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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...

Culture

Richard Gere to Star in Apple Adaptation of Israeli Series ‘Nevelot’

Apple is negotiating for the rights to adapt an Israeli television series that...

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Hezbollah Threat to Western Hemisphere as ‘Dangerous’ as ISIS, ...

A top US State Department official on Tuesday warned officials from twelve key nations in the Western Hemisphere that Hezbollah...

Israel

US-Israeli Software Firm Quali Raises $22.5 million in VC-Backed Funding Ro...

US-Israeli software firm Quali said on Tuesday it raised $22.5 million in a private funding round led by Jerusalem Venture...

Middle East

Tourism in Bethlehem Booming as Christmas Nears

Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on Monday, with hotels in the birthplace of Jesus almost fully booked for the holiday. Tourism...

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