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BDS

Australian Parliament MPS pledge to classify BDS as antisemitic

Monday, October 7, 2019

Leading Austrian lawmakers have vowed they will declare the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting Israel as antisemitic during the next legislative session. “We hope that words will be followed by deeds and that… there will soon be a parliamentary resolution,” wrote the organization Jewish-Austrian Students, which hosted the politicians at its event in Vienna … Read More

Israel, US urge EU lawmakers to break ties with BDS orgs

Thursday, September 26, 2019

(September 26, 2019 / JNS) Israeli and U.S. officials warned in a meeting with European lawmakers on Wednesday of a rise in hate crimes against Jews in Western Europe, and urged the European Union to cut funding to organizations supporting the international boycott of Israel, providing a report detailing the ties between the BDS movement … Read More

British Labour Party adopts anti-Israel policies, including first formal one on BDS

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

(September 24, 2019 / JNS) The British Labour Party voted in on Tuesday several anti-Israel policies, including what is believed to be its first formal policy regarding BDS. During the Labour Party conference in Brighton, delegates voted to support a boycott of Israeli settlement goods and called for the rejection of trade agreements with Israel. … Read More

American diplomats press lawmakers in Germany, Ireland to oppose BDS

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

(September 16, 2019 / JNS) U.S. diplomats pressed lawmakers and officials in Ireland and Germany to oppose the anti-Israel BDS movement, according to a U.S. State Department report delivered last week to Congress. In Ireland, the diplomats interacted with top government officials and party leaders to “strongly urging them to drop their support” bill that … Read More

LA synagogue vandalized with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti on 9/11 anniversary

Friday, September 13, 2019

(September 12, 2019 / JNS) A synagogue in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles was spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti on early Wednesday, which marked the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Rabbi Yonah Bookstein of the Babe Sale Congregation posted on Twitter an image of the graffiti, which read “FREE PALESTINE.” He … Read More

University of Toronto student group hosts alleged former member of the PFLP

Thursday, September 12, 2019

(September 11, 2019 / JNS) A University of Toronto student group hosted an alleged former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Issam Al-Yamani, on Tuesday. Hosted by the school’s Students Against Israeli Apartheid UofT student group and sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices-UofT, Al-Yamani spoke at a building belonging to a … Read More

Gov. Bevin signs bill that would block the BDS movement

Friday, August 30, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 143, a law which will allow the Commonwealth to refuse to do business with companies that boycott other countries with which Kentucky has open trade, into law Tuesday. The bill was supported by local Jewish leaders who say it will prevent openly antisemitic businesses … Read More

CA State Board of Education Says Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum Will ‘Be Substantially Redesigned’

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  The California State Board of Education (SBE) announced on Aug. 12 that the proposed anti-Israel Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) will be replaced with an entirely new draft. SBE President Linda Darling-Hammond, Vice President Ilene Straus and Board Member Feliza Ortiz-Licon said in the statement, “The current draft model curriculum falls short and needs … Read More

House passes resolution condemning global boycott targeting Israel

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a measure condemning efforts to boycott and economically isolate Israel over its policies toward Palestinians, an explosive global issue that exposed fissures inside the Democratic ranks. The 398-to-17 vote comes after months of turmoil centering on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), two Muslim freshmen who have … Read More

Christians who stand with Israel combat BDS

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Among Christians who stand with Israel, none comes so close to being monolithic in their support than evangelicals. A 2017 poll by Lifeway Research revealed that 67 percent of evangelical Christians have a positive perception of the Jewish state. That is a lot of people. According to France’s Sébastien Fath, there are about 630 million … Read More