UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

By BRYAN BALLAS, JUICY ECUMENISM— The United Church of Christ (UCC) is considering two resolutions concerning Israel at the denomination’s upcoming June 26-30 General Synod in Cleveland, Ohio. The first calls for the UCC to boycott Israeli products from Palestinian lands and divest from the corporations who receive profit from the “occupation” of said lands.…

Landmark anti-BDS law passes final Senate legislative hurdle

By REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL, TIMES OF ISRAEL— After weeks of legislative drama, a trade bill containing provisions opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel cleared its final legislative hurdle Wednesday afternoon. The anti-BDS language, passed as part of the controversial Trade Promotion Authority legislation, is expected to be signed into law by…

Europe’s Jews decry ‘beast’ of anti-Semitism overtaking continent

By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN, TIMES OF ISRAEL— European Jewry is all in the same boat, and that boat is slowly but surely sinking. That, at least, was the impression from a roundtable conversation Tuesday at the Jerusalem Press Club with leaders from 25 of the continent’s Jewish communities. During the hour and a half lunch in…

U.S. introduces bill to stop academic boycotts of Israel

By DEE LAZENBY, BREAKING CHRISTIAN NEWS— The American Jewish Committee (AJC) hailed the introduction of a resolution in the U.S House of Representatives condemning resolutions or policies promoting boycotts of Israeli academic institutions and scholars by American institutions of higher learning and scholarly associations. The measure, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), criticizes the BDS…

The truth about ‘oppressed’ Palestinians

By WND— The Middle East essentially is one big battlefield over Israel’s right to exist, and it long ago spread onto American college campuses as the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” movement gained strength. But human-rights activist, documentary filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author Joel Richardson charges many people have fallen victim to a false…

The Two-State Solution is What Causes BDS

By MARK LANGFAN, ARUTZ 7— Everyone is coming up with different theories and cures for the Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel, and everyone ignores the simple truth staring them in the face: The so-called “Two-State Solution” is the sole cause of the BDS movement. Until the Israeli government exposes the “Two-State Solution” as a charade…

Anti-Israel Activists to Try Divestment Again at Episcopal General Convention

By: JEFFERY WALTON, Juicy Ecumenism— Encouraged by a recent victory in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), anti-Israel activists are seeking to build support for a divestment campaign in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. Deputies to the 78th Episcopal General Convention meeting June 25-July 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah will consider three separate resolutions on Israel and…

BDS: Turning America against Israel

By: RICHARD BAEHR, Israel Hayom— This past weekend, more than 50 leaders of Jewish organizations and pro-Israel groups from several countries met to plan a more systematic response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Many journalists found the most interesting aspect of the meeting the fact that Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of Republicans,…