Boycott Threats Force Israeli Burger Restaurant to Delay Michigan Opening

(JTA) — A Michigan restaurateur said he will “step away” from opening a Dearborn branch of a burger chain founded in Israel following boycott threats. Sam Zahr will open two...

Kathleen Rice: My Vote For Israel and Against BDS

By Rep. Kathleen Rice One of my top priorities in Congress is to do everything that I can to strengthen the bonds between the United States and Israel, and to...

House Condemns BDS Movement in Resolution Vote

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The House vote Tuesday on the non-binding resolution was 398-17. Opposing were...

Jewish Groups Protest Professor’s Use of Facebook Page for BDS Message

A petition from dozens of Jewish organizations large and small has been sent to the chancellor of California State University system protesting a professor’s use of a department’s official...

Disturbed’s Singer Slams Roger Waters Over Israel Boycott

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — David Draiman, the Jewish singer of the chart-topping hard rock band Disturbed, called Roger Waters “ridiculous” for promoting a cultural boycott of Israel. Disturbed, which has...

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,...
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