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Does Fighting Anti-Semitism Provide Cover For BDS Activity?

Does Fighting Anti-Semitism Provide Cover For BDS Activity?

Blankfeld Award winner Elijah Granet argues that Jewish students pushing anti-Semitism resolutions on campus are unwittingly giving cover for BDS activity.

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Syrian Army Resumes Chemical Weapon Attacks

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian gunmen in the Yarmouk refugee camp told AFP and Channel 4¬†that ISIS forces have largely withdrawn from the camp. Don’t hold your breath for waiting for any media conversation on matters like disproportionate force, civilian casualties, attacking hospitals, etc. What¬†happens in Yarmouk stays in Yarmouk. “Today there are no more

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Russia to Supply Advanced Air Defense System to Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. Russia lifted a ban on selling Iran an advanced S-300 air-defense missile system as part of a larger oil-for-goods deal. Israeli officials told the Times of Israel that if the sale goes ahead, it’ll change the Mideast balance of power. More at Reuters. Israeli officials said supply of the system to

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Echoes of UCLA Discrimination Alleged at Stanford

Update: Both sides described their versions of events in the Stanford student newspaper. See bottom of article for links to both op-eds. In February, when UCLA student Rachel Beyda was seeking a place on the Student Council’s Judicial Board, she was asked how she could “maintain an unbiased view” considering she was “a Jewish student

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Theater Rejects Jewish Group for “Colonialism”

Does incessant demonization of Israel lead to discrimination against Jews? Increasingly, the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction. Last month, a Jewish candidate for student government at UCLA was initially deemed unsuitable for the post because of her involvement in Jewish organizations. Now, a theater in Australia has refused to rent a space

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The Pathetic Whine Over an Israeli Food Ad

For those who seek to delegitimize Israel, conspiracy lurks everywhere. No matter what Israel does, the real purpose is always to divert people from Israel’s true agenda of oppressing of the Palestinians. The latest example is the fuss made over an advertising insert in the monthly magazine by the UK food outlet, Waitrose. A recent

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UN Report on Gaza “War Crimes” to Be Deferred

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN team investigating war crimes during Operation Protection Edge wants to defer its report to June. A statement released by the Schabas commission said it needed more time to consider evidence received from Israelis and Palestinians. The team’s report was originally scheduled to be presented to the UN Human Rights

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Campus Anti-Semitism Becomes Mainstream Issue

Pro-BDS movements on college campuses have been pushing Jewish students to the margins for a while, sometimes through threats of violence and intimidation. But it took one dramatic incident on a major American campus to push the issue of campus anti-Semitism to the media mainstream. The incident took place in the middle of February. A

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Phased Iranian Nuclear Deal Reportedly in the Works

Today’s Top Stories 1. John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Geneva yesterday. According to AP, a “phased” deal is taking shape. The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran’s nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used

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