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Anti-Israel activists attempt to hijack Baltimore riots

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00pm 4/27/2015 at 7:00pm
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This is becoming a recurring theme.

When there is a riot or other protest in the U.S., particularly if involving minority communities, “pro-Palestinian” activists try to hijack it and turn it into a criticism of Israel.

We saw it in Ferguson where “pro-Palestinian” activists spread lies that Israel trained the Ferguson police, and...

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Breaking! Anti-Israel boycotters don’t like being boycotted!

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:30am 4/24/2015 at 8:30am

We have been here before.

The vicious anti-Israel boycotters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement don’t like it when the tables are turned on them.  That’s why, when faculty pass their anti-Israel boycott resolutions, they include in the resolutions the demand that their right to boycott be protected.

In other words, boycotters...

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Virginia Chief Justice Drawn Into Israel Trip Cancellation Issue

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:00pm 4/17/2015 at 1:00pm

On Friday night, March 27, 2015, the Virginia State Bar (VSB) ignited a firestorm of controversy by sending a blast email to 43,000 members cancelling a planned November 2015 Mid-Year Legal Seminar in Jerusalem (the “Israel Trip”).  In a follow up email blast on March 29, VSB defended the decision, citing a...

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GreenStar boycott group trainer hurls “Israel-firster” slur at Schumer

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:00pm 4/14/2015 at 6:00pm

We have written several times before about the effort by Jewish Voice for Peace activists in Ithaca, NY, where Cornell is located, to advance a referendum at the GreenStar Food Coop to boycott Israeli products.

The Greenstar Council is considering whether, under its bylaws, there are grounds to reject the referendum petition,...

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Cancelled Southampton anti-Israel conference was academic fraud

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:45pm 4/13/2015 at 7:45pm

It’s getting tougher to be a Jew in Britain.

According to a report by the UK’s Community Security Trust, anti-Semitic incidents have skyrocketed in 2014, reaching the highest levels ever recorded.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center reports that British Jews are increasingly afraid to visit Jewish-owned stores.

A recent UK study finds that almost half...

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Stanford Student Candidate Says Questioned About Being Jewish (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 1:15pm 4/13/2015 at 1:15pm
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We were one of the first to report how a candidate for the UCLA Judicial Board was questioned about being Jewish. The supposed logic of the questioning was that her affiliation with Jewish groups on campus might render her unfit because anti-Israel divestment issues may come before the Board.

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More anti-Israel divestment trickery — at NYU

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 3:30pm 4/8/2015 at 3:30pm
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I reported the other day how U. Penn anti-Israel students try backdoor divestment ploy:

I will give the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement credit for one thing: It is highly adaptive.

The run-of-the mill anti-Israel divestment pushes on college campuses have had only mild success. Most often the attempt to get...

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U. Penn anti-Israel students try backdoor divestment ploy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2015 at 11:33am 4/6/2015 at 11:33am
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I will give the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement credit for one thing: It is highly adaptive.

The run-of-the mill anti-Israel divestment pushes on college campuses have had only mild success. Most often the attempt to get student government to endorse a boycott of companies doing business in Israel has...

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Vienna: “Free, Free Palestine” chant becomes “Kill, Kill the Jews”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 4:00pm 4/4/2015 at 4:00pm

This is becoming all too common.

An anti-Israel protest, often under the banner of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, turns outright anti-Semitic.

The gross demonization and dehumanization of Israel and Israeli Jews by the BDS movement is the mother’s milk of modern anti-Semitism.

We saw it throughout Europe in the summer of 2014,...

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Virginia State Bar now hero of anti-Israel movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:30pm 4/2/2015 at 7:30pm
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On March 27, 2015, the Virginia State Bar, the state licensing agency, precipitously cancelled a planned mid-year seminar in Israel just a few hours after 36 VSB members emailed the VSB Council complaining of discriminatory...

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Political correctness may end Virginia State Bar international conferences

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:31pm 4/1/2015 at 8:31pm

We continue to investigate the strange cancellation of a mid-year legal seminar in Israel by the Virginia State Bar (VSB).  With the help of Judicial Watch, we have served a FOIA request on VSB, and will pursue the facts...

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Virginia State Bar’s Rush To Cancel Israel Trip Worse Than Thought

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:00pm 3/31/2015 at 9:00pm

The Virginia State Bar’s cancellation of its mid-year legal seminar in Israel gets stranger and stranger.

For background, see my posts:

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Exclusive: Virginia State Bar case against Israel trip falling apart

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:50pm 3/30/2015 at 7:50pm

The Virginia State Bar, the official licensing agency governing attorneys in the Commonwealth, caused a firestorm of controversy with a mass email from President Kevin E. Martingayle to the membership on Friday night, March 27, 2015, cancelling a scheduled mid-year seminar in Jerusalem.

Just two days earlier, however, Martingayle had emailed the...

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Virginia Speaker demands State Bar reverse Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:50pm 3/29/2015 at 7:50pm

It was a classic Friday night document dump — information released after the daily news cycle had ended on a Friday, and a long two-plus days until the Monday news cycle started.

It’s a tactic we are used to seeing from politicians disclosing bad news.

It’s not a tactic people expected to see...

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Virginia State Bar Boycotts Israel, Cancels Jerusalem Seminar

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00pm 3/28/2015 at 4:00pm

On Friday, March 27, 2015, Virginia State Bar President Kevin E. Martingayle sent an email to the membership cancelling a planned Mid-Year Legal Seminar in Jerusalem. It is unclear what time it went out, with some members referencing late afternoon or evening.

The full letter is reprinted later in this post. The...

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Congress ramps up attack on anti-Israel boycott movement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:30am 3/27/2015 at 11:30am

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, conceived at the anti-Semitic 2001 Durban NGO Conference and rolled out with a 2005 boycott call from “Palestinian Civil Society,” is a weapon to isolate, demonize and dehumanize Israel and Israeli Jews.

As documented here hundreds...

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For Jews in Sweden, “this is not living”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 9:01pm 3/18/2015 at 9:01pm
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In August 2013, we noted that Jews in Europe past their expiration date, based on the superb article You Only Live Twice by Michel Gurfinkiel in Mosaic Magazine:

There is no future left for Jewish communities in Europe.

That’s the inescapable conclusion of You Only Live Twice by Michel Gurfinkiel in Mosaic Magazine.

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