Defense minister: Palestinian state unlikely ‘in my lifetime’

By MITCH GINSBURG, Times of Israel— Israel’s defense minister on Tuesday mirrored contentious remarks made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the run-up to national elections in March, cautioning against the notion of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and stating that he did not foresee such a development in his lifetime. Moshe Ya’alon,…

Anti-Semitism is the Motivation for the BDS Campaign Whose Goal is to Delegitimize Israel

By: Amb. Freddy Eytan, JCPA— Israel is rightly alarmed at the escalating scale of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. BDS constitutes a concrete threat to the future of Israel’s economic, academic, cultural, sports and political standing. BDS is not only a well-organized and structured global operation that aims to push for Israel to withdraw…

South Carolina becomes first US state to take action against anti-Israel boycotts

By: MICHAEL WILNER, JPOST— WASHINGTON – South Carolina’s governor has signed into law a bill to stop efforts to boycott, divest and sanction Israel on Thursday afternoon, in a first for the nation on a statewide level. The bill makes no mention of Israel directly, but prevents public entities from contracting with businesses engaging in…

Column One: The new government’s war on BDS

By: CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is less than a month old, but it’s already apparent that it is different from its predecessors. And if it continues on its current diplomatic trajectory, it may do something that its six predecessors failed to accomplish. Netanyahu’s new government may improve Israel’s position internationally.…

‘It’s not politically correct to be anti-Semitic, but it’s super-in to be anti-Israel’

By LAHAV HARKOV, JPOST— The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is the new anti-Semitism and wants to destroy Israel, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Wednesday, in response to a motion to the agenda from coalition and opposition MKs calling to fight those who seek to delegitimize Israel. The discussion was marked by shouting matches over…

Christian Zionist in Israel filming anti-BDS movie

By: JTA, JPOST— Laurie Cardoza-Moore, the head Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian-Zionist group, was in Israel this week filming segments for a film about the BDS movement in an attempt to show what she believes is “farce of BDS.” The satirical film, which will require several trips to Israel and which she says…

Campuses are flooded with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

By:  NATAN SHARANSKY, JPOST— A great deal has been written recently, and rightly so, about the rise of anti-Israel sentiment on American college campuses. Twelve years ago, when I first proposed that one could use the “three Ds” – double standards, delegitimization and demonization – to distinguish legitimate criticism of Israel from anti-Semitism, most of…

Ex-CIA head sees ‘strategic’ threat for Israel in boycott campaign

By: ELHANAN MILLER, Times of Israel— NEW YORK — Israel is facing a “strategic threat” in the form of the international boycott, divestment and sanction campaign, former CIA chief David Petraeus said on Monday. Petraeus said that Israel was currently experiencing “the best of times and the most worrisome of times.” He was speaking during…

Diaspora-Indiana senate passes anti-BDS resolution

By: JTA, JPOST— Indiana state senate passed a nonbinding resolution opposing boycotts of Israel. Resolution 74, adopted earlier this week, makes Indiana’s legislature the second in the United States to pass a resolution condemning BDS, or the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign. Tennessee passed a similar appeal last month. The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously…