Columbia University Students Pass Israel Boycott Referendum

(NY Jewish Week via JTA) — Students at Columbia University have passed a first-ever referendum to boycott and divest from companies that “profit from or engage in the State of Israel’s...

Columbia Student Paper Apologizes for Running Pro-Israel Ad

The editors of the Columbia Daily Spectator — the student newspaper at the New York Ivy League school — apologized on Sunday for running what they called a “deeply...

Rashida Tlaib Wins Michigan Democratic Primary

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rashida Tlaib, one of two Congress members to support the boycott Israel movement, defeated a challenger in her Michigan district’s Democratic primary as she bids...

Missouri Joins 31 Other States Enacting Anti-BDS Law

JNS.org – Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Monday to prohibit the state contracting with companies that boycott Israel. As such, it has...

Robert Kraft’s Genesis Foundation Awards 26 Grants

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A global campaign founded by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft that targets efforts to delegitimize Israel will award grants to 26 Israeli and international...

University of Illinois Rejects Student Government’s BDS Resolution

JNS.org – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) rejected a BDS resolution passed by the student government in the early hours on Thursday morning. “Illinois Student Government (ISG) is...

Lawsuit Filed Over Anti-Israel Demonstrations in Front of Michigan Synagogue

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A member of an Ann Arbor synagogue has filed a federal lawsuit against anti-Israel protesters and the Michigan city over weekly demonstrations that have been held...

Antisemitism Complaint Against Columbia University Filed With US Ed Department

JNS.org – A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education accusing Columbia University of discriminating against Jewish and Israeli students. The complaint filed with the Office for...

Trump to Recognize Jewish University Students As Protected Class

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order recognizing Jewish university students as a class protected from discrimination. The order, to be signed Wednesday, according to The New...

Groups Warn DeVos of Misuse of Taxpayer Funds for BDS

Eighty-eight groups urged the US Department of Education on Wednesday to safeguard against the misuse of federal funds to promote boycotts of Israel in academia. In a letter to Secretary...
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