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  • German music festival disinvites musician who endorsed BDS

    09/15/2018 10:33:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/9/18
    Organizers of a music festival in Düsseldorf, Germany, withdrew their invitation to composer and singer Brian Eno over his longtime involvement in attempts to boycott Israel, JTA reported on Friday. Eno was slated to appear at the Electricity Conference festival in October, but last week he was among a group of artists who signed a letter urging a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest that will be held next year in Israel. Festival organizer Rüdiger Esch told the Westdeutsche Zeitung that it “was the only right decision” to disinvite Eno because “we don’t want to invite anyone who supports activities...
  • State in firing line if ban on Israeli settlement imports passes [Ireland]

    09/14/2018 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Sep 15, 2018 | Simon Carswell, Public Affairs Editor
    The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories is passed, the European Commission has warned. A Government official privately sought the advice of the Commission’s trade directorate last week on the proposed legislation, which is sponsored by Independent Senator Frances Black and passed its first vote in the Seanad in July with the support of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, Labour and some independents. Fine Gael opposes the passage of the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 on the basis...
  • UCLA Is A Disgrace-student conference that advocates ‘destruction’ of Jewish self-determination

    08/27/2018 6:17:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 24, 2018 | Shiri Moshe
    University to host student conference that advocates ‘destruction’ of Jewish self-determination. [Update: It appears that UCLA is unsure about hosting this conference in November.]Reprinted from The Algemeiner.​ National Students for Justice in Palestine announced on Sunday that it will host its eighth annual conference at the University of California, Los Angeles, drawing concerns from some members of the school’s pro-Israel community. The event, based on the theme of “resistance in the face of adversity,” will take place from November 16-18. In a note explaining the conference’s goals, National SJP and its chapter at UCLA defined Zionism — a diverse national liberation movement that supports the Jewish...
  • Sen. Booker’s Romance with the Anti-Israel Fringe-A dark pattern emerges.

    08/08/2018 5:47:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 8, 2018 | Joseph Klein
    The anti-Semitic U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) promotes the “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel and, in that connection, has reportedly funneled donations to a Palestinian group with ties to terrorist organizations such as Hamas. Nevertheless, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), one of several Democrat senators contemplating a presidential run in 2020, made the obligatory appearance at the radical Left Netroots Nation’s 2018 conference last week where he managed to provide some cover for USCPR. Senator Booker did so when he smilingly appeared in a photo holding up a sign that declared, “From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go.” The...
  • Cory Booker’s Israel Faux-Pas Exposes Stunning Depths Of Liberal Hypocrisy On Border Security

    08/06/2018 7:51:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    We all know most liberals are hypocrites, but they can’t help it, not really. After all, hypocrisy is intertwined into the very essence of holding to policy positions so utterly nonsensical on their face that defending them requires pretzel-shaped distortions of reality that would make a circus acrobat shudder. But among a sea of hypocrites, some are more hypocritical than others. Enter Senator Cory Booker, who was recently photographed at Netroots Nation - that gathering of Lenin wannabees, each of whom hoping to top the last one’s efforts to come up with a nuttier way to purge the kulaks for...
  • Cory Booker claims he didn't read anti-Israel sign he allowed himself to be photographed holding

    08/04/2018 8:06:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Senator Cory Booker, who is one of the Democrats contending for his party's 2020 nomination for president, is pleading political negligence, claiming that he didn't bother to read a sign that he allowed himself to be photographed holding.  Booker, who has raised considerable money from pro-Israel Jewish groups, apparently got carried away with intersectional enthusiasm at the Netroots Nation confab and was unable to get a clue from the t-shirt on the woman standing next to him that proclaimed Palestine's virtue in the realm of "feminist/queer refugee racial justice" that he might be endorsing a radical point of view. The...
  • Spain 1498- 2018: "Jews - get out!"

    07/04/2018 11:28:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/18 | Giulio Meotti
    With the case of the Aquarius ship, Spain of the new socialist government of Pedro Sánchez showed its welcoming and open face. But quietly and far from the cameras, all concentrated in the port of Barcelona, ​​Spain itself was becoming the most hostile European nation to Israel. First there was the decision of the third largest city of the country, Valencia, to embrace the boycott of Israel by proclaiming itself a "zone free from Israeli apartheid". Then the leader of the third largest Spanish party, Pablo Iglesias Turrión, head of Podemos, defined the Jewish state as a "criminal and illegal...
  • Israel denies entry to Jewish-American boycott activist

    07/02/2018 9:57:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 01 Jul 2018 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has denied entry to a Jewish-American activist for advocating boycotts of the Jewish state. Israel’s immigration authority says the activist, Ariel Gold, arrived to Israel Sunday and was refused entry at the airport. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said “whoever works consistently for a boycott against Israel will not enter here.” Gold is the national co-director of CODEPINK....
  • New Democrat star hates Israel

    06/29/2018 7:54:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/28/2018 | Art Moore
    The socialist congressional candidate whose primary-election upset of a Democratic House leader made national news this week claimed Israel committed a “massacre” of Palestinians in Gaza, despite the admission of Hamas that most of the dead were Hamas operatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, wrote in a May 14 tweet that the killing of some 60 Palestinians in “March of Return” protests that day was a “massacre” and that “no state or entity is absolved of mass shootings of protesters,” reported the Jewish News Syndicate. “There is no justification. Palestinian people deserve basic human dignity, as anyone else,” she said. “Democrats can’t...
  • DNC bans donations from fossil fuel companies (Why not ban the use of fossil fuels?)

    06/13/2018 9:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/12/2018 | John Sexton
    The DNC has voted not to accept any donations from fossil fuel companies. From HuffPost: The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and coal industries. The executive committee voted unanimously to approve the motion. “We talk about how climate change is real and climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from the institutions that have created this crisis,” said RL Miller, president of the super...
  • Spanish city declares Israel an ‘illegal country’ [Valencia]

    06/08/2018 9:31:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 06/08/18 14:16
    Following a major Spanish city’s vote to boycott Israel, the leader of Spain’s third-largest party called the Jewish state a “criminal country” during an interview aired by public television broadcaster. Pablo Iglesias Turrión, leader of the Podemos far-left party, said this in an interview earlier this week on RTVE. “We need to act more firmly on an illegal country like Israel,” said Iglesias Turrión, whose party in 2015 won 20 percent of the votes in the general election just one year after its creation. Last week, a motion promoted by a local fraction of Podemos on the city council of...
  • ILLEGAL ANTI-SEMITIC DISRUPTIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    05/07/2018 6:26:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 7, 2018 | Barry Forman
    The peculiar indifference of UC administrators, police and Jewish organizations. [Editor's note: To help push back against the enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws on the American campus, support the Freedom Center's campaign Stop University Support for Terrorists.] As Americans, we support everyone's right to freedom of speech and to peacefully protest, but we are also aware that disruption is distinct from protest. Interference with a public event deprives those in attendance of their own right to free speech and assembly. When this line is crossed, protestors become disruptors. In California, disrupting public events is a violation of penal code 403....
  • GW REFUSES TO IMPLEMENT BDS RESOLUTION PASSED BY SECRET VOTE

    04/29/2018 3:02:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    barbwire ^ | 29 April, 2018 | Abigail Marone
    George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc says he will not consider implementing a divestment resolution passed by the student government in a secret vote. The resolution, which was voted on anonymously, passed Monday evening by a vote of 18 to 6, with six student senators abstaining. Monday’s meeting was the Student Association’s second attempt to hold a vote on the resolution. The previous vote was cancelled due to a lack of security, whereupon supporters of the BDS bill responded by taking over the student government offices and demanding the vote be rescheduled for the following week. The resolution accuses Israel...
  • A Culture of Murderous Hate at Fresno State - Greenfield

    04/21/2018 2:28:29 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 32 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 4/20/18 | Greenfield
    A Culture of Murderous Hate at Fresno State When a university normalizes calls for the death of Republicans. April 20, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. 2017 was a bad year at Fresno State. 2018 looks to be even worse. In the winter of last year, Lars Maischak had tweeted, "To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better. #TheResistance." The next day he inquired, “Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for...
  • Unearthed: Another Bonkers Anti-Semitic Rant From Louis Farrakhan

    04/23/2018 5:42:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-20-18 | Guy Benson
    Before you watch this insanity, which made the social media rounds this week, may I remind you that Senator Barack Obama met privately with, and complimented, this man at an event coordinated by the Congressional Black Caucus -- a disgrace that was deliberately hidden from voters until Obama was safely out of office?  May I also remind you that numerous CBC members have courted this man's support, including the current deputy DNC Chairman, who hasn't been truthful about the nature of that relationship?  As I've previously argued, "minister" Louis Farrakhan is the Left's version of David Duke, in that...
  • Women’s March Leader Calls for Starbucks Boycott Due to Partnership with Jewish Group

    04/21/2018 10:12:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | Jack Crowe
    Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory called on her followers to boycott Starbucks Tuesday night after the coffee chain announced it would partner with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to develop anti-bias training for employees. Mallory, who has been roundly criticized for her ties to notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, accused the ADL, a Jewish advocacy group, of “attacking black and brown people.” She further demanded that Starbucks discontinue its partnership with the group, which was initiated after Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson mandated “racial bias” training for all employees in response to a rash of public criticism over the arrest of two black men in...
  • Natalie Portman Denounced By Israeli Government Over Decision Not to Attend Awards

    04/20/2018 6:59:57 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 42 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/20/2018 | David Caspi , Alex Ritman
    The move, believed to be in response to Israel's recent deadly shooting of Palestinian protestors, has been praised by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Israel's Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev has denounced Natalie Portman's decision to decline an award in her homeland of Israel over politics. "I was saddened to hear that Natalie Portman has fallen as a ripe fruit in the hands of BDS supporters," stated Regev associating her act with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. "Natalie, a Jewish actress who was born in Israel now joins those who refers to the success...
  • 'There's a tendency in Israel to demonize Sweden'

    03/28/2018 1:03:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/3/18 | Elad Benari
    Sweden’s ambassador to Israel on Tuesday claimed there was a tendency in Israel to “demonize” his country and in particular foreign minister Margot Wallstrom. In an interview with i24news, the ambassador, Magnus Hellgren, also insisted he doesn’t see the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic. .....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Company Is Combatting BDS Movement Through Monthly Gift Boxes

    03/25/2018 4:06:16 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    An Israeli company located in Judea and Samaria is working to combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement through a monthly box subscription that allows supporters throughout the world the opportunity to be part of the Israel experience. Aryeh Powers, the director of marketing for Lev HaOlam, told Breitbart News that these gift boxes — which include items that are boycotted by anti-Israel entities as part of the BDS movement — reach thousands of people worldwide. “We send thousands of packages to people in multiple countries per month,” he said. These packages are sent to over 40 countries...
  • UNICEF funding BDS?

    03/06/2018 3:06:00 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 5, 2018 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Canadians urge government to halt funding of UN charity, following reports claiming money was diverted to anti-Israel organizations.Canadian citizens issued a call to their government to stop funding the United Nations charity, UNICEF, after it was reported that donations intended for educational purposes were instead given to BDS organization and activists around the world. The Canadian citizens signing the petition hail from Toronto, Mississauga, Niagara, and other areas of Canada. They are supporters and members of the ‘Lev HaOlam’ Organization which works to fight the BDS movement and the boycott on products from Judea and Samaria. The petition highlights how...