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Readers’ Blog: BDS will have no effect on the Israeli economy by Clive Hyman (Irish Examiner)

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  BDS, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 No. Will it persuade Israel to change its policies vis à vis the Palestinians? No. Will it make the members of your parliament feel good about themselves? Probably. So in essence, this is simply the political equivalent of masturbation. The real effect, if this were enacted, could be unemployment for Palestinians who […]

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Liberman calls on ‘hypocritical’ Europeans to cut ties with Iran (TOI)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 Europe has no qualms about giving cash to Iranian regime which imprisoned teen over dancing video, but then interferes with Israeli security concerns, defense minister charges Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday called out European countries for being hypocritical in condemning Israel over its security activities while having no qualms about trading […]

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Life is complicated: Irish Boycott Bill Could Create Huge Problems for U.S. Companies Like Apple – Orde F. Kittrie (Fortune via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  BDS, International, Israel  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 Irish Boycott Bill Could Create Huge Problems for U.S. Companies Like Apple – Orde F. Kittrie (Fortune) A bill expected to pass Ireland’s Senate on Wednesday would criminalize trade in products and services produced in Israeli settlements. If enacted, it could force U.S. firms with Irish divisions or subsidiaries to make a costly choice. If […]

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BDS Is Morphing into an Attack on the Rights of Jewish Students – Kenneth Waltzer (Fathom-Bicom-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  academia, anti-Semitism, BDS, Human Rights, International  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 BDS Is Morphing into an Attack on the Rights of Jewish Students – Kenneth Waltzer Where BDS has a following on U.S. campuses, Jewish students are increasingly being consigned to a place of insult and derision, barred from progressive causes, and labelled oppressors. Those who come to their aid get similar treatment. BDS […]

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Israel’s Labor Party Quits Socialist International after It Adopts BDS – Gil Hoffman (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  BDS, International, Israel  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 Israel’s Labor Party Quits Socialist International after It Adopts BDS – Gil Hoffman Israel’s Labor party said Tuesday it would immediately leave the Socialist International after the organization adopted a resolution joining the boycott Israel (BDS) campaign. Labor’s international secretary, MK Hilik Bar, said, “the Declaration on the Palestinian Question is biased, blind to facts […]

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How UC Berkeley Went From Anti-Israel Bastion to Israel Studies Powerhouse, by Mitchell Bard (Algemeiner)

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  academia, anti-Semitism, apartheid, BDS, Community Activism for Israel, friends/enemies, International  /  No Comments

July 4, 2018 Last month, the University of California at Berkeley hosted the annual conference of the Association of Israel Studies. The fact that the professional meeting of Israel scholars was held there is a testament to the Berkeley faculty, who have built one of the premier Israel Studies programs in the country. What they […]

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How Sheldon Adelson just might be turning the tide against BDS on US campuses, by David Horovitz (TOI)

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  academia, BDS, Community Activism for Israel, International  /  No Comments

July 3, 2018 David Brog, head of the Maccabee Task Force, says a savvy action plan, lots of money and a focus on empowering (almost) all pro-Israel students are gradually ‘taking back the quad’ Click here for full article & interview

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Prince William’s visit a PR coup for Israel, with some royal pain amid the gain, by Raphael Ahren (TOI)

By   /  July 1, 2018  /  BDS, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 28, 2018 The future UK monarch’s historic trip boosted Israel’s international legitimacy, but also underlined the world’s ongoing discomfort with Jewish sovereignty throughout Jerusalem Click here for full article

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The Road to Peace Does Not Run Through Ramallah by Caroline Glick (Breitbart)

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 20, 2018 President Donald Trump’s Middle East mediators, senior advisor Jared Kushner and chief negotiator Jason Greenblatt, are due in the Middle East this week to discuss aspects of their proposal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians with regional leaders. Click here for full article

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The Double Standard attitude exercised towards Israel (4il.org.il via United with Israel)

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, Human Rights, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jun. 20, 2018 The double standard that Israel faces breeds nothing but hate and must come to an end. The bias that Israel constantly faces remains unparalleled in the world. Attempts to harm Israel by singling it out for condemnation perpetuates a cycle of hatred, fueled by a dishonest double standard. Click here for excellent […]

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