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Congress warns E.U. against ‘Warning Labels’ for Jewish-made products by Adam Kredo

boycott-israel.png Landmark case mandating labels on Jewish goods to be decided this week ...
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New report on antisemitism at Columbia University, Barnard points to a ‘Hotbed for Hate’ by Shiryn Ghermezian / JNS.org

columbia-university.png The American NGO Alums for Campus Fairness released a comprehensive report last week that documents what ACF describes as “systemic antisemitism and an ingrained delegitimization of Israel” at Columbia University and its sister school, Barnard College. ...
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US House of Reps overwhelmingly condemns movement to boycott Israel by Sheryl Gay Stolberg

23dc-bds1-articlelarge.jpg?quality=75_xtr_auto=webp_xtr_disable=upscale.png The House, brushing aside voices of dissent over American policy in the Middle East, on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the boycott-Israel movement in a 398-to-17 vote. "If a boycott is being used to advance freedom, that's one we should support," said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). "But if a boycott is being used to undermine the very freedoms that exist in the only real elective democracy in the Middle East, we all need to rise up against that." ...
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Palestinians call for ‘blacklisting’ Arab journalists for visiting Israel by Khaled Abu Toameh

442608.png The visit by the Arab journalists to Israel “is part of a political effort in the context of Zionist-American schemes to liquidate the Palestinian cause." ...
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Democrats brush off Rep. Omar’s push for Israel boycott, target BDS movement instead by Gabriella Muñoz

trump_democrats_22242_c0-163-3900-2436_s885x516.jpg?9f4412ddda5ce345cee67420592b It's 'dead on arrival,' insists Brad Sherman, a senior Dem on Foreign Affairs Committee ...
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Senior Hamas official calls on members of Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews by Adam Rasgon

screen-shot-2019-07-14-at-8.01.05-pm-640x400.png Fathi Hammad, known for his fiery rhetoric, also appears to urge Palestinians in the West Bank to stab Israelis; another Hamas official tries to distance terror group from remarks ...
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Why Palestinians do not trust their leaders by Khaled Abu Toameh

3977.png Palestinian leaders do not grasp that the Palestinian public cares a great deal more about being treated like human beings by their own leaders than about anti-Israel and anti-US rhetoric. ...
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Holocaust revisionism at Williams college by David Bernstein

williams-300x184.png A debate over recognizing a pro-Israel student group reveals ignorance and Judaeophobia among Williams' students ...
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Jewish leaders decry lack of censure by most Democratic candidates on Gaza rocket fire by Jackson Richman

texas_am_university_at_qatar-400x225.png “This is not an ‘even-handed’ situation, but Palestinian terrorism and violence across an international border that every candidate and elected official should be able to condemn unequivocally,” Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, stated unequivocally. ...
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U.S. may review ties with countries deemed anti-Israel - envoy by Dan Williams

A U.S. envoy said on Sunday there has been a shift in U.S. policy towards equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism ...
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DePaul students demand professor apologize for 'Immoral Conduct' after pro-Israel Op-Ed by Jenni Fink

depaul-university-professor-jason-hill-petition-apologize.png A student coalition called for DePaul University in Chicago to censure Philosophy Professor Jason D. Hill and for him to issue a public apology for an op-ed he wrote on Tuesday about Israel annexing the West Bank. The incident is the latest in an ongoing series of disputes surrounding free speech, Middle East policy and anti-semitism on college campuses nationwide. ...
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New anti-Semitism envoy says BDS movement is anti-Semitic by Carol Morello

r6fincahcii6tchdtcnd4rliea.png “An individual has a right to buy or not buy what they please,” Elan Carr told reporters. “However, if there is an organized movement to economically strangle the state of Israel, that is anti-Semitic.” “The idea that somehow there can be movements organized to deny Israel its legitimacy, and not to allow Israel to participate in economic commerce in the world, sure that is [anti-Semitic]. Hatred of the Jewish state is hatred of the Jewish people.” ...
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Federal election 2019: ALP headaches over Israel get worse by Lanai Scarr and Annabel Hennessy

1555376173680_g9425sit8.1-0.jpg?imwidth=810_xtr_impolicy=wan_v3.png Video has emerged of Labor MP Josh Wilson, the member for Fremantle, discussing the Israel Palestine conflict and describing Israeli checkpoints as “places you go to and you go to jail … sometimes they are places you go to and you die”. ...
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Picketing Cape Town’s Jewish groups in the name of Palestinians by Armin Rosen

tablet_boycott.png In South Africa, protests supposedly aimed at Israel target the country’s Jewish institutions By Armin Rosen ...
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Victory Against BDS: Airbnb Includes Rentals in Judea, Samaria by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

airbnb-for-everyone-video-e1543265803723.png Airbnb has agreed to completely retract its policy of delisting Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center announced on Tuesday. ...
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South African activists talk apartheid, Arab-Israeli conflict by Liat Weinstein

stk.new_.southernafricanactivists.4.1.19.0225online.jpg?itok=if3v7o5p.png Mokgomole was an active member of the BDS student group at the University of Witwatersrand. Molepo never officially joined the movement as a student at the University of Cape Town, but still believed Israel was an apartheid state. ...
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Thanks to Trump, diplomatic taboo around Western Wall comes tumbling down by Raphael Ahren

trump-us-israel_horo-1-1024x640.png Foreign VIPs used to insist no Israeli officials escort them to site, lest they be seen as tacitly recognizing Israeli sovereignty there. Now, the US is not alone in flouting rule ...
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Review of Palestinian textbooks launched amid British concern curriculum promotes anti-Israel violence by Lee Harpin

penny-mordaunt.png Children's minds are 'being poisoned', the House of Commons was told in January ...
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The ACLU’s shameful role in promoting antisemitism by David E Bernstein

By falsely portraying state anti-BDS laws as requiring "loyalty oaths," the ACLU is appealing to -- thereby propagating -- latent and blatant antisemitism. ...
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US closes Jerusalem consulate in sign of souring relations with Palestine by Foreign Staff

telemmglpict000190360422_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqpvlberwd9egfpztclimqfyf2a9a6i9ychsjme The United States downgraded its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Monday, the latest in a series of steps by President Donald Trump's White House Palestinian leaders say is aimed at wiping out their cause. ...
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Williamson sacked over his ‘pattern of behaviour’ — they should look at Corbyn too: he’s up to his neck in antisem by The Sun

nintchdbpict000472314031.jpg?strip=all.png Chris Williamson was caught saying Labour was 'too apologetic' about its widespread anti-Semitism but Corbyn secretly agrees with him ...
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Palestinians reject monthly tax transfer from Israel over prisoners dispute by Rami Ayyub Ali Sawafta Maayan Lubell Mark Heinrich

keren-shalom.png RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority has rejected the first 2019 monthly tax transfer from Israel because it slashed the portion designated for financial support to families of militants who are jailed in Israel, a PA minister said. ...
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Hezbollah to be added to UK list of terrorist organisations by BBC Editors

_103536768_mediaitem103536804.png UK Parliament set to classify all of Hezbollah as a terrorist ...
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Anti-semitism row in Essex University student society vote by x

_105735062_universityofessexsquarestom.png More than 200 students have voted against forming a new Jewish society, raising fears of anti-semitism. ...
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The ECAJ invited for consultation by Facebook in Singapore by Peter Wertheim

ecaj-fb-feb-2019.png Facebook in Singapore invited representatives of the Executive council of Australian Jewry for consultations ...
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The left has been denying antisemitism for years and now I’m worried it is about to get even worse by Nicole Lampert

labour-reaction-1.jpg?width=1000_xtr_height=614_xtr_fit=bounds_xtr_format=pjpg_x We have long been the hard left’s bogeyman but now there is something they can really blame the Jews for ...
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After Warsaw summit, Arabs launch ‘anti-normalization’ campaign by Khaled Abu Toameh

435738.png The campaign, launched on Saturday on Twitter, is being waged under the hashtag “Normalization is Treason.” ...
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The Corbyn crack-up by Nick Cohen

cover_160219_landscape.jpg?auto=compress.enhance.format_xtr_crop=faces.entropy.e The socialism of fools has transformed British Labour into a ship of fools. Corbyn supporters pretended that (a) he talked to all sides in the Middle East; but he just talked to Hamas, Hezbollah, and the propaganda organs of the Iranian state (b) he fought for peace in Ireland; but he supported Sinn Fein (c) he led the antiapartheid movement; but he was just a bit player ...
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Apology isn’t enough: House Democrats must sanction Ilhan Omar by J E Dyer

ilhan-omar-725x375.png Ilhan Omar's apology is fundamentally flawed. She's only apologising for having used antisemitic tropes. Implying that fundamentally her assertions are factually correct. ...
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The progressive assault on Israel by Brett Stephens

merlin_150331608_674f736c-0ca0-4557-a89b-439fd0188e0d-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 A movement that can detect a racist dog-whistle from miles away is strangely deaf when it comes to some of the barking on its own side of the fence. ...
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Ideology blinds Jeremy Corbyn to Venezuela’s plight by Philip Stephens

dlimg.php?iid=2225.png British Labour party leader prioritises the collective above the rights of the citizen ...
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Senate passes anti-BDS measure with notable Democrats in dissent by Ron Kampeas

marco-rubio-synagogue.png The U.S. Senate approved in a 77-23 vote a bill that codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and which provides legal cover to states that target the boycott Israel movement. ...
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Time to tell the truth about the Palestinian issue by Alan Dershowitz

palestine_11162018.jpg?itok=cipx6hfs.png Time to break the silence on Palestine?? There is NO silence on Palestine, compared to the silence regarding: Kurds, Syrians, Iranians, Chechens, Tibetans, Ukrainians, and many other suffering groups. ...
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Judge lets Arkansas law against Israeli boycotts stand by Andrew DeMillo

publisher-alan-leveritt.png U.S. District Judge Brian Miller dismissed the lawsuit the Arkansas Times had filed challenging the 2017 law. The newspaper had asked the judge to block the law, which requires contractors with the state to reduce their fees by 20 percent if they don't sign the pledge. ...
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UN using Israeli radar system to protect bases in Mali by Al Venter

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is using radars made by Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries to provide its bases with early warning of incoming projectiles, according to an industry source. The source told Jane’s that three systems using RADA’s Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) family were set up at outlying MINUSMA bases in late November and early December 2018. Each system consists of four ieMHR radars mounted on a tripod to provide 360° coverage of the surrounding airspace. The active electronically scanned array (AESA) S-band pulse doppler radars are compact and have no moving parts, making them easy to deploy and “relatively maintenance free”, the source said ...
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Abbas told ‘Stop Spending 7% of Your Budget on Terrorist Salaries’ by Ben Cohen

screen-shot-2019-01-15-at-11.02.04-am.png After Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday told the UN in New York that Israel was an "obstruction" to the "cohesive development of all peoples" in the Middle East, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told Algemeiner: "As the United Nations very well knows from all of the development work Israel does, Israel is not what undermines development but actually helps it." "Instead, it is the Palestinian Authority that undermines its own capacity and development. The PA should stop spending 7% of its annual budget on inciting and paying terrorist salaries, and instead use it to develop its infrastructure and help its people." The PA spent $355 million of international donors' money in 2017 on paying salaries and other benefits to convicted or "martyred" terrorists and their families. ...
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Switzerland to examine reports that Palestinian textbooks promote violence, racism by Shiri Moshe

impactse4.png The Swiss government will review reports that the Palestinian curriculum promotes violence, antisemitism, and other themes that undermine a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, the SonntagsZeitung newspaper reported on Saturday. ...
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The new Palestinian 'Catastrophe': A shopping mall hiring Palestinians by Bassam Tawil

3697.png If a Palestinian who buys Israeli milk is a traitor in the eyes of Fatah, it is not difficult to imagine the fate of any Palestinian who would dare to discuss compromise with Israel. If he is lucky, he will have a close encounter with a firebomb. If he is not lucky, he will be hanged in a public square. How is that for Palestinian readiness to engage in a peace process with Israel? ...
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BDS is anti-Semitic, aids terrorists, says Arizona attorney general by Yair Altman and Israel Hayom Staff

dwriter_15005473531.png Public funds should not support "economic warfare" against Israelis and their country, Mark Brnovich tells federal court • Stance could mark first time a U.S. government body has formally acknowledged that the BDS movement aids actors engaged in terror. ...
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Once again, Palestinians deny any Jewish connection to Jerusalem by Elder of Zion

gravatar.png_xtr_r=g.png Palestinian actions in Jerusalem deny Jewish connection. This is to appeal to fundamentalist Christian thinking. It's is a re-hash of old Christian dogma that Christianity supersedes Judaism, allowing the propagation of the myth that from the time of Jesus onwards, the people who call themselves Jews are irrelevant: the Christians are the legacy holders of all the divine promises. ...
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The progressive West must stop fetishising Palestinian extremists by Stephen Daisley

stephen-daisley.png?auto=compress.enhance.format_xtr_crop=faces.entropy.edges_xt ... those who claim to stand in solidarity with Palestinians will continue to objectify, fetishise and patronise them. They have no interest in actual liberation; a Palestinian state would rob them of their little morality play in the desert. The Palestinians will go on being pin-ups and go on being stateless. ...
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Sydney Uni’s theatre of the absurd by Tom Switzer

It is the height of irony that universities across the Western world should have been at the forefront, in recent years, of restricting freedom of speech. ...
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PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion by Rishi Iyengar

180820140914-sodastream-dispenser-780x439.png Indra Nooyi isn't done yet. The PepsiCo chief executive announced Monday that Pepsi is buying SodaStream, one of the world's top sparkling water brands. ...
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Why has Labour run the risk of alienating progressive Jews? by Nick Cohen

The British Labour Party’s decision to ignore a widely accepted definition of antisemitism simply beggars belief ...
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Why we Arabs must speak up by Fred Maroun

fred-maroun1-medium.png Fred Maroun is a Canadian of Arab origin who lived in Lebanon until 1984, including during 10 years of civil war. Fred supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, and he supports a liberal and democratic Middle East where all religions and nationalities, including Palestinians, can co-exist in peace with each other and with Israel, and where human rights are respected. Fred is an atheist, a social liberal, and an advocate of equal rights for LGBT people everywhere. Fred Maroun writes for Gatestone Institute. ...
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Weakened, Hamas has limited options in besieged Gaza by Erin Cunningham

2775597699.png Loss of regional allies and an ever crippling blockade has stoked popular discontent ...
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I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed by Daniel Sugarman

gaza9a.png On Tuesday Daniel Sugarman wrote an article on the clashes at the Gaza border. Today he acknowledges that he was wrong. ...
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Does the media really understand the Gaza violence? by Simon Plosker

gaza-border-riots-feature-747x400.png There is only one winner in the current situation and Israelis are certainly not celebrating the bloodshed. The images of Israelis celebrating the US Embassy move at the same time, however, create a false image of Israeli insensitivity. Meanwhile Hamas leaders rejoice while Palestinian Arabs mourn. ...
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Me too. I complied with Hamas censorship by Matti Friedman

merlin_138225027_fcddc255-6a0a-4924-96ca-98c78ff477a4-articlelarge.jpg?quality=9 I (New York Times) complied with Hamas censorship in the form of a threat to one of our Gaza reporters and cut a key detail from an article: that Hamas fighters were disguised as civilians and were being counted as civilians in the death toll. ...
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State of Palestine: Free engineer jailed for Facebook post by Editors

"The prosecution of Ahmad Awartani is the latest example of the Palestinian authorities’ use of draconian defamation laws to criminalize freedom of expression." says Magdalena Mughrabi, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Regional Director ...
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Hamas plots to spoil party for opening of US embassy in Jerusalem by Anshel Pfeffer

methode%2fsundaytimes%2fprod%2fweb%2fbin%2f7a2f3d46-55e8-11e8-a94b-41e5a20c31cf. Militants are to stage violent Gaza protests as Trump’s daughter attends the ceremony in Jerusalem ...
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