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Senate Anti BDS Legislation Stops 4 Votes Short of 60

The bill's opponents included Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Amnesty International on Warpath Against Israel, Jews, in 2019

Amnesty International is facing heavy criticism for its clearly anti-Semitic biases.

NYU Student Government Passes BDS Resolution

The final tally, which was conducted by a secret ballot, was 35 votes in favor, 14 against and 14 abstentions. The BDS measure was backed by 51 campus groups and 34 faculty members.

Watch: CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill Fired After Calling to ‘Free Palestine From River to...

Hill said he had just disembarked from a flight from "Palestine" and was "boycotting the Israeli water so I was unable to quench my thirst."

Airbnb to Face Trouble in Florida, Says Incoming Gov. DeSantis

"I know that state workers are allowed to use Airbnb for official travel. That is not going to be acceptable with me as governor."

Boston Jewish Republican Sics Cops on IfNotNow Protesters

IfNotNow issued this statement: "…Shabbat shalom to everyone except Tom Mountain..."

Jewish Group Applauds Michigan U. Dean for Disciplining Anti-Israel Professor

John Cheney-Lippold will not receive a merit raise during the 2018-19 academic year and can't go on his upcoming sabbatical in January or another sabbatical for two years.

Leading American BDS Group’s Conference Minimizes Nonviolence

When Islamists and other anti-Israel groups gather, they’ve learned to use euphemisms to take the edges off some of their more extreme views.

Theresa May: No Excuse for Anti-Semitism, BDS

“Let me be clear: you cannot claim to be tackling racism, if you are not tackling anti-Semitism,” the Prime Minister declared.

Trump Administration Reopens Rutgers Anti-Semitism Investigation Dropped by Obama WH

“The facts in this case, many of which were disregarded by the previous administration, are troubling.”

Eurovision Demands Israeli Commitment to Allow In Fans Who Are Anti-Israel

The EBU also demands that Israel agree not to restrict in any way the events related to the contest that would fall on Shabbat.

PA Soccer Chief’s Bid for FIFA to Sanction ‎Israel Backfires

PA Football Association head Jibril Rajoub not only fails to get soccer’s world governing body to suspend Israel, but ends up facing disciplinary proceedings over his incitement against Israel.

Knesset Committee Disregards Counsel’s Opinion, Approves Fines for Boycotts

The committee's legal advisory team recommended that “alternatives to the proposed arrangement should be considered that would be congruent with accepted constitutional tests.”

PA, BDS, Score Media Win by Death Threat, with Argentine Cancellation of Jerusalem Game

On Sunday, PA Soccer Federation Chairman Jibril Rajoub called on Arab and Muslim sports fans to burn pictures and shirts of Messi if he attended the friendly match with Israel.

Strategic Affairs Ministry: EU Gives Millions to Entities that Promote Boycotts Against Israel

More than a dozen NGOs that promote anti-Israel boycotts have received some 5 million euros annually in European Union funding. In addition, an estimated several million more euros were channeled to boycott-promoting NGOs through third parties that receive E.U. assistance.
Jewish right-wing activists dressed as Arabs demonstrate against the New Israel Fund (NIF). The signs say "Thank you Naomi Chazan, the New Fundation, Friends from Gaza."

Momentum Grows in Israel to Clip Wings of New Israel Fund

The left-wing NIF non-governmental organization, which is headquartered in New York with offices in various countries, is a main financial backer of the delegitimization campaign against Israel by supporting various local Israeli-based NGOs that are often at odds with the state.

50 Hollywood Execs to Netflix: Ignore BDS, Keep Fauda Going

"We at Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) want you to know that we stand behind you and Netflix in the face of this blatant attempt at artistic censorship.”

New Higher Education Code: No Politics, No Calls for Boycott

The code also prohibits discrimination against faculty in hiring and in promotions based on their politics.

Israeli Supreme Court President: BDS Not Entitled to Freedom of Speech

"The imposition of legal sanctions is proportionate when the state is interested in defending itself against a boycott of civilians," the justice said.

Lorde’s Florida Concert May be Cancelled Due to Her Boycott of Israel

Lorde may soon discover that embracing BDS comes with a price tag.

Norwegian MP Nominates BDS for Nobel Peace Prize

Moxnes claims that Norway’s asylum policy is far too strict, and argues for removing all obstacles facing asylum seekers.

Knesset Committee to Ban MKs’ BDS-Funded Trips Abroad

Committee chairman MK Kisch clarified that MKs would not be barred from paying visits to these organizations, but only at their own expense.

Survey Shows BDS Groups Furious at Being Blacklisted

A French organization wrote, “We will not be able to reach the youth organization with which we collaborate in the West Bank. We won’t be able to coordinate projects… This is Israel’s way of silencing us.”

BDS at Home: 200 Israeli Academics Call to Boycott Ariel University

The letter was signed by academics from 15 different Israeli universities and colleges, with the majority coming from Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University.

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