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Copenhagen buses torched, painted with anti-Israel boycott graffiti

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:30pm 5/9/2015 at 5:30pm

It seems that every week there are one or more news stories about anti-Israel violence in Europe, frequently tied to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, as with attacks in Paris.

Here is the latest episode, in which four Copenhagen buses were torched, and another painted with “Boycott Israel – Free...

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Free the Bowdoin Boycotters! (from their own intellectual prison)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 5:45pm 5/8/2015 at 5:45pm

Readers are aware that Bowdoin College in Maine recently held a student body referendum for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

It failed miserably.

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Bye-Bye, George Galloway

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:05am 5/8/2015 at 10:05am

The British Conservative Party had a big win yesterday in the British elections:

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives won a resounding victory in the British general election, with nearly complete results on Friday showing that the party had secured an overall majority in Parliament….

The result defied pre-election opinion polls that...

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Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12:28pm 5/6/2015 at 12:28pm

Bowdoin College Student Government held an unprecedented all-student referendum, sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel (not just “divestment” from certain companies).

Bowdoin is one of the most elite Liberal Arts colleges, ranked 5th by U.S. News & World Report.

The referendum was held...

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UCLA party that disputed Jewish candidate’s fitness loses election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:45pm 5/4/2015 at 2:45pm
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Lets Act! (LA), the far-left student political party at UCLA, was dramatically swept from power, in election results released Friday, May 1, 2015.

LA, a coalition of mostly identity-based groups (e.g. Afrikan Student Union, MEChA, Queer Alliance, etc.) was defeated 8 seats to 3 (with 3 independents) by their rival, Bruins United (BU), a coalition...

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Boycott Movement Gang Attacks Two Jews on Paris Street

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6:00pm 5/3/2015 at 6:00pm
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We have documented many times the role in the spread of anti-Semitic violence in Europe played by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The gross demonization and dehumanization of Israeli Jews by BDS contributes both directly and indirectly to acts of anti-Semitism. We have seen it on the streets...

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Academic freedom for those who seek to destroy academic freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11:00am 5/3/2015 at 11:00am

It’s only been a few weeks since the last scandal and already UCLA is embroiled in yet another controversy over its alleged anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist campus climate.

Back in February, in an incident that generated media headlines and a tidal wave of condemnations, several student government leaders questioned sophomore Rachel Beyda’s eligibility...

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Bowdoin College students start voting on total Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:20pm 5/2/2015 at 12:20pm
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Update: Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott

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On Thursday, April 30, 2015, I reported on a developing story at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine: ALERT: Bowdoin College Students May Vote on Israel Academic Boycott

The Bowdoin College Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group may obtain sufficient signatures on a Petition to...

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ALERT: Bowdoin College Students May Vote on Israel Academic Boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:50pm 4/30/2015 at 5:50pm
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Update: Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott

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The Bowdoin College Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group may obtain sufficient signatures on a Petition to send a referendum endorsing the full academic and cultural boycott of Israel to a vote by the full student body.

This is not a mere “divestment” resolution....

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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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