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  • Gamecocks drop sponsor after CEO’s insensitive comments

    06/07/2020 3:44:12 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 37 replies
    WIS TV ^ | June 7, 2020 | John Del Bianco
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (The Big Spur) - The University of South Carolina athletics department has cut sponsorship ties with CPI Security after a email response reveled company CEO Kenneth Gill’s insensitive comments about social injustice after North Carolina protests. “Today, we notified CPI Security that we were ending our corporate sponsorship relationship with their company,” athletics director Ray Tanner said in a released statement. “Our University and our athletics department stand for equality and justice for all. Our student-athletes, coaches and staff have taken part in peaceful protests and made statements in their support for ending racism and social injustice. We...
  • Rep. Mike Waltz Warns Billions in U.S. Troops’ Retirement Savings Funding the Chinese Military

    04/25/2020 9:42:47 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies ^ | Apr 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    embers of the United States military are inadvertently funding the rise of their biggest 21st Century adversary — China — through their retirement savings, Army Green Beret and Congressman Mike Waltz (R-FL) warned in an interview this week. About $50 billion from the 401k-style plan that U.S. troops put their savings into is invested in an index that includes Chinese firms, some of which build weapons systems for the Chinese military, he said in an interview with Breitbart News on Wednesday. “It’s insane,” he said. “This is the most dangerous adversary we have ever faced.”Waltz said in a video he...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • List of Sanctuary Restaurants sent me an email that listed the restaurants that are supporting the sanctuary movement. If any of these places (see link) are your favorites, you might wish to avoid them.
  • UC Riverside Student Leaders Vote To Ban Sabra Hummus [More for the BDS efforrt

    02/03/2017 7:41:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/3/17 | Jason Chulack
    The Associated Students of University of California – Riverside voted on Wednesday night to remove Sabra Hummus from all campus dining services, The Highlander reports. Student leaders voted 13-0-1 in favor of the resolution to kick Sabra Hummus off campus. Sabra’s joint owner, the Strauss Group, is the largest food products company in Israel and has financially supported the Israeli military, according to the New York Times. Students who supported the measure were “troubled” by funds that could potentially go to Israeli settlements by purchasing Sabra Hummus in their campus cafeteria. UC Riverside said in a statement released on Thursday:...
  • What’s in a Name?

    12/13/2016 9:50:12 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-9-2016 | Edwin D. Williamson
    The media are full of warnings by self-appointed ethics watchdogs about President-electDonald Trump’s potential conflicts of interests. That Mr. Trump’s vast, complicated business empire presents a piñata of targets is undisputed. For his part, Mr. Trump has promised to hold a news conference on Dec. 15 to discuss his plans to leave his business operation “in total” so that he can “fully focus on running the country.”...
  • BDS Flounders Amid String of Humiliating Defeats

    05/31/2016 8:02:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    BDS Flounders Amid String of Humiliating Defeats How anti-BDS legislation has neutered the group and hampered its ability to function. May 31, 2016 Ari Lieberman    It’s been a really bad month for the anti-Semitic BDS movement, a strange alliance of radical leftists and Islamists who advocate the destruction of Israel through economic and cultural boycotts.  The hate group suffered a number of major setbacks in recent weeks. Some of these reversals represent mere moral victories but others have far reaching consequences that may well spell doom for BDS’s future operations and ability to function.  In May, the Strasbourg-based...
  • Methodists Vote to Divest From Hate and Invest in Peace

    05/24/2016 6:27:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-23-16 | Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein
    n 2016, the frontline of the war against the legitimacy of the Jewish state isn’t Gaza or Israel’s northern border — or even the Golan Heights. It is the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to terminate the Jewish state by delegitimizing it in the world community. This ugly campaign plays out on our nation’s college campuses, including most recently at the University of California-Irvine, where campus police had to intervene to save (mostly) Jewish women from “activists” protesting a film about Israeli soldiers. BDS-ers, crafting their efforts as “pro-peace,” have had considerable success with mainline Protestant...
  • Note to Former Pres. Jimmy Carter: Please Boycott Israeli Products & Technology

    08/19/2015 10:34:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Dear Editor, I am Jewish, and therefore forbidden by my faith to rejoice in someone’s misfortune, even for individuals like Jimmy Carter, the worse (sic) president in the history of our beloved country. This peanut-grower sold his rotten soul to the enemies of the United States and Israel, Carter is an avowed anti-Semite who has no love for me or my people. By my own admission, I’m a fair man who hates no one (although I may dislike some people) but I will take this opportunity to remind the cancer-stricken Carter to follow through with the boycott of Israeli products....
  • Netanyahu: All You Need to Know About BDS Is It Doesn’t Boycott ISIS [Jeremiah 30]

    06/03/2015 12:01:02 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 6/3/2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tore into British students Wednesday for joining the Boycott Israel movement, while a British official tried to cover up a government boycott action by promising a “commitment” to trade with Israel. The National Union of Students in Britain voted Tuesday to join the BDS movement to boycott Israel. The move has little practical effect but is an important propaganda victory for the Boycott Israel movement. The British government, along with France and several other countries, also have boycotted Israel by banning companies in their countries from staging an exhibition at this week’s seventh annual Israel Defense...
  • California drought: What would Israel do?

    05/22/2015 1:08:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    Jweekly ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Dan Pine
    From a distance, the reservoir appears topped by a flotilla of rubber duckies. On closer inspection, the water’s surface is packed with thousands of free-floating, 13-inch plastic balls, clustered to form an undulating cover. Developed by the Israeli startup Neotop (formerly known as Top-It-Up), the mass of balls serves as a floating cooling tower, reducing surface temperatures, algae and evaporation up to 95 percent. It’s one of many potential water-saving solutions to come out of Israel’s high-tech dream factory. This could make a difference in California. With the state’s reservoirs at historic lows — the two biggest, Shasta Lake and...

    04/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 65 replies
    Free Lance - Star newspaper (Fredericksburg Va) ^ | 4 April 2015 | Lindley Estes / Free Lance - Star
    DivestUMW sit-in spans a week [University of Mary Washington in Virginia, fossil fuel divestment] STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH board TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS “WE’RE STILL GOING STRONG. WE’RE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND THE SUPPORT FROM FACULTY AND ALUMNI KEEPS US GOING.” NATE LEVINE, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON JUNIOR Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 am BY LINDLEY ESTES/THE FREE LANCE-STAR University of Mary Washington junior Nate Levine was planning to spend Easter at home with his family. As a member of DivestUMW, he will instead celebrate at a sit-in protest in the first floor hallway of George Washington...
  • UC Berkeley’s newly appointed chancellor denies he signed anti-Israel petition

    12/27/2012 2:10:31 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 4 replies
    The newly appointed Chancellor of the University of California – Berkeley (CAL) denied in a recent interview that he signed a petition demanding Columbia University divest from companies doing business with Israel. While chair of Columbia’s Department of Anthropology in 2002, Nicholas Dirks’ name appeared on a controversial petition calling for the Ivy League school to divest from Israel because of the “brutality of Israeli military rule over Palestinians.” Dirks denied that he signed the petition, in an interview with the University of California’s Office of Public Affairs.
  • Debunked: The myth of a caring Obama White House

    09/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3 Sep 12 | Gidon Ben-Zvi
    The administration of US President Barack Obama reacted sharply to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent comment that Obama had “thrown allies like Israel under the bus” regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that assistance “… provided to Israel by the United States has never been greater than it has been under President Obama. We have an extremely close relationship with Israel, which is appropriate given our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security.” Barack Obama an erstwhile supporter of the Zionist enterprise? Such drivel may stick with Hollywood’s glitterati, but outside of Tinseltown, the...
  • ‘Divest from Terror’ Cartoons Target Hamas

    07/24/2011 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Gil Ronen | Gil Ronen
    Pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs has announced the winners of its cartoon competition on the theme “Divest from Terror.” Click to see the cartoons for the first, second, and third place winners, who are: 1st Place: Sam Ackerman; 2nd Place: Jody Zellman; 3rd Place: Talya Feldman. "The purpose of this contest was to use the great power of humor to combat the hate that foments terrorism," exlained StandWithUs. "We sincerely hope that the dream of peace will be realized soon. But it will happen only when all societies commit to creating a world where children are no longer indoctrinated to hate...
  • Pa. House votes to divest firms tied to Iran

    06/25/2010 8:59:47 AM PDT · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 2 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 23, 2010 | Joseph N. DiStefano
    . . .State pension funds would be barred from buying into companies that make significant investments in Iran and Sudan under the law, which Gov. Rendel is likely to sign once state lawyers review it. . . .Pennsylvania's pension funds resisted past attempts to divest companies [in other countries]. . . . What made Harrisburg give in this time? "The different Jewish federations throughout the state" mobilized in support of the bill, said Matthew Handel, . . . who is chairman of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition. . . .
  • Mass. college divests from 6 firms over Israel ops

    02/12/2009 1:54:56 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 528+ views
    JTA ^ | February 12, 2009 | Staff
    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Hampshire College is believed to be the first American college or university to divest from companies deemed to be supporting Israel's occupation of the West Bank. The board of trustees of the Massachusetts college approved a proposal on Feb. 7 that would divest school funds from 200 companies that violated the college's standards for social responsibility. Violations included unfair labor practices, environmental abuse, military weapons manufacturing and unsafe workplace settings. The proposal resulted from a review of the college's investments conducted at the urging of a student group, Students for Justice in Palestine. According to the...
  • Give Me Your Pension

    08/30/2007 6:18:39 AM PDT · by HoosierGirl25 · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/30/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    A huge number of Americans own stocks and bonds, but some of the largest investors are company, state and federal pension plans. With the financial power of these pension plans exercised by a few experts, most people have been unaware that the pension plan on which they rely -- or in which their state government invests -- may be supporting terrorist governments. US law prevents direct investment in terrorist states, but companies that do business with those countries are lawful investments for US pension plans. To reverse that, Missouri, Louisiana, California and other states are leading a national effort to...
  • Panel to address Israel divestment plan

    05/20/2006 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 3 replies · 353+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 20. 2006 | Nathaniel Hoffman
    On the plane back from a recent conference in Israel, Presbyterian Pastor Will McGarvey met members of another Christian tour group. They had visited many Christian holy sites on their tour, but they did not travel to Bethlehem or to any Palestinian cities in the West Bank. "Some folks go over and see the holy sites and don't ever talk to a Palestinian," said McGarvey, sitting amid stacks of papers and books in his office at the Community Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg. "The Christian community in the United States is very divided when it comes to questions of Israel and...
  • Divestment roils Jewish-Presbyterian ties

    05/19/2006 8:51:29 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 25 replies · 534+ views
    Florida Jewish News ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rachel Pomerance
    As Presbyterians across America gear up for their biennial assembly next month, the legacy of the last such meeting is still roiling the Jewish community and the church’s own members. Two years ago, the Presbyterian Church USA passed a resolution calling for “phased, selective divestment in multinational corporations operating in Israel.” Those who long have followed Jewish-Protestant relations weren’t surprised. “It was the culmination of decades - not years, but decades - of hostility toward Israel and Zionism, not by the rank-and-file members of these churches, but by some of the leadership,” said Rabbi A. James Rudin, senior interreligious adviser...