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Jewish Voice for Peace disavows BDS activist Miko Peled: “No place 4 antisemitism in our movement”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:25pm 9/24/2016 at 9:25pm
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We have written dozens of times about Jewish Voice for Peace, which is a leader of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. As Prof. Miriam Elman has thoroughly documented, JVP uses the “Jewish” in its name (even thought it’s not a Jewish group) to lend cover to all manner...

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: Stop BDS hijacking progressive movement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:00am 9/7/2016 at 7:00am
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The hijacking of progressive causes by the anti-Israel boycott movement is a frequent focus of mine, as I laid out (for the umpteenth time) recently, BDS is a Settler Colonial Ideology:

BDS itself has become a settler colonial ideology, which imposes itself on other peoples and other struggles, conquers, and subjugates the...

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“Jews of Color Caucus” – Jewish Voice for Peace’s newest front group

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:33am 8/12/2016 at 8:33am
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We wrote recently about the Black Lives matter platform statement (under the name MB4L: Movement for Black Lives) and, in particular the “Invest-Divest section,” which attacks Israel and accuses Israel of ‘genocide’ and being an ‘apartheid state’.

As reported, the statement was condemned by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Boston, and the...

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Anti-Israel blacklisters complain they are unfairly being blacklisted

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:35pm 8/6/2016 at 8:35pm
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A war has been declared on Israel on campus by faculty and students supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

The rallying cry is to blacklist those acting on behalf of Israeli academic institutions or participating in “normalization” events, such as musical and cultural events.

On the faculty academic front, we have seen...

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VIDEO: Disgusting Palestinian child exploitation for the cameras

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 6:30am 7/30/2016 at 6:30am

I have documented how some Palestinians, such as Bassem Tamimi, have created an industry of exploiting children for the cameras in a very dangerous way.

They have the children confront soldiers with the cameras rolling, hoping for a reaction and viral video or image. The video and images are crucial in the...

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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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Palestinian Child Exploitation – 10-year old “Journalist” Janna Jihad

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30am 5/12/2016 at 8:30am
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You may recall the name Janna Jihad.

Janna is a member of the Tamimi clan from Nabi Saleh. Among the more infamous Tamimi members is Ahlam Tamimi, the woman who organized the Sbarro Pizza restaurant suicide bombing in 2001, and then broke out with a huge smile when she learned that more...

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Anti-Israel ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Funding Network Revealed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/8/2016 at 7:30pm

In the saturated market of U.S. anti-Israel activism, the political organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) plays a starring role.

In many posts (see a partial list here), we’ve highlighted how JVP provides the façade of American Jewish support for pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) organizations arrayed against the Jewish state. By...

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Vassar student body REJECTS Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:27pm 4/28/2016 at 12:27pm
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The Vassar student body voted the past two days on two anti-Israel referenda sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

For background on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism at Vassar, see Tuesday’s post, Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda.

The results...

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Anti-Israel activists hijack Passover, turn it into Palestinian liberation event

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:51pm 4/21/2016 at 1:51pm

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a non-Jewish organization that gives cover to the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS) and its political war on Israel by washing away the stains of anti-Semitism that are central to the BDS movement’s founding, actions and identity.

As we noted in a prior post, JVP operates in...

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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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San Francisco State: Yet another shout down of Israeli speaker (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/7/2016 at 1:00pm
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We have been documenting a clear shift in tactics by anti-Israel campus activists, led by Students for Justice in Palestine joined by other groups.

The shift is towards disruption of Israeli and pro-Israeli speakers on campus in order to create a hostile campus environment. We have reported on several such recent disruptions, including...

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UC Regents condemns “anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/23/2016 at 4:00pm

In a post on Monday I noted a Report (pdf.) suggesting “Principles Against Intolerance” and containing a condemnation of anti-Semitism, was coming up for vote today at the University of California Board of Regents, UC Regents should seize its Moynihan moment on anti-Zionism.

The key language in controversy was both the general condemnation of anti-Semitism,...

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UC Regents should seize its Moynihan moment on anti-Zionism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:30am 3/21/2016 at 10:30am

On November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed the infamous “Zionism Is Racism” Resolution 3379:

“Determines that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination”

The Resolution came on the heels of the failed 1973 Yom Kippur attempt by...

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Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi barred from U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:45pm 3/9/2016 at 6:45pm
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Bassem Tamimi has been on these pages quite frequently in the past half year, most of it related to his appearance at an Ithaca, NY, third grade class as part of an anti-Israel propaganda event organized by local Jewish Voice for Peace activist Ariel Gold (now employed by Code Pink) and...

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Vassar student gov’t passes anti-Israel BDS Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/6/2016 at 9:00pm
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In a vote tonight, the Vassar College Student Association (VSA) council passed by a vote of 15-7 an anti-Israel Resolution which adopts the full BDS movement list of demands and calls for divestment from certain companies. The BDS Resolution was a joint effort of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish...

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Vassar student gov’t may lose control of funding if passes BDS resolution (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 3/4/2016 at 7:00pm
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The Vassar College Student Association is in the midst of a highly contentious debate over whether to adopt an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution and bylaws amendment proposed by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.  SJP takes the position that the BDS resolution

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