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Academic Boycott of Israel – Quashing the Lies

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Academic boycott resolutions voted on by the memberships of the various professional associations have preambles that outline their “problems” with the Jewish state. In this article I present just one of the many misrepresentations of the Israeli situation and show how it may just not hold water. I cannot claim …

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AAUP Opposes Academic Boycott, But Who Cares!

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Four professional associations have already voted to boycott Israel academically. The American Association for University Professors (AAUP) does not approve of this form of protest, but does it have any teeth? Can it do anything to get their members to bring down this despicable trend to muzzle academic freedom supposedly …

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Fight Academic Boycott from within Your Association

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Academic boycott has become a fad that is attracting ivory tower dwellers left, right and center, so to speak, but more to the point, probably just left and lefter. After the American Studies Association came the American Anthropological Association, with the National Women’s Studies Association following holding onto their coat …

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BDS – Poles Apart

Academic Boycott Against Israel Illegal

I struggle to understand why Israel is being demonized to the extent that academics in the so-called enlightened and educated world are boycotting us. It is a selective boycott, to be sure. But the BDS declarations are so filled with hate and lies that I am astounded that the boycott …

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How to Boycott Israel Without Really Meaning It

In 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) approved a resolution to academically sanction Israel. It is, in fact, a non-boycott boycott. At “Palestinian” request, academic and nonacademic organizations in Europe and the USA have been approving resolutions to boycott Israel. The American Studies Association is just one of such groups …

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The true level of antisemitism.

I recently responded to a post on a friend’s Facebook page regarding the current security threat in Europe. This is something I do not do very often, Facebook is inherently a ‘family affair’, which means arguing on someone’s personal page, rather than in a dedicated group setting, is like arguing …

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You do not confront antisemitism by waving a white flag.

 Imagine if you can, a marketplace of ideas in a small city somewhere on the coast in South West England. The owners of this market by law must ensure free trade, free that is for as long as it does not promote violent extremism. Within this market are people who …

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Absolutely Shameless- Antisemitism in London.

It is 09/09/2015. In the Middle East, millions are oppressed by their own leaders, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and untold numbers are still making their escape. Today the democratically elected leader of the only nation in the Middle East that provides freedom and protection for all …

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From Southampton to Exeter, 109 miles of extremism.

A few months ago, I predicted the failed conference in Southampton would only be the start, so it comes as no surprise to see that several of the crew who were meant to have the main stage at Southampton are now gathering together for an exercise in propaganda at the …

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Matisyahu Excoriated and Redeemed.

I was on the number 7 bus heading up Haight Street in San Francisco talking to one of my more interesting and edgy students from City College of SF a few years ago. For reasons that elude me, now, I mentioned the great American Jewish Reggae musician, Matisyahu. We were …

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Presidential antisemitism.

In a discussion a few days ago, a number of people claimed that President Barack Obama was antisemitic. I personally don’t see his obvious dislike for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as antisemitism.  I don’t really know how to take him, though I do think John Kerry in making the statement  …

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Australians cannot ignore ‘comfortably racist’ remarks.

There’s a phenomenon afoot called casual racism. Seemingly less malevolent than intentional racism, it’s a careless and often subliminal form of abuse whose danger lies in the fact it normalises prejudice, perpetuates stereotypes and gives licence to bigotry. It is evident in offhand remarks, social media and pointed jokes, invariably …

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Is anti-Zionism necessarily Antisemitism?

“Israeli flags not welcome at London rally against antisemitism” This above is the title of an article a few days ago  on the Times of Israel  which created quite a stir in discussion regarding anti-Zionism and antisemitism and really got me worked up. Speaking at pluralistic Golders Green Together counter-protest, …

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Living Jews not welcome at The Louvre, dead ones are.

News that the famous Louvre Museum in Paris allegedly exhibited antisemitism is shocking, but perhaps not surprising, given France’s long history of animosity towards Jews. Simon Kent reported:  The Louvre in Paris has been reported to French police after a group booking by Israeli art students was refused. Tel Aviv …

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Israel’s right to live in peace – BDS and the big lie

Israel has always had a weakness with PR; it is one of the perpetual down-sides of a nation having more serious issues to think about whilst also being faced with an enemy with a far larger population. Even back when the existential threat was on every border, Israel wasn’t always …

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BDS – Boycott Dates

 As readers will know, Dates were one of the Seven Species in ancient Israel: The Seven Species (Shivat Haminim in Hebrew) are the seven types of fruits and grains named in the Torah (Deuteronomy 8:8) as the main produce of the land of Israel. In ancient times these foods were …

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A few thoughts for the pro-Israel Left.

Anyone who reads my material knows that I often use the popular American pro-Democratic Party blog, Daily Kos, as one guide, among others, to progressive-left thinking.  Over years of observing prominent left-leaning venues I came to a conclusion that seems to irritate them. My conclusion was not, as it is …

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Ramifications of Ignoring American Antisemitism

 Summary: Despite furious discussions of attacks on blacks in America and of growing antisemitism in Europe, an American Jew is over two times more likely to experience a hate crime than an African American or an American Muslim. The last eighteen months witnessed a terrible spike in hate. In Europe, …

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BDS : An open letter to Roger Waters.

There is nothing personal in this letter. I am putting aside your history and ignoring the relationship I have had with your music; I have simply read your recent public comments and felt a need to respond. I am a Zionist, which simply means that I believe the Jews have …

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Amnesty International Snubs Britain’s Jews.

Writing in the Times of Israel, Stuart Winer tells us: Amnesty International rejected a motion to campaign against the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain, saying it battles all discrimination and would not single out individual groups, the British Jewish newspaper The Jewish Chronicle reported Tuesday. The resolution called for the …

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