Threats

BDS

Having failed to destroy Israel by traditional methods of war and terrorism, Israel’s enemies devised a new plan. They would target Israel’s political and economic stability with boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS). The BDS movement is insidious because it manipulates world opinion of Israel through thinly veiled anti-Semitic rhetoric. This movement is especially active on college campuses, where young people are presented with a false narrative by individuals appropriating the lexicon of the civil rights and social justice movements. They claim Israel’s government oppresses Palestinians with the same kind of racial discrimination that white South Africans once used against black South Africans under apartheid. This vicious lie has spread throughout academia and infected the United Nations. The old anti-Semitism of blatant Jew hatred has been repackaged as anti-Zionism and hatred of Israel.

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

Israel shutters 30 BDS fundraising accounts by revealing alleged terror ties

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Israel has quietly waged a two-year financial campaign against organizations promoting a boycott of the Jewish state by revealing their connections to terror operatives, leading to the closures of dozens of fundraising accounts, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs said Monday. The campaign targeted fundraising accounts for groups promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement … Read More

Northwestern denounces BDS ahead of incoming professor who bashed Israel

Friday, May 31, 2019

(May 30, 2019 / JNS) Northwestern University denounced anti-Israel remarks made at a New York University graduation speech by incoming journalism professor Steven Thrasher, though the Illinois-based school said that he will keep his newly created position, focused on “social justice in reporting, with an emphasis on issues related to the LGBTQ community,” according to … Read More