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  • Matisyahu, the Iran deal and the college campus

    3 days ago

    Do we need to have a definition of anti-Semitism?  Most people think they already know what it means.

    And sometimes the answer is obvious. Think, for example, about the vandals who recently scrawled the words “Yids out” on the fence of a girls’ primary day school in London.
    ...

  • BDS is not pro-Palestinian, it’s anti-Semitic

    4 days ago

    You probably heard about the storm over reggae singer Matisyahu’s on, off, and then on again invitation to sing at the Rototom Sunsplash music festival in Spain last weekend. Matisyahu is a talented Jewish reggae singer from Los Angeles, whose 2006 song ‘Jerusalem’ and 2008 song...

  • Obama: Iran must end anti-American, anti-Israel postures to be accepted

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama said Iran must drop its anti-American and anti-Israel postures before it transitions into the international community.

    Obama defended the Iran nuclear deal in an interview posted Monday at Mic.Com, a news website aimed at millennials.

    “There’s going to...

  • Concern for UC Jewish students: An open letter to the Regents

    June 22, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    Dear Honorable Members of the University of California Board of Regents,

    We are 32 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of supporters who are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of Jewish students at the University of California. In light of the...
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  • The effective way to combat anti-Israel activity on campus: Public relations

    April 13, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    There has been an incredible growth of anti-Semitism on college campuses in North America. Too often anti-Israel sentiment is simply a veiled and more culturally appropriate form of anti-Semitism. According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses...

  • War on campus

    January 23, 2015 | 10:56 am

    The spring semester on American campuses is beginning. On some campuses anti-Israel groups will be preparing for another round of the so-called Israel Apartheid Week, which will unfold as the aftershocks of this past summer’s Israel-Hamas war are still being felt. 

    Back in August...

  • Historians on Israel

    January 6, 2015 | 9:11 am

    According to Voltaire, history “is nothing but a pack of tricks we play upon the dead.” I’m more concerned about tricks that historians play upon the living.

    In some ways, the past year was fertile ground for mischievous historical trickeration (a favorite Louis Farrakhanism) at...

  • Programmers at CNES saw no reason to counter Israel criticism

    December 29, 2014 | 11:52 am

    After the holidays, when Congress prepares to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act, legislators should take a cold, hard look at the case of UCLA’s Center for Near East Studies (CNES), a recipient of millions of dollars of federal funding under Title VI, and ask if such...

  • Human Rights Tragedies and Distortions

    December 8, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    December 10 is known as International Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.  The Declaration stresses equality before the law; due process rights; freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; and...

  • Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism

    November 21, 2014 | 12:51 pm

    I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. But that is exactly what happened last week at Harvard.

    My invitation to “Harvard Arab...

  • ASA conference revisits the boycott of Israeli institutions

    By Ryan Torok

    November 12, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Nancy Koppelman, an American Studies professor at The Evergreen State College in Washington, is well aware of how passionate things can get on college campuses over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The late pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death by an...

  • Jewish donors leaving Britain’s Labor Party over Miliband’s anti-Israel stance

    November 10, 2014 | 3:14 pm

    Jewish donors and supporters are deserting Britain’s Labor party over party leader Ed Miliband’s anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian stance.

    Miliband has been warned of the loss of Jewish support, the U.K. Independent reported Sunday.

    Miliband, the son of Holocaust refugees, last...

  • At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

    September 15, 2014 | 10:08 am

    Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

    Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a...

  • British Jew forced from home after criticizing Israel’s Gaza op

    September 8, 2014 | 11:16 am

    An Orthodox Jewish man was forced to leave his home in England after criticizing Israel’s Gaza operation at a protest rally.

    The Greater Manchester home was vandalized twice with eggs and graffiti and smashed windows, and his car was sprayed with red paint, the Manchester Evening...

  • Protesting Israel, Rabbi Brant Rosen quits congregation

    September 5, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    A prominent rabbi whose outspoken criticism of Israel become too divisive for his congregation announced this week that he is resigning his pulpit.

    Brant Rosen, rabbi at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, Ill., made the announcement Tuesday. Aside from his...

  • Whether you fire him or not, condemn Salaita’s words

    September 2, 2014 | 2:20 pm

    For the past month or so, the academic world in this country has been abuzz with impassioned debate about Professor Steven Salaita, whose proposed appointment as a tenured professor in American Indian studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana was rejected by...

  • Galloway probed for declaring his British constituency an ‘Israel-free zone’

    August 8, 2014 | 11:15 am

    Police in Britain are looking into complaints against a lawmaker who called for his constituency to be “declared an Israel-free zone.”

    George Galloway of the far-left Respect Party made the call during a speech over the weekend in Leeds, prompting an investigation by West...

  • Don’t dismiss California system’s fights over Israel divestment

    July 31, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Experts disagree about who first observed, “academic politics is so vicious because the stakes are so low,” but when it comes to the ongoing student debates about divestment in companies doing business with Israel, the sentence is only half true. The conflicts have been remarkably...

  • JDL looks to establish Montreal chapter after increase in attacks on Jews

    July 29, 2014 | 11:48 am

    The Jewish Defense League of Canada wants to set up a chapter in Montreal, citing an increase in attacks on Jews.

    The national director of the Toronto-based JDL, Meir Weinstein, told local media he has been contacted by Montreal residents who would like to see a chapter set up in...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan promises to protect Jews, urges them to oppose Israeli ‘aggression’

    July 28, 2014 | 10:56 am

    Turkey will keep its Jewish citizens safe, but the Jewish community should denounce Israel, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkish newspaper.

    “Jews in Turkey are our citizens. We are responsible for their security of life and property,” Erdogan told the Daily Sabah.

    ...
  • Why do people hate Israel?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 23, 2014 | 11:14 am

    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

    July 21, 2014 | 11:07 am

    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...

  • 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...

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