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A Demonstrator holds a flag while wearing a t-shirt carrying images of Iranian spritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a rally to mark Al-Quds day on the last friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Sydney on August 2, 2013. Demonstrators carrying banners …

Florida Senator Under Fire for Links to Boycott Israel Movement

Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Gov. Chris Christie fields questions at a wide-ranging news conference, March 3, 2016 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Gov. Chris Christie Hands BDS Latest Defeat

Chris Christie, the New Jersey Governor who ran for the Republican Presidential nomination, signed into law legislation targeting the boycott movement Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement).

Anti-Israel demonstrators march behind a banner of the BDS organization in Marseille, June 13.. (photo credit:GEORGES ROBERT / AFP)

In Huge Blow To Israel, Netherlands Declares BDS ‘Free Speech’

The Jerusalem Post reports: Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders announced Thursday that calls to boycott the Jewish state fall within the limits of free speech, undermining intensive Israeli diplomatic efforts to sway European capitals to outlaw the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement.

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Israeli Minister: Criticizing Israel Is The New Anti-Semitism

The Washington Post reports: JERUSALEM — Israel’s justice minister, Ayelet Shaked, on Wednesday slammed European leaders who criticize Israel and advocates of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the country, accusing them of simply swapping old anti-Semitic tropes for a new format.

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WATCH: Palestinian TV Report Extols Anti-Israel BDS Campaign

JAFFA, Israel – The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in the United States has been a major success with many hitherto unaffiliated populations signing up for the anti-Israel cause, a top Palestinian journalist reported.

Religious leader and philosopher Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, speaks during a press conference in central London on March 2, 2016. Rabbi Sacks was named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize.

Former UK Chief Rabbi: Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism

Arutz Sheva reports: Britain’s former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (pictured) has written a blistering op-ed slamming modern-day anti-Zionism as the “new anti-Semitism.”  In his Newsweek article, published Sunday, Rabbi Sacks refers to figures showing how escalating anti-Semitism has left many

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) meets with Israeli parliament member Hilik Bar in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 16, 2014.

Israeli Lawmaker To Encourage Alabama To Pass Anti-Boycott Legislation

The Jerusalem Post reports: Knesset Deputy Speaker Hilik Bar (pictured) will address both houses of the Alabama State Legislature on the topic of Israel’s security challenges and US-Israel cooperation next week. Alabama Lt.-Gov. Kay Ivey invited Bar to speak before a joint

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Spanish City Scraps BDS Motion, Denounces Boycott As Discriminatory

The Jerusalem Post reports: One month after passing a motion supporting a boycott against Israel, the Spanish municipality of Aviles distanced itself from that position and denounced it as discriminatory. The northern city’s council on Saturday nullified its January motion

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Chicago Billboard Calling for Israel Boycott to be Removed

The Times of Israel reports: A billboard in Chicago calling for a boycott of Israel will be removed following a public outcry. Lamar Advertising, which leases billboards throughout the country, announced in a Facebook post on Friday that it would

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ADL Supports Soccer Star Ronaldo Amid Anti-Israel Twitter Attacks

The Anti-Defamation League is pushing back against social media backlash in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s appearance in an Israeli cable TV commercial. The ADL sent out the following Tweet in response to a Breitbart Jerusalem article posted on Twitter by the news

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Paper: Hillary Plans to Attack Sanders on Israel

TEL AVIV – After losing in New Hampshire, there are indications Hillary Clinton will use Sen. Bernie Sanders lack of significant support for the Jewish state as a campaign tactic to woo Jewish and pro-Israel voters.

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REPORT: Over 40% of EU Citizens Hold ‘Anti-Semitic’ Views

An official Israeli government report into global anti-Semitism published Sunday shows more than 40 per cent of European Union citizens hold anti-Semitic views, with “Islamic elements” prominent in its creation. The Annual Evaluation of the Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism was presented to

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France’s Criminalisation of Israel Boycotts Sparks Free-Speech Debate

France’s prime minister has criticised boycotts of Israeli products, saying they fuel anti-Semitic sentiment. But critics say using France’s strict laws against “inciting discrimination” to criminalise the boycotts violates free speech. Addressing a meeting of the Crif, the umbrella group