Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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Soros’ SodaStream Stake Riles BDS Bullies

Soros’ SodaStream Stake Riles BDS Bullies

George Soros, a major donor to J-Street and other progressive causes, has made his opposition to the BDS movement clear with his wallet. Soros invested heavily in SodaStream, one of the top targets for BDS. SodaStream came under massive BDS attack in January when it announced that Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson would serve as the

Golda Och Students Visit HR Headquarters

Students from the Golda Och Academy in New Jersey paid a visit to HonestReporting’s International Headquarters in Jerusalem to learn about media bias against Israel. The visit was part of a two-day Student Activism seminar run by Neil Lazarus of Awesome Seminars. The seminar includes sessions on various elements in advocacy training so that the

What BDS Means by Psychological Pressure on Israel

If more liberal Zionists began “supporting the BDS movement at one level or another,” the psychological effect would force Israel to change its policies towards the Palestinians, according to Larry Derfner, a self-defined liberal Zionist who has despaired of political solutions to the conflict with the Palestinians. If a substantial number of the liberal Zionists

UCLA Chancellor Slams Anti-Israel Pledge

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block spoke out firmly against measures that would bar those elected to UCLA’s student government from taking part in trips sponsored by certain pro-Israel organizations. Prior to the recent student council elections, various pro-Palestinian groups asked candidates to sign a pledge that they would not take educational trips to Israel sponsored by

College Trips to Israel Unethical?

UCLA students running for their student government are being asked to sign a pledge that they will not travel to Israel on trips sponsored by certain pro-Israel organizations if elected. The UCLA student newspaper reports that pro-BDS groups Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace, helped draft the “Joint Statement on Undergraduate

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