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The Sally Rooney episode: BDS proves once again that it’s all about the anti-Semitism

The Sally Rooney episode: BDS proves once again that it’s all about the anti-Semitism

Rooney's translation refusal and Ben & Jerry’s singling out Israel for boycotts, tell us all we need to know about Jew-hatred. Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 13/10/2021 07:00
Bestselling author won't let her novel be translated into Hebrew

Bestselling author won't let her novel be translated into Hebrew

Sally Rooney backs anti-Israel boycott, won’t let her new novel ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You?’ be published in Hebrew.Ben Sales, JTA, 12/10/2021 07:13
Toronto's York University student union hires pro-BDS group to lead anti-Semitism training

Toronto's York University student union hires pro-BDS group to lead anti-Semitism training

Student union also criticized for holding the session on a Jewish holiday.Dan Verbin, 30/09/2021 22:59
74 Jewish groups urge California governor to veto ethnic studies bill

74 Jewish groups urge California governor to veto ethnic studies bill

3,000 residents also sign petition calling for Governor Newsom to veto bill out of concerns curriculum will be overtly anti-Semitic.Dan Verbin, 30/09/2021 22:29
The German ‘anti-Semitism commissioner’ who enables BDS, Jew-hatred and Iran

The German ‘anti-Semitism commissioner’ who enables BDS, Jew-hatred and Iran

Rabbi Cooper of the Wiesenthal Center said re Blume that 'the job of an anti-Semitism commissioner is to fight it and not spread it'. Op-ed.Benjamin Weinthal, 30/09/2021 21:56
After a fight, Seattle City Council won’t bar police from training with Israeli forces

After a fight, Seattle City Council won’t bar police from training with Israeli forces

Bill pushed by Seattle city council member narrowly fails, 4 to 5, ending bid to block police from training with Israeli forces.Ben Sales, JTA, 29/09/2021 07:54
Texas to divest from Ben & Jerry's

Texas to divest from Ben & Jerry's

Texas adds Ben & Jerry's and its parent company, Unilever, to the state's list of companies that boycott Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 25/09/2021 00:00
Main LA teachers union indefinitely shelves BDS resolution

Main LA teachers union indefinitely shelves BDS resolution

At heated meeting, Los Angeles teachers union approves board motion to indefinitely postpone voting on BDS resolutions.Dan Verbin, Canada, 24/09/2021 19:38
Florida expected to divest from Unilever next month

Florida expected to divest from Unilever next month

Florida's top pension investment officer says state has not received 'meaningful response' from Unilever after Ben & Jerry's boycott.Gary Willig, 21/09/2021 23:10
San Francisco union shelves BDS resolution

San Francisco union shelves BDS resolution

SF union goes against rising trend of labor groups putting forward BDS resolutions, much to the outcry of many pro-Israel union members.Dan Verbin, 15/09/2021 16:05
Burlington, Vermont to vote on support for BDS today

Burlington, Vermont to vote on support for BDS today

Vermont's largest city could become first US city to endorse BDS in vote taken in middle of Jewish High Holidays.Gary Willig, 13/09/2021 17:25
Scottish government slammed over BDS supporting coalition partner

Scottish government slammed over BDS supporting coalition partner

Green Party in 2015 endorsed pro-BDS and Hamas declaration stating that Zionism is racist, and calling for end to Israel as a Jewish state.Dan Verbin, Canada, 06/09/2021 21:37
LA Teachers Union to Vote on pro-BDS motion

LA Teachers Union to Vote on pro-BDS motion

At September meeting, the largest teachers union in LA will vote on whether to support BDS and call on President Biden to end aid to Israel.Dan Verbin, 03/09/2021 17:03
Did ADL really say BDS is not always antisemitic?

Did ADL really say BDS is not always antisemitic?

Former Israeli Amb. to the UN Danny Danon explained it: “BDS is the 21st Century incarnation of an old disease called antisemitism.” Op-edMorton A. Klein, 27/08/2021 10:52
Zionist Org of America slams ADL for stating not all BDS resolutions are anti-Semitic

Zionist Org of America slams ADL for stating not all BDS resolutions are anti-Semitic

ZOA calls out ADL for saying "situations vary widely with BDS" when it comes to anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, 25/08/2021 16:49
Arizona to review possible Ben & Jerry's sanctions

Arizona to review possible Ben & Jerry's sanctions

Arizona becomes eighth state to begin reviewing whether Ben & Jerry’s boycott of Judea and Samaria merits sanctions.Elad Benari, 17/08/2021 05:08
The world of BDS

The world of BDS

How many times, over the millennia, were those “Palestinian” Muslims exiled from the land? Ethnically cleansed? Removed? Hmmm. Never. Op-ed.Diane Bederman, 16/08/2021 12:00
Holocaust survivors call for legislators to oppose California ethnic studies bill

Holocaust survivors call for legislators to oppose California ethnic studies bill

Holocaust survivors and descendants sign letter urging Jewish legislators in California not to back curriculum accused of anti-Jewish bias.Dan Verbin, 13/08/2021 16:42
Supreme Court overturns government decision to invalidate Israel Prize nominee

Supreme Court overturns government decision to invalidate Israel Prize nominee

Education Minister accused Prof. Goldreich of being a BDS supporter & unworthy of 2021 prize.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2021 12:53
Mayor of NJ town home to Unilever HQ slams Ben & Jerry's boycott

Mayor of NJ town home to Unilever HQ slams Ben & Jerry's boycott

In letter, mayor of Englewood Cliffs, NJ strongly urged Unilever to reconsider Ben & Jerry's decision to boycott Judea and Samaria.Dan Verbin, 10/08/2021 21:11
U of North Carolina criticized for course on Israel instructor's anti-Israel bias

U of North Carolina criticized for course on Israel instructor's anti-Israel bias

Leaders and advocacy orgs denounce university for continuing a trend of hiring anti-Zionist instructors to teach students about Israel.Dan Verbin, 09/08/2021 21:35
US Jewish org applauds stand taken by Ben & Jerry's franchisees

US Jewish org applauds stand taken by Ben & Jerry's franchisees

Thirty American franchises send letter to Ben & Jerry's executives denouncing company's decision to boycott Judea and Samaria.Dan Verbin, 05/08/2021 15:04
The legal pitfalls facing Ben & Jerry's and their parent company

The legal pitfalls facing Ben & Jerry's and their parent company

Ice cream BDS is a sticky business. Don’t be misled by attempts to sanitize the antisemitic scheme as social awareness. It's illegal. Op-ed.Leonard Grunstein, 04/08/2021 12:20
German human rights NGO blasts Ben & Jerry's over Judea and Samaria boycott

German human rights NGO blasts Ben & Jerry's over Judea and Samaria boycott

The Amadeu Antonio Stiftung Foundation is ending its partnership with the ice cream maker saying its boycott promotes anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, Canada, 30/07/2021 22:07
NY senator slams anti-Israel CUNY union, supports Jewish profs who resigned in protest

NY senator slams anti-Israel CUNY union, supports Jewish profs who resigned in protest

Anna Kaplan says that CUNY Jewish profs were left feeling like they had a "knife in the back" after union ignored their concerns.Dan Verbin, 29/07/2021 19:18
Swiss Jewish community slams Swiss Press Council’s pro-BDS stance

Swiss Jewish community slams Swiss Press Council’s pro-BDS stance

Swiss Jewish Federation outraged after country's press council rules against magazine that printed article linking BDS to anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, 28/07/2021 22:07
Coalition of Jewish groups works to derail LA teachers union BDS resolution

Coalition of Jewish groups works to derail LA teachers union BDS resolution

L.A. Parents Against Antisemitism group using letter campaign to get teachers on their side before a September union vote on a BDS motion.Dan Verbin, 28/07/2021 20:45
Ben & Jerry's owner Unilever: We reject BDS

Ben & Jerry's owner Unilever: We reject BDS

Unilever CEO Alan Jope informs ADL chief that company rejects BDS after subsidiary boycotts Judea and Samaria.Gary Willig, 27/07/2021 19:41
'Boycotts harm the boycotters more than Israel'

'Boycotts harm the boycotters more than Israel'

Foreign Ministry leads inter-ministerial discussion on government's response to Ben & Jerry's boycott of Judea and Samaria..Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 19:25
CUNY hops on the BDS bandwagon

CUNY hops on the BDS bandwagon

When did it become de rigeuer for professors to let their political views color their on-campus activities? Op-ed.Alan Bergstein, 27/07/2021 10:49
Anti-BDS banner flown over Ben & Jerry's headquarters

Anti-BDS banner flown over Ben & Jerry's headquarters

Israeli-American Council flies banner reading 'Serve Ice Cream, Not Hate' over Vermont headquarters of Ben & Jerry's.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 17:43
Hempstead becomes first US town to boycott Ben & Jerry's

Hempstead becomes first US town to boycott Ben & Jerry's

Town of Hempstead, NY will cut all business ties with both Ben & Jerry's and its parent company, Unilever.Ido Ben Porat, 25/07/2021 20:39
Exposing Anuradha Mittal, the Jew-hater who pushed Ben & Jerry's to boycott Israel

Exposing Anuradha Mittal, the Jew-hater who pushed Ben & Jerry's to boycott Israel

B&J Chairman's twitter account with 107 anti-Israel tweets has one where she describes the creation of Israel as a “catastrophe." Op-ed.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 22/07/2021 19:57
Ben & Jerry's 'insider' links company board to activist kicked out of Israel

Ben & Jerry's 'insider' links company board to activist kicked out of Israel

Inside source claims Ben & Jerry's board advised by former director of Human Rights Watch in Israel who was expelled from the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 18:09
Shaked appeals to Christian friends of Israel to fight Ben & Jerry's boycott

Shaked appeals to Christian friends of Israel to fight Ben & Jerry's boycott

Interior Minister asks Christians United for Israel leaders to help in fight to reverse ice cream brand's boycott.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 16:26
Texas examining whether Ben & Jerry's violates anti-BDS law

Texas examining whether Ben & Jerry's violates anti-BDS law

Unilever could lose $100 million from Texas if Ben & Jerry's is found to be in violation of state anti-BDS law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 16:09
PA to Europe: Boycott the 'settlements'

PA to Europe: Boycott the 'settlements'

Senior Fatah official calls on European governments to ban commercial dealings with the "settlements".Dalit Halevi, 22/07/2021 03:33
Long Island town takes action against Ben & Jerry's

Long Island town takes action against Ben & Jerry's

Town of Hempstead to cut ties and municipal contracts with Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 01:04
'Tell Ben & Jerry's their business will suffer'

'Tell Ben & Jerry's their business will suffer'

Yesha Council chairman asks owner of Kof-K kashrut certification organization to convey to Ben & Jerry's the consequences of their boycott.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 18:50
CEO of Ben & Jerry's Israel: Boycott 'not a consideration'

CEO of Ben & Jerry's Israel: Boycott 'not a consideration'

The owner of Israel's Ben & Jerry's franchise says he's disgusted with the company's discriminatory practices.i24NEWS, 21/07/2021 14:26
Ice cream that leaves a bad taste in our mouths

Ice cream that leaves a bad taste in our mouths

The bitter taste left by Ben & Jerry has seen a grassroots backlash against this company in Jewish neighborhoods around the world. Op-ed.Barry Shaw, 21/07/2021 12:22
US responds to Ben & Jerry's: Against all forms of BDS

US responds to Ben & Jerry's: Against all forms of BDS

State Department spokesman says he will not condemn a private company but opposes all attempts to delegitimize Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 21:52
UPenn pro-Palestinian group calls for cancellation of school trip to Israel

UPenn pro-Palestinian group calls for cancellation of school trip to Israel

Newly formed group attacks 7-day tour of Israel as "well-funded campaign" to "deflect attention...from ongoing human rights abuses."Dan Verbin, 20/07/2021 21:10
Ben & Jerry's Israel sales jump 21%

Ben & Jerry's Israel sales jump 21%

Israelis show support for Israeli company which manufactures popular ice cream in Israel after global corporation announces boycott.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 17:03
US: Kosher supermarkets drop Ben & Jerry's

US: Kosher supermarkets drop Ben & Jerry's

Numerous supermarket chains announce they will not stock Ben & Jerry's ice cream after company announces boycott of Judea and Samaria.Gary Willig, 20/07/2021 15:41
CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Israel: They have been pressuring me for a year and a half

CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Israel: They have been pressuring me for a year and a half

CEO of Ben & Jerry's Israel responds to global company's decision not to sell in Judea and Samaria: I do not intend to surrender.Elad Benari, 20/07/2021 03:14
Jewish leaders in Israel and abroad slam Ben & Jerry's Judea and Samaria boycott

Jewish leaders in Israel and abroad slam Ben & Jerry's Judea and Samaria boycott

Government officials and opinion leaders derided the ice cream company's 'hypocrisy' in boycotting services to Judea & Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 20:26
Ben & Jerry's: We will not sell our products in the "Occupied Palestinian Territories"

Ben & Jerry's: We will not sell our products in the "Occupied Palestinian Territories"

Popular ice cream company to continue doing business within pre-'67 borders, but ends services in Judea and Samaria in BDS win.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 17:50
Report: UN funds BDS organizations

Report: UN funds BDS organizations

Im Tirtzu report finds UN is funding 19 organizations which support BDS including 2 which are branches of PFLP terrorist organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 09:57
Israeli singer Noga Erez apologizes for BDS controversy

Israeli singer Noga Erez apologizes for BDS controversy

Singer clarifies remarks, says she does not support BDS and loves her country. 'I should have chosen my words more carefully.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 22:49
War And Pieces: The shape of US teachers’ anti-Israel drive

War And Pieces: The shape of US teachers’ anti-Israel drive

Amani Barakat must be joking when she twice touts the “peaceful” tactics of an anti-Israel drive among West Coast teachers’ unions. Op-ed.Bruce S. Ticker, 04/07/2021 08:47
Jewish leader of Canadian Green Party faces non-confidence vote over former pro-Israel aid

Jewish leader of Canadian Green Party faces non-confidence vote over former pro-Israel aid

Former staffer Noah Zatzman calls vote “evidence of an organization whose leadership fosters a culture of systemic anti-Semitism.”Dan Verbin, 01/07/2021 20:15
Largest US teachers union to vote on extreme anti-Israel motions

Largest US teachers union to vote on extreme anti-Israel motions

National teachers union's anti-Israel motions will "only add more fuel to the fire" of rising anti-Semitism, says StandWithUs.Dan Verbin, 24/06/2021 22:06
CUNY Jewish studies faculty sign letter slamming anti-Israel union motion

CUNY Jewish studies faculty sign letter slamming anti-Israel union motion

40 Jewish studies faculty members at the City University of New York condemn faculty union resolution charging Israel with “apartheid.”Dan Verbin, 22/06/2021 21:02
BDS activist expelled from Israel invited to address the Knesset

BDS activist expelled from Israel invited to address the Knesset

Human Rights Watch regional director Omar Shakir, who was expelled from Israel in 2019 over his support for BDS, poised to address Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2021 16:47
CUNY faculty union passes 'incredibly one-sided' anti-Israel resolution

CUNY faculty union passes 'incredibly one-sided' anti-Israel resolution

Motion accusing Israel of "massacre" in Gaza and making no mention of Hamas rockets calls for supporting BDS, passes 84-34.Dan Verbin, 15/06/2021 15:03
Galant: Professor who supported BDS won't receive Israel Prize

Galant: Professor who supported BDS won't receive Israel Prize

Education Minister announces that Israel Prize in Computer Science will not be awarded to Professor Oded Goldreich.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/06/2021 23:17