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  • U.K. academic union drops proposal to boycott Israel

    By Vanessa Bulkacz

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The decision by Britain's largest academic union to drop its proposed boycott of Israel may not spell the end of the union's campaign to ostracize the Jewish state.

    Britain's University and College Union (UCU) announced last Friday that union leaders, after consulting with lawyers,...

  • Record anti-Semitism weighs heavily on British Jews

    By Vanessa Bulkacz

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With anti-Semitism in Britain at record levels, life is changing in subtle and not-so-subtle ways for the country's Jews.

    Armed guards escort Orthodox Jews in Manchester walking to synagogue. Vendors sell Arabic-language editions of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" outside...

  • Jew-Baiting

    By Rob Eshman

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Five years ago, before the start of the Iraq War, I wrote an editorial titled "The Jewish War." If the Iraq War is a disaster, I wrote, mainstream voices will start blaming the Jews.

    Far-right pundits like Pat Buchanan had long pointed at Israel and the Jews for America's problems...

  • You have the right to feel offended

    By Judea Pearl

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A conference organized by the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem last month dealt with anti-Israel attacks in the United States that constitute, according to organizers, a "long-term threat" to Israel's standing.

    Brandeis University President Jehuda Reinharz told...

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  • ‘Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid’ comes to UCLA

    By Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As part of UCLA's Palestine Solidarity Week, on Sunday, May 20, the Southern California Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid (CEIA) staged a forum titled, "Israel, Zionism and Apartheid: The Case for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions."

    Part of a movement developing nationally on...
  • Anti-Israel Ortega returns to power in Nicaragua

    By Brian Harris

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The return of Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega after his victory in Nicaragua's presidential election has the country's tiny Jewish community on edge.

    During Ortega's last stint in power, as head of the left-wing revolutionary government from 1979-90, the entire Jewish community...

  • Anti-Israel UTLA committee gets sent to the corner for a time out

    By Marc Ballon

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The United Teachers Los Angeles committee that came under intense criticism for planning to host a gathering calling for economic sanctions against Israel, including a boycott and divestment, has shut down its Web site and agreed to undertake a monthlong "self-evaluation." The move...
  • Fight Against Hate Hits High School

    By Marc Ballon

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For Jewish students attending colleges like UC Irvine, Duke University or Columbia University, the shock of moving away from home is often only equaled by the shock on encountering virulent anti-Zionism on campus.

    From firebrand anti-Israel speakers to demonstrations calling for...

  • Is France Hopeless?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    One morning in April 2002, CNN Frankfurt bureau chief Chris Burns stepped into Emanuel Weintraub's Paris apartment near the Eiffel Tower, took a look around, and said, "We thought you'd be packing. Where are the suitcases?"

    Weintraub told the disappointed reporter that he wasn't...

  • Presbyterians Ignite Divestment Uproar

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Before the sermon at each of the three services at Bel Air Presbyterian Church last Sunday, the Rev. Mark Allan Brewer did something unusual -- he protested. Speaking in a clear, forceful voice, the reverend denounced the 216th annual General Assembly of the Presbyterian church's...

  • U.N. Failing in Conflict-Resolution Role

    By James D. Besser

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Indiana in the 1960s, billboards proclaimed a central message of the John Birch Society: "U.S. Out of the U.N."

    The United Nations, the right-wing crusaders believed, was part of a communist plot to undermine our sovereignty. Soon, Americans would be slaves to the puppet masters...

  • Anti-War, Anti-Israel?

    By James D. Besser

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    ANSWER Rallies Return

    With things going badly in Iraq, the anti-war movement in this country is trying to expand its political base with a series of high-profile marches scheduled for this weekend.

    And once again, planners of some of the events are using rising discontent over...

  • Israel and Saddam Share Long History

    By Dina Kraft

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Spewing anti-Israel vitriol was one of Saddam Hussein's specialties. Of all the leaders in the Arab world, Saddam seemed to have the most to say against Israel, and he seemed to say it the most often.

    Now that he has been captured and faces possible trial, experts are asking...

  • ADL Marks 90 Years

    By Amanda Susskind

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is celebrating its 90th anniversary this week, marking its beginnings in Chicago when Sigmund Livingston, a young Jewish lawyer, watched a vaudeville show portraying Jews as greedy, dishonest characters with hooked noses and thick accents.

    Knowing that such...

  • Groups Keep Up Guard on Campuses

    By Rachel Brand

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Justin Levy returned to UCLA for his senior year in September 2002, he was expecting a continuation of the previous school year's belligerent anti-Zionist rallies and aggressive anti-Israel fervor.

    What he found was exactly the opposite. The divestment campaigns and public...

  • Together for Israel

    By Rachel Brand

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Sarah Tolkoff returned to UC Irvine to begin a new school year, she found that the Muslim student newspaper Al Kalima's cover featured a picture of Sharon and Hitler's faces digitally merged together. The headline read: "History repeats."

    History was also repeating itself for...

  • Palestinian Supporters Gift-Wrap Message

    By Rachel Pomerance

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the United States is considered Israel's last remaining key ally. Aiming to change that, the anti-Israel movement on college campuses has adopted a message rooted in bedrock American ideals.

    The second National Student Conference on the...

  • Hate Israel, Not Jews

    By Michael J. Jordan

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was on full display last year at the global anti-racism conference in Durban, South Africa, but the "demonization" of Israel has reached a fever pitch during the past month with the surging death toll in the Middle East, say Jewish observers.

    Even as Holocaust Remembrance Day is...

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