UK official says, “Antisemitism is an attack on the British way of life and British identity, …Without our Jewish citizens we would be a lesser nation.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
The new Conservative government in the UK will pass a law making it illegal for public bodies to engage with BDS, UK Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles said at the International Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s conference in Jerusalem on Sunday night.
“BDS is antisemitic and should be treated as such,” Pickles said, explaining that the new law will not allow public bodies to work with those who boycott, divest from or sanction Israel in any way. Continue Reading »
Regional director of Human Rights Watch, Omar Shakir, vows to continue fighting Israel’s “systematic repression and institutional discrimination”…but, not from the Jewish State, having exhausted all his court options.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The regional director of Human Rights Watch in Israel has vowed that he will retain his position and continue to manage the HRW branch in Israel even after his planned deportation Monday.
Omar Shakir, who has led HRW’s operations in Israel since October 2016, is set to be expelled from the Jewish state Monday, over his support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
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Israel’s supreme court supports government decision to expel Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Shortly after an anti-Israel activist posted on his Facebook page a called to boycott Toronto businesses that supports Israel, the owner of one of the targeted establishments, the ‘Taste of Israel’ grocery store, admitted his sales had skyrocketed.
By Paul Lungen, CJN Staff Reporter
It’s a safe bet to say that Firas al-Najim’s boycott efforts didn’t go the way he hoped they would.
About a week after the anti-Israel agitator posted videos on his Facebook page calling for a boycott of Toronto businesses that support Israel, the owner of one of the targets of his campaign, the Taste of Israel grocery store, said sales had more than doubled. Continue Reading »
The House bi-partisan resolution puts Congressional Representatives on record opposing the anti-Israel supporters of the BDS movement and their efforts to target U.S. companies that do business with Israel.
– The anti-BDS resolution passed on an overwhelming vote of 398-17.
– Entire Resolution, H. RES. 246, included.
The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, a rare bipartisan vote as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally.
Democrats have been wrestling with the issue all year. Liberal lawmakers, most notably Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Continue Reading »
The German Bundestag’s vote on Friday makes Germany the first country in the European Union to rule that the BDS movement is antisemitic, making no attempt to build coexistence or peace between Israel and its neighbors.
BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF
In a landmark vote the German Bundestag ruled on Friday that the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is antisemitic, calling on German Federal offices and bodies not to collaborate in any way with events that advocate to boycott or delegitimize the Jewish state.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the Bundestag on its “important decision to recognize BDS as an anti-Semitic movement and that it is forbidden to support it.” Continue Reading »
To the indignation of BDS activists who seek to isolate the Jewish State culturally, Israel’s Bible Lands Museum is sending four ancient artifacts to the Louvre for a new exhibition in May, entitled: “Forgotten Kingdoms: From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans.”
By Yossi Aloni
The Louvre is about to open a new exhibition in May, entitled: “Forgotten Kingdoms: From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans.” Among the artifacts on display will be four rare pieces from the Bible Lands Museum’s permanent exhibition, which have been lent to the Louvre through a long and complex process of conservation and approval, which involved many staff people from both museums. Continue Reading »
By trying to aid the ‘Palestinian cause’, a Dutch BDS activist spotlighted the sell of Israeli wines in an openly anti-Israeli Tweet; she unintentionally motivated Netherland’s pro-Israel supporters to go out and buy every bottle of Efrat wines at many of the supermarket’s locations.
By Israel Today Staff
The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement suffered a major setback in the Netherlands last week when one of its activists inadvertently sparked a rush on Israeli wines in the European country.
Mieke Zagt thought she was serving the Palestinian cause when she took to Twitter to call out local supermarket chain Hema for carrying Efrat wines. Continue Reading »
Can’t help but laugh 😂: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib’ (D) who is a rabid supporter of Palestine and has supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, uses her Israeli made website to do so.
By Ryan Jones
The Israel Advocacy Movement has uncovered a juicy and hilarious bit of information that once again exposes both the foolishness and failure of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
Rashida Tlaib was among a handful of radical Democratic candidates to suddenly find herself in the spotlight after winning a seat in the US House of Representatives.
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Louis Farrakhan supporter and Sharia law advocate Linda Sarsour (3nd from Right) stands with Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (2nd from Right) holding a map where they have replaced the State of Israel with Palestine.
After the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) worked hard to make sure Netta didn’t amass votes outside of Israel, they were devastated to learn Saturday night, it was a huge waste of time & money.
– Watch Netta’s winning performance.
– Watch Netanyahu’s reaction…it’s hilarious.
By Israel Today Staff
War with Iran seems more likely than ever, and the United States is about to move its embassy to Jerusalem. But on Sunday morning Israelis could talk of little else than the nation’s victory at the Eurovision song contest.
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Final tally of top 26 of 43 entries to the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
Having received multiple threats by the anti-Israel group BDS, 50 Hollywood executives pen letter of support, “We stand behind… Netflix in the face of this blatant attempt at artistic censorship.”
LOS ANGELES – More than 50 Hollywood executives have thrown their support behind Netflix, which is facing a campaign by a Palestinian-led movement to drop Israeli television series “Fauda” from its streaming platform.
In a letter on Tuesday to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the executives from record labels and Hollywood talent agencies called the move by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement a “blatant attempt at artistic censorship.” Continue Reading »
After Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu provided the Danish Foreign Minister with list of NGOs that have links to terrorist elements promoting boycotts against Israel, the Danish Foreign Ministry investigated, then publicly declared a financial freeze of Palestinian support.
Following an investigation the Danish Foreign Ministry officially announced on Friday that it will cut funding from a number of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and simultaneously tighten aid donation conditions for others, after discovering some activities were of an anti-Israel nature.
“It is important that there is confidence that Danish assistance is going for the right purposes,” said Anders Samuelsen, Foreign Minister. Continue Reading »
Allah gave me a chance to take my revenge for Palestinians by supporting BDS and I was going to hit Israel hard by thoroughly damaging her economy, but, my kids were very upset with my new lifestyle without using any Israeli products. They could no longer watch TV, drink Coca Cola or Pepsi, or eat out at McDonald or KFC. – My little child was crying when I strictly banned her having a Kit Kat chocolate bar, her most favorite chocolate.
– Let’s Damage the Israeli Economy (Support BDS Movement)
By Noor Dahri
One day I decided to support the BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) movement against the State of Israel because I hate Israel and I have spent all my life hating Israel and Jews. Continue Reading »
With Obama’s anti-Israel policies a thing of the past, new home construction for Jewish families in Judea & Samaria is already getting approval in Jerusalem, so a fresh wave of condemnation can be expected from Europeans, the EU & UN.
– Lies and Propaganda
By Charles Gardner
As new settlement construction gets underway in Israel’s disputed territories, a fresh wave of condemnation is expected.
Accusations that the Jewish state is practicing apartheid – supposedly over its ‘illegal occupation’ and ‘treatment of the Palestinians’ – will inevitably be trotted out, adding fuel to the fire of a Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement masquerading as a compassionate supporter of oppressed Palestinians, but in actual fact demonstrating another form of anti-Semitism. Continue Reading »
The anti-BDS resolution, passed by the Austrian National Union of Students, was nearly unanimous with no opposing votes and only a single abstention to the pledge ‘never to remain silent when antisemitism appears.’
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The Austrian National Union of Students passed on Friday a motion against BDS, saying that the boycott movement targeting Israel is antisemitic, and that its demands recall the Nazis’ economic war against Jewish businesses.
It is believed to be the first time an Austrian national student union has passed such a resolution.
The Austrian Jewish students group announced on its Facebook page: “We are very happy to announce that the Austrian Students Union is the first national student union to officially pass a resolution denouncing BDS and also passing a version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – IHRA definition of antisemitism. Continue Reading »
The four-day extravaganza will take place across the city as Londoners get a sense of day-to-day life in Tel Aviv, including a “beach party,” performing Israeli artists, and samples from the Israeli culinary scene.
By NOA AMOUYAL
LONDON – As the “TLV in LDN” gala kicks off in London on Friday, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, Ambassador to UK Mark Regev and philanthropist Marc Worth all expressed hope that the event will show the true face of Israel to the British public.
Amit Duvdevani, Gilad Erdan, Shaul Ben Aderet and Dana International.(Left to right). – Photo: SHAHAR AZRAN
“We want to show all the good stuff that is coming out of Israel and Tel Aviv,” said Worth, a major player in London’s Jewish community and co-founder of WGSN (formerly the World Global Style Network), a trend forecasting company. Continue Reading »