‘Unprecedented’ UN report links BDS movement to anti-Semitism

By Israel Hayom and JNS— Israeli, Jewish and pro-Israel groups all applauded the publication of an “unprecedented” United Nations report on anti-Semitism, which, among other issues, links anti-Semitism to criticism of Israel and the BDS movement. “This report marks one of the first times the UN has addressed the issue of anti-Semitism in any detail,”…

Watchdog report finds alarming spike in Israel-related anti-Semitism on college campuses

By Jewish News Syndicate— The number of Israel-related, anti-Semitic incidents against Jewish students on campuses increased 70 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a report published on Tuesday by the nonprofit watchdog AMCHA Initiative. In its report, “The Harassment of Jewish Students on U.S. Campuses: How Eliminationist Anti-Zionism and Academic BDS Incite Campus Anti-Semitism,”…

Violent BDS Activists Assault Israeli Film Festival Attendees in Berlin

BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPost— he German police said that a group of BDS activists violently assaulted visitors at the Israeli Seret International film festival on Sunday in Berlin, causing injuries and disrupting a podium discussion. An estimated 10-12 BDS activists participated in the disruption and attacks. According to the police notice reviewed by The Jerusalem…

Proposed Anti-Israel Ethnic-Studies Curriculum in California Has Jewish Community on Alert

By JNS.org— Hostility towards Israel and its supporters across college campuses throughout the United States and beyond—well-documented for years—has been the focus of pro-Israel groups. Now the anti-Israel movement may be officially trickling down into the high school system of the largest state in America. A new ethnic-studies curriculum under proposal by the California Department…

Israel’s Netanyahu Hails US House’s Passage of Anti-BDS Bill: ‘It Is Right, It Is Correct, and It Is Very Helpful’

by Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the US House of Representatives for passing on Tuesday a bill rejecting boycotts of Israel. House Resolution 246, which “opposes the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement) targeting Israel, including efforts to target United States companies that are engaged in commercial activities…

Jewish Fawning of Omar Has Made Her More Aggressive

By Rabbi Aryeh Spero, American Thinker— Most of the Jewish community has feverishly and piously supported last week’s Democrat-sponsored Resolution condemning President Trump’s remarks against Ilhan Omar. Omar, of course, is a notorious, unrepentant anti-Semite and daily demonizer of Israel. But she has become, for many Jews, a heroine, a civil rights star, a noble…

Democrats brush off Rep. Omar’s push for Israel boycott, target BDS movement instead

By Gabriella Muñoz, The Washington Times—- Jewish Democrats brushed off Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Israel boycott resolution this week and instead kept their focus on their own resolution to denounce the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Ms. Omar, a vocal critic of Israel and a BDS advocate, introduced a resolution this week that would affirm…

30 BDS-linked Accounts with Ties to Terror Closed in US

By Aryeh Savir, Jewish Press— Israel has been successful in an economic campaign it launched against BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) promoting organizations with ties to terrorism, which led to the closing down of 30 accounts over the past two years, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs revealed Monday. The campaign, conducted together with pro-Israel organizations, exposed…