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Senate Passes Bipartisan Anti-BDS Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00am 2/6/2019 at 11:00am

The Senate passed a bill that denounces the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement 77-23 on Tuesday. The bill “allows state and local governments to boycott companies that boycott the country of Israel.”

The bill also contains a resolution that opposes President Donald Trump’s vow to withdraw American soldiers from Syria...

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Federal Judge: Plaintiffs suing American Studies Association over BDS “may have meritorious claims,” but must file in state court

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:00pm 2/5/2019 at 7:00pm

In December 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) became the first, and so far the only, major American academic association to adopt the academic boycott of Israel, part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

As I have documented, the BDS movement is a continuation of the anti-Jewish boycotts of the 1920s...

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Study Reveals Extensive Links Between BDS and Terrorist Organizations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:00am 2/4/2019 at 9:00am
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Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs released a report titled Terrorists in Suits: The Ties Between NGOs promoting BDS and Terrorist Organizations that shows operational and ideological ties between the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, and Palestinian terrorist organisations, including Hamas,...

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Confirmed Again: “Survey reveals clear link between BDS and Jew-hate”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/31/2019 at 3:00pm
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There is a growing recognition that the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is just a new form of the oldest hate, antisemitism.

We have documented here many times how BDS has a direct connection to the anti-Jewish boycotts in the 1920s and 1930s in the then British Mandate...

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Airbnb faces federal court discrimination suit over delisting Jewish homes in ‘West Bank’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/28/2019 at 3:00pm
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In November, Airbnb announced that it would delist Jewish homes, and only Jewish homes, in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

As I explained at the time, the delisting nominally referred to homes in Settlements, but in the West Bank that is the only place Jews can purchase or rent homes because...

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Malaysia Stripped of Paralympic Swim Event for Barring Israeli Athletes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:30pm 1/27/2019 at 3:30pm
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has stripped Malaysia of hosting the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships after the Muslim-majority country barred Israeli athletes from participating. The decision was taken by the IPC Governing Board in London on Sunday.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Lands Book Deal Worth $250G Despite Controversial Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 25, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/25/2019 at 3:00pm
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Fox News has reported that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received a book deal worth $250,000 that will detail her move to America to Congress.

However, the book deal announcement comes at a time when Omar has come under fire from numerous people over her controversial comments about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC),...

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Prof. Miriam Elman appointed Executive Director of Academic Engagement Network

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:35pm 1/24/2019 at 6:35pm

Syracuse University Professor Miriam Elman has been covering the anti-Israel movement for Legal Insurrection since her first Guest Post on November 9, 2014. Since then, Miriam has published over 150 posts.

Wait, wut, we’re coming up on Miriam’s 5th Anniversary at LI next November?

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Federal Court upholds constitutionality of Arkansas anti-BDS law

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:35pm 1/23/2019 at 9:35pm
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The U.S. has had a federal anti-Boycott law on the books since the 1970s, to counter the Arab League Boycott of Israel.

There is under consideration in Congress, and many states have passed, laws to modernize the anti-Boycott laws to take into account the new form of the boycott, the so-called Boycott,...

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Israel Slams EU for Funneling Millions to BDS Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00am 1/23/2019 at 11:00am

Israel has called out the European Union for continuing to finance the boycott movement against the country. The EU funneled millions of euros to organizations and activists running the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign between 2017 and 2018, a detailed report issued by the country’s Minister of Strategic Affairs revealed.

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Leftist Activism 101: Get in someone’s face and then play victim for the cameras

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:30pm 1/21/2019 at 8:30pm
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The recent interaction in DC between high school students (one in particular) and an older activist who is Native American reminded me of a warning...

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Durham rejects recommendation to revise anti-Israel police policy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9:00am 1/14/2019 at 9:00am
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Last week Durham, North Carolina’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) disappointed the vast majority of the city’s Jewish community by rejecting a draft proposal that had urged city officials to remove reference to Israel from their April 2018 ‘Statement by Durham City Council...

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BDS-supporter Rep. Rashida Tlaib plays anti-Semitic dual loyalty and disloyalty cards against Israel supporters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/7/2019 at 9:00pm
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Rashida Tlaib is a new Palestinian-American congresswoman from the Detroit area.

She’s also an Israel hater and supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is a modern version of the anti-Jewish boycotts dating back at least to the 1920s in the then British Mandate for Palestine. (See my lecture, The...

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Georgia police groups slam Jewish Voice for Peace’s antisemitic “Deadly Exchange” campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 7:30pm 1/1/2019 at 7:30pm

Two professional associations of police leaders and chief law enforcement officers in Georgia have condemned the virulently anti-Israel and undeniably antisemiticDeadly Exchange” campaign.

That campaign, led by ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’, falsely blames Israel and American Jewish organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), for U.S. domestic police practices and problems in...

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Once again, anti-Israel activists hijack and weaponize Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:30pm 12/25/2018 at 8:30pm
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Every year, at Christmas, Palestinian officials, activists, and a host of virulently anti-Israel groups exploit the holiday season for political purposes.

As we’ve documented in several prior posts, for years Christmas holiday themes, symbols, and rituals have been continuously appropriated and put into service for anti-Israel propaganda:

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UPDATE: Airbnb affirms it will boycott Jews in West Bank, after earlier suspension statement “released in error.”

https://www.facebook.com/airbnb/videos/302972220430074/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1:22pm 12/17/2018 at 1:22pm
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UPDATE: After sending out a statement in Hebrew that it was suspending the boycott of Jews in the West Bank, Airbnb has announced that that statement was issued in error. It plans to go forward with the boycott after figuring out how best to implement it.

The Free Beacon reports:

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Pressure mounts on Airbnb over boycott of ‘West Bank’ Jews, calling into question planned 2019 IPO

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:17pm 12/13/2018 at 9:17pm
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When Airbnb announced in mid-November 2018 that it would delist Jewish homes in Judea & Samaria (the “West Bank”), the move met with cheers from anti-Israel activists, who had worked for years to pressure Airbnb.

The U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (fka U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation) is an umbrella...

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