Tag Archives: BDS

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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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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Open letter to the anti-Israel Left.

Guest post by Julie Nathan. This letter is addressed to that small fraction of the political Left which not only criticises Israeli government policies or practices, but also demonises and denigrates Israel at every opportunity and thus denies its legitimacy. We see you, we hear you, day after day, making …

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A silence worth breaking, the reservists fight back.

 For anyone living outside of Israel and opposed to the delegitimisation of Zionism, it is difficult not to be aware of the movement called ‘Breaking the Silence’ (BTS). ‘  The Boycott movement against Israel frequently use their material, the anti-Zionist groups on campus show their video clips on a loop …

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From Immorality to Illegality.

Last week was a mixed bag on the BDS front, with some good, some bad and some very, very ugly. In the bad department, the National Womens’ Studies Association in the US joined the conga-line of Israel bashers by voting to endorse an academic boycott with an 88.4% majority. Disappointing, …

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Arlene from Israel: The Big Stuff

As has become my practice now, I start with some good news. As to this first item, it’s possible that the jury is still out on whether we are certifiable, or whether we simply have a higher moral standard than the rest of the world.  I go with the second …

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Why Jewish Refugees are the correct response to BDS.

The man behind the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, Omar Barghouti, is a PhD student at Tel Aviv University. Yes, you read that right — Tel Aviv, Israel, home of “apartheid” and the worst of alleged human rights abuses. In an interview explaining the aims of the BDS …

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O little town of Bethlehem.

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie. This little tid-bit is from Kay Wilson,  a person I am proud to call a friend. Kay  is a British-born Israeli tour guide, jazz musician and cartoonist. She is the survivor of a brutal terror attack. Since the attack …

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Arlene from Israel – Fighting with Head High.

 “Imagine if there was a country you had no personal connection to, that people accused of being an apartheid state. This state was constantly condemned all over the world, and in the UN, for war crimes and human rights violations. Imagine if this country was claimed to be founded on …

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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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Marrickville On Steroids.

The Greens have landed themselves slam dunk right back in the middle of their worst Marrickville moment nightmare and have added a dimension that makes the whole show look like a horror movie. Marrickville was only a local inner city council with tickets on itself. It was tougher to explain …

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