How Trump’s New Anti-Semitism Order Effectively Criminalizes Dissent

Trump’s anti-Semitism bill is unlikely to dampen the flames of hatred towards Jewish Americans or make them feel safer; indeed, outlawing criticism of Israel may have the opposite effect.

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today purporting to target anti-Semitism on college campuses. However, the measure is understood on all sides as an attempt to outlaw the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and criticism of Israel more generally. The order would mean educational institutions receiving federal

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The Myth of a Disunited and Dysfunctional Palestine Is an Israeli Invention

The myth of the disunited and dysfunctional Palestinian is very much an Israeli invention that precedes the inception of Hamas, and even Fatah. This Zionist notion, which has been embraced by the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, argues that ‘Israel has no peace partner’.

Lebanon Palestine Israel

The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward

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Thought Police: US, Israel Increasingly Banning & Deporting Ideological Enemies

Israel and the US are simultaneously stepping up repression in the form of travel restrictions against critics of Israel’s human rights violations.

Israel and the U.S. are simultaneously stepping up repression in the form of travel restrictions against critics of the apartheid state. A Palestinian activist has been barred from entering the U.S. while an advocate with a leading human rights NGO - Human Rights Watch (HRW) - faced a ruling on Tuesday in Israeli courts which upheld the

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Israeli Gov’t Launches Campaign Calling BDS Proponents ‘Terrorists in Suits’

The campaign is being spearheaded by Israel’s Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, who said it “reveals the true nature and goals of the BDS movement and its connection to terrorism and antisemitism.

A member of Jewish Voice for Peace wears "another Jew supporting divestment" shirt. (Photo: Jewish Voice for Peace)

Israel has launched a smear campaign against activists affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, labeling them “terrorists in suits”. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry launched the campaign last weekend with a series of posters depicting prominent BDS activists as “terrorists”, using the hashtag #TerroristsInSuits to

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The War on BDS: How Israel’s Agenda Became a US Priority

Cheered on by American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and other pro-Israel lobbies, the US Congress is now leading Israel’s war on Palestinians and their supporters. In the process, they are attempting to demolish the very core of American democratic values.

Benjamin Netanyahu | AIPAC

The Israeli-US war declared on the Palestinian boycott movement is coming to a head, culminating in a well-orchestrated effort aimed at suffocating any form of tangible protest of the ongoing Israeli colonization of Palestine. But an Israeli ‘victory’, even with blind US government support, is still too elusive if at all guaranteed.

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New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts

“It says quite a bit about the priorities of the new Congress when in the midst of a government shutdown, when federal workers are not receiving their paychecks, the new Congress is more concerned with curtailing the First Amendment rights of the people.” — Chip Gibbons, U.S. Constitutional Law Expert

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WASHINGTON -- Pro-Israel lawmakers in Washington, undeterred by the partial shutdown of the United States government, are pursuing their agenda full speed with the introduction of the first piece of legislation before the 116th Senate -- a bill that aims to stifle the free-speech rights of American critics of apartheid Israel. The

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