ewish students are finding themselves unwelcome as they return to New York University, where over 50 student groups have signed a pledge to boycott Zionist clubs and all goods produced by Israelis. Don’t be fooled by their language: By “Zionists,” they mean Jews.Read More
Los Angeles city prosecutor Spencer Hart, who is reviewing the belligerent shutdown of a Students Supporting Israel panel at the University of California-Los Angeles on May 17, 2018, has requested additional investigative materials from the UCLA Police, according to a prosecution source.
Barnard College, a private women’s liberal arts college in New York that partners with Columbia University, is hosting an event on August 2 that features an organization with alleged ties to the Palestinian terror group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).Read More
The Israel Group sent the following letter to the Santa Clara District Attorney;
August 2, 2018
Hon. Jeffrey F. Rosen
Santa Clara District Attorney
District Attorney’s Office – South County
17275 Butterfield Blvd., Suite A
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Re: Request to investigate threat and hate crime against Jews at Stanford University
Dear District Attorney Rosen,
In July 2018, Stanford University student Hamzeh Daoud, posted on his Facebook page the following:Read More
More than 60 groups have called on Columbia University, New York University, Syracuse University, and University of California Irvine on Tuesday to act against “a hostile climate for Jewish and Zionist students” on their campuses.Read More
Bonnie didn’t know that her decision to move to Israel would lead her on a path to greatness. This is a story about an ordinary person leading an extraordinary life.
As a new olah, Bonnie Kranz Katzenstein, an artist and single mom of 3 grown children, hit the gleaming stone streets of Jerusalem where she currently resides, with a vivacious bounce. She established her own company, calling it Art Ba’Aretz (art in the land) and just weeks after her plane landed at Ben Gurion airport, she organized her first event inviting tour operators to Music Square in Jerusalem to introduce them to the concept of Art Ba’Aretz.Read More
Supreme Court President Esther Hayut told an international conference on BDS that any public call for a cultural, academic or economic boycott of an individual or institution solely because of their connection to the State of Israel is a civil wrong that constitutes grounds for a tort claim, Makor Rishon reported.
Canadian Jewish organizations expressed disappointment after a McGill University report found that the removal of a Jewish student from student government was anti-Israel, but not anti-Jewish, calling it a missed opportunity for the university to reckon with its culture of anti-Jewish hostility.
For years, the anti-Israel group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has presented itself as an “independent grassroots organization” that supports justice and human rights while opposing all forms of bigotry. Their recently leaked SJP Divestment Handbook, however, reveals that SJP relies heavily on outside political groups — and often, ones that actively promote hate.
The SJP Divestment Handbook details the inner workings of SJP’s campaigns against Israel as a part of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.Read More
San Francisco State University Accused of Anti-Semitic Discrimination in Second Lawsuit, Filed in Superior Court of California
SACRAMENTO, CA, JANUARY 31, 2018 -- In a complaint in California State Court, The Lawfare Project and Winston & Strawn LLP allege on behalf of two student plaintiffs that SFSU harmed them in violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
Yesterday, attorneys filed a complaint against San Francisco State University in Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco, alleging that the school has discriminated against its Jewish student population in violation of their civil rights. This complaint comes on the heels of another lawsuit filed in federal court against SFSU professors and administrators on June 19th of last year for violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
WASHINGTON — Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison had gathered last spring to consider a resolution calling on the university to divest in companies and countries that abuse human rights, profit from the “military-industrial complex” and promote fossil fuels when the debate jumped the rails.
Soon, the students were in a full-scale battle over whether the resolution should cover Israel, with charges of anti-Semitism and racism rattling the room. A student representative who was Jewish said that the last-minute inclusion of Israel “crossed the line from legitimate conversation to a point where I consider it malicious.”
Left photo: Shoshana Bederman ( President) with Yahya Mahamid at Torch Pac Event at NYU. Right photo: Tamar Ben-Simon with Yahya Mahmid at Galvanize Event at Temple Sholom Greenwhich, CT .
SPACA supports and is inspired by the courageous, young Arab - Zionist, Yahya Mahamid. Yahya has been visiting many college campuses and schools throughout the U.S with a mission of educating and inspiring students to seek truth and stand up to antisemitism, anti- Zionism.
Yahya has been visiting many college campuses and schools throughout the U.S, in which his mission is to educate and inspire the students to seek truth and stand up to antisemitism, anti- Zionism.
At Sclomon Schecter wounded IDF soldiers shared personal stories of injuries incurred while defending the state of Israel. The students were informed and inspired by their courage and resilience.
SPACA's Shoshana Bederman and Sharon Troy Freudenstein at the Queens Museum where 70 years ago the UN voted on the establishment of a Jewish State...Israel is strong and thriving as the Jewish Homeland...Am Israel Chai!
Anti-Israel activists implemented a “covert campaign” to gain leadership positions at the American Studies Association (ASA), which they subsequently manipulated into endorsing an academic boycott of Israel, a Jewish human rights group said on Thursday.Read More
Academic and Jewish leaders clashed at the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday over whether tougher laws are needed to protect Jewish students on college campuses.
Opponents cautioned new legislation could impede free speech on college campuses, restrict anti-Israel political debate and could open a Pandora’s Box for other groups seeking their own laws.
“From as far back as I can remember, I was always told that I am Jewish and that I must live in Jerusalem,” said the former Miss Israel, who in 2013 became the first Ethiopian to hold the title.Read More
I was recently invited to present the liberal case for Israel at UC Berkeley. In my remarks, I advocated the establishment of a Palestinian state and a negotiated end of the conflict. I encouraged hostile questions from protesters and answered all of them. The audience responded positively to the dialogue.Read More
Lawsuit filed against Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban and others thrown out as judge says it's not for the US legal system to resolve.
WASHINGTON — A federal US court on Thursday dismissed a $1 billion case brought against a group of wealthy American Jews, including the billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and media mogul Haim Saban, that accused them of supporting alleged Israeli war crimes against Palestinians.Read More