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Lea Speyer is the New York-based senior campus correspondent for The Algemeiner. She previously worked as a journalist in Israel. Lea holds a MA Degree in Government from IDC Herzliya.

ARTICLES BY: Lea Speyer


March 23, 2017 1:35 pm
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York U Evacuated After Bomb Threat Targeting Jewish Campus Community Discovered Scrawled on Bathroom Wall

A written bomb threat targeting the Jewish community at Canada’s York University prompted the evacuation of campus buildings on Wednesday, though no explosive devices were...

March 23, 2017 8:29 am
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Watchdog Launches Pictoral Social Media Project to Expose Antisemitic Activity on Campus

A new social media project aims to visually expose anti-Jewish activity on campus, the head of the organization behind the initiative told The Algemeiner. Tammi Rossman-Benjamin,...

March 22, 2017 1:15 pm
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New York Chapter of ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Pays Social Media Tribute to ‘Martyrs’ Killed While Carrying Out Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis

An anti-Israel student group took to social media earlier this month to honor “Palestinian martyrs” killed while carrying out terrorist attacks against Israelis. In a Facebook post on...

March 22, 2017 8:10 am
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Israel Advocacy Group: Upcoming Conference in Ireland Calling Jewish State’s Right to Exist Into Question Disingenuously Exploiting Academic Logo to Lend Veneer of Credibility to Controversial Event

A spokesman for an Israel advocacy group in Ireland told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that the organizers of an upcoming three-day conference calling the Jewish...

March 21, 2017 8:55 am
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Alan Dershowitz Joined by Prominent Academics in Railing Against ‘Hypocrisy’ of BDS Intellectual Leader Cornel West for Statement on ‘Truth-Seeking, Freedom of Thought’

The co-signing of a statement calling for “truth-seeking and freedom of thought” by a well-known BDS proponent elicited harsh reactions from academics, who said they...

March 21, 2017 7:22 am
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Virginia Tech Rabbi: 100 Swastika Leaflets Strewn in Front of Jewish Student Center on Shabbat ‘Disgusting Act of Hatred’

One of the heads of a Jewish center on the campus of Virginia Tech University (VT) called the scattering of more than 100 hand-drawn swastika leaflets in...

March 15, 2017 1:20 pm
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Candidate Running for Top Spot of UK’s Largest Student Union Slams Organization for Constant Condemnation of Israel

A candidate for the presidency of the UK’s largest student union slammed the umbrella organization for its constant condemnation of Israel, Britain's Jewish Chronicle reported on...

March 12, 2017 8:20 am
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For Third Time in Two Years, Ohio State Students Reject Anti-Israel Divestment Motion

For the third time in two years, students at Ohio State University (OSU) rejected a motion calling for divestment from companies that engage in business...

March 12, 2017 7:00 am
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BDS Activists Absent From Final ‘Apartheid Week’ Events on South African Campus ‘Due to Strong Pro-Israel Presence,’ Advocacy Group Leader Says

Anti-Israel BDS activists at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa disappeared from campus on Friday -- the last day of Israeli Apartheid...

March 10, 2017 9:03 am
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Head of French Umbrella Group Complains to U of Pau Over Professor’s ‘Latest Racist Frenzy’ Against Jews

The head of France’s Jewish umbrella organization complained to the University of Pau about one of its faculty members, who blogged that the Jews have been...

March 9, 2017 3:05 pm
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PBS Panel Discussion on BDS: University Students Indoctrinated to View Jews, Israelis as ‘Bad,’ Palestinians as ‘Victims’

Identity politics are leading to the indoctrination of university students to view Jews and Israelis as “bad” and Palestinians as “victims," a prominent American social...

March 8, 2017 3:36 pm
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BDS Activists on South African Campus Wave Hezbollah Flag at Pro-Israel Counter-Demonstrators

The Hezbollah flag was prominently displayed by BDS activists during a standoff with pro-Israel students at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa...

March 8, 2017 1:20 pm
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Students at U of Texas Welcome Resolution Declaring Solidarity With Jewish Community in Light of Surge in Antisemitic Incidents

Jewish students at the University of Texas (UT) welcomed their government's declaration of support following a spate of antisemitic incidents on campuses and other venues across the United...

March 7, 2017 3:04 pm
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Students at South African University Use Dancing, Hebrew Chanting to Thwart Attack on Arab-Israeli Zionist by BDS Activists

Anti-Israel BDS activists at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa were prevented on Tuesday from attacking an Arab member of an Israeli...

Features

Arab Street Outraged by Jerusalem Decision, but Governments Have Other Concerns

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was overwhelmingly rejected...

Iran Looks to Seize Opportunity as Rivals Fall

As it approaches victory in Syria with the help of Russia, Iran and its terrorist axis members are turning their...

Trial Starts in the US Case of Nazi-Jihadist

Former DC Metro Transit Police officer Nicholas Young had unusual political views, a federal prosecutor told jurors in Young's terrorist trial --...

World

New Jersey Imam Who Called for Killing of Jews Will Be Sent for ‘Retr...

A New Jersey imam who delivered two violently antisemitic sermons over the last month is to be sent for "retraining,"...

Israel

Family of Mumbai Terror Victims Granted State-Owned Home in Israel

JNS.org - Rabbi Nachman and Freida Holtzberg, who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the 2008 terror attack on the Indian city of Mumbai’s Chabad House, have been granted a government-owned...

Middle East

Interfaith Delegation From Bahrain Visits Israel, Draws Criticism in Arab W...

JNS.org - An interfaith delegation from Bahrain is visiting Israel during Hanukkah in an unprecedented trip. On Tuesday night, the group attended...

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