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Wisconsin Is the Latest State to Introduce Anti-BDS Legislation

Monday, October 16, 2017

Last week, two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel as a condition of any state contract. In recent years, more than 20 US states have passed legislation condemning BDS or prohibiting their governments from doing business with entities that boycott Israel. Additional states — including Wisconsin — are expected to … Read More

New Jersey fails to enforce anti-BDS law with Danish bank

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The State of New Jersey has come under fire for allegedly not punishing a giant Danish bank that engages in anti-Israel economic activity. Danske Bank, the largest bank in the Scandinavian country, is blacklisted by New York State for violating its anti-BDS law shielding Israel from economic warfare. An intense row over whether Danske – … Read More

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Beating BDS: Liberty University

Monday, August 14, 2017

Liberty University is the largest Christian university in the world, and it is legendary among pro-Israel campus activists for its consistent strong support for Israel. But just because Liberty’s student body has historically stood behind Israel doesn’t guarantee it always will. As young Christians are increasingly drawn to implement their faith in the realm of … Read More

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Fighting BDS on the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, August 14, 2017

There is a movement growing like wildfire here in the United States and around the world to paint Israel as a racist, oppressive state that intentionally deprives Palestinians and other minority groups of their rights. Israel’s enemies have an agenda to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist, and thereby accomplish through deception and political pressure what … Read More

PA UN Envoy Refuses to Condemn Halamish Terror Attack, Saying ‘Don’t Expect All Palestinians to Be Angels’

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour declined this week to condemn last Friday’s terrorist attack in Halamish — in which three Israelis were stabbed to death at a Shabbat dinner — and instead justified the act. Addressing reporters at the UN headquarters in New York City, Mansour said, “When you have an occupation with … Read More

Mennonites’ resolution is ‘antisemitic and unwise,’ legal expert says

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Mennonite Church USA’s decision to divest its holdings in companies profiting from Israel’s presence in the West Bank is antisemitic at its core, an evangelical litigation expert said. “The resolution of the Mennonite Church USA is confusing and contradictory,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and president of Christians in Defense … Read More

From left to right, Ben Gurion Kipgen, Binyamin Tungnung, Michael Sitlhou and Amos Pulamte, members of India’s Bnei Menashe tribe who are joining the same IDF unit. Photo: Laura Ben-David / Shavei Israel.

Six Members of ‘Lost’ Jewish-Indian Tribe Join Same IDF Combat Unit

Sunday, July 9, 2017

  JNS.org – Six members of a “lost” Jewish tribe from India, the Bnei Menashe, will serve together in the same IDF combat unit. All six soldiers immigrated to Israel within the last two years. The soldiers — Khananya Baite, 21; Ayal Haokip, 20; Ben Gurion Kipgen, 19; Amos Pulamte, 20; Michael Sitlhou, 22; and Binyamin … Read More

Netanyahu cuts $1 million more from UN budget after UNESCO Hebron vote

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that Israel would further reduce the amount it gives annually to the United Nations in membership fees by another $1 million following a decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to list the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank as an endangered Palestinian world … Read More

Author of New Book Calls for Fresh Approach to Pro-Israel Advocacy Based on Highlighting Jewish State’s Morality

Thursday, June 29, 2017

David Brog — the founding director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and executive director of the Maccabee Task Force — was recently interviewed by The Algemeiner about his latest book, Reclaiming Israel’s History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace.  A transcript of the conversation — in which Brog discusses the current state of pro-Israel advocacy … Read More

New book disarms Israel’s revisionist detractors

Friday, June 2, 2017

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” wrote philosopher George Santayana in 1905. Today, Western civilization’s impaired memory is only part of a bigger problem. From the United Nations to university campuses, when history conflicts with progressives’ agenda, they simply change the past. Disparate leftist forces, banded together by “intersectionality,” stake … Read More