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PA Begins Banning Israeli Products

PA Begins Banning Israeli Products

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority is dipping its feet into the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). A ban on products from six major Israeli companies is going into effect in retaliation for Israel withholding tax revenue transfers (which was in response to the PA’s membership in the International Criminal Court . .

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What Universities Can Learn from Israel’s Status on Campus

Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. Her blog is Framing Israel. In the post-modern university where, at least in the social sciences and humanities, facts are no longer, well, factual, the country of Israel fares badly.  Rather than information about the actual country, an abstract idea of

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Prosecutor: Argentine President Covered Up Iran Role in AMIA Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prosecutor claims Argentina’s president illegally covered up Iran’s role in 1994 bombing of Jewish community center. See coverage in the Times of Israel and Buenos Aires Herald. Alberto Nisman filed a 300-page complaint naming President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others of seeking to “erase” Iran’s role

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Paris Terror: The Aftershocks

Today’s Top Stories 1. A terrible weekend for French Jewry: on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a terrorist stormed the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, killing four hostages before being killed by police. World leaders converged on Paris to join a million-man march to show support for the victims. The Times of Israel

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Saying No to BDS: Academic Group Rejects Last-Minute Effort

The BDS bandwagon continues to roll through the world of American academia, but this week’s vote from the American Historical Association proves it may be hitting some bumps in the road. The association flatly rejected an attempt to add two resolutions condemning Israel. A group called Historians Against the War tried to push new anti-Israel agenda

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Heavy Metal Rocker Not “Disturbed” about Israel

While many celebrities toe the BDS line and stand with those who hate Israel, David Draiman of the mega rock group “Disturbed” takes an opposite approach. He is outspoken in his support for Israel and does not back down when faced with criticism for his position. According to Draiman, anti-Israel media bias has encouraged deadly

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Geneva Convention Summit to Discuss Israeli Treatment of Palestinians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted a Hamas terror network of 30 terrorists who were targeting Jerusalem’s soccer stadium and light rail, and planned a string of car bombings and kidnappings. YNet adds: The terrorists were receiving orders from Hamas’ Turkey delegation. During the investigation, more than 30 suspects were arrested; explosive devices, M-16 rifles, and

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Massive Arms Smuggling to Eastern Jerusalem Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Santa take note: The IDF busted a massive shipment of tasers and other weapons en route to eastern Jerusalem. The shipping containers were labeled as Christmas decorations but the goodies didn’t reflect peace on earth. The Jerusalem Post writes: Inside the containers police said they found 18,000 fireworks of the restricted 20mm

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Will the BDS End Campaign Against SodaStream? Don’t Bet on It

Even though SodaStream’s decision to close its controversial West Bank factory appears to be motivated primarily by financial considerations, not pressure from the BDS, it’s hard to discount the BDS campaign entirely. SodaStream has been one of the most visible BDS targets during the past year, especially after the company tapped one of Hollywood’s hottest

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