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Benjamin Weinthal

Benjamin Weinthal

Benjamin Weinthal is a European correspondent at The Jerusalem Post and a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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US academic group overwhelmingly rejects BDS

Academics from the elite organization Modern Language Association (MLA) voted on Wednesday by a significant margin to reject a boycott of Israeli universities. MLA members voted 1,954 to 885 to “refrain from endorsing the boycott” of Israeli academic institutions advocated…

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Berlin social democratic party declares BDS antisemitic

Members of Berlin’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) passed a resolution on Saturday in support of Israel, condemning the boycott,divestment,sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting the Jewish state. The SPD’s 17,500 member organization declared at their convention that “they oppose the antisemitic BDS…

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What Can Trump Do to Stop the BDS Movement?

In late December, with just weeks left in his administration, former U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a shot in the arm to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, or BDS. Obama instructed the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha…

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The rise of German academic BDS

A German University seminar designed to teach that Israel harvests Palestinians’ organs ignited a new debate about anti-Semitism this week. There is, however, a kind of poverty to the discussion. Anti-Semitism without anti-Semites largely captures the parameters of the debate…

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