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  • Sen. Gillibrand to Keynote Social Justice Conference Featuring Supporters of Israel Boycott

    10/10/2017 2:07:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rachel Frommer
    Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming social justice conference at the Brooklyn Museum, funded by and featuring high profile supporters of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement. "The Brooklyn Conference," set to run from the evening of Oct. 19 through Oct. 21, is described as "three days of dynamic programming exploring the intersections of art and social justice," a "full schedule of … inspiration," with lectures and "thinkshops." The conference is co-sponsored by JPMorgan Chase and the Open Society Foundations, founded and funded by prominent left-wing billionaire George Soros. One of...
  • Berlin is ‘hypocritical and dishonest’ on anti-Semitism, Jewish newspaper claims

    08/24/2017 10:32:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 August 2017 12:23 CEST+02:00
    Germany’s leading Jewish newspaper has fired sharp criticism at the capital city, arguing that Berlin is failing to take a strong enough stance against anti-Semitic activist groups. The Jüdische Allgemeine Zeitung (JAZ) published the strongly-worded article on Wednesday after several artists dropped out of a music festival currently being held in the capital when they found out that it was being backed by the Israeli embassy. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which seeks to isolate Israel internationally, put “massive pressure” on artists to withdraw from the Pop-Kultur festival due to a €500 donation from the Israeli embassy, JAZ...
  • Anti-Israel musicians boycott Berlin music festival

    08/22/2017 6:15:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.22.2017 | Jefferson Chase
    Six participants from various Arab nations and the UK have pulled out of this year’s Pop-Kultur festival due to a small amount of Israeli funding. Is this a legitimate means of protest or an example of anti-Semitism? When the 2017 Pop-Kultur Festival kicks off in Berlin on Wednesday August 23, the lineup will be slighter smaller than originally planned. Four musical acts from various Arab countries as well as one British-based music collaboration and a British-born panel member won’t be showing up — as a way of protesting against event co-sponsor Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and occupation of the West...
  • Evangelical Leader Calls to Picket Roger Waters’ Nashville Concert

    08/11/2017 11:50:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 11, 2017
    Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of the Tennessee-based Proclaiming Justice to the Nations is calling on all Jews, Christians and people of conscience to protest Roger Waters’ concert this Sunday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Once known for his role in the British rock band Pink Floyd, Waters has become a global ambassador of the movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) the State of Israel. The British musician has paraded on stage in a mock Nazi uniform and hoisted an inflatable pig emblazoned with a Star of David above his stage in concert. This in addition to spreading lies about...
  • The Federal Program Funding Hamas Supporters on College Campuses

    08/02/2017 5:32:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 1, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    How you can stop anti-Israel incitement on campus. When President Trump presented his budget, he defunded Title VI from $72 million to zero. But it’s up to Congress to make it happen. What’s Title VI? Title VI of the Higher Education Act set out to fund international studies that would promote our national security. But on many campuses, Title VI centers undermine our national security by supporting Islamic terrorists. The Higher Education Opportunity Act mandated that Title VI centers reflect a “wide range of views”. Instead when it comes to the Middle East, Title VI centers have only one point...
  • Boston Globe Op-Ed Upends Rosa Parks Legacy

    07/30/2017 5:17:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Shortly before a recent Massachusetts state committee hearing to discuss a proposed “Anti-Discrimination Bill,” the Boston Globe ran an opinion piece criticizing the bill. The Op-Ed, by Columbia University professor Katherine Franke, argued that measures to discourage anti-Israel boycotts “betray” the legacy of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. In fact, Parks was an outspoken and very public opponent of discriminatory anti-Israel boycotts. […] … Along with Coretta Scott King, Bayard Rustin and other civil rights luminaries, Parks was a co-signer of a 1975 letter that described as “repugnant” the Arab world’s boycott targeting Israel, a precursor to today’s BDS movement....
  • A BDS Lesson from Tunisia

    07/18/2017 11:07:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-17-17 | Ben Cohen
    JNS.org – To get a sense of what really lies beneath the campaign to boycott Israel — which is about much more than just boycotting Israel — it can be helpful to see how this issue is presented in the Arab world, and how it plays out there. The prestigious international culture festival in Carthage, Tunisia, opened July 13 under the shadow of a call to boycott one of the performers: Michel Boujenah, a French-Jewish actor and a proud son of Tunisia, the land of his birth. Boujenah is not an Israeli citizen, nor does he live in Israel. But...
  • 32 HOUSE DEMS SIGN ANTI-ISRAEL LETTER FROM PRO-HAMAS, PRO-BDS GROUPS

    07/01/2017 5:22:44 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | June 30, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are few surprises here. Just the inevitable descent of the Democrats into the fever swamps of hatred and extremism. According to the anti-Israel group behind the Congressional letter, “The effort to gather signatories to the letter was supported by a coalition of human rights organizations including U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace, and American Muslims for Palestine.” American Muslims for Palestine has been linked to Hamas. Jewish Voice for Peace, which is neither Jewish nor peaceful, is a BDS group. This is what the Dems are mainstreaming. 32 Democrats in Congress signed on to a...
  • 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 · 35 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...