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Activist Admits BDS Effect Largely Psychological

Activist Admits BDS Effect Largely Psychological

Although the strategy of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions conjures an image of an economic war against Israel, the truth is that the psychological effect of the BDS movement is far more insidious. Studies typically show that Israel’s economy is resilient enough to withstand the limited effects of BDS. But every time a boycott is called

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Peter Beinart: I Disagree with the Goals of BDS

Noted Liberal Zionist thinker and author Peter Beinart has never pulls any punches in his critique of Israeli policy, especially where he feels it diverges from his vision for a two state solution. He’s also an outspoken critic of the BDS movement – for essentially the same reason. And as a professor at the City

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Gaza Conflict Day 8: Hamas Rockets Wreck Ceasefire Initiative

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas rejected an Egyptian ceasefire initiative which Israel accepted this morning. A break in IDF air strikes to give peace a chance was met with continued Palestinian rocket fire, forcing Israel to resume operations. The truce was backed by the Arab League, the Palestinian Authority (with a twist), and the White House. According

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Haaretz’s Unprecedented War of Words Continues

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. Ari Shavit fired back at his boss, Haaretz publisher Amos Schocken. It started when Shavit argued that the Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish state. In an unprecedented move,

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Another Israel-Bashing Day At the UN

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 UN Human Rights Council debated five separate Israel-bashing resolutions. One called for a boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements. The Jerusalem Post notes: During the UNHRC’s entire 25th

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UN Official Blames Boston Terror on Israel-US Ties

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 NY Times reports that American-Israeli differences on Iran continue to fester. The paper notes that the one weapon Israel would need most to attack Iran — heavy bunker busting

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Hackers Attack Israeli Sites

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. Hackers attacked Israeli web sites en masse today. Haaretz and AP reported that government web sites experienced some disruptions, “but the damage appeared minimal.” Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, of the government’s

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