September 6, 2019

Kentucky applauded for becoming 26th anti-BDS state

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr From Staff and Wire Reports Christians United for Israel, America’s largest pro-Israel advocacy group, has joined Jewish organizations in commending the state of Kentucky for becoming one of the growing number of states […]
August 2, 2019

California considering anti-Israel “ethnic studies” curriculum with antisemitic tropes

The anti-Israel “Arab World Studies Notebook,” pictured, has been used to educate Massachusetts students in the Newton schools. Photo Credit: Amazon. By Jackson Richman and Sean Savage (JNS) Hostility toward Israel and its supporters across college campuses throughout the United […]
July 31, 2019

New report highlights ties between IfNotNow and anti-Semitic pro-Palestinian group

In January, members of IfNotNow protested against Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon’s visit to New Orleans. By Eliana Rudee (JNS, July 30) — The progressive Jewish activist group IfNotNow has generated several headlines in the past year by challenging mainstream American […]
July 11, 2019

Opinion: A Little Good News from Campus

By Mitchell Bard It’s been another academic year, and another year in the endless campus war against Israel. Its enemies are relentless and undeterred by facts, law, or morality. You have undoubtedly read articles throughout the year documenting the challenges […]
April 29, 2019

Sixth BDS national conference sheds light on movement’s intentions and terrorist affiliates

A view of the BDS National Conference held in Ramallah in the West Bank in March 2019. Credit: BDS National Committee via Facebook. By Eliana Rudee (JNS) — At the sixth BDS National Conference on March 16 in Ramallah, the […]
January 29, 2019

When is the tent too big? Boston Jewish umbrella kicks out group over BDS support

Members of the Boston Workmen’s Circle attending a rally. Credit: Boston Workmen’s Circle via Facebook. By Sean Savage (JNS) — The decision in January by the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to pass a resolution declaring that any member […]
January 24, 2019

Federal court upholds anti-BDS bill in Arkansas

(JNS) A federal judge upheld an Arkansas law that forbids state agencies from investing in or contracting with companies that boycott Israel. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller threw out a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf […]
January 7, 2019

All talk: The United Church of Christ’s Non-existent Boycott

At the United Church of Christ (UCC) General Synod in Cleveland, Rev. Mitri Raheb, a Palestinian Christian and pastor of the evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, called the UCC’s resolution to divest from Israel “a strong […]
December 21, 2018

“Loyalty oath” lawsuit reporting mis-represents Texas anti-BDS law

On May 2, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an anti-BDS bill at the Jewish Community Center in Austin Faced with a growing number of states pushing back against groups that would boycott Israel, a new tactic for boycott supporters […]
February 1, 2018

Some Jewish groups, activists backed the NOLA BDS resolution

Anti-Israel activists from Jewish Voice for Peace at the Jan. 25 New Orleans City Council meeting While there were many groups in the Jewish community who mobilized to battle Resolution R-18-5, opposition was by no means unanimous. At the Jan. […]