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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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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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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.

The results...

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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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Question for @MarcLamontHill – How many must die for academic boycott of Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:35pm 4/24/2016 at 7:35pm
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Marc Lamont Hill is a professor at Morehouse College and a frequent TV Commentator. He also is coming out with a new book soon on social justice in the U.S.

Lamont Hill also is a big supporter of the “Ferguson...

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Real Palestinians tire of bloody Intifada, as BDS chickenhawks cheer it on

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:25pm 4/23/2016 at 10:25pm

By now, it is common for supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on campuses to interrupt speeches and chant “Long Live the Intifada.”

At UT-Austin, the chant was shouted by a group from the Palestine Solidarity Committee as they interrupted an event put on by the Israeli Studies Department....

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Anti-Israel activists hijack Passover, turn it into Palestinian liberation event

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:51pm 4/21/2016 at 1:51pm

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a non-Jewish organization that gives cover to the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS) and its political war on Israel by washing away the stains of anti-Semitism that are central to the BDS movement’s founding, actions and identity.

As we noted in a prior post, JVP operates in...

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American Studies Association and its leaders sued over Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:45pm 4/20/2016 at 12:45pm

The American Studies Association (ASA) was the first significant-sized faculty association to implement the academic boycott of Israel.

A lawsuit just filed by several distinguished members challenges the ASA boycott, seeks damages against individual officers and National Council members who advanced the boycott, as well as injunctive relief, arguing that ASA exceeded its purpose...

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Islamists behind American BDS movement exposed at congressional hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10:00am 4/20/2016 at 10:00am

One of the most common questions I get when I give speeches about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has to do with its funding.

BDS, including in the U.S., has plenty of money to organize, fly people around, and coordinate efforts across dozens of campuses and multiple countries. Yet BDS...

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ALERT: Anthropologists begin voting on anti-Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:45pm 4/19/2016 at 5:45pm
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This post is an update on the upcoming vote to boycott Israeli universities at the American Anthropological Association (AAA). For previous coverage, see here and here.

As a reminder, at...

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Looks like Beirut university nixed Steven Salaita hire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00am 4/14/2016 at 10:00am

Steven Salaita, you may recall, was the controversial anti-Israel professor whose hate-tweeting caused the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to decline to hire him for a tenured position. The University asserted that Salaita only had a contingent offer subject to Board approval, and that approval never happened.

Salaita is active in the Boycott...

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Unitarian Universalist Association joins anti-Israel divestment effort

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:15pm 4/10/2016 at 7:15pm
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In a recent post, we highlighted how Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) is being promoted in America’s liberal Protestant churches.

As we discussed, a malicious strain of anti-Israelism has taken root in these progressive churches largely because of a deep-seated organizational dysfunction:

A vocal and strong minority within the church have led the...

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San Francisco State: Yet another shout down of Israeli speaker (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/7/2016 at 1:00pm
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We have been documenting a clear shift in tactics by anti-Israel campus activists, led by Students for Justice in Palestine joined by other groups.

The shift is towards disruption of Israeli and pro-Israeli speakers on campus in order to create a hostile campus environment. We have reported on several such recent disruptions, including...

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