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Bernie Sanders sets up nasty Dem Convention fight over Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:30am 6/1/2016 at 11:30am
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Bernie Sanders made some waves recently by putting two well-known anti-Israel polemicists on the Democratic Party platform committee, Cornel West and James Zogby.

It looks like a platform fight over Israel is in the offing, A Split Over Israel Threatens the Democrats’ Hopes for Unity:

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Over 1000 Academics Sign Anti-BDS Petition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:00am 6/1/2016 at 7:00am
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Faculty associations have been a focus of anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activity.

Unlike at universities, where there are counter-balancing constituencies, such associations can be hijacked by relatively small percentages of the membership, who take over committees and national councils. This allows the agenda to turn away fein the academic purposes...

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Depravity: Anti-Israel ‘pinkwashing’ group seeks boycott of ‘Tel Aviv Pride’ events

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6:30pm 5/29/2016 at 6:30pm

Scheduled from May 25th through June 3rd, Tel Aviv Pride is a week-long series of events that celebrate gay life.

For over nearly two decades, it’s become one of the city’s most popular annual festivals. Tens of thousands of gay Israelis and LGBTQ tourists from around the world enjoy the extravaganza, which...

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Son of Hamas Leader at JPost Conf: “there is an Islamic problem”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00am 5/25/2016 at 7:00am
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This past Sunday more than 1,500 people—along with dozens of members of the media and press—attended The Jerusalem Post’s 5th Annual Conference in New York City.

The one-day event, themed “Israel, the U.S. and the Free World Facing Global Terror,” was held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times...

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Anti-Israel students ambush, attack Jewish Movie Screening at UC-Irvine

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:35am 5/20/2016 at 11:35am

Two student groups at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), ambushed a movie screening held by Students Supporting Israel (SSI).

Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel, who was on campus for a Campus Reform meeting, posted this video on Facebook:

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United Methodists Vote to Break Ties with Anti-Israel “U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/19/2016 at 2:30pm

In an unexpected move, the United Methodists decided on Tuesday to call on the church’s mission agency to withdraw its membership in the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USCEIO).

Based in Washington, D.C. the USCEIO is a vehemently anti-Israel umbrella organization for the boycott, sanctions, and divestment (BDS) movement. Its...

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Will United Methodists Lead The Way In Rejecting Anti-Israel Divestment?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/16/2016 at 2:00pm

Every four years the United Methodist Church General Conference (UMCGC) meets to make policy decisions and set the direction for the denomination.

From May 10th through May 20th, 864 delegates (half of them clergy) are convening at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to consider over 1,000 resolutions.

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U. Chicago student gov’t refuses to condemn disruption of controversial speakers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:30am 5/11/2016 at 8:30am

The University of Chicago has the distinction of being recognized by FIRE as a model for free speech in higher education. At the same time, the school is home...

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Pew Survey a wake up call on anti-Israel activism on campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 9:30pm 5/8/2016 at 9:30pm
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As you know if you have been reading Legal Insurrection for years, we regularly track Gallup and Pew surveys of attitudes among Americans of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

What we see is that support for Israel among the entire U.S. population remains at near historical highs. For example, the Gallup survey released in...

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Anti-Israel ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Funding Network Revealed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/8/2016 at 7:30pm

In the saturated market of U.S. anti-Israel activism, the political organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) plays a starring role.

In many posts (see a partial list here), we’ve highlighted how JVP provides the façade of American Jewish support for pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) organizations arrayed against the Jewish state. By...

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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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Kuwait Airways Stops Inter-European Flights Instead of Accepting Israeli Passengers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/4/2016 at 2:00pm

Kuwait Airways has decided to stop all of their inter-European flights instead of accepting Israeli passengers.

The Lawfare Project filed civil and criminal complaints against the airlines in Geneva, Switzerland, over their discrimination policies. They claimed the policy violated “the Swiss Penal Code as well as the Swiss constitution, which protects individuals...

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Will strong California anti-BDS legislation be watered down?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:30pm 4/30/2016 at 4:30pm
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A bipartisan bill in California to end taxpayer support for the discriminatory anti-Isarael Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been shelved, as less forceful measures work their way through committee.

Assembly Bill 1552 by California Assemblyman Travis Allen, would have prohibited state entities from contracting with parties that engage in commercial discrimination, and...

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Anti-Israel students trap SDSU President to prove they’re not terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 4/28/2016 at 7:00pm
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David Horowitz doesn’t pull punches in defense of Israel and western civilization.

Perhaps his most famous moment was when he got an anti-Israel student at UC-San Diego to admit she supports extermination of Jews (watch to the end):

Horowitz’s Freedom Center has been posting provocative posters at various campuses. In February the posters...

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Vassar student body REJECTS Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:27pm 4/28/2016 at 12:27pm
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The Vassar student body voted the past two days on two anti-Israel referenda sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

For background on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism at Vassar, see Tuesday’s post, Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda.

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German Left Mainstreaming Anti-Israel Hate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:30am 4/28/2016 at 11:30am

Anti-Israel boycott campaign, the so-called BDS movement, and other anti-Israel groups are carrying out a coordinated campaign to hijack the May Day demonstrations in Germany with an aim of spreading their anti-Semitic and anti-Israel message. The blatant anti-Semitism and the hatred of Israel these groups propagates is getting so repugnant that it is...

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Anti-Semitic Cyber Attack Hits Universities Across Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00am 4/26/2016 at 10:00am

Right in time for Passover as tiny Jewish student communities across Germany were preparing for the Jewish holiday, several University campuses all over the country were hit by a major anti-Semitic cyber-attack.

Last week, printers and photo copy machines on college campuses across Germany began spontaneously shooting off flyers filled with anti-Semitic contents.

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