The Anti-Israel Trend You’ve Never Heard Of

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01/13/2016 (All day)

If you want to understand why the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, has gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems of oppression.

A BDS Protestor. Wikipedia

The Line Between Anti-Israel And Anti-Semitic

Professor Phyllis Chesler says anti-Semitism is no longer viewed as racism, but as politically correct.

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Phyllis Chesler, a retired professor of psychology and women’s studies at City University, has since 9/11 focused on anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel. She is a best-selling author and feminist who has just updated her 2003 book, “The New Anti-Semitism” (Gefen Publishing). She is a co-founder of the International Committee for Women of the Wall and a fellow at both the Middle East Forum and at the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy. This is an edited transcript.

Phyllis Chesler: Anti-Semitism is now “politically correct.” Joan Roth

Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage for Pro-Israel Comments

'Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head tonight,' said the Texas senator after the incident.

09/10/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

On Wednesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz walked off the stage mid-speech after being booed for praising Israel at an event hosted by a Christian organization, Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz was booed off the stage after pro-Israel remarks.

Jewish Couple Attacked On Upper East Side, Apparently By Palestinian Supporters

08/25/2014 - 20:00

A Jewish married couple were verbally and physically attacked in New York City by assailants yelling anti-Jewish statements.

Campuses Hone Tactics As BDS Wars Loom

In wake of Gaza conflict, local students, officials expect tense atmosphere as semester begins.

08/19/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In Gaza, there may be a cease-fire, but for Jewish college students, the war is about to begin.

Groups as varied as J Street U and the Israel Action Network are bracing for what many insiders believe will be the most contentious school year yet.

Brooklyn College Hillel's Creative Coexistence group shares some of their work. Courtesy of Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College

Toronto Transit Rejects Anti-Israel Ads

10/22/2013 - 20:00

The Toronto Transit System on Monday rejected four advertisements, sponsored by the Montreal-based Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East and depicting Palestinians’ “loss of land” at the hands of Israel, as “inaccurate and misleading,” according to JTA.

Little Anti-Israel Activity On Campus

10/22/2012 - 20:00

Contrary to conventional wisdom in much of the Jewish community, there is a very little anti-Israel or anti-Semitic activity on U.S. and Canadian college campuses, according to a new study.

The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise in Washington, headed by U.S.-Mideast policy analyst Mitchell Bard, found that 97 percent of the more than 100 universities tracked during the 2011-2012 academic year reported no such disturbing activity.

Belgian Jewish Teen Beaten By Moroccan Classmates

11/21/2011 - 19:00

The beating of a 13-year-old Jewish girl in Brussels has Belgium's Jewish umbrella group contemplating civil action.

Oceane Sluijzer, 13, was beaten by five Moroccan female classmates after a confrontation at a sports center last week, the European Jewish Press reported.

The attackers also shouted, "Shut up, you dirty Jew, and return to your country" at Sluijzer, who has filed a formal complaint with the Brussels police.

Belgium has about 40,000 Jews.

Enduring Anti-Israel Sentiment At St. Andrews

10/10/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Chanan Reitblat, a Lithuanian-born and American-bred post-graduate student at Yeshiva University, went to Scotland’s historic St. Andrews University earlier this year to study chemistry and learned a lesson in contemporary politics.

Chanan Reitblat: Donates compensation from bias incident in Scotland to family of terrorist victims.

Anti-Israel Groups: Polluting The Debate

11/08/2010 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Criticism of Israel, like criticism of any sovereign nation in the world, can be reasonable and legitimate. In recent years, however, discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have all too often been polluted by those who seek to simplify the conflict into a battle between good and evil and turn public opinion against Israel.

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