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No BDS Apology for “Shoot the Jew” Chant

No BDS Apology for “Shoot the Jew” Chant

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. It’s bad enough a BDS rally at South Africa’s Witwatersrand University featured protesters chanting, “Shoot the Jew.” But Mohammed Desai, the head of South Africa’s BDS movement, poured more fuel to

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Egypt Bulldozes Homes for Gaza Buffer Zone

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Where does the world stand on intervening in Syria? Turkey will join coalition against Assad. Expect France to join in without parliamentary debate. Australia, Canada, and Britain will support from the

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Western Intervention In Syria On Hold

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. American intervention’s on hold as the White House unexpectedly seeks Congressional approval. The Wall St. Journal had best coverage of how that happened. Britain’s parliament already voted against joining an

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Syria, Israel, Warned to Act With Restraint

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Europe has put Syria — and Israel — on notice to act with restraint. YNet picked up on Arab reports: According to the officials, Assad realizes that a potential Western

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BDS Now a Human Rights Organization?

There are lots of ways to use labels to muddy the waters. South African Broadcasting Corp. News just came up with a new one: Human rights organisation, Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) has called on Wits University’s Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to cancel Wednesday’s Daniel Zamir concert because of what it says is a racist rant.

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Mideast Gets Ready for US Attack

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Media reports say there was a second chemical attack in the Damascus area. Early info suggests a smaller scale attack that injured 20 people, but expect more details to emerge.

Adjudicator Rules Against BDS-Infected Academia

An Israeli student won a significant victory against Britain’s BDS-infected academia. The background: Smadar Bakovic had repeatedly complained to Warwick University that she wasn’t comfortable with pro-BDS professor Nicola Pratt supervising her Master’s degree dissertation on Israeli Arab identity. Eventually, Pratt gave a low mark to Bakovic’s dissertation, Bakovic had it re-evaluated on appeal, and

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PA Suspends Peace Talks

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. UN personnel investigating a Syrian chemical attack suspended their mission after coming under sniper fire. Sky News adds that two mortars landed near the UN team’s hotel. How will Assad

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