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  • 10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date

    12/11/2017 4:59:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    Everyday Feminism ^ | December 8, 2017 | Lara Witt
    As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they’re true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia, and misogyny. If you’re not going to support marginalized folks, then we can’t be friends, let alone date. The personal is political. Beyond the lovely cushioning, happiness and support that we receive from our platonic relationships (which are, in all honesty, soul-feeding and essential), feminists also date! But there are questions we have to ask before we get close to someone.
  • ACLU challenges law against companies that boycott Israel

    12/09/2017 5:57:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Calling it a violation of free speech rights, the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a 2016 Arizona law that bars state and local governments from doing business with any firm that won't do business with Israel. The lawsuit filed in federal court contends the law illegally forces business owners to choose between their political beliefs and being able to sell goods and services to government agencies. Attorney Kathleen Brody wants an order to prohibit the state from forcing firms from making that choice. There was no immediate response from the Attorney General's Office, which will have to...
  • Georgetown's Middle East Bridge to Nowhere

    12/07/2017 6:40:44 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, amid years of reports that its Middle East Studies were compromised by apologists for violent extremists, if not outright terrorists, has, if anything, doubled down on its approach. "Breaking news on the discipline of Middle East studies is seldom kind to Georgetown University," a report from Campus Watch notes. "In July 2017 came word that the Bridge Initiative of the Saudi-funded Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) had hired former Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) national legal director Arsalan Iftikhar as a senior research fellow." "With the appointment, Bridge/ACMCU has effectively become a branch of...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets Adviser from Anti-Semitic Think Tank

    11/28/2017 4:56:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 28, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Support for the terrorists and sanctions on Israel. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.Matt Duss had once compared Israel’s blockade of Hamas to “segregation in the American South.”  After the murder of the Henkin family in front of their children, the stabbing of a two-year-old and his mother in Jerusalem, Duss wrote, “it shouldn’t shock anyone that Israel’s harsh occupation and abuse provokes Palestinians.” He blamed the “rising violence” on Israel and not the PLO terrorists. "Israel does need to start facing...
  • Nick Cave Goes Through With Tel Aviv Concerts, Says It Would Be "Cowardly" Not To

    11/20/2017 10:04:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | November 20, 2017 | Hannah Fleming
    The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) called the concerts "a propaganda gift to Israeli apartheid.” Despite the best efforts of Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Thurston Moore, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and other Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) supporters, Nick Cave has played one concert in Tel Aviv and is scheduled to play another tonight. The dates are a continuation of an otherwise-Euro tour, and the Israeli headlines praising Cave are already flooding the internet with joy at the artist’s sanction breakthrough. The prince of darkness appeared at a press conference yesterday to explain...
  • Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycotters

    11/19/2017 2:56:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2017 12:04 PM EST | Ian Deitch
    Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a “principled stand” by performing in the country. The Australian artist, known for music that can be both melancholic and uplifting, is popular in Israel and is set to perform a pair of nearly sold-out shows. At a news conference, Cave spoke about the pressure on artists by the international movement that seeks to ostracize Israel by lobbying corporations, performers and academic institutions to sever ties with the Jewish state. He said record producer Brian Eno...
  • Congressional Bill Would Prevent US Funding For Israel’s Detention Of Palestinian Children

    Washington - A Minnesota congresswoman has introduced a bill that seeks to prevent the United States from funding Israel’s military detention of Palestinian children. The legislation introduced Tuesday by Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat, has at least nine co-sponsors. It would require the secretary of state to certify annually that U.S. assistance to Israel has not been used in the previous year to militarily detain, interrogate or abuse Palestinian children. Washington - A Minnesota congresswoman has introduced a bill that seeks to prevent the United States from funding Israel’s military detention of Palestinian children. The legislation introduced Tuesday by Rep....
  • Governor Walker Outlaws BDS in Wisconsin

    11/09/2017 4:16:11 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In a move sure to annoy the academic left already hostile to him, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an executive order effectively outlawing BDS in the state. "On October 30th, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an anti-BDS measure, Executive Order 261, into law," the Louis D. Brandeis Center reports. "The Executive Order states that agencies may not 'execute a contract with a business entity if that entity is engaging in a boycott of Israel. Further, agencies shall reserve the right to terminate any contract with a business entity that engages in a boycott of Israel during the term of the...
  • UN High Commissioner announces 'blacklist' of Israeli companies

    10/26/2017 12:32:34 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/17 | Tal Polon
    In recent weeks, some 130 Israeli companies and another 60 international corporations have received letters from the current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordan’s Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, warning them that they are being “blacklisted” for “acting contrary to international law and UN decisions." According to Yediot Aharonot, the list in question includes well-known Israeli companies spanning different sectors, from food to services, pharmaceuticals to hi-tech. All of them, however, have one thing in common: They operate in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, or the Jordan Valley. Yediot Aharonot reported that the companies are currently considering taking...
  • 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.