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Posts Tagged: BDS

February 23, 2017 3:36 pm

Election to Student Government of ‘Proud to Be Called a Terrorist’ Tweeter Stems From Apathy to Antisemitism on Exeter Campus, Says Member of UK University’s Jewish Society

A member of the Jewish Society at the University of Exeter in Britain told The Algemeiner that apathy about antisemitism on campus allowed for the election to...

February 22, 2017 1:27 pm

Student Activist at Washington U: Campus Police Said ‘Little We Can Do’ About Vandalism of ‘Pro-Palestine, Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace’ Display

A student activist at University of Washington (UW) told The Algemeiner that campus police have said there is "little they can do" about the vandalization of a...

February 22, 2017 11:11 am

Advocacy Groups in UK Gear Up ‘Proactively’ to Counter Upcoming ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ Events Across British Campuses

A member of a leading Israel advocacy group told The Algemeiner that a new educational training program will help students counter the upcoming spate of UK campus events aimed at...

February 14, 2017 2:10 pm

Columbia University Protesters Call for Elimination of Jewish State During Speech by Israel’s UN Ambassador

Shouting "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," protesters gathered Monday evening at Columbia University to disrupt a lecture by Israeli Ambassador...

February 13, 2017 4:12 pm

UK Labour Party Student Group Launches New Antisemitism Education Program in Effort to Repair Relations With Jewish Community

The UK Labour Party's national student group is taking "practical steps" to repair its damaged relations with the Jewish community, the organizer of an initiative aimed at educating...

February 8, 2017 10:45 am

Groups Involved in BDS Campaign on Illinois Campus Use Israeli Tech for Their Websites

Student groups co-sponsoring a new Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel at an Illinois university used Israeli software to build their websites, The Algemeiner has...

February 8, 2017 8:55 am

Student Group at Illinois U Vows to ‘Expose True Hateful Nature’ of BDS, in Response to Launch of Anti-Israel Divestment Campaign on Campus

One of the heads of a pro-Israel student group told The Algemeiner about a new initiative to "expose the true hateful nature" of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

February 2, 2017 7:27 am

SPME BDS Monitor: A Month of Progress

January saw the new Trump administration articulate strong opposition to BDS. Some of the protests against the administration and its new temporary immigration restrictions saw the...

January 31, 2017 5:12 pm

Canadian Trade School Retracts Policy Rejecting Israeli Students Following Jewish Community Uproar

A Canadian trade school has retracted its policy of rejecting students based on their Israeli nationality, following major blowback from the local Jewish community. The change by the Island School of...

January 24, 2017 6:26 am

Israeli Minister: ‘Europe Must Send Clear Message Against BDS’ -- Israel's Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel denounced the international movement to isolate and delegitimize the Jewish state on Monday at a conference on combating...

January 20, 2017 6:32 am

San Diego Student Says Her View of Israel as ‘Akin to Apartheid’ Completely Changed After Visiting Jewish State

A California student who previously believed Israel was “akin to an apartheid state” had a complete about-face after visiting the country, San Diego State University’s independent student...

January 20, 2017 6:31 am

BDS and the New ‘Anti-Normalization’

In early December, Professors Cary Nelson and David Greenberg wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about the “anti-normalization” tactic that has been widely adopted by proponents of the...

January 16, 2017 9:22 am

Who’s Really Behind the Academic Boycott Against Israel?

One of the main challenges to hopes for peace in the Middle East is the campaign to boycott and isolate Israel, the only true democracy...

January 12, 2017 2:36 pm

South African Opposition Leader Defies Call for Boycott, Visits Israel -- South Africa’s opposition leader traveled to Israel, meeting with top officials, just days after South African President Jacob Zuma called on his countrymen to boycott the...


Israel’s Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert on His ‘Art’ -- In 1996, when Boaz Ganor founded Israel’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT),...

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...


Alan Dershowitz Following Defeat of DNC Chair Hopeful Keith Ellison: I Will...

World-renowned law professor Alan Dershowitz told The Algemeiner on Sunday that he will not be leaving the Democratic Party, as...


Netanyahu Calls Visit to Australia ‘Wonderful’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take a circuitous route through South East Asia to dodge Indonesian airspace as he departs Australia for Israel. The Israeli PM and wife Sara Netanyahu...

Middle East

Iranian Navy Launches First Major Exercise Since Trump Inauguration

Iran's navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report...