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.

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

NYU speaker praises campus groups that support BDS

Friday, May 24, 2019

(JTA) — A speaker at a New York University doctorate convocation ceremony praised campus organizations that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and called Israel an apartheid state. Stephen William Thrasher received his doctorate in American studies from the university’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. “I am so proud, so proud … Read More

Federal judge blocks enforcement of anti-BDS law in Texas

Friday, April 26, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has blocked enforcement of a Texas law that requires contractors to certify that they don’t support a boycott of Israel. In a 56-page opinion filed Thursday, US District Judge Robert Pitman of Austin said boycotts are protected free speech, declaring the law fails to serve a compelling state interest. … Read More

BDS promoter sentenced to 6 months in prison for racist rant on flight

Monday, April 8, 2019

(JTA) – A British activist promoting boycotts against Israel was sentenced to six months in jail for her drunken racist tirade on an Air India flight. Simone O’Broin was filmed on the flight last November threatening to organize a boycott against Air India unless flight attendants served her more wine on the flight, that ended … Read More

Texas blacklists Airbnb over West Bank settlement boycott

Monday, March 4, 2019

The state of Texas has blacklisted the global vacation rental company Airbnb over its boycott of West Bank settlements. “We welcome this decision very much and we hope that it will be emulated by other states and other countries in the world,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Saturday night. On Friday, the Texas … Read More

New York City mayor calls BDS ‘unacceptable’ at anti-Semitic rally

Friday, February 15, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stressed on Thursday the importance of combatting anti-Semitism and slammed the Israel Boycot, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as an “unacceptable” affront to Israel’s right to exist. “Maybe some people don’t realize it, but when they support the BDS movement, they are affronting the right of Israel to … Read More

Israel warns Ireland against criminalizing products from beyond ’67 lines

Friday, January 25, 2019

The passage of Irish legislation criminalizing selling goods and services originating beyond the 1967 lines will “have serious ramifications for Israel-Ireland relations and Ireland’s status in the region,” The Foreign Ministry warned Ireland’s ambassador Alison Kelly on Friday. The Ministry said that Kelly was called in to its offices in Jerusalem for an “angry rebuke” … Read More

Report: BDS blacklist under review by UN body will harm Palestinians

Friday, January 25, 2019

The lives of ordinary Palestinians will be severely harmed if the UN Human Rights Council blacklists companies that do business in the West Bank, a report from NGO Monitor revealed on Thursday. A major source of the list of companies the UNHRC may publicize soon, says the report, was Who Profits, a project of the … Read More

Trudeau blasts BDS movement as anti-Semitic

Friday, January 18, 2019

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blasted the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic and contrary to “Canadian values,” and accused it of intimidating Jewish students on university campuses. During a town hall meeting Tuesday at Brock University in St. Catherines, 75 miles southwest of Toronto, one questioner demanded that Trudeau retract his previous … Read More

Policy On Jewish-Owned Properties In West Bank Will Hurt Airbnb

Friday, December 21, 2018

Airbnb’s decision to de-list Jewish owned properties in the West Bank is anti-Semitic and will have a dramatic, negative effect on the company’s mid-2019 Initial Public Offering (IPO). In a lengthy statement announcing its new policy, Airbnb attempted to claim a thoughtful and nuanced moral high ground. They justified their decision by noting the disputed nature of the West … Read More