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Jerry Brown Signs Historic Anti-BDS Bill Into Law

On Saturday afternoon, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an historic anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) bill, Assembly Bill 2844, into law, effectively barring companies that engage in discrimination against any sovereign state — including the Jewish state of Israel — from doing business with the Golden State.

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EXCLUSIVE: Pam Geller Places anti-Jihadi Ads on San Francisco Buses

The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) has placed hundreds of ads on buses in San Francisco showing real images of Palestinian youth in jihadi uniforms and violent poses, taken from media in Palestinian Authority media. The ads read: “The Palestinian Authority Teaches Children to Hate,” and ” End All U.S. Aid to the P.A.”

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Hindu Law Student Leaves UCLA After Anti-Israel Harassment

University of California Los Angeles law student Milan Chatterjee, the former president of the school’s Graduate Student Association (GSA), revealed that he is leaving for New York University because of discrimination, bullying and harassment by anti-Israel students at the publicly-funded California school.

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Alarming Spike in Campus Antisemitism Linked to Hatred for Israel

A study released by the AMCHA Initiative details an alarming spike in campus antisemitism during the first half of 2016, and specifically nearly 100 more additional incidents of anti-Zionism — hatred for the Jewish state of Israel — during that time period compared with the same period of time last year.

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Santana Snubs Boycott Movement Ahead Of Concert In Israel

TEL AVIV – Legendary multi-Grammy-award winning guitarist Carlos Santana snubs the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to perform in Tel Aviv at the end of this month after 29 since his last concert in Israel.

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Colorado Governor Stands With Israel And Rejects Boycott Call

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor says he supports a proposal to have the state’s public employee pension fund oppose a boycott seeking to punish Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. The bill won tentative approval in the state Senate on

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BDS Fail: Vienna Cancels Anti-Israel Events at City’s Cultural Center

TEL AVIV – A municipally funded cultural center in Vienna canceled a series of boycott Israel events on Monday, the Jerusalem Post reported. Lisa Grösel, spokeswoman for the Amerlinghaus, said the center “decided in consultation with the event organizers to

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German Public University To Host Boycott Israel Lecture

The Jerusalem Post reports: Ruhr University Bochum – one of Germany’s largest public academic institutions—is slated to hold a Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) lecture targeting the Jewish state from a Palestinian official. The news website Ruhrbarone first reported on Friday on

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WaPo: Israel Earmarks Millions to Fight Boycotters Online

TEL AVIV — Israel is going on the offensive to combat the boycott Israel movement, the Washington Post reported. The Israeli government recently earmarked close to $26 million to fight global attempts at delegitimizing the Jewish state’s right to exist. Most of

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BDS Activists Pressure Jordanian Parliament to Cancel Israeli Gas Deal

TEL AVIV – The Jordanian parliament is considering the cancellation of a natural gas import deal with Israel following pressure from the Jordanian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Members of the Jordanian parliament are expected to participate in the discussion, and

Qatari Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier "Duhail" passes through the Suez Canal on April 1, 2008

Paris City Council Condemns BDS From Both Left and Right

Forward.com reports: The Paris City Council adopted two non-binding resolutions condemning attempts to boycott Israel, which are illegal in France. The two resolutions, one submitted by the Socialist-led coalition of Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the other by center-right members of the

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Israeli Embassy Cables Show Dramatic Boycott Increase

TEL AVIV – Diplomatic cables from Israeli embassies all over the world indicate that the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is gaining significant momentum, the Jerusalem Post reported.  A number of diplomatic cables sent to Israel’s

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