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Australian PM denounces anti-Israel academic boycott movement

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:10pm 4/29/2013 at 4:10pm

The anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction (BDS) movement achieved a victory earlier this month when the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) endorsed an academic boycott of Israeli universities, the first ever such resolution passed by a professional academic association outside the Middle East.

The boycott was proudly supported by the past President of AAAS, Rajini...

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Does not fit the BDS Jerusalem narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:05pm 4/29/2013 at 4:05pm

French court: Jerusalem light rail project legal

A French court ruled that Israel did not violate international law by building a light rail line in eastern Jerusalem.

The ruling on March 22 by...

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AAAS anti-Israel academic boycott resolution 1st outside Arab world

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 8:31am 4/28/2013 at 8:31am

The academics who belong to the Association for Asian American Studies must be so proud that their organization passed a resolution at its annual meeting calling for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

The resolution was a vile pandering to the worst anti-Semitic elements behind the BDS movement, who single out Israel and...

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A stain on academia — Association for Asian American Studies calls for boycott of Israeli universities and academics

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:11pm 4/25/2013 at 5:11pm

As I have told you, the efforts of some left-wing academics to demonize Israel never ends.

While you go about your business and pay attention to world events, they work tirelessly to ostracize Israel while ignoring both Israel’s security situation and the decades-long effort to destroy Israel.

Groups like those who sponsor the Pinkwashing...

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Good news — Israel-hating academics, leftists, Islamists, BDSers making no progress with American public opinion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:47am 3/16/2013 at 11:47am

The sick BDS movement, Leftist-Islamist coalition, and anti-Israel academic movement are frequent topics here.

There is good news — despite all the hoopla and vitriol, these miscreants have made no progress with American public opinion.

Via Times of Israel:

Americans’ sympathy for Israel is at a 22-year high, according to Gallup figures released on Friday,...

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Wow, is there hope for Britain yet? Oxford votes down BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3:49pm 2/27/2013 at 3:49pm

We’ve delved the depths of the despicable Boycott Divest Sanction movement against Israel.

We are dealing with real bottom-feeders who have worked their ways onto campuses almost everywhere, supported by vicious people like George Galloway.

Given the sordid history of Leftist-Islamist anti-Israel campus agitation, particularly in Britain, everyone expected the worst when a vote...

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Freedom from Accountability and Responsibility

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:43am 2/13/2013 at 10:43am

There has been a controversy raging about Brooklyn College’s sponsorship of a BDS conference.

For those of you who have not been paying attention, the BDS movement seeks to delegitimize and destroy Israel by, among other things, boycotting companies like SodaStream, Sabra hummus and Aroma Cafe.

The embrace given the BDS conference by Brooklyn College...

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Alan Dershowitz — Point Man

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 11, 2013 at 3:53pm 2/11/2013 at 3:53pm

I’ve written about Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz before, Alan Dershowitz, Praised:

Charles C. Johnson (no, not that that CJ) has a post at Big Government, In Praise of Alan Dershowitz.  It’s worth the read, but hardly does justice to someone who for generations has fought for civil rights and the...

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“there is no future for Jews in England”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:17pm 1/24/2013 at 5:17pm

So writes Caroline Glick:

After participating last week in a debate in London about Israeli communities beyond the 1949 armistice lines organized by the self-consciously pretentious Intelligence Squared debating society, I can now say from personal experience that Amis is correct. The public atmosphere in England regarding Israel is ugly and violent….

A...

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Malmö Syndrome hits universities in Britain

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:59am 12/7/2012 at 10:59am

Jews have been under seige and attack in the Swedish city of Malmö for years as leftist policitians turned a blind eye or cooperated in anti-Israeli agitation by Islamists and other pro-Palestinian groups.  See my prior post, Malmö Syndrome.  It is a phenomenon spreading across Europe, Not Just Malmö and The Irish...

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Alanis is Canadian for courage

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:34pm 12/2/2012 at 7:34pm

This is courage week for Canada. 

First, a very strong statement of support for Israel at the U.N.

Now, unlike Stevie Wonder, who cancelled a pro-Israel concert under mild pressure from the U.N. and anti-Israel groups, Alanis Morissette, the Canadian singer, has arrived in Israel for a concert despite calls from the lunatic and...

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Conservatives – good at buycotts, bad at boycotts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 7:30pm 8/1/2012 at 7:30pm

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day has proven something I’ve noticed before.

Conservatives are very good at buycotts, but very bad at boycotts.

There have been attempts by some conservative and religious groups to boycott various businesses over political issues. But I can’t think of one, at least not recently, that has caught on.

Or that has...

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Protests against Israel being featured at LGBT Equality Forum

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:51am 4/17/2012 at 11:51am

The “anti-pinkwashing” campaign continues in all its irony.

Israel is to be “featured” at the annual Equality Forum on May 3-6 in Philadelphia, based on Israel’s record on gay issues.  Israel, of course, is the only nation in the Middle East where homosexuality is not punished, much less punished with prison or worse as in...

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The Irish anti-Israel sickness isn’t limited to Ireland

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 10:46am 4/8/2012 at 10:46am

On March 11, Nicky Larson wrote a column for The Independent (Ireland) hitting on virulent anti-Israel sentiment in Ireland:

I used to hate Israel. I used to think the Left was always right. Not any more. Now I loathe Palestinian terrorists. Now I...

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Food fight in the culture war

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:52am 3/3/2012 at 11:52am

Tolerance.  The concept could be a bumper sticker.

But if so, it would not be welcome on the campus of Northeastern University, which just banned Chick-fil-A from campus.

From The Boston Glove via TaxProf (h/t Instapundit):

Northeastern University said yesterday that a Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant will not be coming to campus, after the college’s...

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Is The Dersh the last courageous liberal?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 9:18am 2/15/2012 at 9:18am

One of my big regrets is not making more of a connection with Alan Dershowitz while in law school.

I didn’t take any of his classes, but I did have some interaction with him since he was the faculty advisor to the Jewish Law Students Association.  We called him “The Dersh.”

In the early...

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What is an

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 8:26pm 2/12/2012 at 8:26pm

anti-Israeli liar and agitator capable of? Maybe almost setting off violence by deliberately spreading false rumors regarding a pending Jewish destruction of the Al-aqsa Mosque.  He’s not in Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, or Yemen.  He’s right here, and he runs...

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