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Policy Director of group holding Congressional pro-BDS forum used anti-Semitic “Israel Firster” slur against Chuck Schumer

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/12/2016 at 4:00pm

The Free Beacon broke a story today about how The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is holding a forum on Capitol Hill supporting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, Congress to Host First-Ever Forum in Favor of Boycotting Israel:

Congress is scheduled to host what insiders described as the...

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U.N. records contradict key Rasmea Odeh claim in motion to prevent mental examination

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/8/2016 at 1:30pm

Rasmea Odeh is the Palestinian terrorist group member convicted of the 1969 supermarket bombing in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.

Rasmea was released in a prisoner exchange in 1979 for an Israeli soldier captured in Leban...

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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
http://www.ngo-monitor.org/nm/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Campus-BDS_FINAL-2.pdf

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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Presbyterian Church USA’s General Assembly Assails Israel and Abandons Christians in Middle East

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/28/2016 at 1:30pm

Last week, the Presbyterian Church USA, a liberal Protestant denomination with approximately 1.5 million members, held its General Assembly in Portland, Oregon. The assembly, which takes place every even-numbered year, is a regular scene of controversy over the church’s stance on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The fighting began in 2004 when 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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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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American Studies Association and its leaders sued over Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:45pm 4/20/2016 at 12:45pm

The American Studies Association (ASA) was the first significant-sized faculty association to implement the academic boycott of Israel.

A lawsuit just filed by several distinguished members challenges the ASA boycott, seeks damages against individual officers and National Council members who advanced the boycott, as well as injunctive relief, arguing that ASA exceeded its purpose...

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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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Vassar faculty-sponsored anti-Israel event erupts in controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:40am 2/8/2016 at 8:40am
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Once again, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is mired in controversy regarding anti-Israel activities on campus involving Vassar faculty.

The controversy surrounds the February 3, 2016, appearance of Rutgers Associate Professor Jasbir Puar at the invitation of several Vassar departments, including Jewish Studies.

At the outset of the appearance, according to the Vassar...

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Petition launched defending UT-Austin Israel Studies Prof. against smear campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 20, 2015 at 1:05pm 11/20/2015 at 1:05pm

The organized smear campaign against UT-Austin Israel Studies professor Ami Pedahzur continues unabated.

For those of you who are new to the story, the UT-Austin Palestine Solidarity Committee invaded an Israel Studies event hosted by Prof. Pedahzur (possibly in violation of the campus code), refused either to participate in the event or...

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Incitement: Bassem Tamimi spreads claim Israel arrests Palestinian children to harvest organs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:00pm 10/15/2015 at 4:00pm

Incitement on social media is fueling the current epidemic of knifings, firebombings and stonings against Israeli Jews.

That incitement comes from the highest levels of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, as well as people on social media.

The incitement involves not only fabricated claims of Israeli intentions as to the Temple Mount and...

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GreenStar boycott group trainer hurls “Israel-firster” slur at Schumer

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:00pm 4/14/2015 at 6:00pm

We have written several times before about the effort by Jewish Voice for Peace activists in Ithaca, NY, where Cornell is located, to advance a referendum at the GreenStar Food Coop to boycott Israeli products.

The Greenstar Council is considering whether, under its bylaws, there are grounds to reject the referendum petition,...

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U Cal Student Gov’t votes to divest from most of world, including U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 6:51pm 2/8/2015 at 6:51pm
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We have covered anti-Israel student government divestment votes the past couple of years.

Groups, typically led by Students for Justice in Palestine assisted by Jewish Voice for Peace, try to get student governments to vote to divest from specified companies doing business in Israel, such as Caterpillar and HP. Sometimes they succeed,...

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Rasmea Odeh rightly convicted of Israeli supermarket bombing and U.S. immigration fraud

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:10am 11/19/2014 at 10:10am
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[Note: This post has been updated to reflect additional records obtained after initial publication further demonstrating Rasmea Odeh’s culpability in the bombing of the SuperSol supermarket and casting doubt on her claims of torture]

On November 10, 2014, a federal jury in Detroit returned a guilty verdict against Rasmieh (Rasmea) Yousef Odeh for...

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State Dept to ISIS recruits: This is your life, this is your life on ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3:22pm 9/8/2014 at 3:22pm

The Islamic State, otherwise known as “ISIS” or “ISIL,” made a name for itself earlier this summer via graphic videos showing the beheadings of American hostages Steven Sotloff and James Foley. The atmosphere of terror created by ISIS in northern Iraq and Syria has helped the group draw in millions of...

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Steven Salaita petition organizer wants to “uproot” Israel

https://twitter.com/rima123/status/485851623374086144
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:25pm 8/9/2014 at 5:25pm
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If reports are true, Steven Salaita’s horrific and bizarre Twitter feed cost him a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As of this moment, the reason behind the denial of a position is not known, but that hasn’t stopped Salaita’s supporters from portraying the denial as based on Salaita’s...

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Ukraine updates: Putin signs treaty making Crimea part of Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:07pm 3/18/2014 at 6:07pm

With ongoing developments on the crisis in Ukraine, here are some news updates from Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a draft treaty making Crimea part of Russia.

From CNN, Ukraine cries ‘robbery’ as Russia annexes Crimea:

Never mind what the West thinks — the Kremlin says Ukraine’s Crimea region is now part...

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