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Posts Tagged: BDS movement

December 2, 2016 3:56 am

SPME BDS Monitor: Far-Left Groups Support BDS; US Congress Pushes Back

In the wake of the US presidential election, BDS supporters have joined some far-left anti-Trump protesters, and a BDS supporter became the leading candidate to head...

December 1, 2016 8:53 pm

Radical BDS Activist Running for President of Britain’s Top Jewish Student Group Has ‘Definite Chance of Winning,’ Expert Says

An anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activist nominated as one of three candidates for the top leadership position of Britain’s national Jewish student organization...

November 30, 2016 3:46 pm

South African Jewish Leader Tells Parliament: Anti-Israel Sentiment in Country Often Degenerates Into Antisemitism

Anti-Israel sentiment in South Africa often degenerates into antisemitism, a South African Jewish leader told a parliamentary committee in Cape Town last week. “Fostering hatred and...

November 30, 2016 7:27 am

NYU President Slams Anti-Israel Boycott Movement as ‘Affront to Academic Freedom’

The president of New York University (NYU) had some harsh words for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, slamming the global initiative in an interview...

November 29, 2016 6:45 am

Watchdog Says Its Exposure Spurred Norwegian Government to Nix Funding for Anti-Israel Group -  A Jerusalem-based watchdog of non-governmental organizations said Monday that its efforts to reveal that an international funding mechanism supports anti-Israel initiatives have led Norway to...

November 25, 2016 8:07 am

‘Anti-Colonial Thanksgiving’ Held at Smith College to Protest ‘Physical, Psychological Violence of Imperialism’ in Israel, America

A Thanksgiving gathering to protest the “physical and psychological violence of imperialism and colonialism” in Israel and the US was hosted by a Smith College student group last Sunday, Campus...

November 25, 2016 5:14 am

IDF Veterans Group Vows to Target Foreign-Funded Israeli NGOs ‘Working to Undermine the Jewish State Under Guise of Human Rights’

The head of a pro-Israel advocacy group made up of Israel Defense Forces veterans vowed to expose Israeli NGOs that “fuel the system of hate” against the Jewish...

November 23, 2016 9:00 am

Israeli BDS Activist Among Top Candidates for Presidency of Britain’s Jewish Student Umbrella Organization

An Israeli BDS activist who has downplayed Arab terrorism against his fellow countrymen, is one of three candidates nominated to run for the leadership of Britain's Jewish...

November 22, 2016 4:53 pm

Expert: Blatant Anti-Israel Slant ‘Suicidal’ for Reputation, Continuity of Mideast Scholars Association

A prominent Jerusalem-based historian likened the anti-Israel efforts of a controversial academic body to a "suicide belt that kills only the bomber, causing its death to be self-inflicted." Dr. Martin...

November 22, 2016 2:27 pm

Congressman Behind New Anti-BDS Bill: We Want to Do Everything We Can to Protect Israel

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is an “insidious” phenomenon that must be tackled head-on, an Illinois congressman who co-authored a new anti-BDS bill...

November 21, 2016 10:48 am

New Initiative Enlists Lone IDF Soldiers to Combat BDS on Campuses in North America, Europe - A new initiative is enlisting Israel Defense Forces lone soldiers (those without immediate family members in the country) as volunteers to combat the anti-Israel Boycott,...

November 20, 2016 10:29 am

Activists at Washington U Protest Guest Lecture by Israeli LGBTQ Rep; Call It ‘Pinkwashing’ of Jewish State’s ‘Oppression of Palestinians’

Anti-Israel activists at Washington University protested a recent event highlighting the Jewish state's status as a regional "haven" for the LGBTQ community, accusing it of "pinkwashing”...

November 18, 2016 10:35 am

Anti-Israel Activists at McGill Boycott, Block Access to ‘Peace Wall’

Despite invitations to contribute to an installation promoting peace in the Middle East, BDS activists at Canada’s McGill University protested it on anti-Israel grounds, campus...

November 18, 2016 8:00 am

Following Defeat of BDS Motion at U of Toronto, Israel Advocates Say Anti-Jewish-State Activists ‘Significantly Miscalculated’ Opponents’ Mobilization Power

In the wake of a major defeat of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign at the University of Toronto this week, advocates of...


Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...


Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’ - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...


Europe Police Reveal Which Nations ISIS Could Target Next

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting...


Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...