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  • Jewish groups slam Ted Nugent for anti-Semitic gun control post

    4 days ago

    Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent came under fire from Jewish groups for an anti-Semitic Facebook post blaming prominent Jews for pushing gun control.

    On Monday, Nugent shared a graphic featuring images of 12 Jews — including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor...

  • Jewish Voice for Peace takes credit for fake anti-Israel New York Times

    1 week ago

    Jewish Voice for Peace took credit for distributing thousands of fake and anti-Israel versions of The New York Times in Manhattan and on social media.

    The organization, which supports the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement, said in a statement...

  • Fake anti-Israel New York Times distributed in Manhattan

    1 week ago

    Activists distributed thousands of fake and anti-Israel versions of The New York Times in Manhattan and promoted an online version via social media.

    The fake New York Times — which included such fictitious articles as “IDF Generals Blame Israeli Government for Recent Violence”...

  • Crossing the line: When criticism of Israel becomes anti-Semitic

    2 weeks ago

    In the wake of a protest against a reception featuring an Israeli community group at a recent LGBTQ conference, there has been widespread controversy. We have read blog posts and articles, watched videos of the protest, and heard from friends and allies who were present at the...

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  • Questions for the European Left

    November 16, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Why don't we see demonstrations against Islamic dictatorships in London, Paris, Barcelona?

    Or demonstrations against the Burmese dictatorship?

    Why aren't there demonstrations against the enslavement of millions of women who live without any legal protection?

    Why aren't...

  • Munich marks this Kristallnacht by making room for boycotters of the Jewish State

    November 6, 2015 | 8:56 am

    The worldwide Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement is the twenty-first century’s highest profile anti-Israel global campaign that meets the “three D” ( Double standard, Deligitimization, and Demonization) litmus test for crossing the line between legitimate criticism...

  • Matisyahu, the Iran deal and the college campus

    August 26, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    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

    August 25, 2015 | 8:55 am

    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

    August 10, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    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...
  • 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

    By David N. Myers

    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...

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