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Posts Tagged: BDS

December 5, 2017 5:52 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Anti-Israel Activity Increases on Campus

The BDS movement advanced nationally in November, with anti-Israel legislation introduced in the US Congress. The results of such resolutions on campus, however, were mixed -- suggesting...

December 3, 2017 6:54 pm
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Pro-Palestinian Groups Attack Administration Nominee for Opposing Israeli Boycott

JNS.org - Leaders of major American Jewish organizations are rallying around Kenneth L. Marcus, the nominee for Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, as pro-Palestinian...

December 1, 2017 12:26 pm
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How BDS Was Defeated at the University of Maryland

On Wednesday, November 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) of the University of Maryland, College Park, decided not to support a resolution that accused Israel of various...

November 30, 2017 11:01 am
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AMP Convention Sees Opportunities in US Elections

One of America's most visible anti-Israel groups spent Thanksgiving weekend engaged in some magical thinking -- and planning to change America's political landscape. American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)...

November 16, 2017 6:02 pm
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J Street U to Show ‘Propaganda’ Film on Israeli Strategy to Win American ‘Minds and Tax Dollars’

The student group J Street U is co-hosting a screening at Macalester College on Thursday evening of a film that has been criticized for demonizing...

November 14, 2017 5:11 pm
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Want to Beat BDS? Stop Propping Up a Failed Peace Process

JNS.org - The goal of the BDS movement is the same as the late, unlamented Arab League boycott: the economic strangulation of Israel. Just like the...

November 2, 2017 12:32 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: The Movement Returns to Campus

In October, BDS was characterized by "intersectional" accusations and a variety of assaults on free speech, university and Jewish organizations. Among the most odious were...

October 30, 2017 1:08 pm
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Why BDS Laws Don’t Violate Free Speech

The fate of a law is never sealed with its passage; even the best of laws can fall prey to misinterpretation and skewed enforcement. That was the case...

October 17, 2017 10:37 am
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Palestinians Attack Arabs Touring US to Oppose Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

YNet reports that: A small, unlikely “dream team” delegation comprised entirely of minorities in Israel is preparing to embark on a trip to the US and Europe...

October 4, 2017 4:58 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Hate Arises on US College Campuses

The BDS movement on campus has swiftly aligned itself with "antifa" protests against "white supremacy," which usually accuse Israel and its supporters of being racists...

October 2, 2017 3:50 pm
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New Wave of Anti-Israel and Antisemitic Activity Emerges on Campuses

JNS.org - Jewish college students returning after their summer break are encountering a wave of swastika daubings and anti-Israel activity on campuses across the country; and...

September 25, 2017 1:20 pm
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Could Pro-BDS Professors Benefit From Tel Aviv University’s New ‘Anti-BDS’ Fund?

JNS.org - Tel Aviv University (TAU) is asking American Jews to contribute to a new fund to ensure that its faculty members “won’t be harmed by...

September 19, 2017 9:53 am
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New Report: Anti-Israel BDS Campaigns Drop by 40 Percent on US Campuses in Past Year, but Are Turning Increasingly Aggressive

The number of campaigns supporting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement at American universities dropped by nearly 40 percent during the past academic year, even...

September 18, 2017 3:51 pm
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McGill University Ratifies Ruling Rejecting BDS for Promoting Discrimination Based on Nationality

The undergraduate student government at McGill University in Montreal, Canada on Sunday ratified a ruling against the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement for...

Culture

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Swedish PM Condemns Attempted Arson Attack at Synagogue as Three Arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

Iraq Holds Military Parade Celebrating Final Victory Over Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared...

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