And the award for best performance goes to . . . Natalie Portman

April 24, 2018 by  
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And the award for best performance by a non-supporting actor goes to . . . Natalie Portman. Read more

Jewish group outraged by BDS founder’s address to E.U. Parliament

March 4, 2018 by  
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The American Jewish Committee has condemned the European Parliament for hosting Omar Barghouti, the founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Read more

Comedian Chris Rock defies BDS, performs in Israel

January 12, 2018 by  
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American comedy legend Chris Rock this week took his act to Israel, performing in the country for the first time before a crowd of 10,000 at Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Read more

Israel bans entry for 20 BDS groups, shows it ‘won’t turn a blind eye’ to delegitimisation

January 10, 2018 by  
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Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Jan. 7 published a list of 20 organisations affiliated with the BDS movement that will be barred from entering the country, marking the Israeli government’s first major step to ban entities that seek to undermine the Jewish state since legislation targeting such groups was passed last year.  Read more

Debating BDS with Harvard’s Cornel West

January 1, 2018 by  
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Zionism was the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, not a colonial enterprise. Nor is Israel in any way like South Africa, where a minority of whites ruled over a majority of Blacks, who were denied the most fundamental human rights. In Israel, Arabs, Druze and Christians have equal rights and serve in high positions in government, business, the arts and academia…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

Oh Lordey – more sour notes from Down Under…writes Michael Kuttner

December 29, 2017 by  
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Whether it is something in the water, plain old ignorance or political hypocrisy, whatever the reason, New Zealand has well and truly soiled its reputation when it comes to Israel in recent times. Read more

New Zealand pop icon Lorde faces backlash for upcoming Israel concert

December 21, 2017 by  
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Kiwi pop icon Lorde is facing backlash for scheduling a concert in Israel for 2018. Her fans demanding that she boycotts the country completely. Read more

German TV cancels Roger Waters concert over rocker’s anti-Semitism

November 28, 2017 by  
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A German public broadcaster on Saturday cancelled a scheduled concert by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters following a campaign highlighting the rocker’s anti-Semitism.  Read more

Australian rock star Nick Cave to boycotters: ‘I love Israel’

November 22, 2017 by  
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Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following a performance in Tel Aviv, where he accused the anti-Israel movement of trying to bully and censor him. Read more

WJC and Israel’s Mission to UN to co-host annual ‘Ambassadors Against BDS’

March 8, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations will co-host a special conference on the delegitimisation of Israel, at the UN headquarters in New York on March 29. Read more

Britain blocks BDS

February 18, 2016 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed a decision by the British government to issue binding guidance to all public authorities in the UK aimed at preventing them from boycotting Israeli suppliers and imposing stiff penalties on those who do. Read more

Palestine – European Union Risks “Jew-hater” Label…writes David Singer

June 25, 2015 by  
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The European Union (EU) runs the risk of being labelled “Jew-hater” – should it proceed with its plans requiring supermarkets and other retailers to label products made by Jews in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) differently from those made by Jews in Israel. Read more

Still alive, the first Arab boycott. Or, how do Israeli planes fly east?…asks Clive Kessler

June 22, 2015 by  
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A London-based journalist, I recently saw, argues that we should refuse to refer to BDS. Read more

BDS condemned in U.S. House of Representatives

June 19, 2015 by  
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a new measure in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning resolutions or policies promoting boycotts of Israeli academic institutions and scholars by American universities or scholarly associations.   Read more

BDS – Sinister Hoax With Genocidal Objective…writes David Singer

June 18, 2015 by  
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The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS) instituted in 2005 by “Palestinian civil   Society” against Israel and its civil society continues to attract people from all around the world – including Jews and Israeli Arabs – who support the campaign without realising its genocidal objective. Read more

Anti-BDS book launched by Melbourne academics

June 14, 2015 by  
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Over 100 people packed into popular St Kilda bookstore ‘Readings’ to attend the launch of a noteworthy book, ‘Boycotting Israel is Wrong,’ authored by Monash University academics Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth. Read more

Beating the BDS Jew-haters…writes David Singer

June 12, 2015 by  
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Recently, a group of 52 Harvard students – of all backgrounds and faiths – visited Israel for 10 days during the Harvard Israel Trek 2015. Read more

Saying no to BDS

June 9, 2015 by  
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In his opening remarks at the Herzliya Conference former Israeli President Shimon Peres launched a special website in the war against the BDS movement against Israel which operates via social media. Read more

“BDS not about settlements” – Lapid

June 7, 2015 by  
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The Chairperson of Israel political party Yesh Atid Yair Lapid, has told 700 people at the  Park Avenue Synagogue in New York that the BDS situation “is getting worse”. Read more

ADC slams UK students’ BDS move

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has condemned the UK’s  National Union of Students (NUS)  for adopting a policy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. Read more

BDS and Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects

May 18, 2015 by  
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Melbourne academic Philip Mendes will address the Caulfield branch of the ALP on the negative effects BDS has on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Read more

Slezak turned down by Limmud-Oz

May 1, 2015 by  
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Associate Professor Dr Peter Slezak’s application to present at next month’s Limmd-Oz’s Festival of Jewish Ideas in Sydney has been rejected by the organisation’s board. Read more

Laws to move-on protestors in Victoria may be repealed

February 17, 2015 by  
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Victorian State Liberal MP David Southwick has expressed concerns about how Victorian parliament’s plans to grant more powers of protest to unions and activists will impact on BDS. Read more

Islamist terrorism in France accompanied by anti-Israel conspiracy theories

January 10, 2015 by  
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In a traumatic week for Paris that saw the murders of 12 people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, four hostages at a kosher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes, and a police officer in Montrouge—all coming at the hands of Islamist terrorists—the violence was accompanied by the usual anti-Israel conspiracy theories. Read more

Good riddance to 2014, a not-so-banner year for Jews and Israel…writes Laura Fein

December 30, 2014 by  
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As 2014 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on this year’s dramatic increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attacks, and hope that the coming year will see more Jews actively join the fight to reverse these trends…writes Laura Fein/ Read more

Labor MP’s support of BDS an embarrassment…write Peter Wertheim and Alex Ryvchin

November 10, 2014 by  
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Perhaps it was the pig’s head placed in the kosher section of a Johannesburg Woolworths by anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) “activists” last week. Read more

On the one hand…

October 1, 2014 by  
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Israeli-born Marcelo Svirsky has been criticised by federal MP Michael Danby for supporting the BDS movement by walking from Wollongong to Canberra…Svirsky responds to the criticism. Read more

The case the ECAJ did not want to know about

July 16, 2014 by  
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The case brought by Israeli advocacy group Shurat Hadin against University of Sydney associate Professor Jake Lynch has been dropped…a case involving BDS from which The Executive Council of Australian Jewry distanced itself. Read more

Hollywood urged to speak out against BDS

May 15, 2014 by  
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Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), has condemned a call by a group of American actors led by Danny Glover for an all-out cultural boycott of Israel. Read more

The fight against BDS

April 11, 2014 by  
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In a keynote speech in London, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder on Monday called on Jewish community and organizational leaders to step up the battle against the anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement, saying that this was perhaps the most important thing they would ever do. Read more

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