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Anti-Israel boycotters want State Dept anti-Semitism definition changed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:45pm 5/18/2015 at 4:45pm

The anti-Semitism deeply embedded in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been apparent for years, but particularly since the 2014 Gaza War.

Rallies against Israel regularly devolved into Jew-baiting throughout Europe, and even in some places in the U.S.,

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Conservatives on Campus “have to be smarter, better prepared”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7:30am 5/17/2015 at 7:30am

I appeared on Saturday, May 16, 2015, on The Craig Silverman Show on 710 KNUS in Aurora, Colorado.

The conversation covered my background, what it means to be a conservative on campus, the anti-Israel boycott movement, the Pope on a Palestinian “state,” the Pew Poll on Christians, and the fate of Christians...

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Ithaca “Jewish Voice for Peace” activists swing at Israel, hit China boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00am 5/16/2015 at 10:00am

This would be funny were it not for the fact that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is such a sad sack of haters.

Activists from Ithaca Jewish Voice for Peace were behind the recent failed effort to get GreenStar Food Coop in Ithaca, NY (home of Cornell University) to boycott Israel....

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Boycott the Boycotters movement gains momentum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:00am 5/15/2015 at 10:00am

The movement to boycott those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is gaining steam, particularly at the legislative level.

We previously highlighted federal legislation aimed at the European boycott movement, and the apoplectic reaction, Breaking! Anti-Israel boycotters don’t like being boycotted!:

The vicious anti-Israel boycotters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

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Huge BDS loss – GreenStar Food Coop rejects Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:55pm 5/12/2015 at 9:55pm

Activists from Ithaca Jewish Voice for Peace brought a referendum to the GreenStar Food Coop in Ithaca calling for a boycott of Israeli products.  The effort was national, with big names such as Angela Davis (radical anti-Israel prof.) and Medea Benjamin (Code Pink) lending their support (see Featured Image).

The effort was...

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For Israel boycott movement, racial tension is a feature, not a bug

http://kron4.com/2015/01/19/protesters-block-westbound-lanes-on-san-mateo-bridge/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 11, 2015 at 10:00am 5/11/2015 at 10:00am
http://kron4.com/2015/01/19/protesters-block-westbound-lanes-on-san-mateo-bridge/

For years we have been documenting how stirring racial tensions on campus is one of the tactics employed by the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The methodology is to tie unrelated movements into the fight against Israel by portraying a common enemy — in their terminology, “white settler colonialism.” Israel and the...

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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.

I have a post...

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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

https://youtu.be/qqDqmPoeJpg?t=4m3s
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:45pm 5/4/2015 at 2:45pm
https://youtu.be/qqDqmPoeJpg?t=4m3s

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

https://youtu.be/qxpCKcrgmVI
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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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