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August 7, 2016 9:34 am

Campus Antisemitism Spike Sparks Record Attendance at Media Watchdog Conference

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Pro-Israel students at the 2015 CAMERA student conference.More than 80 students from nearly 70 campuses will attend the 2017 campus. Photo: CAMERA.

Attendees of the 2015 CAMERA student conference. Photo: CAMERA.

JNS.org – More than 80 students from nearly 70 campuses will be in Boston, Ma. August 7-10 as part of a high-level training conference hosted by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) geared towards preparing students to respond to campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism.

“Students are coming from as far away as England, Scotland and Canada to attend our training program,” Aviva Slomich, CAMERA’s international campus director, said in a statement. “This in itself shows that campus anti-Zionism is a global problem, affecting many students.”

The CAMERA conference comes at a critical time for Jewish and pro-Israel students. A recent report by the AMCHA Initiative found an “alarming spike in campus anti-Semitism” during the first half of 2016.

“Nearly 100 more incidents of antisemitism occurred on campus during the first six months of 2016 compared with the 1st six months of 2015,” according to the AMCHA Initiative’s mid-year study.

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Anti-Semitic activity “was twice as likely to occur on campuses where BDS [the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign] was present, eight times more likely to occur on campuses with at least one active anti-Zionist student group such as SJP [Students for Justice in Palestine], and six times more likely to occur on campuses with one or more faculty boycotters,” the report noted.

“Unfortunately, last year we faced an upsurge in extreme anti-Israel activity,” said Itay Hashmonay, a student at the University of South Florida. “We’re at CAMERA’s conference to learn skills, arguments and strategies to address this effectively.”

Students at the conference are expected to hear from a wide-range of pro-Israel experts as well as attend breakout sessions, interactive workshops and presentations geared towards helping them prepare for the upcoming year on campus.

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  • http://fellowship.ifcj.org/ifcj-08/pdf/Why%20Christians%20Should%20Support%20Israel.pdf

    Why Christians Should Support Israel.pdf

    Why and How Should Christians Support and Bless Israel?

    Christians should look to God’s holy word as the voice of truth regarding the problems in the Middle East. What does the voice of Scripture say? Thousands of years ago, God made an eternal covenant decree in which He gave the Promised Land to Abraham and his descendants. Israel needs to be supported by Christians because all other nations were created by an act of man, but Israel was created by an act of God! The royal land grant that was given to Abraham and his seed through Isaac and Jacob was an everlasting and unconditional covenant. (See Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14-18; 15:1-21; 17:4-8; 22:15-18; 26:1-5; and Psalm 89:28–37.) The Lord said to Abraham: And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. (Genesis 17:7–8) Today, we are witnessing the unfolding of biblical prophecy in the return of the Jewish people to Israel. The Bible foretold Israel’s ingathering and also prophesied that God would call “the Gentiles” to help accomplish this miracle. Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. (Isaiah 49:22) The Lord has certainly kept His promise. In fact, the prophets said the return of the Jews to Israel, their ancient homeland, would be greater than their exodus from Egypt (Jeremiah 16:14–15). Consider the exodus of the Jews alone from the former Soviet Union where nearly a million have come to Israel in just a ten-year period since the demise of communism. The Bible states that the nations of the world are to be a blessing unto Israel. Indeed, Scripture not only urges Gentiles not to harm or curse the Jewish people; it also warns them of the consequences they will face if they defy those instructions. Genesis 12:1–3 gives the clearest expression to this idea: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. The biblical mandate given to the Gentiles is to relate to Israel and the Jewish people with unconditional love. Christians are called to be a source of solace and comfort to the people of Israel, to be a blessing and to stand in solidarity with them in their times of need. It is important to also know what Jesus said about the future of Israel and Jerusalem. Jesus said: And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. In this statement, Jesus made four major predictions about the future of Jerusalem. First, He predicted the destruction of Jerusalem. His prediction came true when the Romans destroyed the city in 70 A.D. Second, Jesus said His Jewish brethren would be dispersed among the nations. This also came true. The Romans scattered the Jews where they lived among the nations. But the cry of their heart has always been, L’Shana Ha Ba ‘A B’yerushalayim—“Next year in Jerusalem.” Third, Jesus said the Gentile nations would dominate Jerusalem, as they have for the past 2,000 years. But Jesus spoke of a distant time when Gentile domination of Jerusalem would come to an end, and the Jews would once again control their ancient city. This prophecy of Jesus was fulfilled in 1967 when Israel took control of biblical Jerusalem and marched directly to the Western Wall, the only remaining wall of the Second Temple. In addition to His prophecies, Jesus instructed His followers to assist His Jewish kinsman during their times of distress. He says: Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred , and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred , and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matthew 25:34–40) The Apostle Paul also spoke about Christians helping Jews in their time of need. He wrote: It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. (Romans 15:27) thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. The biblical mandate given to the Gentiles is to relate to Israel and the Jewish people with unconditional love. Christians are called to be a source of solace and comfort to the people of Israel, to be a blessing and to stand in solidarity with them in their times of need. It is important to also know what Jesus said about the future of Israel and Jerusalem. Jesus said: And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. In this statement, Jesus made four major predictions about the future of Jerusalem. First, He predicted the destruction of Jerusalem. His prediction came true when the Romans destroyed the city in 70 A.D. Second, Jesus said His Jewish brethren would be dispersed among the nations. This also came true. The Romans scattered the Jews where they lived among the nations. But the cry of their heart has always been, L’Shana Ha Ba ‘A B’yerushalayim—“Next year in Jerusalem.” Third, Jesus said the Gentile nations would dominate Jerusalem, as they have for the past 2,000 years. But Jesus spoke of a distant time when Gentile domination of Jerusalem would come to an end, and the Jews would once again control their ancient city. This prophecy of Jesus was fulfilled in 1967 when Israel took control of biblical Jerusalem and marched directly to the Western Wall, the only remaining wall of the Second Temple. In addition to His prophecies, Jesus instructed His followers to assist His Jewish kinsman during their times of distress. He says: Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred , and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred , and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matthew 25:34–40) The Apostle Paul also spoke about Christians helping Jews in their time of need. He wrote: It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. (Romans 15:27)

  • Jonah

    A clarification to the previous article. The sodomite nations raised by Obama will be destroyed by his minions at his direction. God said and I quote, ” Obama raised the sodomite nations to feed the machine, to oil the machine of hell”, what you must understand is Obama is perpetrating the lifestyle to feed the bowels of hell where he hopes to rule at sometime in the future. If anyone should understand how this works Israel should after having Egyptian whips on their backs for century’s. It’s the same principle but eturnally. Now God wants me to delineate for you some scripture in Revelation. Revelation 20; He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan and bound them for 1000 years…thatwould be be the 7th milliniam. There is a reason God does this, so they can be released for a season after the 1000 year milliniam to organize a final insurrection against God by those who refuse to accept his kingdom. Revelation 19:19 and I saw the beast(Obama), the kings of the earth, gathered together to make war with him who sat on his horse and against his army’s that would be Israel and all those who appose Obama….Daniel states the kings of the north and the east oppose him. The beast was captured and the false prophet(pope or Hillary) who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who warships his Image. Now get this …these two were cast alive into the lake of fire with brimstone. The dragon and Satan are thrown into a bottomless pit abyss? …but the beast, Obama, and his prime cohort either the harlot of revelation or the false prophet, the pope, were cast directly into the lake of fire. Their sins are so great they have lost their right to appear at the great white throne judgement. This is how corrupt and abominable they are….you have been forwarned do not be deceived by their rhetoric and promises. They are liars their sole function is to do the Devils deeds of creating mayhem destruction on a scale never here to known on this earth and to create a planetary helter skelter under the guise of Islam.

  • Jonah

    Why don’t you precipice your beginning argument with ….nobody goes to the Father accept through the Son and the Son was from the tribe of Judah. Without the Jewish decendants of Abraham their would be no Son, no grace,no forgiveness of sin. You see that truth is the catalyst for all wars on this planet. Islam will attempt to keep pounding their square peg into that round of truth until the a Messia comes back and smokes all those who have rejected Gods true kingdom on earth. Jesus is not coming back to love everyone into the kingdom he did that 2000 years ago provided the sacrifice for the leaving of Gods Holy Spirit who acted as an enabler for all those who willingly sought Gods kingdom trough the Blood of His son. Blood is going to flow world wide as the waves of wars of armeggedon begin Islam will slaughter mercilessly those who reject their law which they believe is gods law, they will slaughter the Laodacian church, they will slaughter the hoards of soodomites ,the infidels,,,,the Chinese, Russians,all who do not pass the Islamic sniff test, and all of the sodomites Obama has created then God will destroy Islam for rejecting his Son. The true Christians and the religious Jews will be the innocent collateral damage of Armageddon. The Christians believe the trigger for the event will be the rapture of the church all the believers in Jesus. And God I hope for their sake their right or they will definitely need their guns and bibles to protect themselves from Islam, Obama, and Hillary the harlot of revelation.

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