Methodist church meeting votes down BDS resolutions

By TAMAR PILEGGI, Times of Israel— The United Methodist Church has rejected several resolutions calling for the 12-million-member Protestant church to divest from companies engaging in business with Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. Church committees over the weekend voted down four Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions resolutions brought to a vote at the church’s quadrennial…

US Jewry distances itself from Israel

By Dr. Gabriella Berzin, Israel Hayom— The changes taking place among American Jews include a drop in support for Israel. They explain shrugging off their part in Jewish nationalism, or, we should say, Zionism, by criticizing Israel’s democratic values and its government’s policies, even lobbying against traditional U.S. government support of Israel. Movements like J Street,…

BDS Spreads Anti-Semitism Across U.S. Campuses

By Noah Beck, Investigative Project— Anti-Semitic incidents seem to spring up each week on college campuses throughout the United States. According to a study, “The strongest predictor of anti-Jewish hostility on campus” is the presence of a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The greater the BDS activity, especially involving faculty members, the…

Bill Clinton’s Palestinian State

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN, Commentary Magazine— While campaigning in New Jersey on Friday for his wife, Bill Clinton was interrupted by a pro-Palestinian heckler. “What about Gaza?” the person yelled. What followed was an interesting exchange with the clearly exasperated former president that says more to inform the current attempts by both the Obama administration and…