In a blow to the BDS movement, 2 UK universities cancel the events of the anti-Israel ‘Apartheid Week’ based on Britain’s recently adopted definition of anti-Semitism, that includes incitement against Jews by demonizing Israel.
By Itamar Eichner
The University of Central Lancashire and University College London in Britain were forced to cancel the Israel Apartheid Week events, which were supposed to take place next week, following the intervention of Friends of Israel associations in the UK.
The cancellation of these events is part of the struggle against the Israel boycott movement on campuses.
Apartheid graffiti wall – Wikimedia Commons
The main reason for the cancellation is the fact that Britain has recently adopted a new definition of anti-Semitism that also includes incitement against Jews in the form of the demonization of Israel. Continue Reading »
After the Telegraph released secret recordings of the Pro-Palestine ‘War on Want’ activities of promoting an academic boycott of Israel (since 2003) and its funding Apartheid Week on various UK university campuses, the British gov’t ended its funding.
By Itamar Eichner
The British government ended its support for the NGO War on Want, founded in 1951, and initially focused on fighting poverty around the world, for inciting to hatred and violence against Jews.
UK NGO War on Want’s website
War on Want has promoted an academic boycott of Israel since 2003 and has funded Apartheid Week on various UK university campuses. Continue Reading »
Some hint of racial bias at Columbia University student government for banning the pro-Israel display, as chair of the student gov’t and keffiyeh sporting vice-chair, are both members of Students for Justice in Palestine.
By David Rosenberg
It’s “Israel Apartheid Week” at college campuses around the world as BDS activists organize displays, activities, and teach-ins to delegitimize Israel. At Columbia University, Apartheid Week organizers even managed to have the opposition banned.
BDS displays – Photo: Lance Laytner
The opposition in this case are pro-Israel students looking to give their peers on campus the other side of the story.
On Tuesday the Columbia student government ordered a display erected by Artists 4 Israel to be removed, claiming it was “offensive” to some students. Continue Reading »