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UCI Student Senate Repeals BDS Resolution

The UC Irvine (UCI) Student Senate on March 31 repealed a 2012 resolution calling for the university to divest from companies that conduct business...

Jewish Progress Taking Place at UC Berkeley

When I tell Americans about my youth in Israel, many ask what it was like riding a camel to school. When I tell members...

Sweden’s New Foreign Minister Says BDS Isn’t Anti-Semitic

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, who was appointed to the position on Sept. 10, said during a session of parliament on Oct. 24 that...

Reut Report: How Intersectionality Poses A Threat to the Organized American Jewish Community

A new report by a Tel Aviv-based strategy and leadership group outlines how intersectionality is posing a threat to the organized American Jewish community.  Published...

Jew-Hatred Also Hurts the Haters

It’s common knowledge by now that Jew-hatred, also known as anti-Semitism, will find its way into most societies one way or another, no matter...

Does Ilhan Omar Understand the Impact of her Words? Minnesotans Want to Know.

Minnesotans are no strangers to political trailblazing; however, we are also known for honesty and kindness. Representative Ilhan Omar is certainly a trailblazer, yet...

Airbnb’s Decision Is a Teachable Moment

When Airbnb announced its decision to remove listings in Israeli settlements, supporters of Israel immediately expressed deep concern. While we can disagree about the specific...

Kuwait Airways Agrees to Pay for Israeli Blocked From Buying Ticket

Kuwait Airways has agreed to pay an Israeli woman a “substantial” amount in damages after the airline prevented her from buying a plane ticket...

L.A.’s Iranian Jews Call for Boycott of Iranian Muslim Singer’s Concert over Anti-Semitic Lyrics

Local Jewish activists and community groups are calling for a boycott of a Dec. 16 concert by the popular Iranian Muslim musician and singer,...

Sinai Temple Letter Calls for Boycott of Anti-Semitic Singer’s Concert

A letter from Sinai Temple is calling for the boycott of an anti-Semitic Persian singer’s concert on Saturday at the Microsoft Theater. In a letter...

The Day Twitter Fell Silent: How Harvey Weinstein Inadvertently Caused a Twitter Boycott

Actress Rose McGowan, who’s been leading the Twitter crusade against Harvey Weinstein, was penalized by Twitter for posting a tweet about Weinstein that contained...

New Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions effort against Israel

The UN Human Rights Commissioner has started sending letters to 150 companies in Israel and around the world, warning them that they will be put...

Allegations of cow tongue price fixing troubles Persian Jews

A local rabbi is using his Facebook page to urge the Jewish community to boycott several local kosher supermarkets, alleging they and their suppliers are...

Jewish candidate for Illinois governor drops running mate over BDS

A Jewish candidate for Illinois governor dropped his running mate over a disagreement about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Daniel Biss, a...

What’s a bigger threat to Jews, left or right?

Who’s worse, the fanatics who want to kill us now or the extremists who want to kill us later? That was the question Jews...

Local Muslim leader kept off flight to Israel for pro-BDS views

A Los Angeles Muslim leader was among five individuals barred from boarding a flight to Israel on July 23, reportedly due to the interfaith delegation...

BDS activists prevented from boarding flight to Israel

Five members of an interfaith delegation to Israel were prevented from boarding their flight from Washington, D.C., reportedly due to their activism on behalf...

We’re not talking about BDS on campus, so why are you?

Dear Jewish community, So you wanna understand Israel-Palestine debates on campus? The first thing you have to do is stop talking about BDS. Shocking, right? We try. But...

Congress urges Trump to appoint a Jewish liaison

Several members of Congress are urging President Donald Trump to continue a 40-year tradition by immediately appointing a White House liaison to the American...

Wish You Weren’t Here Roger Waters

Boycott of Waters Launched With Petition, Website and Film A group calling itself "We Don't Need no Roger Waters" are calling for a boycott of...

Sears website offers clothing with slogan calling to ‘Free Palestine’

Clothing with slogans calling to “Free Palestine End Israeli Occupation” are for sale on the Sears website. The clothing is being offered for sale by another...

Debating the BDS movement’s immorality

If the Jewish people ever needed an icon for their sworn enemies, a litmus test that distinguishes those who oppose the core of Israel’s...

CSU Long Beach passes Israel divestment resolution; UCSB votes against resolution

The student government at CSU Long Beach (CSULB) on May 10 voted in favor of Israel divestment while UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) voted against...

Dartmouth’s fraudulent choice of Bruce Duthu

Academic freedom is a cornerstone of everything our universities represent. The free exchange of ideas, even – or especially – controversial ones is essential...

Defending Ed Asner, and Israel

The defenders of Israel fought a noble battle last week on behalf of the survival Jewish state. They forged a united front, raised their...

BDS petition calls on Radiohead to cancel scheduled Tel Aviv concert

Anti-Israel activists are urging British rock band Radiohead to cancel its July 19 concert in Tel Aviv. For now, however, its performance at Park...

Ed Asner: ‘I do not support BDS’

Legendary television actor Ed Asner made clear Tuesday morning that he no longer supports the movement to Boycott, Sanction and Divest from Israel, known as the BDS...

Would Ahad Ha’am be denied entry to Israel today?

While reading an interview in the Forward with the 87-year-old literary critic and polymath George Steiner, I couldn’t help but think about the string...

Leader of anti-BDS group: Israel’s bill gives ammunition to its enemies

Despite the partisan sniping at this year’s AIPAC conference, one issue that garnered consensus among the lawmakers and lobbyists was the backing of bills targeting the...

Columbia student council votes down adding BDS referendum

A student council at a Columbia University college voted not to add a question asking about support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to...

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LA School Board Postpones Vote on Ethnic Studies Curriculum to August

During a July 9 meeting, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education postponed until August its vote on the Ethnic Studies...

Saints Safety Malcolm Jenkins Says DeSean Jackson’s Posts Were ‘Wrong’: ‘Jewish People Are Not Our Problem, and We Aren’t Their Problem’

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said in a July 10 Instagram post and video that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s Instagram posts invoking...

Netanyahu Admits Israel’s Economy Reopened ‘Too Soon’

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that the reopening of the economy amid the coronavirus occurred “too soon” Facing a surge in COVID-19...

Senior Rabbi Rebukes Junior Rabbi’s Viral Tweet Claiming Jews Aren’t Indigenous to Israel

Associate Rabbi Andy Kahn of New York City's Temple Emanu-El drew public criticism from his senior Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson.

Julian Edelman Speaks With DeSean Jackson About Educating Each Other in Aftermath of Anti-Semitic Posts

(JTA) — Julian Edelman, the Jewish wide receiver for the New England Patriots, has spoken with fellow NFLer DeSean Jackson following anti-Semitic social media...
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