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BDS Buster of the Week: Eugene Kontorovich of the Volokh Conspiracy

BDS Buster of the Week: Eugene Kontorovich of the Volokh Conspiracy

The biggest BDS fail this week was undoubtedly the desperate, inconsistent, and ultimately self-defeating series of statements and clarifications from the American Studies Association (ASA) to accusations that its academic boycott against Israel is a form of discrimination. The group is preparing for its annual conference in November, and its policy towards Israeli scholars seeking

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ASA: Bibi Welcome at Conference, Just Not as PM

Is there a difference between academics attending a conference as individuals or as “representatives” of the universities where they teach? There is for the American Studies Association (ASA), which is touting the distinction in the face of claims it may be illegally discriminating against Israeli academics on the basis of their national origin. The ASA

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Will Palestinian Unity Push Undermine 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. Fatah proposed a national unity government with Hamas, reports Maan News. This comes after Hamas released prisoners (seven) affiliated with Fatah. It’s an unwelcome monkey wrench for John Kerry because

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Kerry, Abbas Discuss Return of Refugees

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. The difficult trade-offs for peace continue. According to Xinhua, John Kerry proposed that 80,000 Palestinian refugees be allowed to settle in Israel. Mahmoud Abbas is pushing for 200,000. “Kerry’s proposal

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Katyushas Hit Northern Israel

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. Lebanese Katyushas landed on Israel this morning. The IDF responded with artillery fire. No casualties reported on either side of the border. More at the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, and AFP.

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Fallout Continues From ASA Boycott

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. The PA said it’s willing to extend peace talks with Israel beyond the originally agreed-upon nine-month deadline — provided there’s a framework agreement in place. YNet points out: The comments

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Morsi to Be Tried for Conspiring with Hamas, Hezbollah

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. As today’s roundup went to press, news broke that Egypt plans to put Mohammed Morsi on trial for terror, espionage, and conspiring with Hamas and Hezbollah. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are

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Mideast Digs Out of Massive Storm

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. Israelis and Palestinians found common ground working together to save lives and even dig out John Kerry. Meanwhile, Israel opened the Kerem Shalom crossing to transfer heating equipment and water pumps. Flooding in

ASA Rules Against Palestinian UK Embassy Website

A rare piece of good news from the UK. The same Advertising Standards Authority that banned the Western Wall from Israeli tourism adverts has ruled against the website of the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission to the UK. Among the complaints upheld: An interactive map under the heading “Discover Palestine” in the colors of the Palestinian flag (red,

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