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  • Roger Waters' Plea Prompts Pink Floyd Tribute Band to Cancel Its Gigs in Israel

    12/09/2018 8:05:38 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Staff
    Last month, a Jewish organisation in Argentina launched a petition urging people across the region to boycott Roger Waters concerts and calling the former Pink Floyd leader "one of the great anti-Semites of our time". Three gigs by UK Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute band dedicated to covering the music of the British rockers, have been cancelled after former lead singer of Pink Floyd Roger Waters urged the musicians not to perform in Israel "in the name of everything human". In a message published on his Facebook page, Waters said, in particular, that he is "aghast to see" that UK...
  • AirBnb: Disappointing

    12/08/2018 8:15:49 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 31 replies
    Only a few hosts display their internet speeds. Cable tv means nothing if the tv package is not international(American). Reviewers may not have the same interests so information is spotty. The search for the right place is like a fishing expedition. If you like solitude with no amenities it's the only way to go. That way extra goodies will be a pleasant surprise.
  • NYU student gov passes anti-Israel resolution by secret ballot

    12/07/2018 11:16:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 7, 2018 | Andrew Lawrence
    New York University student senators passed a resolution Thursday in support of the university divesting from three companies associated with the Israeli government and instituting a “socially responsible” investment policy. Israeli-affiliated companies named in the resolution included Caterpillar, General Electric, and Lockheed Martin. Only NYU students were allowed to attend the senate meeting, each senator's vote remained anonymous, and those who wished to address the room were limited to two minutes when speaking. The meeting, which was expected to last for about two hours, was ultimately extended until it spanned nearly three-and-a-half hours.
  • Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Reverses Platform After Election, Supports Anti-Israel Agenda

    11/19/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 at 8:29am | Chris Agee
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia and a newly elected U.S. representative, is facing backlash for her inconsistent stance on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.In a statement to the Muslim Girl blog days after the midterm election, her campaign made it clear that the congresswoman-elect supports the movement.“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” a statement explained. Advertisement - story continues belowHowever, as Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review noted, “The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election,...
  • Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS

    11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-15-2018
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she ‘believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ‘counterproductive’ during election campaign Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON — A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was “counteractive”...
  • Prominent liberals demand CNN rehire Marc Lamont Hill: 'Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic'

    12/04/2018 4:31:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    CNN’s decision to drop Marc Lamont Hill has met with resistance on the left, with some prominent progressives calling for the network to rehire him and challenging the widely held view that his comments before a United Nations panel were anti-Semitic. Harvard professor Cornel West, “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo, Democratic Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib, and a host of journalists were among those who rushed to Mr. Hill’s defense after CNN released the liberal commentator last week following an uproar over his speech. Mr. West said he was in “deep solidarity” with Mr. Hill, while Mr. Ruffalo said that “[c]riticizing Israel is...
  • Why did CNN fire a pro-Palestinian commentator?

    12/04/2018 4:25:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | December 4, 2018 | Cornel West
    W hy is it so difficult, if not impossible, to have a candid debate about the grim Israeli-Palestinian catastrophe that prevails in our midst? What stands in the way of our capacity to grasp the undeniable need for justice for Palestinians and the understandable fear of annihilation of the Jews in Israel? Is the only option a desperate Palestinian counter-violent struggle against the structural and military violence of the occupying Israeli state? The recent firing of Marc Lamont Hill by CNN for calling for a free Palestine once again opens up this Pandora’s box – with little, if any, hope...
  • UC-Berkeley student gov unanimously approves resolution to fund migrant caravan

    12/03/2018 12:54:02 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 30, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    The University of California Berkeley student government has resolved to financially support the Honduran migrant caravan after a four-hour meeting Wednesday evening, during which senators were told that voting against the funding would be “violent." The resolution passed Wednesday night was presented by the Associated Students of the University of California. Among other initiatives, the bill titled In Support of Central American Refugees in their Pursuit of Asylum proposed that the student government allocate $1500 to be donated to a non-profit organization with the intent of helping to fund the caravan. These students urged the association to “put their money...
  • ...Actor Mark Ruffalo stands ‘in solidarity’ w/Marc Lamont Hill against ‘the Jewish establishment

    11/30/2018 12:09:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/30/18 | Sarah D
    And on today’s episode of “Lefty Celebs Say the Darnedest Things,” Mark Ruffalo is using his pull to gin up support for anti-Semitic professor and ex-CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill: Criticizing the actions of Israel is not anti-semitism. Since when is advocating for human rights a fireable offense? Join us in standing in solidarity with Dr. @MarcLamontHill....
  • Marc Lamont Hill’s Slip Up and Slide Down

    12/02/2018 10:47:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 12-2-18 | Yisrael Medad
    do not know if Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill adopted his extreme pro-“Palestine-as-Arab” position due to a deep delve into the history of Zionism, Arab nationalism, and complex political and diplomatic developments in the Middle East over the past century and more, or simply because, as a self-defined progressive, he felt that must be part of his identity. Or maybe he reached out to the cause due to his own racial intersectionality. Whatever galvanized him, his speech at the United Nations not only lost him his CNN commentator’s contract, but highlighted the dangerous intellectual course that anti-Zionism has taken...
  • U.S. Police Departments Nix Participation in Joint Program With Israel After BDS Pressure

    12/02/2018 7:08:48 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 01, 2018 | Amir Tibon
    WASHINGTON - Two police departments in the northeastern United States decided over the past week to cancel their participation in a program that involves visiting Israel and meeting Israeli police officers, due to public pressure by a coalition of progressive organisations, including a number of groups affiliated with the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement (BDS).
  • Airbnb’s Corporate Act of Anti-Semitism

    11/28/2018 4:58:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 28, 2018 | Ari Lieberman
    What will the cost be for a vile act of bigotry? Airbnb’s November 19th decision to delist some 200 accounts of Jewish citizens who reside in the districts of Judea & Samaria, alternatively known as the West Bank, will have little economic impact on those account holders. Most of their business is generated by other advertising and hosting platforms so nothing will change. The tourists will still come. Moreover, Airbnb specifically excluded rentals from East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights from its delisting efforts. Nevertheless, despite its miniscule economic impact, it is crucial that supporters of Israel and opponents of...
  • New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules' [Ireland]

    11/22/2018 4:50:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 11/22/2018 | Christina Finn
    The Occupied Territories Bill is fully compliant with EU trade rules, according to new expert legal opinion given to Senator Frances Black. The Bill, which is due to be voted on by the Seanad next Wednesday, aims to prohibit Ireland from trading in goods and services from Israeli-occupied territories by prohibiting “the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories”. Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators. Members within government such as Transport Shane Ross, Minister of State for Disabilities...
  • Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated

    11/20/2018 5:52:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-19-18 | Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz said Saturday on Fox & Friends that Democrats on the extreme left are "tolerating anti-Semitism" to avoid being alienated by their base. His remarks come after Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar seemed to reverse her stance on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. During a forum in August, Omar said that she supports a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, saying that it's important to "recognize Israel’s place in the Middle East and the Jewish people’s rightful place within that region." However, Omar's campaign told the blog Muslim Girl that she "believes in and supports the...
  • Cultural loyalty Bill advances [Israel: anti-terrorism bill]

    11/20/2018 7:02:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 11/20/18 16:04 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Knesset Education Committee on Tuesday approved a second and third reading of the “Cultural Loyalty Law”, which was promoted by Culture Minister Miri Regev. The bill will be brought for a vote in the Knesset plenum next Monday. It would allow government budgets to be revoked from cultural institutions that deny Israel’s existence as a Jewish and democratic state, incite to racism, violence and terrorism. MK Ofer Shelah, chairman of the Yesh Atid faction, was furious at the Education Committee’s approval of the bill and claimed that “behind the Cultural Loyalty Law there is nothing but a personal whim...
  • Airbnb to take rentals in Israeli West Bank settlements off website

    11/19/2018 7:54:36 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 19 Nov 2018 18.56 GMT | Oliver Holmes
    Airbnb has said it will remove from its website all properties in Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, after years of accusations that the company was benefitting from rentals in the illegal outposts.
  • NEW MUSLIM CONGRESS MEMBERS 'DECEIVED' VOTERS

    11/17/2018 8:09:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 16 NOV 2018 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    It’s an old joke: How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It seems that may be the case for the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. An analyst at the Gatestone Institute presented evidence that Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Harbi Tlaib of Michigan lied to voters. The charge comes from Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the institute, who who wrote that most of the media coverage since their election Nov. 6 “has been effusive in praise of their Muslim identity and personal history.” “Less known is that both...
  • Ilhan Omar's Election Shows That Democrats Aren't Interested in Confronting Anti-Semitism

    11/16/2018 2:36:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, is a new kind of politician. She's telegenic, ideologically progressive, widely celebrated by a media that's obsessed with identity politics. She's the kind of politician who can openly side with Hamas against Israel or spread "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"-style conspiracies on Twitter, claiming that Jews possess the supernatural ability to hypnotize the world as they unfurl their "evil." It's not surprising, then, that Omar also supports the "boycott, divestment and sanctions" movement. In a statement to the website Muslim Girl, someone on Omar's staff...
  • The Democrats Embrace Anti-Semitism

    10/29/2018 9:41:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/29/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberals, Democrats, and the legacy media are forever prattling about how the “toxic rhetoric” of President Trump before and after his election has inspired a culture of violence expressed most recently (in their view) in the flurry of packages sent to leading Democrats containing amateur-night explosive devices some of which could only explode if you used a real explosive to set them off.
  • NYU student senate plans Israel BDS vote...in private

    10/29/2018 6:42:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 26, 2018 | Andrew Logan Lawrence
    NYU student Senator-at-Large Rose Asaf tweeted that student senators would propose a Boycott, Divest, and Sanction resolution (BDS) against the state of Israel at the university senate meeting on Nov. 1. This proposal comes on the heels of a resolution, passed last semester, which urged the university to “review its nondiscrimination policies for Palestinian, Middle Eastern, and other affected students traveling to the State of Israel and attending NYU Tel Aviv,” according to NYU Local. The final vote on the resolution is scheduled for Dec. 6 and votes will be cast anonymously, with only NYU students permitted to attend. During...