Israel Musings January 5, 2015: American Historical Association (AHA) rejects anti-Israel resolutions at meeting

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American Historical Association (AHA) rejects anti-Israel resolutions at meeting

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Historians gathering at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in New York City voted on Sunday evening, Jan. 4, 2015 against adding to their agenda a vote on two anti-Israel resolutions with an overwhelming vote of 144…READ MORE

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Israel Musings November 27, 2014: Concordia voting on BDS contradicts Canada’s staunch support for Israel

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Concordia voting on BDS contradicts Canada’s staunch support for Israel

Source: Times of Israel, 11-27-14
Concordia University’s student union in Montreal, Canada is deciding between Nov. 25 to 27, 2014 whether they will officially support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel…….READ MORE: Bonnie K. Goodman | The Blogs | The Times of Israel http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/bonnie-k-goodman/#ixzz3OUDz11ut

Israel Advocacy News May 13, 2013: Attempted divestment at University of California Santa Barbara and the BDS machine

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Attempted divestment at UCSB and the BDS machine

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A., 5-13-13

Over the last month the UC Santa Barbara student government has been voting on a resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News April 24, 2013: Defending Israel against campus attacks

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Defending Israel against campus attacks

Source: New Jersey Jewish News, 4-24-13

This past month has seen an intense increase of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activity on North American campuses, especially in California. Motions brought by anti-Israel students to their student governments calling for the divestment….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News March 8, 2013: Loving Israel, The AIPAC Way — AIPAC Policy Conference 2013

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Loving Israel, The AIPAC Way

Source: The Jewish Week, 3-8-13

It’s been almost forty years since the Yom Kippur war, and advocating Israel’s cause has only become more difficult with the passage of time….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News March 5, 2013: Countering Israel Apartheid Week on Canadian University Campuses

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What students are talking about today (March 5th)

Source: Macleans, 3-5-13

It’s Israel Apartheid Week again and both Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Stephen Harper condemned the annual hate-fest on Monday. So did at least one student op-ed, in Trent University’s Arthur, whose author argues the term apartheid is inaccurate. There was also a review of a film that compares Israel and apartheid South Africa in The Concordian.

Here’s part of Jason Kenney’s statement:

“I share the concerns of other Canadians about the reckless and overheated rhetoric associated with anti-Israel activities on many Canadian university campuses, and the toxic manner in which these activities are often carried out. There is no better example than the so-called ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ (IAW). Its organizers and participants have a regrettable history of promoting and holding events in ways that disregard the security and rights of Jewish faculty and students, censor other points of view, and limit academic discourse. The disproportionate vitriol directed against the democratic State of Israel during ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ stands in stark and ironic contrast to the silence of IAW organizers on the ongoing atrocities committed by the Syrian regime against its own citizens, and on the rampant brutalities and denial of rights in non-democratic countries in the Middle East, and elsewhere in the world…. Operating under the guise of academic freedom, Israel Apartheid Week is a misleading attempt to delegitimize and demonize the only true liberal democracy in the Middle East.”

Israel Advocacy News February 19, 2013: Creating A New Vision For Israel On Campus at Brandeis University’s Visions for Israel in an Evolving World (bVIEW)

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Creating A New Vision For Israel On Campus

On Jan. 27, Aaron David Miller, a Middle East analyst and an adviser to six secretaries of state, spoke to arguably the most important people in the American Jewish community. They were not lay leaders, rabbis or presidents of Jewish organizations.

Miller spoke to 250 students from more than 15 universities who were gathered at Brandeis University for the first Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World (bVIEW) conference. Those who came to Brandeis were not ordinary students; they were leaders of organizations, many of which were pro-Israel groups, at their universities….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy 101 February 5, 2013: Israel Action Network Advocacy group releases manual IAN FACTs to fight delegitimization of Israel

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Advocacy group releases manual to fight delegitimization of Israel

Source: JTA, 2-5-13

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The Israel Action Network released a new manual aimed at fighting the delegitimization of Israel.

The advocacy group created by the Jewish Federations of North America put out a document called IAN FACTS aimed at countering efforts to isolate the Jewish state….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News January 30, 2013: Dialogue 101: Campus groups seek fresh conversations on Israel

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Dialogue 101: Campus groups seek fresh conversations on Israel

Source: Haaretz, 1-30-13

At Brandeis University, students from every political background are coming together not just to talk about Israel, but also to listen to each other….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News August 9, 2012: ‘StandWithUs’ Launches New Israel Advocacy Program for Teens

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‘StandWithUs’ Launches New Israel Advocacy Program for Teens

Source: Arutz Sheva, 8-9-12

The pro-Israel education and advocacy group StandWithUs is launching a new program aimed at training teenagers from around the United States to become leaders on their future college campuses….READ MORE

StandWithUs launching new Israel advocacy training for teenagers

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A., 8-8-12

The pro-Israel education and advocacy group StandWithUs is launching a new program to help train 48 teenagers from around the U.S….READ MORE