Tag Archives: BDS


American Anthropological Assoc. Votes Down BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. The American Anthropological Association’s membership voted down a resolution calling on the group to boycott Israeli academia. Inside Higher Ed reports that despite the loss, the AAA still plans to push through several other relatively toothless measures. Thank you @AmericanAnthro for voting against #BDS. Targeting Israeli academics only thwarts peace. https://t.co/6Ln7eGu6zc#BDSFail


New York Governor Signs Executive Order Against BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order instructing state agencies “to divest themselves of companies and organizations aligned with a Palestinian-backed boycott movement against Israel.” More at the New York Times. I am signing an Executive Order that says very clearly we are against the BDS movement. If you


Is Salafism Gaining Ground Among Israeli Arabs?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Ultra-conservative Salafists are becoming increasingly assertive in the Israeli Arab community, AFP reports. “The question of national identity is not their priority,” he said. “They seek only to control society’s thinking.”   They also want to rein in Muslims who have joined the Israeli establishment, such as the southern branch of


Israel Arrests Journalist on Terror Suspicions

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Just before this roundup was published, police confirmed to the Times of Israel that a journalist who works for the Iranian news outlet al-Alam was arrested in the Golan Heights on terror suspicions. Bassem Safadi is suspected of disseminating information promoting terror, which falls under an law forbidding


Hamas Executes Three Palestinians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas executed three Palestinians this morning who had been convicted of murder in separate cases. The Daily Telegraph notes that they were not carried out in public, as Hamas had claimed they would when first announcing the executions. Reuters, AP, and the BBC, among others, picked up on this. 2. Prime


Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu for Graft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police are recommending that Sara Netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges related to financial improprieties at the Prime Minister’s residence. Take your pick of Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz coverage. 2. Not that anyone would meddle in internal Palestinian affairs, but a number of Arab states are reportedly


State Comptroller Slams Government’s Fight Against BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s state comptroller issued a scathing report on the way the Israeli government is fighting BDS. Yosef Shapira denounced the Ministry of ForeignAffairs for having no strategy, no funds, no coordination with other relevant ministries, and no successes to claim of. All because of politics and bureaucracy. Read it and weep.


Photographers Boycott Netanyahu Press Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel halted the return of terrorists’ bodies after the funeral of Alaa Abu Jamaal “turned into a display of hatred and incitement,” YNet reports. Jamaal rammed his car into a Jerusalem bus stop in October, then proceeded to attack people with a meat cleaver, killing Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky. 2. Were Photographers


Gazans Admit Fearing Hamas Tunnels Too

Today’s Top Stories 1. Worth reading: Thumbs up to the New York Times for a heckuva dispatch about Gazans living in dread of Hamas’ tunnels. Palestinians told reporter Diaa Hadid they hear the sounds of digging and fret about the consequences of tunnels in their civilian areas, validating what Israelis in Netiv Ha-Asara are also hearing). A neighbor