Tag Archives: BDS

Amazon Selling “Make Israel Palestine Again” T-Shirts.

Amazon.com is selling T-shirts that say “Make Israel Palestine Again,” a not so subtle endorsement of ending the State of Israel.  The shirts are listed as “In Stock.  Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.”   This stands in contrast with some merchandise Amazon sells that comes from third-party sources. Similar …

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Will Lorde’s Concert in Florida Be Cancelled after She Boycotted Israel?

Florida State Representative Randy Fine called for the cancellation of Lorde’s upcoming concert in Florida, following the cancellation of her appearance in Israel in June 2018. The New Zealand-born singer cancelled her concert in Tel Aviv following pressure from BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement activists.  The current attempt to …

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International law expert: New Zealand made a terrible mistake at the UN.

Professor Alan Dershowitz needs little introduction in legal circles.  A preeminent civil-liberties and constitutional lawyer and recently-retired Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, he has also been described as “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world” after taking on a string of high-profile cases. Professor Dershowitz was in New …

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Glorification of terror and violence in our Oakland, California community.

Matthew Finkelstein, in hat, and Susan George (right) from Vallejo, and other members of Oakland United Against Hate, protest outside of Reem’s California bakery in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, January 28, 2018. They are protesting a mural of Rasmea Odeh located inside of the bakery. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News …

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Into the Fray: The anti-BDS effort – Targeting the symptoms, not the sickness.

BDS is not an attempt to delegitimize Israel, but rather a product of Israel’s delegitimization; it is thus a consequence, rather than a cause, of that delegitimization. The Palestinian narrative claims that the Jews of Israel are colonialist interlopers who stole the land from the Palestinians, its rightful owners.  The …

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Lorde made a mistake.

New Zealand singer Lorde was quoted in a recent Guardian article as saying, “I want to be Leonard Cohen,” so when my father, a life-long Cohen fan, heard about this and the reasons for the cancellation of the Tel Aviv leg of her world tour show which also involves two gigs in …

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‘Lorde takes a bow to the bullies’

Lorde has announced that she has decided to cancel her show in Tel Aviv, Israel, after predictable calls for her to do so. She was told that to perform there would be to “break the boycott”. A boycott that is imposed by a fanatical fringe who try to bully everyone …

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Young Australian Greens refuse to meet with Jewish students.

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students – AUJS invited members the NSW Young Greens to a meeting with bipartisan young political staffers at the NSW Parliament. However the NSW Young Greens co-convenor, Kleon Toffetti, refused the invitation because “We have a longstanding position of not supporting this organisation because … …

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Jewish Org. suing for Reparations for discrimination on Campus.

Robert Walker, National Director Hasbara Fellowships Canada is taking on all universities and colleges who participate in and promote BDS discrimination by targeting one such place of “higher” education; the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario and their affiliated college, Durham College. He is taking the Student …

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BDS useless idiots.

This BDS Poster was posted on Facebook today by someone concerned it would hurt Israel. BDS?  Really. I didn’t think there was a company on there which was Israeli. Do these so-called BDS activists have a brain in their heads? I decided to check them out. DKNY – Donna Karan …

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Jews, Cops, and Black Lives Matter.

#BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, and over 1,000 black “social justice” activists, including other leading #BlackLivesMatter activists and allies, signed a vicious antisemitic, anti-Israel manifesto called the “2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine,” falsely accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “brutality,” “massacres,” “apartheid,” “theft,” and “one-sided slaughter.” The “Black Solidarity with Palestine statement” also “wholeheartedly endorsed” …

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Into the Fray: Israel & American liberal Jewry: Real reasons for the rift.

Incredibly, according to Israel’s “liberal” detractors,  the only remedy for Israel’s “democracy deficit” is to establish yet another Muslim-majority tyranny.  Israel’s accomplishments have been remarkable.  Israel has created a thriving economy, and has been a refuge for hundreds of thousands of the displaced and the needy. Israel has generated a …

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The Antisemitism of BDS.

The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign is inherently antisemitic. BDS campaigners deny this. They indignantly claim that they have nothing against Jews or Judaism, and are “only” opposed to Zionism and the State of Israel. They are either being disingenuous or it is evidence of their utter lack of comprehension …

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Walking with the Hezbollah in London.

  3rd July 2016. It’s ‘Al Quds’ day. An annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan. Yet another of the ever increasing number of days where an excuse is found to march against Israel. This particular day was introduced by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979. With …

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Terror returns to the heart of Tel Aviv .

“Max Brenner, come off it, there’s blood in your hot chocolate”. So the hate-filled chants went outside Max Brenner stores around Australia for a number of years after the chain became one of the main targets of those involved with the BDS campaign. But a Max Brenner café made the news for a …

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Tell me again – Never Again!

Supported by the  United Methodist Kairos Response, a group that advocates for policies in support of an end to the church’s complicity in Israel’s occupation, “all United Methodist missionaries who have served in the Holy Land and thousands of Palestinian Christians have asked the church to cut its financial ties to …

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SFSU President Leslie Wong Supports Incitement Against Jews.

San Francisco State University President, Leslie Wong, very much admires the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS). He even said that “GUPS is the very purpose of this great university.” The problem that president Wong has is that GUPS, while according to him representing the very purpose of SFSU, also …

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The European Union Can Go Straight to Hell .

Raphael Ahren, writing in the Times of Israel, tells us: Without the Israeli-Palestinian conflict there would be no Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the European Union’s envoy to Israel said Monday, arguing that the best way to fight BDS is to take steps to advance a two-state solution.  “The most …

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Lies and more lies. Raw hate on campus

At what point does a university assist in inciting and supporting violence? How about charities and NGOs that are supposed to be on a mission of peace? These are questions I was left asking myself after recent events at both the University of Kent and UCL. The latest event in …

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Noor al Haqiqa.

Every once in awhile an honest antisemite drops by to say hello at Israel Thrives. The image to your left is the avatar of one Noor al Haqiqa. Somehow or other Noor came across a piece that I wrote a little over two years ago entitled, Ryan Bellerose and the Indigenous Question and, lo, …

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