In pro-Israel victory, Methodists recommend leaving BDS movement

By JTA, Israel National News— Just days after rejecting four resolutions calling for divestment from companies which operate in Judea and Samaria, the United Methodist Church recommended withdrawing from the anti-Israel “US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation”. In a nonbinding vote of 478-318 at its general conference in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, the church…

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…

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…

Shattering the tidal wave of anti-Semitism

By Avner Boskey, Final Frontiers— World anti-Semitism is on the increase in numerous areas – Islamist jihadi terrorist attacks (Sunni and Shi’ite) against Jews and Israelis Riotous demonstrations in Western cities which attempt to catalyze public economic and political warfare against the Jewish state Coordinated international political moves to isolate, weaken and divide both the…

Shapiro: US vigorously opposes BDS

By Ynetnews— US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro rebuked the BDS movement and stated clearly that the US government strongly opposes its activities. “The United States of America vigorously opposes efforts to isolate or boycott Israel. We have demonstrated this commitment for decades and continue to devote substantial resources in our government to this fight.…