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Michael Douglas, Natan Sharansky set to combat pro-Palestinian activity on American campuses

Michael Douglas pledges to combat anti-Israel activity on campus, the first time that a Hollywood celebrity has offered to join with a world Jewish leader to visit U.S. college campuses and speak with students about Israel and the Jewish people. JTA — American actor Michael Douglas and Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky will visit three U.S. […]

NJ High Schooler Called To The Principal’s Office “For Being Anti-Israel” On Twitter

Bethany Koval, 16, said she has family in Israel and grew outraged about the country’s treatment of Palestinians in 2014 after seeing video of civilians bombed in Gaza by Nathan Tempey, Gothamist Administrators at a northern New Jersey high school are getting angry phone calls from Palestinian rights activists after a junior there says administrators accused her […]

Do Jews On US Campuses Suffer from Discrimination or Benefit from Reverse Discrimination? Is There a New “New Anti-Semitism”? (Part 6)

Whereas it is alleged that US campuses have been hit by a tsunami of anti-Semitism (often through conflating criticism of Israel with “anti-Semitism”) the fact is, Jewish life at the nation’s colleges is thriving as never before while, at the Ivy Leagues, Jews are probably the beneficiaries of reverse discrimination. Norman Finkelstein, BYLINE (Dec. 25, 2015) […]

Israel partisans bully campuses – Blum & Feinstein threaten pro-Palestinian students

Between January 2014 and June 2015 there were more than 300 incidents on 65 college campuses in 24 states involving intimidation or prevention of protests against Israel. Students at Northeastern University distributing flyers at dorms were interrogated by campus police and had their group suspended by college authorities… Richard Blum, a member of the University […]

Sheldon Adelson To Host Secret Anti-BDS Summit for Jewish Donors

Organized by several other top Jewish funders, including Hollywood entertainment mogul Haim Saban, Israeli-born real-estate developer Adam Milstein and Canadian businesswoman Heather Reisman….. attendees will be ADL, Hillel, Jewish Federations, and StandWithUs. Nathan Guttman, Forward –  Leading Jewish mega-donors have summoned pro-Israel activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to establish, and fund, successful […]

Online database ‘exposes’ pro-Palestinian college students in bid to block future jobs

Ha’aretz – A new website is publicizing the identities of pro-Palestinian student activists to prevent them from getting jobs after they graduate from college. But the website is keeping its own backers’ identity a secret. “It is your duty to ensure that today’s radicals are not tomorrow’s employees,” a female narrator intones in a slick video posted to the […]

Lancet Medical Journal Under Attack by Israel Partisans

An international group of more than 500 doctors have attacked the Lancet over its coverage of the humanitarian disaster caused by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Jeremy Laurence, Independent – One of the world’s oldest and most venerable medical journals is under attack from an international group of more than 500 doctors over its coverage of the […]

Univ. of Illinois admits pre-emptive firing of Israel critic Steven Salaita

By Ali Abunimah. Electronic Intifada – Finally breaking its silence, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today claimed that the firing of Steven Salaita was “was not influenced in any way by his positions on the conflict in the Middle East nor his criticism of Israel.” Rather, it was, in effect, a pre-empetive firing based on the assumption that his […]

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