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  • 50 state governors reject BDS [i.e. Israel boycott]

    05/19/2017 6:20:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 05/18/17 05:35 | Ben Ariel
    Governors of all 50 states on Wednesday signed a pledge to reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, reports JTA. Organized by the American Jewish Committee, the Governors United Against BDS statement declares that “the goals of the BDS movement are antithetical to our values and the values of our respective states, our support for Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.” The statement does not commit the governors to specific actions, although signers “reaffirm our support for Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.”...
  • Norway's biggest trade union angers Israel with boycott

    05/12/2017 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 12 May 2017 17:19 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Norway’s biggest trade union voted Friday in favor of a boycott against Israel, a decision immediately condemned by Israeli diplomats who judged it “immoral”. The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) went against a recommendation from its leadership and voted 197 to 117 in favor of an international economic, cultural and academic boycott against Israel because of the current impasse over the Palestine issue. LO, which also called for Norway to recognize a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders, was criticized by the government. ”Norwegian government strongly opposes Norw Labor Union’s decision: #boycott of #Israel. We need more cooperation...
  • Glenn Beck Moved from SiriusXM’s Conservative Patriot Channel

    05/09/2017 3:13:00 AM PDT · by mazda77 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/8/17 | Rebecca Mansour
    Radio talker Glenn Beck has been moved from SiriusXM’s conservative talk radio channel. Starting this week, conservative host David Webb is replacing the Glenn Beck Program in the 9am to noon Eastern time slot on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125. Beck’s program can now be heard from 9am to noon on SiriusXM’s Channel 132, which until recently covered traffic and weather in the Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. areas.
  • Glenn Beck Program Removed from Sirius Patriot Channel 125

    05/05/2017 1:27:34 PM PDT · by DJ Frisat · 34 replies
    Sirius Online Program Guide
    Listening to Andrew Wilkow on Sirius a while ago, I heard him mention that the David Webb Program was moving from the 9-Midnight spot Mon-Fri on Patriot 125, to 9-Noon, effective next Monday. This had been the channel and time occupied by Glenn Beck. Was surprised that I didn't see anything her on FR, considering all the Beck-bashing that's been going on for the last year or more. I checked with the online Sirius schedule page, which confirms the change, but there's no accompanying explanation about the removal of Beck's program.
  • Texas Governor signs anti-BDS bill

    05/04/2017 7:55:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 05/03/17 04:05 | Elad Benari
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed a law prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies that boycott Israel, The Forward reports. “You can always count on Texas,” Abbott said at the signing ceremony at the Austin Jewish Community Center, adding, “Any anti-Israel policy is an anti-Texas policy.” The law, known as HB 89, charges the Texas Comptroller’s Office with making a list of “all companies that boycott Israel” and provide the list to state agencies. Those agencies will then be barred from contracting with those companies. State pension funds are also prohibited from being invested in firms involved in...
  • Wisconsin university approves Israel boycott

    04/28/2017 5:26:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 04/28/17 02:07 | JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff
    The student government of the University of Wisconsin-Madison unanimously passed a divestment resolution targeting companies operating in many countries that included an amendment specifically about Israel, JTA reported Thursday. The resolution, which passed Wednesday by the Associated Students of Madison by a 24-0 vote with two abstentions, calls on the university and its foundation to divest from companies involved in private prisons, arms manufacture, fossil fuels and border walls, and banks that “oppress marginalized communities.” The vote comes a month after a divestment resolution specifically targeting Israel failed to pass the student government and two weeks after the student government...
  • Anti-Semitism on Campus 2017

    04/18/2017 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here's the problem with the "victim mentality": Those who have it generally ignore genuine victims. "Since the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation began publishing its annual audit of hate crimes in 1997, crimes targeting Jews have constituted the majority of all religiously motivated crimes every single year," according to the AMCHA Initiative, a human rights group in Santa Cruz, California dedicated to protecting Jewish Students. Arguably, college campuses are at the epicenter, as AMCHA puts it in their annual report on anti-Semitism on campus, of this trend. AMCHA looked at incidents at the 113 U.S. schools Jews were most likely...
  • Meet the terrorist behind the next women’s march

    02/25/2017 3:40:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Here’s the left’s next great idea for bringing down President Trump: another women’s march. Which means another public instance of Trump haters shouting slogans to one another and mistaking it for constructive politics. What progressives need to defeat Trump is outreach, but all they have is outrage. On March 8, organizers seem to be aiming for a different vibe than the librarians-in-pussy-hats element that made the first women’s march after Trump’s inauguration so adorable. Instead of milling around Washington, organizers have in mind a “general strike” called the Day without a Woman. In a manifesto published in The Guardian on...
  • Israel Haters Fall For Hoax “Dead Sea Apartheid” Petition

    04/04/2017 3:28:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Isreally Cool ^ | 4/4/17 | Aussie Dave
    or the last few days, a petition to “stop Israeli apartheid” at the Dead Sea has been circulating. And while many rightly smelt something fishy about it, others floundered as they fell for the hoax, hook, line and sinker. On March 29, a guy named Ian Brown in the United Kingdom started a Change.org petition titled, “Stop Israeli apartheid against Dead Sea fishermen – make Israel give them a fair deal.” The petition says the following Since Israel took control of the West Bank in 1967: It has not issued a single fishing permit to Palestinian fishermen for fishing in...
  • The GOP Obamacare Replacement Is Total Garbage

    03/08/2017 10:30:35 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | March 8, 2017 | The Glenn Beck Program
    Republicans complained and moaned about Obamacare when they didn’t have control of the White House. They actually put together a bill repealing it, which passed the House and the Senate only to be vetoed by President Obama. So why are they pushing a watered-down version now rather than a full repeal? “Look at what that reveals about Republicans. When they knew that there was no chance of getting it through they passed a clean Obamacare repeal,” Co-host Stu Burguiere said Wednesday on radio. “Now, the second they have a chance . . . all they have to do is pass...
  • Unite behind human rights and vote yes to divest

    03/08/2017 8:37:52 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Daily Illini ^ | 3/8 | Muhammad Yousuf
    Alleging divestment is anti-Semitic depends on the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Our critiques of Israel’s practices are not attacking people of the Jewish faith or heritage.
  • [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel] BDS Panel at CPAC: How to Defeat the Movement

    02/23/2017 7:28:54 PM PST · by markomalley
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/23/17 | Mary Chastain
    CPAC 2017 has shown its support for Israel in numerous ways, but the panel on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provided excellent points to defeat the movement.“BDS isn’t about taking Israel out of business,” said Lisa Daftari from Foreign Desk News. “It’s about taking Israel off the map.” Sander Gerber, fellow at the Jewrusalem Center of Public Affairs, and Erielle Davidson of the Hoover Institution joined Daftari on the panel moderated by Ned Ryun from American Majority.All three panelists stressed the importance of linking the Palestinian Authority to the BDS movement. Most people concentrate on Hamas, but those who do...
  • ‘$3.75 billion investment in Israel's Leviathan gas reservoir a blow to BDS’

    02/23/2017 7:15:50 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2017 16:09 | Sharon Udasin
    The announcement Thursday that the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir will invest $3.75 billion in its development is a devastating blow to the BDS movement, Eli Groner, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. The development of Leviathan, which is scheduled to take about three years, constitutes both the largest energy project and financial investment in Israel in the country's history.
  • The Muslim Face of the New Democratic Party

    02/15/2017 5:13:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    Blacks, women, Millennials – liberals in each sub-group are now led by an uncompromising cadre of the hard left, who through their "mass actions" are attempting to turn the country against Donald Trump and brand him an illegitimate president. Most Americans are concerned about unvetted refugees from jihadi countries. Those who are Democrats have no say in their party anymore. Obama yanked the party hard left. He personally championed the jihadi movement, be it by trying to install the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt or giving the pariah state Iran billions of dollars and the obsequious Iran deal. Obama's legacy: Hard-left...
  • Chicago ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Speaker: Palestinian terrorist

    02/12/2017 7:47:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/17 14:46 | Hillel Fendel
    A female Palestinian-Arab terrorist who murdered two Israeli students is to be a featured speaker at a Jewish Voice for Peace conference in Chicago. […] More than half of the featured speakers listed on the Jewish Voice for Peace event’s website are Muslim or Arab. But perhaps the most significant speaker will be Rasmea Odeh, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who was convicted of murdering two Hebrew University students in Jerusalem in 1969. […] Odeh was released from prison in a prisoner swap after serving ten years of her (life) sentence. …
  • “Punch a Zionist Today,” McGill Student Representative Urges

    02/09/2017 7:08:30 PM PST · by RightGeek · 52 replies
    B'nai Brith Canada ^ | 2/9/2017 | Aidan Fishman
    Igor Sadikov, a member of the Legislative Council and Board of Directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), is facing calls for his resignation after advising followers to “punch a Zionist today” on Twitter. Sadikov, a prominent supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement at McGill, is also a former news editor of The McGill Daily, the campus newspaper that “maintains an editorial line of not publishing pieces which promote a Zionist worldview.” “This is clear incitement to violence, which should not be tolerated on the part of any student, let alone a student...
  • Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote

    02/06/2017 10:02:44 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 52 replies
    Senate Democrats are planning a rare all-night talkathon to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary ahead of an expected vote on Tuesday."Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us," Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said from the Senate floor Monday.
  • UC Riverside Student Leaders Vote To Ban Sabra Hummus [More for the BDS efforrt

    02/03/2017 7:41:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/3/17 | Jason Chulack
    The Associated Students of University of California – Riverside voted on Wednesday night to remove Sabra Hummus from all campus dining services, The Highlander reports. Student leaders voted 13-0-1 in favor of the resolution to kick Sabra Hummus off campus. Sabra’s joint owner, the Strauss Group, is the largest food products company in Israel and has financially supported the Israeli military, according to the New York Times. Students who supported the measure were “troubled” by funds that could potentially go to Israeli settlements by purchasing Sabra Hummus in their campus cafeteria. UC Riverside said in a statement released on Thursday:...
  • ‘It’s About More Than Hummus,’ Says UC Riverside Rabbi Leading Fight Against Sabra Boycott

    02/02/2017 6:44:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-2-17 | Rachel Frommer
    A proposed student resolution to ban Sabra company products from the dining hall of a California university “is about more than hummus,” the campus rabbi leading the opposition to the boycott told The Algemeiner. “People ask what the big deal is, because even if the motion does pass the University of California Riverside Student Senate, it’s up to administrators to decide what is served at the school,” said Chabad on Campus director Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin, ahead of Wednesday’s vote. “But Jewish students are afraid; they are disturbed. If the motion passes, the message is clear: We don’t want you here,...
  • MLA-BDS Aftermath: A Star Is Born

    01/23/2017 8:21:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Just as political careers are often launched from electoral defeats, so too do academic careers blossom when Left wing movements fail. Examples of the former abound, from Ronald Reagan's rise in the wake of the Goldwater defeat of 1964 to Barack Obama's in the wake of John Kerry's loss in 2004. For illustrations of the latter trend, one need look no further than the Modern Language Association's recent meeting in Philadelphia this month. Though the vote to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel went down by about two to one, one graduate student from the University of California gave a...