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  • Why do people hate Israel?

    By Dennis Prager

    2 days ago

    We live in a bad world.

    There is nothing new about that. The world has been pretty bad since its inception. That’s why God destroyed it and started all over again (with little to show for the new experiment, one might add).

    From a moral perspective, look at the world since...

  • Anti-Israel rioters torch cars, throw firebomb at Paris-area synagogue

    4 days ago

    PARIS (JTA) — Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.

    The riot broke out on Sunday afternoon in Sarcelles after a few hundred people assembled at a local metro station to protest Israel’s...

  • Anti-Israel speakers and Jewish self-hatred

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    March 5, 2014 | 11:11 am

    The global center of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is, when you think about it, South Africa. BDS, as an attempt to sound more reasonable and less hateful, rarely compares Israel to Nazi Germany, the way, say, arch-anti-Semite Roger Waters of Pink Floyd does....

  • Activists protest Israeli gay pride float in New Zealand

    February 24, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    Police removed several activists from the gay pride parade in New Zealand who broke through barricades to protest Israel’s entry.

    Saying they were criticizing Israel’s “pinkwashing” of human rights, a handful of protesters dressed in pink and bearing placards protesting “Israeli...

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  • French charge anti-Israel speech as criminal

    February 20, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    When Farida Trichine and 11 of her friends burst into a French supermarket in 2009 and began applying stickers with anti-Israel slogans to vegetables imported from the Jewish state, she expected to be escorted from the store by police.

    What she didn’t expect was to be convicted...

  • UC Regents nominee supports BDS

    By Tom Tugend

    June 13, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    Sadia Saifuddin, a junior at UC Berkeley, has been nominated to become a student member of the powerful University of California Board of Regents, the governing body that determines policies for the 10-campus system.

    Saifuddin’s nomination has won warm praise from fellow students...

  • House committee triples missile funding, seeks role in Iron Dome

    June 13, 2013 | 8:40 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Service Committee tripled President Obama’s request for missile defense collaboration with Israel and sought to include the United States in Iron Dome development.

    The increase in the National Defense Authorization Act from $96 million to...

  • Cliffhanger divestment vote at UC Santa Barbara

    April 18, 2013 | 11:08 am

    A 13-hour marathon meeting at the UC Santa Barbara student senate lasted through the night of April 10-11, culminating in a cliffhanger vote to deny an anti-Israel divestment resolution.

    I was among the 400 students — Jews and other Israel supporters on one side of the issue, and...

  • Canadian university student union strips funding of anti-Israel group

    April 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    The University of Manitoba Students' Union voted to strip funding and official club status from an anti-Israel group on campus.

    The April 11 vote concerning Students Against Israeli Apartheid, or SAIA, went against legal advice and bucked the trend among other student councils at...

  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters pulls out of New York Y event

    April 4, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, who supports a boycott of Israel, pulled out of a speaking engagement at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

    “We heard from Roger Waters that he is unable to appear at the event scheduled for April 30,” a statement from the Jewish cultural institution on the...

  • Canadian union ripped for using newsletter to attack Israel

    March 6, 2013 | 8:48 am

    The Canadian government called on the country's postal workers union to apologize for using its monthly newsletter to attack Israel.

    Canada "plays a key part in perpetuating war crimes" by Israel, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' March newsletter read, according to the...

  • British lawmaker asks party to condemn members for vilifying Jews

    February 14, 2013 | 4:02 am

    Robert Halfon, a British lawmaker for the Liberal Democrat Party, has urged party leader Nick Clegg to condemn recent statements about Jews by party members.

    ““Will my Honorable friend take action against those MPs who use the conflict in Israel to make inflammatory statements...

  • Petition aims to have Facebook pull anti-Israel page

    February 4, 2013 | 9:38 am

    A Facebook petition to remove an anti-Israel page that uses an expletive in its name has 75,000 likes, the removal campaign's creator says.

    Michael Mendelson of Miami told JTA by telephone that the removal petition against the "F*** Israel" page has been on Facebook for less than...

  • 2012 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs

    December 28, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    1.  EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    Today effectively rules the Arab world’s largest and most important nation

    MOHAMMED BADIE

    MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S MORAL GUIDE

    “The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions...

  • Thousands protest in Egypt against Israeli attacks on Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Thousands of people protested in Egyptian cities on Friday against Israeli air strikes on Gaza and Egypt's president pledged to support the Palestinian enclave's population in the face of "blatant aggression."

    Western governments are watching Egypt's response to the Gaza...

  • Study: No anti-Semitism, anti-Israel push at most college campuses

    October 23, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study.

    The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the findings of its new study,...

  • Report: Anti-Israel attitudes fueling anti-Semitism in Norway

    October 22, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Anti-Israel attitudes in Norway may be fueling anti-Semitism there, the international security organization OSCE warned.

    The warning came in a report on Norway compiled by members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the daily Aftenposten reported, adding...

  • Anti-Semitic messages left on Jewish Agency Facebook page

    October 11, 2012 | 9:17 am

    The Jewish Agency for Israel's Facebook page was inundated with hundreds of explicitly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages.

    The attacks earlier this month were confirmed Thursday by the Jewish Agency. The messages were deleted soon after they were discovered, it said.

    The...

  • Presbyterian Church’s narrow rejection of divestment unlikely to slow anti-Israel push

    July 6, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Proponents of using economic pressure to force Israel out of the West Bank may have lost a key battle this week – by a hair’s breadth – but they have no intention of giving up.

    That’s the message from backers of a divestment motion at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian...

  • Anti-Israel aid billboards coming down

    June 26, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A subsidiary of the CBS Corp. removed 23 billboards in the Los Angeles area calling for a stop to U.S. foreign assistance to Israel.

    The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, which sponsored the billboards, said in a statement that it received a letter from CBS Outdoor, a...

  • Calif. Rep. Howard Berman raps coalition behind anti-Israel billboards

    June 25, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    U.S. Rep. Howard Berman slammed a Los Angeles-area group for anti-Israel billboards that call for an end to U.S. aid to Israel.

    In his letter to The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, Berman (D-Calif.) emphasized the importance of providing assistance to Israel.

    “We are the...

  • ‘The Dictator’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

    The reviews are in for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” ladies and gentlemen, and while there are pans and mixed notices, a number of the some 20 top critics I perused had good things to say about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest spoof—mostly praising his social satire or crass...

  • Anti-Israel group setting up battle with plans to rejoin Toronto gay pride parade

    May 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is planning to return to the gay pride parade in Toronto, setting up another battle with Jewish groups and the city.

    Queers Against Israeli Apartheid withdrew from last year’s Pride Toronto parade after city officials demanded...

  • Richard Prasquier, French Jewish CRIF leader, adds to warning on Francois Hollande presidency

    May 1, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Richard Prasquier, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewry, reiterated concerns that a Francois Hollande presidency would boost the anti-Israel left.

    Speaking to reporters Monday before a meeting at the French Consulate in New York, Prasquier said, “We know that...

  • April 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 15, 2012 | 3:52 am

    A Tale of Two Uprisings

    Syrian refugees who found sanctuary in Libya talk to Abigail Hauslohner of Time about the ‎differences between the revolts against the rules of Muammar Gadhafi and Bashar Assad.  ‎

    ‎[T]he Syrians who have fled Homs for the relative safety of their Arab...

  • British peer quits party post after anti-Israel comment

    February 29, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    British peer Jenny Tonge resigned as party whip of the Liberal Democrats after saying that Israel would not survive for long in its present form.

    Tonge’s remarks, made at a meeting last week at Middlesex University, included the observation that the American people would soon “get...

  • CJR evaluates charges of NYT’s anti-Israel bias

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 26, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    Neil Lewis over at Columbia Journalism Review has a piece about the New York Times and the perceived animus that many Jews believe the newspaper has for Israel. And while Laurel Leff’s “Buried by the Times” convincingly depicts America’s most important newspaper turning a blind eye...

  • Gingrich questions Ron Paul about racist newsletters

    December 23, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Friday urged rival Ron Paul to explain his links to newsletters two decades ago that carried the Texas congressman’s name and contained racist, anti-homosexual and anti-Israel rants.

    “I think that Congressman Paul has to explain his...

  • Iran: Explosion occurred during research on weapons that could strike Israel

    November 16, 2011 | 9:06 am

    A massive explosion that killed 17 troops including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran’s missile defenses last week took place during research on weapons that could strike Israel, the Islamic Republic’s military chief said on Wednesday.

    Iran has insisted the blast at a...

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