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

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 April 9, 2013: Yeshiva University Law School Group Incites Fury With Choice to Honor Former President Jimmy Carter

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Law School Group Incites Fury With Choice to Honor Carter

Source: NYT, 4-9-13

The editors of a journal at Yeshiva University’s law school have set off a major conflict by bestowing a peace award on former President Jimmy Carter, who has harshly criticized Israel….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News April 1, 2013: York University Federation of Students endorses Israel boycott

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York Federation of Students endorses Israel boycott

Jewish students say they’re victims of discrimination

Source: Macleans, 4-1-13

The York Federation of Students has endorsed the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign at York University, causing an uproar from those who disagree with its aims.

This decision was made during a meeting called by the YFS’ executive members on March 21, when a motion was put forth to endorse the campaign, resulting in a vote of 18-2 in favour….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News March 31, 2013: York University’s student association endorses BDS Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel

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Canada’s largest student association endorses Israel boycott

Source: JTA, 3-31-13

The largest student association in Canada passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.

With the passage late last week of the resolution, York University’s student association joins two others in Canada — the University of Toronto and Montreal’s Concordia University graduate student associations — in endorsing the BDS campaign, according to the York University Excalibur newspaper.

The York Federation of Students voted 18-2 in favor of the resolution, but it has no actual bearing on the university’s investment portfolio….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 February 1, 2013: Lecture by Group Urging Boycott of Israel Sparks Outrage at Brooklyn College

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Lecture by Group Urging Boycott of Israel Sparks Outrage at Brooklyn College

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 2-1-13

Officials at Brooklyn College are defending a campus event, cosponsored by the institution’s political-science department, that features a lecture by a group that supports a boycott of Israel, The New York Times reported. A planned appearance by speakers from the group B.D.S., which stands for “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions,” has drawn withering criticism from pro-Israel groups on the campus and some local politicians, who argue that the event is inappropriate and academically biased….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