Booker Defends Support for New Anti-BDS Bill

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker defended his support of legislation that, if enacted, would allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors from engaging in...

Israel’s Top Court Holds Off on Expulsion of HRW Director

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen the expulsion order against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who was ordered deported over his past involvement in the...

College Presidents Unite to Oppose Academic Boycotts

Professor Melvin L. Oliver, president of Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., who defied pressure to boycott Israeli academia by vetoing the vote by a Pitzer governance body to suspend...

ZOA-LI Presents ‘Anti-Semitism and Israel-Bashing on Campus’

The Zionist Organization of America’s Long Island chapter will sponsor an event Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. in Cedarhurst. The event is chaired by 5TJT columnist Baila Sebrow,...

Madonna Confirms She’ll Sing at Eurovision Finale

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rest easy, Madonna fans, it’s official: The pop icon will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Tel Aviv. She signed her contract on Thursday morning,...

Republicans Launch Bid to Force House Vote on BDS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Republicans want to force a vote on a controversial bill meant to oppose the anti-Israel boycott. The bill, which earlier this year passed the Senate, has been...

Tightened Texas Law Prohibits Small Businesses From Boycotting Israel

The Texas law prohibiting government contractors from boycotting Israel was narrowed on Thursday as Gov. Greg Abbott signed an updated version of the 2017 law. The modified version came two...

Federal Judge: Texas Anti-BDS Law Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled last week that the Texas law prohibiting government contractors from boycotting Israel is unconstitutional. “At the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that each...

BDS Conference Sheds Light on Movement’s Intentions

At the sixth BDS National Conference on March 16 in Ramallah, the BDS National Committee presented a comprehensive 2019-2020 strategic plan for the movement, focusing on expanding boycott practices,...

Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was blocked by a federal court...
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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Screenplay to Be Shown at Tel Aviv Museum

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Israeli Stanley Kubrick fans are getting a treat: An original copy of his screenplay for “2001: A Space Odyssey” will...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m...

ADL Protests Christians-Only Policy at NC Adoption Agency

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned what it called government-sanctioned discriminatory practices at an evangelical adoption agency in North Carolina with government...

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