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  • 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...
  • Democrats Stonewall Ed Civil Rights Nominee As Anti-Semitism in Schools Rises 94%

    03/05/2018 6:46:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Elizabeth Harrington March 5, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington March 5, 2018
    Democratic obstruction in the Senate has left the Department of Education without leadership in its office of civil rights at a time when anti-Semitism has risen by 94 percent in U.S. schools. Kenneth Marcus, the Trump administration's nominee to be assistant secretary for civil rights, has been stalled since Oct. 30. Marcus is the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil rights of the Jewish people. Marcus was not confirmed out of the Senate HELP committee until last month on a party line vote and now awaits...
  • Ozzy Ozbourne to Play Show in Israel, Wife Says “We Play Where We Want to Play, That’s It”

    02/19/2018 7:59:18 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 34 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | February 18, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    World-renowned British rocker, Ozzy Osbourne will be coming to Israel this year to play a show to his Israeli fans. Ozzy Osbourne will be performing in Tel Aviv’s Live Park on July 8 of this year as part of his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour, along with members of Black Sabbath, the iconic band he founded and fronted 49 years ago. Ozzy has earned the informal title of “Godfather of Heavy Metal,” due to his overwhelming influence on the music genre. In a recent press conference posted to Facebook, Ozzy and his wife, Sharon Osbourne, were asked if they...
  • Israel Wants to Assist Drought-Stricken Cape Town, BDS Says No

    02/13/2018 6:38:22 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 28 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 13, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    After a severe three-year drought, the residents of the popular tourist city, Cape Town, were once again told that they would have to further limit their water consumption. According to a recent Reuters article, Cape Town’s more than 4 million residents have been told to cut their daily limits from 87 liters (23 gallons) to 50 liters per person (13.2 gallons). According to the estimates of world experts, residents of South Africa’s second-largest city will run out of drinking water in a matter of weeks. The situation in Cape Town is truly dire. Experts initially calculated “Day Zero,” the date...
  • Florida Lawmaker Demands Cancel Terminate Lorde Shows, Citing Florida’s Anti-BDS Law

    02/13/2018 6:37:34 AM PST · by judeasamaria
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 11, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    US President Donald Trump unveiled a controversial 1.5-trillion-US-dollar infrastructure plan on Monday, as question marks linger over how authorities will fund the ambitious proposal, and whether it goes anywhere near far enough. Trump promised to give “Americans the working, modern infrastructure they deserve,” after criticizing what he called inefficient investment under previous administrations that had led to the US falling behind other countries.
  • How campus politics hijacked American politics

    02/06/2018 9:13:20 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 2 replies ^ | January 26, 2018 | Cathy Young
    The defense of free speech has always been a bedrock bipartisan principle. So it’s unusual to hear a veteran liberal politician excuse campus outrage squads that shout down dissent. But that’s exactly what former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee head Howard Dean did in a recent appearance.. Dean’s take on this was that there are “consequences to free speech.” He caricatured Erika Christakis’s thoughtful, sensitive letter as an ugly screed mocking “snowflake” students and defending racist costumes. He also described the protesters as well-behaved, despite their screaming and bullying. ... Dean is hardly alone...progressives on and off campus are...
  • Pro-Israel Groups Call on Feds to Pull Funding from Anti-Israel Middle East Programs

    02/02/2018 6:52:58 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Rachel Frommer February 1, 2018 | Rachel Frommer February 1, 2018
    Letter says programs 'being misused to promote biased, one-sided, anti-Israel' views Fourteen advocacy organizations are calling for federal funding to Middle East studies centers to be pulled if the programs do not end their anti-Israel and anti-American "indoctrination." The letter to the Senate HELP Committee charge that the 16 Middle East studies centers receiving funding under Title VI of the Higher Education Opportunities Act are "being misused to promote biased, one-sided, and anti-Israel programming," in violation of a requirement for the programs to "reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views." Title VI funding was rolled out in 1958,...
  • DC Teachers’ Union President Supports BDS

    01/12/2018 10:18:31 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 12, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    Urged teachers to complain about police training in Israel The head of Washington, D.C.'s teachers' union sent an email condemning "Israeli occupation" and asked her 5,000 members to lodge complaints against the police department for partnering with the Anti-Defamation League to train in Israel. On Dec. 14, Elizabeth Davis circulated an email to thousands of D.C. public school teachers and employees with the subject line "STOP the Deadly Exchange," a reference to a campaign launched by anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace to link Israel to police violence in the United States. Davis urged members to contact the police department...
  • Israel lists 20 groups to be denied entry over boycott calls

    01/07/2018 4:22:19 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/7/17
    Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state, stepping up its fight against a movement it views as a serious threat. Israel last year enacted a law that would ban any activist who "knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel." The list made public Sunday follows up on that legislation and could impact thousands of people if it is enforced. "The boycott organizations must know that the state of Israel will act against them," Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan...
  • Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

    01/07/2018 5:30:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 7, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Humanities professors say organization evading moral, professional duties Dozens of humanities scholars cancelled their membership with their field's leading professional academic organization ahead of its annual convention, in retaliation for the group refusing to impose boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The defecting professors wrote to the Modern Language Association—published in the days leading up to the conference being held this week in New York City—that they will not be renewing their membership, due to the organization "disgracefully" voting in June against BDS and in favor of a statement denouncing academic boycotts. Timothy Reiss, a professor emeritus of comparative literature...
  • Hey pop stars! If you fancy getting political, read this first

    01/03/2018 11:54:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    Give us today our daily outrage: the pop star Lorde has decided – after much consideration – to cancel her concert in Israel after a letter from BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) supporters. Cut to a rightwing American rabbi taking out a full-page advert in the Washington Post to denounce her as antisemitic, and also hold her responsible for New Zealand’s entire foreign policy. All of this seems a bit harsh – expecting a 21-year-old to have a fully formed opinion on something she readily admitted to not knowing much about. This is a woman who sang on her first album...
  • BDS Fail: Ringo Goes Where Lorde Fears to Tread, Confirms Two Shows in Israel

    01/03/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/03/2018 | Simon Kent
    Ringo Starr will perform two shows in Israel later this year in defiance of the anti-Israel BDS movement that calls for the complete isolation of the Jewish State. The former Beatle made the announcement on his personal website. It comes just a week after New Zealand singer Lorde cancelled her planned Tel Aviv concert after a vocal campaign by BDS activists. Ringo has chosen a band that includes fellow rock legends Steve Lukather of Toto, Greg Rollie of Journey and Graham Gouldman of 10cc as the All-Starrs. The two shows are booked for Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on June...
  • Lorde Cancels Israel Concert After Pressure from BDS Movement

    12/26/2017 5:00:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 26, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Grammy-winning singer Lorde has succumbed to peer pressure and canceled a concert in Israel as a way to cater to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, a campaign created as a way to punish Israel for its "oppression" of Palestinians, according to its founders. The movement is so extreme that even liberal governors have condemned it. In June 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order deeming that state agencies can strip funding from any company that is privy to the BDS movement.Still, Jewish activist Justine Sachs and Palestinian activist Nadia Abu-Shanab wanted to get Lorde's attention...
  • Roseanne Barr slams 'bigot' Lorde for nixing Israel concert under BDS pressure

    12/26/2017 11:26:56 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to blast Lorde after the singer cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer following pressure from anti-Israel activists. The New Zealand music star said in a statement that "the right decision at this time" was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month.
  • Lorde Cancels Israel Concert Amid Calls for Cultural Boycott

    12/25/2017 3:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KSBW ^ | 12/25
    Grammy-award winning artist Lorde has canceled a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv following activists' calls for her to join the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Eran Arielli, owner and founder of concert organizer Naranjah, which promoted the June show, confirmed the cancellation on Sunday. "The truth is that I was naive to think that an artist of her age can withstand the pressure involved in coming to Israel, and I take full responsibility and ask the forgiveness of fans, admirers, and other dreamers," Arielli wrote on Facebook. "I have no complains about her, and beyond that,...
  • Final Exam In Women's Studies

    12/18/2017 6:53:56 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 34 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A magazine called Everyday Feminism may have provided one in an article entitled "10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date" by Lara Witt. The Big Ten Questions are: 1. Do you believe that Black Lives Matter? 2. What are your thoughts on gender and sexual orientation? 3. How do you work to dismantle sexism and misogyny in your life? 4. What are your thoughts on sex work? 5. Are you a supporter of the BDS movement? 6. What is your understanding of settler colonialism and indigenous rights? 7. Do you think capitalism is exploitative? 8. Can...
  • 10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date

    12/11/2017 4:59:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    Everyday Feminism ^ | December 8, 2017 | Lara Witt
    As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they’re true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia, and misogyny. If you’re not going to support marginalized folks, then we can’t be friends, let alone date. The personal is political. Beyond the lovely cushioning, happiness and support that we receive from our platonic relationships (which are, in all honesty, soul-feeding and essential), feminists also date! But there are questions we have to ask before we get close to someone.
  • ACLU challenges law against companies that boycott Israel

    12/09/2017 5:57:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Calling it a violation of free speech rights, the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a 2016 Arizona law that bars state and local governments from doing business with any firm that won't do business with Israel. The lawsuit filed in federal court contends the law illegally forces business owners to choose between their political beliefs and being able to sell goods and services to government agencies. Attorney Kathleen Brody wants an order to prohibit the state from forcing firms from making that choice. There was no immediate response from the Attorney General's Office, which will have to...
  • Georgetown's Middle East Bridge to Nowhere

    12/07/2017 6:40:44 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, amid years of reports that its Middle East Studies were compromised by apologists for violent extremists, if not outright terrorists, has, if anything, doubled down on its approach. "Breaking news on the discipline of Middle East studies is seldom kind to Georgetown University," a report from Campus Watch notes. "In July 2017 came word that the Bridge Initiative of the Saudi-funded Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) had hired former Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) national legal director Arsalan Iftikhar as a senior research fellow." "With the appointment, Bridge/ACMCU has effectively become a branch of...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets Adviser from Anti-Semitic Think Tank

    11/28/2017 4:56:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 28, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Support for the terrorists and sanctions on Israel. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.Matt Duss had once compared Israel’s blockade of Hamas to “segregation in the American South.”  After the murder of the Henkin family in front of their children, the stabbing of a two-year-old and his mother in Jerusalem, Duss wrote, “it shouldn’t shock anyone that Israel’s harsh occupation and abuse provokes Palestinians.” He blamed the “rising violence” on Israel and not the PLO terrorists. "Israel does need to start facing...