Anthropologists Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of BDS - Breaking News. The academic group representing American anthropologists voted by an overwhelming 1,040-to-138 margin on Friday night to approve a proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The measure, which bans collaborations between the association and Israeli universities, will now go on to the group’s full 10,000-strong membership for an electronic vote in coming months. “By supporting the boycott, anthropologists are taking a stand for justice through action in solidarity with Palestinians,” the pro=BDS group Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions said in a statement after the vote. A related measure to block the boycott vote was defeated by a similarly wide margin, with 1,173 voting against and 196 in favor. Supporters of BDS predicted the full membership will enact the measure. “We are confident that the membership as a whole will come to the same conclusion that those of us in the room did,” the group said in a statement.
The Peel Commission. (July 1937) : Table of Contents | History & Overview | Timeline of British Rule At the height of the 1936-39 disturbances, a royal commission of inquiry came to Palestine from London to investigate the roots of the Arab-Jewish conflict and to propose solutions. The commission, headed by Lord Robert Peel, heard a great deal of testimony in Palestine, and in July 1937 issued its recommendations: to abolish the Mandate and partition the country between the two peoples. Only a zone between Jaffa and Jerusalem would remain under the British mandate and international supervision.
The Jewish state would include the coastal strip stretching from Mount Carmel to south of Be'er Tuvia, as well as the Jezreel Valley and the Galilee. To overcome demarcation problems, it was proposed that land exchanges be carried out concurrently with the transfer of population from one area to the other. Sources: Israeli Foreign Ministry. Myths & Facts: Partition (Chapter 3) Myths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Pogrom. A pogrom is generally an organized attack on lives and/or property of Jews. The term has been generalized to include attacks on other minorities. The word came into use in Russia sometime in the 19th century, probably around 1882, but there were pogroms in Odessa in 1821, 1849 and 1859.
("Odessa Pogroms" article by John D. Klice in Levy, Richard S. ed, "Antisemitism," A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution, ABC-CLIO, 2005, p 519). The word pogrom in Russian is погром, derived from the verb громить, [grahm' it] "to break up, destroy, lay waste, to demolish violently.
" It came to English from the Yiddish. The classic characteristics of a pogrom, applied to a greater or lesser extent are: The victims are nationals of the same group as the attackers. It is more difficult to decide whether or not the genocidal attacks of the government supported Janjawid gangs in the Sudan are pogroms. Pogrom Causes Pogroms against Jews took place because of religious prejudice. Jews in Pogroms. Matisyahu: Anti-Semitism at Spanish festival was something I never experienced before - Diaspora. Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu said he felt unsafe last week performing at the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Spain, facing a crowd that included a number of people waving Palestinian flags and flipping him the middle finger.
“People were standing on each other’s shoulders with flags giving me the middle finger. It was intense,” Matisyahu said in an interview that appeared on the Daily Beast website on Sunday. “It was not peaceful. It was like ‘F*** you, Matisyahu.’ “I just assumed everyone in the festival was going to be regular reggae festival-goers, so I got really nervous.
Matisyahu performed at the festival a week from Saturday night after the organizers buckled under heavy pressure from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Valencia and dis-invited him when he would not come out in favor of a Palestinian state, only to re-invite him when this sparked international outrage. “I responded that I was sort of taken aback they would ask me for it. “You hear stories. Norwegian bank issues anti-Semitic credit card, says sorry - Diaspora. A pro-Israel advocacy organization demanded an explanation from a Norwegian bank after the company issued a credit card bearing blatantly anti-Semitic images. The Hallelu Foundation, which aims to promote a positive perception of Israel around the world, came across the bank card after it was issued by one of Norway's largest banking firms, DNB, to an Australian national residing in the Scandinavian country.
The card features a centuries old trope of the hook-nosed Jew, wearing a kippah and a prayer shawl, rejoicing against the backdrop of gold coins. The DNB logo can be seen beside the image. Upon hearing of the anti-Semitic illustration, the Hallelu foundation immediately contacted DNB's corporate staff. The pro-Israel group passed the image to the company via email and within a short period of time received a response. "We have, however, strict guidelines for what kind of pictures that are allowed, and this control is manual. Campuses are flooded with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) - Opinion. A great deal has been written recently, and rightly so, about the rise of anti-Israel sentiment on American college campuses. Twelve years ago, when I first proposed that one could use the “three Ds” – double standards, delegitimization and demonization – to distinguish legitimate criticism of Israel from anti-Semitism, most of the examples I found to illustrate my points came from Europe and international organizations.
Yet today, nearly every American campus is as awash in double standards, efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state and rhetoric demonizing Israel as the newspapers of Europe or the committees of the United Nations. For this reason, the Jewish Agency’s Israel Fellows program, designed to connect Jewish college students with Israel, is the most quickly growing of all of the agency’s initiatives. From its humble origins just five years ago, with representatives, or shlichim, on a dozen campuses, it now reaches more than 80 colleges and universities, with more to come.
Dershowitz: BDS movement targets Israel but ignores human rights offenses worldwide - Arab-Israeli Conflict. Citing a litany of nations across the globe guilty of egregious human rights offenses that have not been subjected to international boycotts, renowned jurist Alan Dershowitz lambasted the BDS movement at a B’nai B’rith International ceremony honoring Israeli journalists Monday night.
“Whenever I debate BDS, I always throw out the following challenge to my students all over the world,” Dershowitz told International Jerusalem Post editor Liat Collins in an on-stage interview at Jerusalem’s Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. “Name a single country in the history of the world faced with internal and external threats comparable to those faced by Israel that has ever had a better record in human rights; a better record with compliance of the rule of law; a better record of concern for civilians?
“I have been asking that question now for 20 years probably to a million people around the world, and I’ve never gotten a single person even to stand up and name a country, because you can’t do it.” Israel’s enemy within: Young militant settlers. Show caption An Israeli soldier walks past a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists killing an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injuring a four-year-old brother and both their parents at Kafr Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2015.
Photo courtesy REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini This image is available for web and print publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. AHIYA, West Bank — Elhanan Shmidov views this illegal Jewish outpost, within earshot of the drumming ceremonies of nearby Palestinian villages, as the epitome of “self-sacrifice,” where “good Jews” like him carry out the holy mission of populating this contested land. Shmidov, like many of his neighbors, said residents must defend their place in communities like his throughout “Judea and Samaria,” the biblical name referring to land that was once the domain of the ancient Jewish kingdom. READ: The Iran deal: 10 lessons for American Jewish leaders (Shira Rubin writes for USA Today.) Boycotters Depend on One Industry not to Boycott Israel - Op-Eds - Arutz Sheva. The boycott movement’s plan to isolate Israel may flounder or prosper.
Call that a truism. Whether boycotters prosper, depends on a certain industry not joining the boycott. Call that a paradox. The harder this non-boycotting industry works, the better for the boycott movement. Likely or not, call that a proposition. Could it be a valid one? What business could possibly support BDS by doing a brisk trade with the pariah Israel? The human rights business could. As to human rights being a business, merely look at the sustainability factors in favor of the participants: heaps of capital, free, on demand; global reach, well-connected stakeholders, media channels beating a path to the door, and a product for which the world has a gluttonous appetite.
The industry is led by a Big Five club, the members of which are famous brands: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Christian Aid, Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. The Israeli outfit, B’Tselem, is an aggressive promoter of its brand. Boycotters Depend on One Industry not to Boycott Israel - Op-Eds - Arutz Sheva. The boycott movement’s plan to isolate Israel may flounder or prosper. Call that a truism. Whether boycotters prosper, depends on a certain industry not joining the boycott. Call that a paradox. The harder this non-boycotting industry works, the better for the boycott movement. The human rights business could.
As to human rights being a business, merely look at the sustainability factors in favor of the participants: heaps of capital, free, on demand; global reach, well-connected stakeholders, media channels beating a path to the door, and a product for which the world has a gluttonous appetite. The industry is led by a Big Five club, the members of which are famous brands: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Christian Aid, Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. There are hundreds of second-tier entities, a bewildering number of them operating in tiny Israel and the 'West Bank', or even Gaza. The Israeli outfit, B’Tselem, is an aggressive promoter of its brand. Mend the Fabric of Our Community | Joshua L. Schonfeld. At almost every Jewish event one might have attended in the last 25 years or so, you are likely to have heard the phrase “Tikkun Olam” — repairing or healing the world. The expression, used to explain part of the mission of the Jewish people, is inspirational, and without qualification, it has fostered many admirable charitable and humanitarian efforts over the years.
That is not, however, the subject of this essay. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! As I see it, we have emphasized Tikkun Olam to the exclusion of so many of the other important teachings of our Jewish Heritage. One of the concepts that is lost is that of Kol Yisrael Aravim Zeh l’Zeh — “All of Israel is responsible for one another.”
One of the most powerful lessons I learned in Jewish Day School was that Sinat Chinum (baseless hatred) led to the fall of the Second Temple. This brings me back to Tikkun Olam. Mend the Fabric of Our Community | Joshua L. Schonfeld. New Jersey doubles state allocation for Holocaust survivors. New Jersey has doubled the allocation in its state budget for Holocaust survivors. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up!
The state’s Jewish Family Service agencies will receive $400,000 in the new fiscal year to serve Holocaust survivors as part of a “Grants in Aid” allocation, the New Jersey Jewish News reported. The allocation announced earlier this month brings the three-year total to $1 million in state funding for services to New Jersey’s 4,700 Holocaust survivors, according to the newspaper. The additional funding will provide survivors with 11,000 hours of home care service, 3,000 meals, and 1,500 hours of case work and social service needs management, according to the New Jersey Jewish News. “We are grateful to Gov. Jewish Times. Iran's Khamenei hails his people for demanding Death to America and Israel. Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday hailed the Iranian masses for demanding the destruction of Israel and America, and said he hoped that God would answer their prayers. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In a viciously anti-US speech delivered in Tehran four days after Iran and the world powers signed an accord designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised “the slogans of the people of Iran” which “indicated what directions they’re heading for,” according to the English translation of his speech by Iran’s Press TV.
At Al-Quds day rallies last week, Khamenei noted appreciatively, “You heard ‘Death to Israel’, ‘Death to the US.’ You could hear it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans. Crowds in Tehran listen to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on July 18, 2015 (YouTube screenshot) He castigated America for its support of Israel — which he called the “terrorist, child-killing Zionist regime.” UK's Cameron: Jewish-centric conspiracy theories must be challenged. Conspiracy theories of a powerful Jewish cabal or a Western plan to destroy Islam must be challenged in efforts to counter radicalization, British Prime Minister David Cameron will say on Monday.
Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In a speech in the central English city of Birmingham, Cameron is to announce a five-year plan to tackle home-grown Islamic extremism and help communities integrate in Britain. “You don’t have to support violence to subscribe to certain intolerant ideas which create a climate in which extremists can flourish,” Cameron is to say, according to released remarks. “Ideas also based on conspiracy that Jews exercise malevolent power or that Western powers, in concert with Israel, are deliberately humiliating Muslims, because they aim to destroy Islam.” He is also to attack views that hold poverty and Western foreign policy responsible for terrorism. God-Wrestling in the Footsteps of Jeremiah - Judaism - Arutz Sheva. And in this chapter from Jeremiah we find the strangest thing: The prophet chastises the Jewish People for not questioning and challenging G-d!
“Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. Thus saith the LORD: what unrighteousness have your fathers found in Me, that they have strayed so far from Me, and have followed worthless idols and have become themselves worthless? They did not ask: 'Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt; that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of ravines, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt? ' And I brought you into a land of fruitful fields, to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled My land, and made My heritage an abomination.
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WELCOME, WELL SORT OF, FRANCOIS : Rabbi Wein : Jewish Destiny. MATOT-MASEI : Rabbi Wein : Jewish Destiny. Ethics Index Page. Gaza kids were encouraged to play in the streets during Operation Protective Edge bombing runs. Obama trying end-run around Congress to have UN approve Iran deal. BDS Cookbook » Statement of Jewish Organizations on BDS. BDS Cookbook » Five-Minute Recipe. Meet the organization fighting the uphill battle against BDS. No holds barred: Moving past Chabad’s reluctance on Zionism to fight BDS - Opinion. Israel presents: How to fight BDS the wrong way - Opinion - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.
Fighting BDS: Keep calm and get creative - Opinion. No Holds Barred: Six ways to fight BDS lies on campus - Opinion.