing in Kashmir would be to boycott Israel”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:10am 8/8/2019 at 11:10am

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement insists it is merely “pro-Palestinian” and not anti-Semitic. There is a mountain of evidence otherwise, but sometimes there is a clarifying moment as to how calls to boycott Israel have become mainstreamed.

Such a moment came on Twitter regarding India’s recent moves in Kashmir,...

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Legal Insurrection Foundation opposes proposed anti-Israel public school curriculum in California

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:20pm 8/7/2019 at 5:20pm
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Legal Insurrection has long tracked and opposed the spread of anti-Israel curricula at the university level, and has documented efforts to push that political activism into high school and elementary schools. Our research and litigation exposing anti-Israel activism in a third-grade class in Ithaca received national attention,

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Undisclosed conflicts further taint Durham (NC) boycott of Israel police training

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9:00pm 8/3/2019 at 9:00pm
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On April 16, 2018, the Durham North Carolina City Council passed the “

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VIDEO: Dr. Einat Wilf, Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 4:00pm 7/28/2019 at 4:00pm

Dr. Einat Wilf writes and lecture extensively on Zionism and anti-Semitism.

A point we’ve made here repeatedly, particularly as to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is that while in theory there is a difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, in the real world they are almost always the same.

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Michigan Burger Restaurant With Israeli Ties Cancels Opening Due to Threats and Boycotts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00pm 7/25/2019 at 7:00pm
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Imagine investing $200,000 into a restaurant, but then turn around and indefinitely delay its opening because people threatened to boycott your business and bullied your family members.

That’s the decision BurgerIM franchisee Sam Zahr had to make for the safety of his family and employees. He also didn’t want to divide the...

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House Condemns BDS Despite Protests From Reps. Omar, Tlaib

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 9:00pm 7/23/2019 at 9:00pm

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives condemned the Global, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) with a vote of 398-17 even though Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib campaigned against the measure.

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Investigation: How anti-Israel groups tried to turn failure at CUFI Summit into social media success

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7:45pm 7/21/2019 at 7:45pm
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Over the past several weeks, the Legal Insurrection Foundation has investigated the coalition of anti-Israel groups that organized protests and disruptions at the annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit July 7-9, 2019

Calling their campaign “Rise against Racism”, Counter CUFI followed the traditional modus operandi of intersectional anti-Israel groups, seeking to...

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Lee Zeldin Rips Ilhan Omar-Sponsored Resolution Designed to Protect Boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 19, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/19/2019 at 5:00pm
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When it comes to the well-documented anti-Semitism of Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) has been unafraid to push back against their actions and question their claims.

For instance, Zeldin, who is Jewish, gave a blistering floor speech in March in which he slammed the sham...

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“Intersectionality” has become “a toxic mixture of racial and identity politics where anti-Zionism is the unifying feature”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:35pm 7/16/2019 at 8:35pm
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On July 15, 2019, I spoke at the Department of Justice Summit on Combatting Anti-Semitism, on a panel regarding Anti-Semitism on Campus. My presentation was on “Intersectionality.”

Attorney General William Barr, in his opening statement to the Summit, specifically noted the importance of intersectional anti-Semitism:

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VIDEO: Anti-Israel Protesters Surround and Try To Intimidate Journalist Outside CUFI Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:00pm 7/8/2019 at 9:00pm
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Legal Insurrection previously exclusively reported on plans by several anti-Israel groups to disrupt the annual summit of Christians United For Israel (CUFI) held in Washington, D.C.

The main organizing group was Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), assisted by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and the U.S....

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Anti-Israel groups lock down planning for disruption inside Christians United For Israel Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 9:50pm 7/7/2019 at 9:50pm

Last week, we covered the June 22 planning meeting and joint effort of four anti-Israel groups — Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) — to protest the massive annual summit of Christians United for...

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Investigation: Anti-Israel groups plan disruption of Christians United for Israel Annual Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 8:20pm 6/30/2019 at 8:20pm
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On July 7-9, 2019, the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, Christians United For Israel (CUFI), will hold its annual Summit in Washington, D.C.  Thousands of CUFI attendees will gather inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to hear from speakers such as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of...

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German Student Associations Unite to Fight Antisemitic BDS Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/16/2019 at 12:00pm
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Germany’s leading national student associations have joined forces to fight the anti-Israel boycott movement—Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)—on college campuses. Perhaps the first academic initiative of its kind in Europe, the alliance comprises student groups from across the political spectrum.

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Poll Shows the Message is Getting Through: BDS is anti-Semitic

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:30pm 6/6/2019 at 8:30pm

When a coalition of student groups at Cornell University, led by Students for Justice in Palestine, recently tried to pass a divestment resolution against certain companies doing business in Israel, a couple of interesting things happened.

First, as is now a common tactic, the dispute was racialized to portray it as a...

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New Book Documents Ties Between BDS Campaign and Terror Groups

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00pm 6/1/2019 at 8:00pm
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The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs just released an electronic “book,” documenting the ties between the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and Palestinian terror groups.

The book, written by  Dan Diker and Adam Shay lays out the connection between Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)—effectively...

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NYU Graduation Speaker Calls Trump a Fascist, Praises Anti-Israel BDS Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00am 5/30/2019 at 11:00am
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A doctoral graduate named Steven Thrasher spoke at New York University’s convocation ceremony and offered a diatribe of left-wing talking points.

Thrasher bashed Trump and Israel while praising the BDS movement, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter.

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Professor George Bisharat compares family loss of absentee Jerusalem rental property to Jewish property seized by Nazis

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 8:00pm 5/27/2019 at 8:00pm
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George Bisharat is a retired law professor at UC-Hastings College of Law.

Bisharat just published another in a long line of anti-Israel Op-Eds, this time in the L.A. Times, The case for a democratic one-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians.

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