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Students fighting BDS
Montana college campus littered with anti-Semitic fliers for fourth time in month
February 19, 2019
The latest fliers included an image of a disfigured military member with a quotation from the late former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Ovida Yosef that said, “Goyim were born only to serve us.”
Pro-Israel Activist Spotlight
On combating campus BDS: Listen, reach out, stress facts, perspective
February 15, 2019
Rising pro-Israel activist Tremanye Smith says, “With any kind of movement, you’re going to have a far spectrum of folks on the fringes. If groups took time to see the entire scope, and their ideology is to protest human-rights abuses, then they would probably have a change of heart.”
Anti-Semitic posters found outside Tufts Hillel; school president shies away from labeling it as such
February 13, 2019
In an email to the Tufts community, the university’s president, Anthony Monaco, did not explicitly label the posters, which featured militarized pigs condemning "Israeli apartheid," as anti-Israel or anti-Semitic, rather as “disturbing and hurtful” to the school.
Jonathan S. Tobin
February 5, 2019
Liberal Zionists must take up the fight against BDS, not ally with it
There is a case to be made for the activism of Jewish student groups that appeal to progressives. But not when they make common cause with anti-Semites.
Anti-Semitic author and BDS activist scheduled to speak at Bucknell University
February 4, 2019
Despite Miko Peled saying that the Jewish people have “a reputation for being sleazy thieves,” university officials defend the right to allow him an event platform.
Analysts warn of anti-Israel, ‘negative feedback loop’ in American high schools, colleges
January 17, 2019
Anti-Israel lesson plans are fast becoming a problem in high schools across the country and even in unlikely places like the heavily Jewish populated town of Newton, Mass.
College search ‘101’ in the era of BDS: Where can a Jewish student feel safe?
January 15, 2019
With anti-Israel fever raging on many North American campuses, a new book offers some help in sorting out where incoming undergraduates may feel increasingly uncomfortable.
Year in Review
The five biggest American Jewish news stories of 2018
December 28, 2018
From triumph to tragedy, 2018 was a busy year for U.S. Jewry. Take a look at what JNS is naming the top five stories of the year.
New watchdog aims to battle bias and hatred against Jews
December 26, 2018
The Center for Combating Hate in America (C4CHA) will serve as an active watchdog group, as well as a resource to fight hatred and violence nationwide.
Wake Forest student government passes pro-Israel resolution
December 18, 2018
“Resolutions like this one send an important message to the campus community and beyond,” said Max Samarov, executive director of research and campus strategy at StandWithUs.
December 18, 2018
The depths to which BDS will go on Irish campuses
It lays bare the truth known to all who hold Israel dear: that BDS is a Trojan horse for the objective of destroying the Jewish state.
Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky
December 17, 2018
Faculty opposed to Israel are at the forefront of BDS
The campus boycott, divestment and sanction movement has benefited greatly from the normalizing of anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world.
Memorial for Pittsburgh synagogue victims vandalized at Pomona College
December 14, 2018
“The biggest problem is that aside from a handful of outraged Jewish students, nobody is talking about this. Not our administrations, not our school newspapers, not our campus minority groups; no one,” lamented Pomona College senior Hallie Goldstein.
University of California first to issue condemnation of faculty support for BDS
December 13, 2018
The University of California became the first institution of higher education to issue a condemnation against faculty support for BDS in the aftermath of cases at the University of Michigan and Pitzer College.
Reservists on Duty: Using personal experiences to combat anti-Israel sentiment on campus
December 13, 2018
The group has visited almost 70 campuses in the United States over the past year, making inroads against false information spread about the Jewish state.