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Posts Tagged: BDS

June 13, 2018 8:20 pm

After Pressure From ‘Anti-Occupation’ Group, Camp Ramah Affirms Opposition to ‘Any Anti-Israel, Antisemitic, Anti-Zionist Education’

A summer camp network affiliated with Conservative Judaism has pledged not to engage with an activist group that has criticized its approach to Israel education. Leaders...

June 13, 2018 8:05 am

Why Artists Must Oppose the Boycott Israel Movement

One hundred artists, filmmakers, writers, and other cultural workers have called for a boycott of an artist-run gallery in Glendale, California -- a town less...

June 10, 2018 7:33 pm

Did Argentinian Soccer Team Bow to Pressure From BDS?

Argentina's national soccer team canceled a friendly match with Israel this week, following "pressure" from pro-Palestinian activists. "BIG NEWS: Argentina's national team, led by Captain Lionel Messi, cancelled...

June 8, 2018 12:58 pm

Why a Soccer Hooligan Is Smiling - Jibril Rajoub is many things: a convicted terrorist, a former West Bank security chief, a former confidante of the late Yasser Arafat, and now...

June 7, 2018 1:20 pm

Leading UK Students’ Union Endorses BDS, Fails to Consider Resolution on Hezbollah Ban

A union representing seven million students in the United Kingdom reaffirmed its commitment to the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel on Thursday,...

June 1, 2018 10:53 am

SPME BDS Monitor: Antisemitism Rises on Campus

The academic year ended with sudden late pushes for BDS resolutions and associated protests. While there were notable wins for BDS in student government, the...

May 25, 2018 5:02 pm

UC Santa Barbara Students Shut Down Senate Meeting After BDS Vote Fails to Advance

Protesters shut down a student senate meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Wednesday, after a divestment resolution targeting Israel failed to pass. The...

May 24, 2018 5:55 pm

University of Oregon Student Senate Endorses BDS Campaign

The University of Oregon’s student senate adopted a resolution on Wednesday endorsing the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, and targeting several companies...

May 18, 2018 4:22 pm

Humanities Students at Chile’s Largest University Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

Humanities students at Chile’s largest public university voted on Monday to support an academic boycott of Israel, an anti-Zionist group at the school announced. More than...

May 16, 2018 10:06 am

Antisemites, Terror Apologists Hide Behind Civil Rights Rhetoric on Capitol Hill

Terrorist apologists and their allies wrapped themselves in civil rights rhetoric on Capitol Hill last week for the 4th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day, sponsored by...

May 14, 2018 4:36 pm

Students at Top German University Denounce ‘Antisemitic’ BDS, Vote to Withhold Funds and Space From BDS Advocates

The Student Council of Heidelberg University in Germany adopted a proposal on Tuesday denouncing the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel as "antisemitic." The...

May 7, 2018 9:27 am

Durham BDS Activists Employed by Local Synagogues, Federation - Two of the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) activists who helped pass a resolution on April 16 in the City Council of Durham, North Carolina that...

May 3, 2018 3:30 pm

SPME BDS Monitor: Boycott Efforts Intensify on Campus

April was an extremely active month for BDS thanks to the confluence of Passover, "Apartheid Week," Israeli Independence Day, and Israel’s 70th anniversary. Several BDS...

May 2, 2018 8:10 am

Natalie Portman PR Fiasco Gets Cheers from BDS

In case you missed the recent, ground-shaking news: Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman declined to go to Israel to accept the Genesis Award, which recognizes...


Jewish Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wears Tefillin in New Instagram Video

Professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a video on Tuesday of him putting on...

German Festival Cancels Scottish Band’s Concert Due to Its BDS Support

A German arts and music festival announced on Wednesday it was cancelling a concert...


Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

Haley: UN Makes ‘Morally Bankrupt Judgement’ by Passing Resolution Against Israel - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel...


Trump Backs Down, Signs Order to End Family Separations at US Border

US President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents...


Israel’s Netanyahu Warns of Cyber Risks That Can Down Fighter Jets

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft. Cyber...

Middle East

Lebanon Minister Moves to Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

Lebanon's interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared reflects deepening influence of Iran and its...