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New U.N. report highlights increase in global antisemitism as special rapporteur notes “fundamentally antisemitic” elements of BDS movement

The United Nations released an unprecedented report on Thursday highlighting a “disproportionate” 38 percent increase in antisemitism across the globe, even in countries that have no Jewish population. The report also identifies certain actions by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement…

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BDS, Antisemitism, and Class

BDS demonstration, photo by Kate Ausburn via Flickr CC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Contemporary antisemitism has the ability to graft itself onto a variety of causes and movements. But the social and information environment in the US and Europe is strongly conditioned…

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Austrian Parliament MPS Pledge to Classify BDS as Antisemitic

Leading Austrian lawmakers have vowed they will declare the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting Israel as antisemitic during the next legislative session. “We hope that words will be followed by deeds and that… there will soon be a parliamentary…

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New Swedish FM : BDS is not Antisemitic

Newly appointed Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde told the Swedish parliament she does not consider the Boycott Divest Sanctions (BDS) movement Antisemitic. Linde said she does not support boycotts but considers the BDS a legitimate, political, non-violent tool, in the…

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Israeli Apartheid Week on a South African Campus

The climactic face-off of the 2019 Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg took place on a wide, sunny plaza, between a statue dedicated to the millions of anonymous miners who had toiled under inhuman conditions…

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Czech lawmakers pass resolution condemning BDS movement

Illustrative: Night view of the Castle and Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic (CC BY-SA 3.0 Jorge Royan/Wikipedia) The lower house of the Czech parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism as well as calls for boycotts…

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Rolling Stone Continues to Promote BDS

See October 13 update below. The antisemitic movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel has gained a lot of traction in the music industry, thanks in large part to the activities of Roger Waters. BDS activists frequently threaten and harass musicians…

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BDS and Antisemitism: Examining the Ministry of Strategic Affairs Report

Omar Barghouti, founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a co-founder of BDS. (photo credit: REUTERS) In recent days, Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry published a report documenting some 100 examples in which activities…

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