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Paris En Flammes translates as It’s Time for Jews to Leave

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 9:00pm 7/11/2015 at 9:00pm
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Marie Brenner, writing in Vanity Fair, explores whether Jews should leave France.

The French language version of the article is titled Paris En Flammes. With my distant recollection of high school french, that translates as Paris in Flames.

But the English language version has a more descriptive title, The Troubling Question in the...

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AP’s false history of BDS movement (@AP)(@tgoldenberg)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:10am 7/7/2015 at 11:10am

This week the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and its supporters will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the supposedly grassroots launch of the BDS movement by Palestinian “civil society” organizations.

The Associated Press, through its writer Tia Goldenberg, has a lengthy article on the BDS movement. The...

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Revisiting the ugly Vassar College anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9:30pm 7/5/2015 at 9:30pm

In the spring of 2014, a series of ugly incidents rocked the campus of Vassar College, a small liberal arts college just north of New York City.

It started with a boycott protest against a course that involved travel to Israel and the West Bank, including forcing a professor and students to...

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Hey @UnitedChurch – BDS duped you, and here’s the proof (#OurKairosMoment)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00am 7/3/2015 at 10:00am
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The United Church of Christ recently passed a resolution adopting part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) platform.

The resolution purported to demand divestment from the “occupation,” but in fact a late amendment broadened it substantially to include virtually every Israeli company, as I explained in my prior analysis. (Another resolution,...

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Episcopal and Mennonite Churches reject Israel divestment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 3:13pm 7/2/2015 at 3:13pm

After the United Church of Christ passed an Israel divestment resolution on June 30, 2015, there was concern that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement might score three victories at church annual meetings this week.

But that did not happen. The Mennonite Church USA tabled the divestment resolution, and the Episcopal Church...

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United Church of Christ divests from Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 3:45pm 6/30/2015 at 3:45pm

We highlighted recently resolutions at the United Church of Christ’s 30th Synod in Cleveland seeking (1) divestment from certain named companies (such as Caterpillar), and (2) declaring Israeli guilty of the Crime of Apartheid as defined in the 1998 Rome Statute creating the International Criminal Court.

These take place through years-long efforts...

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Sabeel – The anti-Israel Christian activists you never heard of

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 8:00pm 6/28/2015 at 8:00pm

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, a Palestinian Christian organization headquartered in Jerusalem, is a group you probably never heard of. But Sabeel plays a critical role in seeking to reverse Christian support for Israel around the world.

In the U.S., Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA) is behind or involved in...

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Anti-Israel profs helped deal BDS its biggest blow yet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:30pm 6/24/2015 at 6:30pm

The anti-Israel activists employed as professors who led the fight at the American Studies Association to

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United Church of Christ Proposed Resolution: Israel guilty of Crime of Apartheid

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:45pm 6/21/2015 at 8:45pm

The progressive United Church of Christ is no stranger to controversy when it comes to Israel.

UCC has had close ties (see pp. 44-46 of linked pdf.) to Friends of Sabeel – North America, the U.S. branch of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, a Jerusalem-based non-governmental organization that leads efforts to alienate Christians...

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Boycott the boycotters – NY State Assembly condemns BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:04am 6/19/2015 at 10:04am

There is a growing “boycott the boycotters” movement afoot in the United States, targeting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

On the federal level, the 1970s-era anti-boycott legislation addressing the Arab League boycott of Israel is being supplemented by legislation to address the new BDS-form of boycott.  Provisions in pending...

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House Resolution introduced condemning academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00am 6/17/2015 at 7:00am
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The academic boycott of Israel has generated a lot of attention and noise in the past few weeks, even though it has not generated much actual boycotting.

No university in the U.S. is considering a boycott, as far as I know, and in many ways ties are expanding. The American Studies Association...

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Israel’s Revenge Is That “We Are Still Here”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 9:35am 6/7/2015 at 9:35am

My wife and I are back, after an intense two weeks in Israel.

From the Lebanese to Gaza borders, from the Mediterranean Sea to Judea and Samaria, from the cool evenings of Jerusalem to the heat of the Negev Desert, from an apartment in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of...

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South Carolina Passes Anti-BDS Law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/5/2015 at 1:00pm

South Carolina passed an anti-BDS bill, that was signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley yesterday, prohibiting the state from doing businesses with firm or individuals who engage in a “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy...

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Cruz: No Federal Funds for Universities that Boycott Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00pm 5/31/2015 at 4:00pm

Professor Jacobson has written extensively about the BDS movement and the effort to boycott the boycotters.

Senator Ted Cruz has a new idea. Take federal funds away from schools that boycott Israel. He made the remarks at the Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala. Among attendees was Sheldon Adelson, an influential...

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Big Win for Washington anti-BDS Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:05pm 5/28/2015 at 6:05pm

We’ve provided extensive coverage of the BDS movement’s battle against the inclusion of Israeli-made products at food cooperatives. Most recently (and closest to the hearts of the Legal Insurrection team,) the members of the Ithaca-based GreenStar Food Co Op won a very hard-fought battle against BDS activists fighting for a referendum...

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Walking While Jewish in … Cairo

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:35am 5/22/2015 at 11:35am
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Is this officially a series now?

We’ve done Paris, Britain, Copenhagen and Malmö, where people walking the street dressed in attire indicating they are religious Jews face street harassment, mostly by Muslim young men.

We also did Montevideo, where the reaction was positive.

Here’s Cairo, as the Jerusalem Post reports:

An Egyptian journalist conducted an...

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New York may boycott the anti-Israel boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00pm 5/21/2015 at 1:00pm

We recently reported on legislation in Illinois barring state pension funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel.

The legislation passed both chambers unanimously, a stunning bi-partison rejection of...

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