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Anti-Israel church activist agenda unveiled at BDS conference – intersectionality and crowdsourcing

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 10/16/2016 at 9:00pm

The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is one of the most virulently anti-Israel activist groups. Legal Insurrection recently covered how the US Campaign’s plan to hold a seminar on Capitol Hill was canceled when it became known just how extremist it was, 

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United Methodists Vote to Break Ties with Anti-Israel “U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/19/2016 at 2:30pm

In an unexpected move, the United Methodists decided on Tuesday to call on the church’s mission agency to withdraw its membership in the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USCEIO).

Based in Washington, D.C. the USCEIO is a vehemently anti-Israel umbrella organization for the boycott, sanctions, and divestment (BDS) movement. Its...

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Will United Methodists Lead The Way In Rejecting Anti-Israel Divestment?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/16/2016 at 2:00pm

Every four years the United Methodist Church General Conference (UMCGC) meets to make policy decisions and set the direction for the denomination.

From May 10th through May 20th, 864 delegates (half of them clergy) are convening at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to consider over 1,000 resolutions.

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Islamists behind American BDS movement exposed at congressional hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10:00am 4/20/2016 at 10:00am

One of the most common questions I get when I give speeches about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has to do with its funding.

BDS, including in the U.S., has plenty of money to organize, fly people around, and coordinate efforts across dozens of campuses and multiple countries. Yet BDS...

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Unitarian Universalist Association joins anti-Israel divestment effort

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:15pm 4/10/2016 at 7:15pm
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In a recent post, we highlighted how Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) is being promoted in America’s liberal Protestant churches.

As we discussed, a malicious strain of anti-Israelism has taken root in these progressive churches largely because of a deep-seated organizational dysfunction:

A vocal and strong minority within the church have led the...

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ALERT: Three U.S. Churches to Vote on Anti-Israel Resolutions this Spring

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:30pm 2/21/2016 at 7:30pm

This spring three U.S. mainline churches, the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), the United Methodist Church (UMC), and the Unitarian Universalist Church (UU), will feature a number of anti-Israel BDS-related resolutions at their annual meetings.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activists are already anticipating that “2016 could be the biggest year yet for...

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Fighting The Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00pm 1/16/2016 at 8:00pm

Last week I drove out to Rochester, NY to give a talk titled ‘Fighting the Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?’.

Sponsored by ROC4Israel, a new pro-Israel organization that we featured in a post back in October, my lecture centered on how legitimate criticism of Israel can be distinguished from criticism that...

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Guide to How Anti-Israel Activists Hijack Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11:00am 12/25/2015 at 11:00am

Drawing on the stories of the annunciation of the birth of Jesus, Christmas is viewed as a time of peace and goodwill to all.

But for anti-Israel activists and organizations, the holiday season is a perfect occasion to conduct political warfare against the Jewish state.

NGOs, The PA, and The Hijacking

For years vehemently...

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Jewish Voice for Peace can’t seem to stay away from Alison Weir

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/1/2015 at 6:30pm

Last week on November 22, Al-Awda—the Palestine Right to Return Coalition—proudly announced on Twitter the co-hosting, with Jewish Voice for Peace and others, of Alison Weir at an event in Cleveland:

It isn’t surprising that Al-Awda would take the lead in promoting Weir and her group and website If Americans Knew (IAK). The two...

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In Rochester (NY), pro-Israel voices are stifled while pro-Palestinian activists thrive

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8:35pm 10/4/2015 at 8:35pm
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The misnamed “Jewish Voice for Peace” (JVP) has launched a national campaign along with other anti-Israel groups to claim that “pro-Palestinian” speech is stifled around the country. In fact, The accusation of speech stifling is a passive-aggressive move to preclude legitimate criticism.

As we demonstrated, what JVP and other such groups really...

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Anti-Israel activism hits elementary school in Ithaca, NY (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 8:30pm 9/20/2015 at 8:30pm

See this important update: Superintendent: Third Grade event “politically skewed, inflammatory” against Israel

An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade class as part of a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian children at the...

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Real or Pallywood? Activist’s children confront Israeli soldiers on eve of his U.S. Speaking Tour

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 6:00pm 8/29/2015 at 6:00pm

A video of an Israeli soldier near the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh being confronted by women and children is making the rounds. It has over a million views on Facebook alone. (Embedded towards end of this post.)

As you view the history below, don’t blame the children. They are victims of...

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Israeli Priest Slams Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:30am 7/24/2015 at 8:30am

On July 16, Israel’s Christian Empowerment Council (CEC) released a short pamphlet titled Test The Spirits: A Christian Guide to the Anti-Israel Boycott Movement (BDS).

It’s authored by Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth in the Galilee.

The new guide garnered some publicity in Israel.

But here in the U.S., other...

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Jewish Voice for Peace – “Jew Washing” the anti-Israel movement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:00pm 7/12/2015 at 7:00pm
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In recent posts we have discussed Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a U.S. based organization that has established itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement.

JVP plays a critical role in numerous aspects of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the United States by giving...

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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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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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