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Lea Speyer is the New York-based senior campus correspondent for The Algemeiner. She previously worked as a journalist in Israel. Lea holds a MA Degree in Government from IDC Herzliya.

ARTICLES BY: Lea Speyer


March 23, 2017 1:35 pm
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York U Evacuated After Bomb Threat Targeting Jewish Campus Community Discovered Scrawled on Bathroom Wall

A written bomb threat targeting the Jewish community at Canada’s York University prompted the evacuation of campus buildings on Wednesday, though no explosive devices were...

March 23, 2017 8:29 am
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Watchdog Launches Pictoral Social Media Project to Expose Antisemitic Activity on Campus

A new social media project aims to visually expose anti-Jewish activity on campus, the head of the organization behind the initiative told The Algemeiner. Tammi Rossman-Benjamin,...

March 22, 2017 1:15 pm
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New York Chapter of ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Pays Social Media Tribute to ‘Martyrs’ Killed While Carrying Out Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis

An anti-Israel student group took to social media earlier this month to honor “Palestinian martyrs” killed while carrying out terrorist attacks against Israelis. In a Facebook post on...

March 22, 2017 8:10 am
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Israel Advocacy Group: Upcoming Conference in Ireland Calling Jewish State’s Right to Exist Into Question Disingenuously Exploiting Academic Logo to Lend Veneer of Credibility to Controversial Event

A spokesman for an Israel advocacy group in Ireland told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that the organizers of an upcoming three-day conference calling the Jewish...

March 21, 2017 8:55 am
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Alan Dershowitz Joined by Prominent Academics in Railing Against ‘Hypocrisy’ of BDS Intellectual Leader Cornel West for Statement on ‘Truth-Seeking, Freedom of Thought’

The co-signing of a statement calling for “truth-seeking and freedom of thought” by a well-known BDS proponent elicited harsh reactions from academics, who said they...

March 21, 2017 7:22 am
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Virginia Tech Rabbi: 100 Swastika Leaflets Strewn in Front of Jewish Student Center on Shabbat ‘Disgusting Act of Hatred’

One of the heads of a Jewish center on the campus of Virginia Tech University (VT) called the scattering of more than 100 hand-drawn swastika leaflets in...

March 15, 2017 1:20 pm
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Candidate Running for Top Spot of UK’s Largest Student Union Slams Organization for Constant Condemnation of Israel

A candidate for the presidency of the UK’s largest student union slammed the umbrella organization for its constant condemnation of Israel, Britain's Jewish Chronicle reported on...

March 12, 2017 8:20 am
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For Third Time in Two Years, Ohio State Students Reject Anti-Israel Divestment Motion

For the third time in two years, students at Ohio State University (OSU) rejected a motion calling for divestment from companies that engage in business...

March 12, 2017 7:00 am
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BDS Activists Absent From Final ‘Apartheid Week’ Events on South African Campus ‘Due to Strong Pro-Israel Presence,’ Advocacy Group Leader Says

Anti-Israel BDS activists at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa disappeared from campus on Friday -- the last day of Israeli Apartheid...

March 10, 2017 9:03 am
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Head of French Umbrella Group Complains to U of Pau Over Professor’s ‘Latest Racist Frenzy’ Against Jews

The head of France’s Jewish umbrella organization complained to the University of Pau about one of its faculty members, who blogged that the Jews have been...

March 9, 2017 3:05 pm
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PBS Panel Discussion on BDS: University Students Indoctrinated to View Jews, Israelis as ‘Bad,’ Palestinians as ‘Victims’

Identity politics are leading to the indoctrination of university students to view Jews and Israelis as “bad” and Palestinians as “victims," a prominent American social...

March 8, 2017 3:36 pm
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BDS Activists on South African Campus Wave Hezbollah Flag at Pro-Israel Counter-Demonstrators

The Hezbollah flag was prominently displayed by BDS activists during a standoff with pro-Israel students at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa...

March 8, 2017 1:20 pm
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Students at U of Texas Welcome Resolution Declaring Solidarity With Jewish Community in Light of Surge in Antisemitic Incidents

Jewish students at the University of Texas (UT) welcomed their government's declaration of support following a spate of antisemitic incidents on campuses and other venues across the United...

March 7, 2017 3:04 pm
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Students at South African University Use Dancing, Hebrew Chanting to Thwart Attack on Arab-Israeli Zionist by BDS Activists

Anti-Israel BDS activists at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa were prevented on Tuesday from attacking an Arab member of an Israeli...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

Trump, Iran’s Rouhani Exchange Threats, Insults on UN’s World S...

US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with...

Israel

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Continue Syria Operations to Prevent Iranian Ent...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would continue to carry out military operations in Syria, issuing the...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...

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