Antisemitism.BDS.Apartheid.

The Ultimate BDS Fail!

Palestinian Authority becomes first customer of Israel’s Leviathan gas field So while the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) anti-Israel activists in the USA and Europe don’t buy a tube of dead sea face cream produced in Israel, the Palestinian Authority will now be purchasing $1,200,000,000 worth of natural gas from …

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BDS IN THE PEWS

Apologies to the NGO Monitor for ‘borrowing’ the name of the great section on their site – BDS in the Pews  which is a more than excellent initiative. NGO Monitor  itself is a huge and valuable source of information which everyone should have at the top of their favourites list. …

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‘Bethlehem Unwrapped’: Rally for Israel – update

These are the last videos I will post. Please go to Sussex Friends of Israel Facebook page for more. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sussex-Friends-Of-Israel/521248807933259 All the wording is from Simon Cobbs on the FB page. I think St James’s Church deserves priority to the Saturday BDS action. On reflection, St James’s response to us …

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Palestine – Kerry Cannot Succeed Whilst Jew-hatred Abounds

Written by David Singer American Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Israel on 2 January for his tenth visit since March 2013 – reportedly bringing with him his own framework for peace designed to end the Arab-Jewish conflict that has eluded many attempts by others during the last 93 …

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Incitement to Murder at San Francisco State

It has been a number of weeks since I have discussed the situation at my alma mater, San Francisco State University, in which a number of political student organizations, including the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), called for murder. The signs read, “My heroes have always killed colonizers.” It …

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So sayeth the good Pastor of St. James’ church.

Of course, where else would ‘good’ Pastor Winkett of St.James’ church Piccadilly go to have an article published? Somewhat of a rhetorical question I know.  The good old Guardian is the only place given its blatant anti-Israel stance. I doubt any other publication would be quite as biased. Read here. …

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How Sussex Friends of Israel are fighting back against the boycotters

I wrote about this group not long ago here Good onya guys. Keep it up. Wish I could be there. From the Jewish Chronicle on line Pro-Israel campaigners in Brighton have adopted a novel approach to activism There is a “war” going on in Brighton, with grandmothers as troops and …

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St. James Church – Full contact list

What a shame such a beautiful old Church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, can have such an ugly heart. A Church which claims to be “A real church helping the needy” It appears they have just blown about £30,000 , that’s about au$54,000. Looks like the needy are going to …

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Reply to St. James’ Church from British Israeli Embassy.

The Israeli Embassy had been invited to attend a ‘debate’ on Saturday night by the organisers of ‘Bethlehem Unwrapped’ They were only invited after much pressure by the Board of Deputies and The Jewish Leadership Council.. Please find letter from Embassy explaining their decision to not attend, says it all …

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Jake Lynch and BDS.

For these of you who don’t know who Professor Jake Lynch is. Here’s a quick run-down for you. Prof. Jake Lynch heads the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. It appears he is his own, very own Centre for Peace and Conflict Study. In November …

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An open letter to St. James’ Church at Christmas

Written by Michael Dickson the Director for StandWithUs, Israel. St. James’s Church, in Piccadilly, London, decided to celebrate Christmas by erecting a 26 foot replica of the wall section of the Israeli security barrier outside their church and project anti-Israel propaganda on it as part of their “Bethlehem Unwrapped” ‘festival’. …

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UK – BDS fail. BIG time.

No this is not an advertisement for SodaStream,  though it may as well be. Good onya ‘MAIL  online’ in the UK for giving the company what is in fact free advertising, AND a whole page of it.! SodaStreams are back! The retro drinks machine is cool again thanks to Lorraine …

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Abbas in Christmas message: Jesus was ‘Palestinian messenger’

Here we go again with the “Jesus was a Palestinian” nonsense. As Mike Lumish writes Arabs didn’t arrive until the 7th Century CE in Eretz Israel. Even supposing that isn’t a given, how on earth could he be a ‘Palestinian’? It all started with the creation of a fictitious ‘Palestinian …

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Sussex Friends of Israel counter the BDS

When I lived in the ‘Mother Country’, Brighton was a medium sized, peaceful seaside town situated on the south coast of England. It was always a good place for us Londoners to visit for the day and was a popular holiday resort being some 86 kilometres South of London. It …

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Giving San Francisco State University the chance to do what is right

  After consulting with a number of people for whom I hold respect at San Francisco State University, I have decided to back off the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS) story until the university has the time to go through its procedures, come to its conclusions, and take whatever …

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Open for discussion: Why is Ireland anti-Israel and antisemitic?

This question was submitted and I know there are people out there who can probably answer it… So go for it please.! Hi…I am from Australia, a 7th Generation Irish-Catholic Australian, with both a full Irish maternal and paternal lineage, on both the sides of my mother and father, and …

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From the Desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM – Dec 2013

The end of the year approaches and many issues will of course continue into 2014 and beyond but here are two areas to watch and then a personal reflection on Nelson Mandela. Iran – it is too late to now bemoan the deal that world leaders have made with Iran. What …

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SFSU Responds to Arab Calls for Violence Against Jews

San Francisco State University (SFSU) president, Les Wong, has responded for the second time to criticisms that calling for the murder of Jews is perhaps something less than educative.  And for the second time he refuses to address the central issue, which is a call to violence against Jews by the General …

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Screeching for Jewish Blood at San Francisco State University

I find it fairly remarkable that my alma mater, San Francisco State University (SFSU), funds a student organization that calls for the killing of Jews. The great irony, of course, is that SFSU is among the foremost universities in the United States dedicated to social justice and human rights, which is …

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I Love This Blade…

What are we to make of the fact that a student leader at San Francisco State University feels comfortable holding up a blade on a social media page calling for the murder of Jews in Israel? Much like SFSU President, Les Wong, I am not sure just what to make of this story, …

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