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Looking for an American bipartisan issue? Try the fight against BDS

'To those saying Israel is an increasingly partisan issue, that narrative is prescriptive rather than descriptive,' says law Prof. Eugene Kontorovich

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Morrissey: Israel haters are just ‘jealous’ of the country - The Jewish Chronicle

New Morrissey song 'Israel' openly takes critics of the Jewish state to task - while a second song on his new album makes reference to a Holocaust related theatre production

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BDS seeks to take down Galilee olive oil business with Facebook campaign - BDS THREAT - Jerusalem Post

Supporters fight back with counter-campaign of positive reviews.

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Israel Must Be Boycotted — Unless It Saves Our Lives | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

We’ve seen before how BDS activists talk big about boycotting Israel — which really means that everyone else must boycott Israel. We know,...

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Pro-Israel organizations enter the lion’s den

In many ways, Europe is hostile territory for Israel advocates. But that is not deterring several Jewish groups who are fighting for justice on behalf of the Jewish state.

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke defends playing in Israel to Ken Loach

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke continues to respond to criticism of the band's upcoming show in Tel Aviv on July 19. In a Twitter post Tuesday, Yorke wrote that "we don't endorse Netanyahu any more than Trump, but we still play in America."

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North Carolina lawmakers approve anti-BDS bill - BDS THREAT - Jerusalem Post

If the state's governor endorses the bill, North Carolina would become the 22nd US state with a law imposing punitive measures on companies and entities involved in the anti-Israel movement.

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Mennonite Church USA Adopts BDS with 98% Vote

Perhaps in response to anticipated accusations of anti-Semitic motives, the press release issued by the Mennonite Church reported that “the resolution also calls on Mennonites to examine the legacy of anti-Semitism in their own history and life.

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Roger Waters hits back at Thom Yorke after Radiohead lead singer slammed BDS activists - BDS THREAT - Jerusalem Post

A few days ago, Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, in a Rolling Stone interview, defended his upcoming show in Tel Aviv, responding to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists urging him to cancel.

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Igor Sadikov, McGill Student Rep, Urges Followers To “Punch a Zionist Today” | Israellycool

An Israel hater with an apparent penchant for violence

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'American Express cuts funding for Roger Waters tour after anti-Israel statements'

American Express spoke of the tour stating that though they sponsored the Desert Trip they had "never committed to sponsoring Roger Waters' upcoming tour."

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The Reason Why BDS Groups Oppose Efforts to Curb Anti-Semitism

There's a reason why BDS advocates oppose efforts to curb anti-Semitism on college campuses. Their cause is inextricably linked to Jew hatred.

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The BDS Movement’s Latest Self-Defeating ‘Coup’

The BDS movement crows over its foothold in the repressive Malaysian monarchy.

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Dublin's start-up chief: 'Boycotts not on our radar' | The Times of Israel

Ireland can learn a lot from Israel, says Niamh Bushnell, commissioner for Start-Ups in the capital

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Boycotters 'Know Nothing of What Goes On Here' - Inside Israel - News - Arutz Sheva

The European Union is set to decide whether to label goods produced by Jewish-owned business in Judea and Samaria, in a bid to allow consumers to single out such products for a "limited boycott" of Israel.

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US national industrial union endorses anti-Israel BDS movement

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union says it was the first US national union to endorse BDS.

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Matisyahu sings “Jerusalem” in face of anti-Israel protesters at Spanish Festival

Matisyahu is the American Jewish musician who was banned by the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festivalfor under pressure and threats from the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Leading American BDS activists support the ban.

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Israel Boycott Backfires: Yogi Tea Severs Ties with Spanish Music Festival that Disinvited Matisyahu – Tablet Magazine

In recent months, opponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel have begun to turn its tactics against it. In May, the Illinois legislature unanimously approved a bill that barred the state from investing its pension fun

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World Jewish Congress head outraged after Spanish music festival drops Matisyahu - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post

Ronald S. Lauder expressed "outrage" and "utter bewilderment" in the wake of Matisyahu's canceled participation in the Rototom Sunsplash festival.

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SodaStream CEO Gives Amazing BDS Testimony To Congress: 'Manipulation, Violence and Destruction' | Truth Revolt

At a Congressional hearing on the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), CEO of SodaStream, Daniel Birnbaum, gave gripping testimony that left no question about the impact of the movement on the people and businesses in Israel and the West Bank.

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Anti-Semitism Is Running Rampant At California’s Elite Public Universities | The Daily Caller

Anti-Jewish agitprop has been appearing with alarming frequency on the prestigious, taxpayer-funded campuses of the University of California (UC) system this

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The ugly effort to boycott Israel - The Washington Post

The chief executive of Orange, the global telecom company based in France, says he is going to Israel, surely to apologize for recently saying that, if he could, he would end his company’s relationship with its Israeli partner “tomorrow morning.” The hitch is that he can’t, since there is a contract, and now Stéphane Richard says he doesn’t want to do it anyway.

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Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies

Politicians described the legal group’s decision as an “outrageous” move that “sends the wrong signal.”

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Los Angeles Conference Confronts BDS Financing and Tactics | Truth Revolt

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement is said to have ignited in earnest in 2005. It was propelled by significant funding from the Ford Foundation, which poured millions of dollars into anti-Israel NGOs working in Durban, and la

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Boycott Israel Movement Stunts the Palestinian Economy

A push to “boycott, divest and sanction” (BDS) Israeli companies has limited impact on the credit profile of Israel, yet it directly harms its intended beneficiaries, the Palestinians. The BDS movement, including universities, pension funds and leader

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Where Roger Waters Attacks Israellycool by Aussie Dave | Israellycool

Roger Waters is not happy. Not happy at all. After unsuccessfully trying to turn Alan Parsons to the dark side, Alan Parsons responded with this. Here's my response.

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Hundreds of British artists announce cultural boycott of Israel - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

Latest initiative is a reaction to what they termed “the Palestinian catastrophe” in Gaza.

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Despicable: BDS Leaders Promote Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory Linking Mossad to Charlie Hebdo Atrocity | Jewish & Israel News A

The anti-Semitism at the heart of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel was again laid bare yesterday, as prominent activists from the campaign took to social media to advance the conspiracy theory that yesterday’s terror

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US academic org ushers in new year with anti-Israel vote | The Times of Israel

Framed as 'protecting the right to education in Palestine-Israel,' the January 2 resolution will be harder to defeat because it stops short of boycott

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Leaked: SJP plans illegal activity against Jewish students and Israel | Tammi Rossman-Benjamin | The Blogs | The Times o

A recently uncovered internal document of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Binghamton University SUNY sheds new light......

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With pro-Israel groups all but absent, UCLA student government endorses divestment | Los Angeles | Jewish Journal

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BDS Will Target SodaStream Even After the Company Shutters West Bank Factory. Why? – Tablet Magazine

Remember SodaStream? After being accused by the anti-Israeli Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions movement of benefiting from the occupation, the home carbonation giant announced that it would shutter its controversial West Bank factory, laying off about 5

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Ohio Univ. Student Body Prez Dumps Bucket of Blood On Herself To Target Israel In 'Ice Bucket Challenge' | Truth Revolt

Ohio University student body president Megan Marzec took the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to a new level, dumping a bucket of blood on herself in support of alleged Palestinian suffering at the hands of the Israeli state. In the video, she intone

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Are Britain's students allowed to be Jewish any more? | Sam Gross | The Blogs |

Today, the National Union of Students in Britain voted to adopt a policy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Perhaps when universities re-start in the autumn, we should return with yellow stars sewn onto our clothes.

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Boycotts are not the answer

BDS supporters don’t care that universities in Israel are the one place where Palestinians and Israelis continue to work together.

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