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  • '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 Michigans 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 Michigans 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 governments 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 governments 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 governments 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 Michigans 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 doesnt 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 administrations Iran deal and what the White Houses 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
    Israels 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 dont 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 Israels 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 Maariv 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, Maariv 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. Israels Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev 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 ABCs This Week with George Stephanopolous, said President Barack Obamas detractors have Obama Derangement Syndrome. Its silly season. Literally, they have this sort of Obama Derangement Syndrome where Obama is this absent, weak, ineffectual dictator and tyrant whos 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
    Its 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 countrys BDS movement, drew widespread condemnation. Both backers and critics of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa criticized the groups 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 Gazafarmers 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...
  • Bush-Era NSA Whistlelower Makes Explosive Allegation... (RINO politicians/judges compromised?)

    06/20/2013 11:24:23 PM PDT · by quesney · 79 replies
    Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst and Bush-era NSA whistleblower, claimed Wednesday that the intelligence community has ordered surveillance on a wide range of groups and individuals, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats. He also made another stunning allegation. He says the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama back in 2004. They went afterand I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of thingsthey went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and...
  • USA Today Publishes BDS Press Release Almost Word for Word, Accuses Israel of Large-Scale Abuses

    06/14/2013 4:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    the Algemeiner ^ | 6/14/13 | Zach Pontz
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel found itself a friend in major American newspaper USA Today recently, when a press release about its efforts to have Alicia Keys cancel her upcoming show in Israel appeared almost verbatim in an article on the newspapers website. The American Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg first tweeted about the disturbing similarities Thursday, a day after the article appeared. @USATODAY ran a BDS press release as a story. Heres the newspaper piece Heres the release he wrote.
  • Sydney University Professor Warned Over Israel Boycott

    06/13/2013 6:07:40 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 6/13/2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    A Tel Aviv-based civil rights group warned Australian supporters Thursday of a proposed boycott against Israel that their activities were racist and in violation of Australian federal anti-discrimination laws. Recently faculty and students at Sydney University called for the severing of links with Israeli institutions. In letters sent to Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Professor Stuart Rees and others, Shurat HaDin the Israel Law Center threatened to take legal action if they did not immediately discontinue their boycott campaign.
  • @SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: We continue to advertise

    05/15/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    5-15-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    SodaStream is an Israeli company which makes a really cool and really popular product, essentially a make your own soda at home device. I plan on getting one. Its U.S. division is SodaStreamUSA.This video shows the SodaStream story of building bridges between Jews and Arabs:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl85AL1l0H0Nonetheless, SodaStream has been the subject of a vicious boycott by the anti-Israel BDS movement, that grouping of Islamist, anti-Israel leftists and academics and other fringe players like Code Pink, which seeks to delegitimize Israel. The latest iteration, as you know, was the pressure campaign which succeeded in convincing Stephen Hawking to boycott an Israeli conference.SodaStream...
  • What Those Who Boycott Israel Really Want?

    05/14/2013 3:45:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5-14-2013 | Aaron Goldstein
    For starters, to set back human progress. You would think the Left would love a country that has universal health care, prosperous trade unions, and same sex marriage. All of these things can be found in Israel. Yet where Israel is concerned, none of these count with the Left. -------------------------- Well, if not for Israeli science and technology, Stephen Hawking could not communicate with the world. As Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, an Israeli attorney, stated, His whole computer-based communications system runs on a chip designed by Israels Intel team. I suggest if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should...
  • BDS lied about Stephen Hawking joining anti-Israel academic boycott

    05/08/2013 6:02:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-8-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    The academic boycott of Israel organized by the BDS movement claimed a big success when the Guardian ran an article yesterday, Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel. That report set off a furious response, since the academic boycott of Israel is anathema to almost all academics. In the U.S., only the disreputable actions of the Association of Asian American Studies, led by U. Mass-Boston Professor and Associate Provost Rajini Srikanth, have given any legitimacy to the boycott. The boycott, which singles out only Israel, attracts open and de facto anti-Semites and those in the leftist-Islamist coalition who seek Israels...
  • British professor calls for Israel boycott despite using Israeli Intel computer chips

    05/08/2013 5:33:18 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    yourjewishnews ^ | May 8, 2013 | David Ross
    A British professor was caught red handed with Israeli products after calling for a boycott against Israel, according to a statement released by an International human rights organization. "Hawking's decision to join the boycott of Israel is quite hypocritical for an individual who prides himself on his own intellectual accomplishment. His whole computer-based communication system runs on a chip designed by Israel's Intel team. I suggest that if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet" this according to Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin Israel...
  • UC Berkeley Votes in Favor of BDS (against Israel)

    04/19/2013 4:46:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2013, 3:12 AM | Elad Benari
    The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) voted 11-9 to divest from companies affiliated with the IDF on Thursday, the Daily Californian reported. ASUC is made up of the elected representatives of the UC Berkeley student body. SB 160, authored by Student Action Senator George Kadifa, calls the UC system a complicit third party in what is called Israels illegal occupation and ensuing human rights abuses and seeks the divestment of more than $14 million in ASUC and UC assets from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Cement Roadstone Holdings. According to the bill, these companies provide equipment, materials and...
  • Got a question for all Bush Family Fans out there, Just What did 12(4 years 41 8 year 42) get us?

    03/19/2013 12:25:35 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 116 replies
    19 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering...
  • Boehner: Zero Chance Obama Wouldve Given Bush Unlimited Borrowing Power

    12/13/2012 4:01:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said there was zero chance that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and then-Sen. Barack Obama would have supported giving President George W. Bush the power to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling, as they propose giving the chief executive today. Do you think that Senator Reid or then-Senator Obama would have ever given to President George W. Bush the unlimited ability to raise the debt limit? Boehner said. Theyre talking about doing it now, a reporter replied. I know theyre talking about doing it now, Boehner said, jokingly. Do you think theres any chance...
  • Dec. 16: A date that should live in infamy

    12/04/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Everyone knows were approaching a date that lives in infamy in American history Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But theres another more recent date in American history that should live in infamy. Its Dec. 16, 2008. Thats the date on which President George W. Bush admitted what he did with the bailouts of the major investment firms and banks that were too big to fail. Heres what he said in that infamous admission: Ive abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system, Bush told CNN, saying he had made the decision to make sure the...
  • Six Years of "Bush Country"... Six Years of "OPRAH Land"

    Despite much evidence to the contrary, a recent Gallup poll indicates that Barack Obama's scam of "what I inherited from eight years of Bush" is still working -- with some 68 percent of Americans still believing that George W. Bush is primarily responsible for America's ever-exploding budget deficits, our painfully high and long-lasting rates of unemployment, and our incurably anemic rates of economic growth. But as the 35-year chart displayed below clearly demonstrates, this "inheritance" was not from the relatively healthy and steadily improving George Bush economy of 2004-06, but rather from the disastrous Pelosi-Reid congressional economy of 2007-08. It...
  • Profs. LeVine and Zunes Plot to Globalize BDS

    09/12/2012 9:57:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 9/12/12 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    What do Middle East studies professors do when they're not in the classroom? Write books? Engage in research? Advance important scholarship? Conduct outreach to students? In the case of two anti-Israel activist professorsMark LeVine, University of California, Irvine history professor, and Stephen Zunes, professor of politics and international studies and director of the Middle East studies program at the University of San Franciscoplotting strategies for furthering the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel is the unfortunate answer. In his latest Al-Jazeera op-ed, LeVine conducts an interview with Zunes on the all-important question, "Can the BDS Movement Go Global?"...
  • Debunked: The myth of a caring Obama White House

    09/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3 Sep 12 | Gidon Ben-Zvi
    The administration of US President Barack Obama reacted sharply to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneys recent comment that Obama had thrown allies like Israel under the bus regarding Irans nuclear weapons program. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that assistance provided to Israel by the United States has never been greater than it has been under President Obama. We have an extremely close relationship with Israel, which is appropriate given our unshakable commitment to Israels security. Barack Obama an erstwhile supporter of the Zionist enterprise? Such drivel may stick with Hollywoods glitterati, but outside of Tinseltown, the...
  • George W. Bush skipping Republican National Convention

    07/20/2012 4:37:25 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 158 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20th, 2012 | Johnathan Martin
    Former President George W. Bush will not attend the Republican convention next month in Tampa, POLITICO has learned. President Bush was grateful for the invitation to the Republican National Convention, Bush spokesman Freddy Ford wrote in an e-mail. He supports Governor Romney and wants him to succeed. President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But hes still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa. Asked if the former president had been invited to only attend or whether he was also asked to speak, Ford said the...
  • Joe Biden calls Jerry Brown 'smartest guy in American politics'

    06/19/2012 10:32:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/19/12 | David Siders
    Vice President Joe Biden was in town this afternoon. Here's The Bee's pool report from the event: Vice President Joe Biden arrived before 3 p.m. - a bit earlier than expected - at a fundraiser at the Sutter Club, near the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento. Pool was ushered into the hall about 3:17 p.m., just in time to hear Gov. Jerry Brown at the podium ahead of Biden. Biden started speaking about three minutes later to a crowd of about 130 people. "Nothing has changed," Biden said of Brown, who was governor before from 1975 to 1983. Biden said...
  • Berkeley Law 2012 Graduation Tomorrow: More Protest Against Torture Lawyer John Yoo

    05/10/2012 10:23:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 5/10/12 | The World Can't Wait
    Protesters will denounce torture, and the University of Californias continuing connection to torture, outside tomorrow's commencement ceremony at UC Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall). As in previous years graduation demonstrations, protesters including those costumed to represent prisoners at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and other sites where the U.S. currently manages a regimen of illegal rendition, detention, and torture, will gather outside the commencement before and during the ceremony. They will call for an end to, and accountability for, this illegal program wherever it has been operating. Berkeley Law professor John Yoo is on the list of Bush Regime officials who they say...