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  • Who’s To Blame For The Border Crisis?

    07/10/2014 8:25:24 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 45 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 07/10/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    An overwhelming surge of tens of thousands of illegal alien children crossing our southern border has been happening in the past few months, everyone is looking for a scapegoat. Rather than seeking out a solution to end this surge, most would prefer to just point fingers. The blame game is a lot like sex. It sells. Unfortunately, most are rather biased in how they point fingers. Democrats blame Bush. Republicans blame Obama. Libertarians blame our open border as not being open enough. It’s never really that simple; however, as there are many areas to place blame, so we’re going to...
  • Obama’s Economic Boycott Against Israel Adopted by 17 EU Nations

    07/06/2014 7:28:44 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 4 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | July 6, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Since January of last year the European Union has been threatening to boycott any company or entity that does business with the West Bank of Israel. The sanctions, perversely designed by Secretary of State John Kerry, were meant to punish Israel for its settlements in the West Bank and encourage the Jewish nation to adopt Kerry’s peace process framework. The economic boycott threat was entirely one-sided against Israel. Because there were no consequences for the Palestinian Authority should they abandon the peace process, it gave the PA every reason to harden their position and wait for the EU to act...
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world (Mega Hurl Alert!)

    07/03/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures — an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • Andrew Klavan: Who Put the BS in BDS?

    07/03/2014 3:57:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-2-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    n which our host, Andrew Klavan, points out that the leftists behind the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanction, or BDS, efforts against the State of Israel are not at all anti-semitic. They just hate Jews and want to kill them... TRANSCRIPT: RT: WHO PUT THE BS IN BDS? I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Many people have voiced disapproval of the BDS movement. Personally, I feel if some hapless schmuck likes to be chained up while a woman smacks him with a whip that’s nobody’s business but... No, wait, maybe that’s BDSM, the sex thing. BDS is...
  • Presbyterians [PC(USA)] Become the Silly Church; A dying mainline church speeds its decline.

    06/23/2014 6:39:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.21.14 | Mark Tooley
    At one point during this this week’s General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the hundreds of delegates, known as commissioners, gleefully bounced scores of red balloons in the air. At another point, they collectively broke into dance, confirming that most Protestants, especially if they’re old, white and Anglo, don’t look so great wiggling around. (Here’s a video, for mature viewers only.) Mainline Protestantism, at least in its official curia, has been liberal for nearly 100 years. But for most of that century it was a thoughtful, dignified liberalism that still roughly adhered to historic Christianity’s moral architecture, even if...
  • Student Government Passes First Anti-BDS Resolution

    06/11/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/6/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The anti-Israel movement has made academia its breeding ground, and new initiatives to boycott Israeli academics and research are frequently introduced to student and professorial bodies. But the BDS movement was dealt a crippling blow on Wednesday, after one college turned the tables - introducing the first anti-BDS resolution at an American university. The student government at Western Washington University (Associated Students WWU) voted unanimously Wednesday that it will not consider boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) based on national origin, according to Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs. The 7-0 vote represents the first time ever that a North American university’s student...
  • Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger visit Jerusalem's Western Wall before first ever Israel concert

    06/05/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 June 2014 | By Eliza Wilson and Shyam Dodge
    The Rolling Stones were taking the stage in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, and were extremely excited to perform in Israel for the very first time. Ahead of the milestone show they decided to travel to Jerusalem where they visited the Western Wall. While Keith Richards skipped the outing, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were all photographed at the holy spot, also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall. Mick, 70, was paying his respects at the sacred site, and was spotted placing a hand on the Wall after following the lead of two men in kippah. Ronnie, who...
  • Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel Despite Pressure From Pink Floyd Members to Cancel

    06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | William Booth AND Ruth Eglash June 4
    Recently, two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable — an open letter published in Salon — to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation. But Pink Floyd hit a wall. The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during...
  • Palestinian Boycott Movement Bites the Hand that Feeds It

    06/01/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Herb London
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Jed Babbin. It’s not unusual for left-wing billionaire activist George Soros to be opposed or even protested by conservatives. But when Soros is attacked by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, it’s nothing other than political fratricide. The goal of the BDS movement is to stop investment in Israel and keep countries from importing products from Israel. There is more than a little irony in the announcement last Wednesday that the BDS Movement is supposedly boycotting Soros and his network of funds and foundations because of his investment in SodaStream and...
  • Professors Engage in Anti-Semitic Rhetoric on Secret Listserv

    05/27/2014 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/27/14 | Adam Kredo
    Leaked messages from an internal listserv of university professors involved in the debate surrounding an effort to boycott Israel have revealed a deep bias against the Jewish state and anti-Semitic accusations that Zionists and Jewish people control academia. The highly charged rhetoric about Israel, revealed last week on a leaked listserv, show that some professors involved in the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) resolution to boycott Israel are motivated by the belief that Jewish people are nefariously pulling the strings in American academia. The leaked comments have spurred accusations of anti-Semitism in the MLA’s ranks and prompted outrage among Jewish leaders...
  • Supreme Court shuts out anti-Bush protesters

    05/27/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 4 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/27/2014 | Josh Gerstein
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by anti-Bush protesters who claimed the Secret Service violated the First Amendment in 2004 by moving them away from President George W. Bush while allowing pro-Bush demonstrators to remain closer to him. The case stemming from Bush's visit to a Jacksonville, Ore. inn about three weeks before the 2004 election appeared to ally the court's conservatives, who traditionally side with police, with liberals who are more skeptical of law enforcement but are often quite deferential when presidential security concerns are at stake. "No decision of which we are aware...would alert...
  • Top court hears appeal on American activist’s death

    05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Almost two years after a Haifa court ruled that Israel was not negligent in the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie during a protest against IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, the Supreme Court heard her family’s appeal of the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Speaking before the hearing in Jerusalem, Craig Corrie, the activist’s father, said the lower court’s ruling had given the army “immunity and impunity.” “I think that’s very dangerous,” he said. “I hope the Israeli high court will change the findings, but if they don’t, I hope the world and the world press will bring it into...
  • Jewish DePaul Student: 'I no longer felt safe on this campus.' - (BDS)

    05/23/2014 7:39:03 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ma 23, 2014 | Paul Miller
    This week, students at DePaul University are being asked to get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and vote on a non-binding resolution that asks the university to divest from companies that do business in the Jewish State. But for some Jewish students on the Lincoln Park, Chicago campus, the campaign behind the proposed measure has created an atmosphere of intimidation, not free speech. Rachel (last name withheld), a sophomore at DePaul, explained that the “DePaul Divest” campaign, begun two months ago, has transformed this campus from one that used to be “safe and community-giving.” “This entire campaign and entire sit-in...
  • George Soros Smells SodaStream Money and Stinks Up BDS

    05/19/2014 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 11 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    George Soros, the leftists’ billionaire version of Sheldon Adelson, has bought $24.3 million worth of shares in the Israeli-Based SodaStream company, which has a factory in the same Judean Desert claimed by the Palestinian Authority and for which Sorors has donated millions of dollars.
  • UCLA Jew Beats Muslim-BDS in Student Election

    05/15/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 10 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 14, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A Jewish student at UCLA who refused to sign a Muslim-sponsored “ethics statement” against traveling to Israel on Jewish-funded trips has won re-election to the student government, where he will serve as Internal Vice President.
  • Pink Floyd Founders Call on Rolling Stones to Drop Israel Concert

    05/04/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    JC.com ^ | May 2, 2014
    Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel in an op-ed for news website Salon.com. In the article, titled “Why the Rolling Stones shouldn’t play in Israel”, Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.” The aging rockers added that the Rolling Stones’ Israel concert comes at “a critical time in the global struggle for Palestinian freedom and equal rights.” The Stones are due to perform on June 4 at Tel Aviv’s...
  • Rashid Khalidi’s False Narrative of Israeli History

    05/01/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Andrew Harrod | Andrew Harrod
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Rashid Khalidi’s False Narrative of Israeli HistoryPosted By Andrew Harrod On May 1, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Palestinian-American Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi addressed America’s role in the Arab-Israeli peace process on April 17, 2014, at Washington, DC’s Jerusalem Fund, a pro-Palestinian think tank.  Describing Israel’s “entirely false narrative” into which “we have all been brainwashed,” Khalidi revealed his own myopia before an audience of about forty mostly likeminded, middle-aged people.John Halaka’s “Portraits of Denial and Despair” photo exhibit currently displayed in Jerusalem Fund hallways set a worrying...
  • 'Double Dealing': How Pakistan Fueled War in Afghanistan [Blame Bush as BO's Foreign Policy Fails]

    04/14/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    KABC.com ^ | 4/14/14
    What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan? Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who's spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • Desmond Tutu challenges Maryland legislature's attempt to outlaw boycotts of Israel

    04/03/2014 11:44:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    imemc.org ^ | April 04, 2014 | Saed Bannoura
    Desmond Tutu is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end apartheid in South Africa, and has long been a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which uses nonviolent means to challenge the Israeli occupation of Palestine and is the initiative being attacked by these bills. Tutu notes that these legislative initiatives are aimed “at punishing and intimidating those who speak their conscience and challenge the human rights violations endured by the Palestinian people.”
  • A Muslim doctor talks about the Technion and BDS

    03/31/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/31/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Dr. Qanta Ahmed is a subspecialist board certified sleep disorders specialist and faculty attending physician in the Department of Medicine as part of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. Dr. Ahmed is appointed Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook). She practices sleep disorders medicine in Garden City at the Winthrop University Sleep Disorders Center where she treats adolescents and adults of all ages. Dr. Ahmed is also a non-fiction author. Her first book, In the Land of Invisible Women (Sourcebooks 2008) details her experience...
  • BDS Leader Posts ‘Overtly Threatening’ Photo to Facebook Violent images, death threats roil

    03/26/2014 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/26/14 | Adam Kredo
    A pro-Palestinian activist on the University of Michigan’s campus recently posted what experts described as “an overtly threatening” photo of himself wearing a traditional Arab headscarf and jamming a knife into a pineapple. The emergence of the photo comes just days after Palestinian activists on the University of Michigan’s campus leveled death threats and racial epithets at pro-Israel students who opposed a resolution to divest from Israel. Pro-Palestinian campus activists, angered by the student government’s recent decision to reject their divestment measure, leveled death threats at one student and have reportedly called other pro-Israel students “dirty Jew” and “kike.” The...
  • Pro-Israel Students Called ‘Kike,’ ‘Dirty Jew’ at University of Michigan

    03/24/2014 10:57:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    The University of Michigan would not explain how it is responding to death threats and racial epithets that were reportedly issued by pro-Palestinian activists at students who oppose a resolution to divest from Israel. University of Michigan police were first contacted last week after two pro-Palestinian activists shouted “threats of violence” at a student who refused to support their boycott initiative during a “sit-in” at the student government’s headquarters. The Washington Free Beacon has further learned that the pro-Israel student received death threats and that others have allegedly been called “kikes” and “dirty Jews” by backers of the virulently anti-Israel...
  • `The Grapes of Galilee' offers Christians wine from land of Jesus

    10/15/2008 11:46:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 405+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Oct 15, 2008 | Sam Hodges
    We don't run too many press releases from businesses, but this one was too novel to pass up. Keep reading: Student traveler to Israel launches a unique product for Christians A student traveler from Atlanta, Georgia took a trip to Israel and came back with a business to benefit the Christian community. The fruit of that trip is The Grapes of Galilee™, wines produced in the historic land where Jesus dwelled. "The history of this wine is something that we can all share together," says UC San Diego student Adam Haroz, who with his father founded Haroz Vintners. "I hope...
  • Israel, a Middle East superpower of wine and cheese

    07/22/2008 9:57:24 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 214+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | Eyal Megged | Eyal Megged
    As of this moment, the state of affairs between Israel and the Arabs is discouraging from the Israeli standpoint and encouraging from the Arab point of view. Everything appears to have been reversed: If in the past Israel relied on its wiles and the Arabs fell for its ruses, now the relationship has been turned upside down, as so often happens in life. Again and again, we encounter this reversal of roles. Once, unable to deal with the superiority of Israel's cunning, the Arabs were sustained by delusions or waited for miracles. Now the situation is topsy-turvy: The Arabs rely...
  • "Boycott Israel" Epic Fail as liquor store sells entire inventory of Israeli wine in 30 minutes

    04/07/2009 3:57:03 PM PDT · by Alouette · 43 replies · 2,823+ views
    Israel Matzav ^ | April 7, 2009 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Pro-Palestinian activists who picketed a Toronto liquor store got more than they bargained for as customers swarmed the store and bought out the entire inventory of Israeli wine in 30 minutes. The Canadian version of "Freedom Riders" motorcycle club was also present. Video at link.
  • Palestinian Activists Violently Threaten Pro-Israel Students

    03/21/2014 2:38:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/21/14 | Adam Kredo
    Pro-Palestinian activists on the University of Michigan campus have had the cops called on them for threatening pro-Israel students and staging a sit-in over the student government’s refusal to back an anti-Israel initiative to divest from the Jewish state. University of Michigan police were contacted Wednesday evening after two pro-Palestinian activists allegedly threatened a student who refused to support their boycott initiative. The threatening rhetoric used by these pro-Palestinian activists is part of wider campaign by the University of Michigan’s pro-Palestine group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), which is part of the virulently anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment...
  • WHOA! Obama Administration Says NO NEED FOR PALESTINIANS TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL

    03/10/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-10-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The most anti-Israel President in US History We were warned. [video] BUT THIS IS STUNNING– A top Obama official this weekend told the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper that there is no need for Palestinians to recognize Israel. Israel National News reported: The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Qudsnewspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that...
  • Thank God She Lost: Bitter Sarah Palin Calls for the Nuking of Russia ASAP (Rent-free since '08)

    03/09/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | March 8, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    Sarah Palin was in rare form tonight at CPAC. The crowd loved her, more than any other speaker. She said if she doesn’t run for President, she loves Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Though she gave a rousing rendition of a rage-filled Green Eggs and Ham riff, proving that she is still the Queen of mean girl spite, Palin predictably tripped over reality when she was instructing President Obama on foreign policy. “Mr. President,” she spat, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.” Translation: Nuke Russia now or else...
  • Netanyahu: BDS Advocates ‘Should Be Treated as We Treat Any Anti-Semite or Bigot’

    03/05/2014 7:50:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/5/14
    Over the course of the three-day AIPAC conference in Washington, politicians delivered speeches overwhelmed by audience skepticism over the Obama administration’s Iran deal and what the White House’s Middle East peace process framework might look like in the end. But one issue that took on a new life proved to be the glue that brought politics and the 14,000 AIPACers together: the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns. Like the fizzy fruits of a SodaStream, BDS bubbled to the top of the one-liners that consistently brought the crowd to its feet and helped some political figures during addresses that were otherwise...
  • Israeli Apartheid’ – the new form of anti-Semitism

    03/02/2014 9:44:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-2-14 | John Duffy
    Israel’s policies cannot be compared to the racist internal policies of Apartheid South Africa. The Afrikaans word “apartheid” means “the state of being apart.” As well, apartheid was a system of racial segregation, through legislation, by the National Party of South Africa between 1948-1994. Under this system of governing, political representation for non-whites in South Africa ceased in 1970. Furthermore, in that same year, non-whites were denied citizenship. This racist policy forced the majority of non-white people to live in, and become members of, 10 tribally-based bantustans, or “homelands.” The white-led minority, represented by the National Party, also segregated education,...
  • Chicken Kiev or, Where Are Champions of Palestinians or "Indegenous" People Now?

    03/03/2014 7:39:41 PM PST · by JBGUSA · 3 replies
    My Own Writing | 3/3/2014 | jbgusa
    This post is about the rank hypocrisy we see in the West. And self-destructive hypocrisy. We don't criticize our enemies. Instead, we try to force the surrender of our allies. Thus the title, Chicken Kiev. The immediate setting is of course the Ukraine but this has happened before. During the 1970's through 1990's college campuses and other fashionable places were full of anti-apartheid movements. Since 2005 this has been replaced by anti-Israel "BDS" movement. At various times similar groups have championed more obscure causes such as rights of American Indians. The facts in these various situations are confusing and somewhat...
  • Sen. Schumer: BDS Is New Modern Anti-Semitism

    03/04/2014 3:40:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 3-3-14 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Schumer at AIPAC 2014NY Senator Charles Schumer railed Monday against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, saying that the movement is a modern form of anti-Semitism. “It is very suspicious that those who boycott Israel don’t want to boycott anywhere else in the world,” Sen. Schumer told AIPAC. “I believe that those who call for boycotts of Israel without calling for boycotts of other neighboring nations are practicing, whether they know it or not, whether they admit it or not, a modern form of what we call anti-Semitism.” “The word that describes all of these acts is a very simple one:...
  • Roger Cohen admits the truth, takes a swipe at Israel anyway

    02/10/2014 9:03:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/10/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The New York Times' Roger Cohen, who is not exactly a friend of the Jewish state, admits the truth in this New York Times op-ed: The BDS movement aims to bring about the end of Israel as a Jewish state. Yet these developments make me uneasy for a simple reason: I do not trust the B.D.S. movement. Its stated aim is to end the occupation, secure “full equality” for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and fight for the right of return of all Palestinian refugees. The first objective is essential to Israel’s future. The second is laudable. The third, combined with...
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam to Support Israel

    01/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/30/14
    US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role "incompatible" with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank. Johansson, 29, appears in an advertisement for home drinks carbonation firm SodaStream, which is due to air during the US Super Bowl on Sunday. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll It has already been seen more than 4.5 million times on the YouTube video-sharing website. The Hollywood star has worked for Oxfam since 2005 but...
  • Reality Check

    01/28/2014 8:47:20 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    Israel Monitor ^ | January 25, 2014 | ari busssel
    “I have often wondered what Jews or decent people could have done to push back against the anti-Semitic propaganda of 1930s Germany,” says my friend, Dr. Roberta Seid, the historian and scientific advisor of Stand With Us. Seid was describing an event at my alma-mater, UCLA, where the speaker, Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, was “on the road again with his anti-Israel show and its pack of bigotry and lies.” I wholeheartedly recommend Seid’s opinion piece, “A Speaker who Brings Hate.” It is a must reading for anyone who has never attended an anti-Israel...
  • Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, Christians

    01/25/2014 7:02:57 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 25, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, ChristiansBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 25, 2014 ... American starlet Scarlett Johansson responded to a wave of criticism thrown at her for agreeing to endorse the Israeli company SodaStream, which owns a factory in Israel. In a statement made to the Huffington Post, Johansson described her role as the first-ever brand ambassador for SodaStream as "building to peace." Johansson also made clear that despite the pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), she would not renege on her commitment to SodaStream, which will include a TV ad...
  • Dutch BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh

    01/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    the algemeiner ^ | January 2, 2014 | Gidon Ben-zvi
    Dutch BDS Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh A Twitter account belonging to “@BDSAmsterdam“ is using an outrageous image of Anne Frank dressed in a red keffiyeh, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday. As part of an ongoing campaign to portray Israel as an apartheid state, a Netherlands-based branch of the anti-Israel BDS (‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’) movement, which tweets from the handle, is warping the iconic image of one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust in order to forward its political aims, Ma’ariv said. An active Twitter page, @BDS Amsterdam is refreshed every...
  • American academic boycott of Israel draws congressional fire

    12/22/2013 4:51:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 12.22.13, 13:10
    The heads of the bipartisan Congressional Israel Allies Caucus have strongly condemned an American organization of professors for their newly endorsed boycott of Israeli academic institutions, saying the move smacks of double standards. The American Studies Association members voted last week in favor of an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities, in protest of Israeli policies towards the Palestinians. Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin slammed the organization as a “radical leftist group”, but expressed concern that the embargo could be adopted by other academic institutions. …
  • Let world judge Israel by single standard, judge those who condemn Israel by same standard

    12/19/2013 1:25:31 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Joel Leyden Blog ^ | December 19, 2013 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    A paradigmatic characteristic of all bigotry is to take a fault that is widespread among all cultures, races, religions and nationalities and to attribute it singularly to one group. For example: “Blacks are violent.” “Jews are cheap.” “Asians are sly.” “Gays are pedophiles.” “Women are irrational.” “Romanies (gypsies) cheat.” The truth, of course, is that all groups have some among them with these negative characteristics. The bigots who make these claims correctly point to the fact that some members of these groups display the negative characteristics attributed to the groups as a whole. But the bigotry consists of singling out...
  • The Hate and Hypocrisy of the BDS Movement

    11/11/2013 9:06:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 11, 2013 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Hate and Hypocrisy of the BDS MovementPosted By Joseph Puder On November 11, 2013 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments As the academic year at University of California Santa Cruz was about to end in June, 2013, pro-Palestinian students initiated a resolution that called on the university to divest from companies profiting from the “Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.” The resolution was defeated, yet the non-binding resolution that would have no effect on university policy is not as disconcerting as the atmosphere on campus...
  • Van Jones: Obama Detractors Have ‘Obama Derangement Syndrome’ (nice try, Van)

    11/04/2013 11:41:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:00 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Former green jobs czar Van Jones, during a roundtable discussion over the rollout of Obamacare on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” said President Barack Obama’s detractors have “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” “It’s silly season. Literally, they have this sort of Obama Derangement Syndrome where Obama is this absent, weak, ineffectual dictator and tyrant who’s destroying America,” Jones said. …
  • As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics

    11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 190 replies
    NYTs ^ | 11/3/13 | Peter Baker
  • Group Alleges CSUN Professor Used Public Property To Back Israel Boycott

    09/25/2013 2:11:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 25, 2013 11:22 AM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Protesters Wednesday voiced their concerns to California State University (CSU) officials about the alleged misuse of public university property to support a boycott of Israel. Members of the nonprofit AMCHA Initiative have issued a letter to the CSU Board of Trustees about CSU Northridge Mathematics Professor David Klein and the alleged use of his official CSUN email account to promote the Campaign To End Israel Apartheid and a U.S. Congressional candidate who supports it. AMCHA co-founder Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, who described the group as a grassroots effort to raise awareness about anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses, was...
  • Where is W???

    09/18/2013 2:31:19 PM PDT · by mirkwood · 75 replies
    My feeble brain | 9/18 | Mirkwood
    Where the hell is W when there has been no budget? Why has he been silent for 5 years as the debt has multiplied? The only time that I have heard from him has been when he wanted to destroy the country a little more by supporting amnesty for illegal invaders. Where is the budget W????? It looks like there is one party. Not mine.
  • Obama lifted his Syria speech from Bush

    09/11/2013 7:09:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11 September 2013 | Marc A. Thiessen
    President Obama never misses a chance to “blame it on Bush,” and last night’s address to the nation on Syria was no exception. The reason Obama has failed to win support military action in Syria, the president declared last night, is not because he has failed to lay out a coherent strategy — it’s because of “the terrible toll of Iraq and Afghanistan.” Obama further slammed former president George W. Bush for presiding over “a decade that put more and more war-making power in the hands of the president and more and more burdens on the shoulders of our troops,...
  • Did you hear the one about how BDS sang “Shoot the Jew”?

    09/09/2013 4:41:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/9/13 | William A. Jacobson
    It’s a really catchy toon, I hear. The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions crew sure knows how to fire up a crowd. Oh wait, they were the crowd. BDS head draws fire after defending ‘Shoot the Jew’ chant: An anti-Israel rally at a South African University that saw protesters chanting “Shoot the Jew,” which was subsequently defended by the head of the country’s BDS movement, drew widespread condemnation. Both backers and critics of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa criticized the group’s leader for supporting activists at the Witwatersrand University rally who sang a modified version of the...
  • US Jewish Group Runs BDS ‘Summer Camp to Teach Boycott Tactics (Boycott/Divest/Sanction Israel)

    07/29/2013 3:46:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/29/2013, 4:30 PM | David Lev
    The Israeli government and private groups are watching closely the activities of an anti-Israel American group that supports the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement against Israel. The Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a San Francisco-based organization, has been operating since 1996 and has conducted numerous anti-Israel activities, especially on college campuses. JVP claims not to be anti-Israel, but many officials in the Jewish community said that, based on its agenda, there was no way JVP could claim to be pro-Israel, but was actually the opposite. The NGO Monitor group accused JVP of seeking to sow dissent among American Jewish campus...
  • BDS Fail: Grateful Gaza Farmers Attend Israeli Seminar [i.e. Boycott/Disinvestment/Sanctions]

    07/08/2013 9:36:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2013, 3:21 PM | Gil Ronen
    While the BDS movement calls for an international boycott of Israel for its alleged brutal occupation of Judea and Samaria, and its “siege” of Gaza—farmers from Gaza took part last week in a seminar for farmers inside Israel. The office of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), a part of the IDF, reported this week that last Wednesday and Thursday, two groups of Arab farmers totaling 60 people left Gaza in order to attend an agricultural seminar in northern Israel, designed to advance the Gaza agricultural sector. …
  • Bush on Snowden: ‘He damaged the security of the country’

    07/01/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT · by USS Johnston · 340 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dylan Stableford
    Former President George W. Bush has weighed in on the Edward Snowden saga, telling CNN the former National Security Agency contractor threatened the security of U.S. citizens by leaking information about the surveillance program his administration created after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. "I know he damaged the country," Bush said in an interview from Zambia, where he and his wife, Laura, are on a humanitarian mission. "The Obama administration will deal with it. I think he damaged the security of the country." Like President Barack Obama, Bush deflected criticism of the spy program. "I put the program in...