Texas to Amend Anti-BDS Law in Light of Legal Challenges

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Texas lawmakers are amending a law banning business with Israel boycotters after the application of the law was vexed by embarrassing incidents and at least...

Israeli Apartheid Week Filled With Antisemitic Tactics

It’s no secret that college campuses are among the most hostile environments these days for pro-Israel and Jewish students. From BDS resolutions to anti-Israel speakers, young adults are often...

Brooklyn College Students Protest ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

“Israeli Apartheid Week” is an annual event on many college campuses when radical activists chant Hamas slogans, equate Zionism with colonialism, screen propaganda films against the Jewish state and...

BDS Tweet Ends Up Promoting Israeli Wines

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of it on sale at the...

Congressman Max Rose Discusses Antisemitism, Israel, BDS at FJCC

By Sandy Eller Community leaders representing the full spectrum of the Flatbush community took part in a meeting arranged by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition recently at the Ohel building...

New Poll Finds Only 1 in 5 Americans Support BDS

Only 1 in 5 Americans back boycotting Israel, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll. “Support by several prominent new Democratic members of the House has raised the profile of...

Senate Passes Anti-BDS Measure With Notable Democrats in Dissent

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate approved in a 77-23 vote a bill that codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and which provides legal cover...

BBC Rejects Calls From Anti-Israel Activists to Not Air Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

The BBC has rejected a call from a group of anti-Israel activists to not air this year’s Eurovision song contest, set to be held on Tel Aviv in May. Eurovision...

Rep. Tlaib Denies Knowing Supporter Who Called Israel ‘Terrorist Entity’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) responded to backlash over taking a photo this month with an activist who’s called Israel a “terrorist entity” and whose founding was a “crime.” The congresswoman...

Florida Prohibits State Contractors From Business with Airbnb

Florida has enacted sanctions against Airbnb, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday, following statements that he made after becoming governor earlier this month, in response to the company’s decision...
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Netflix Picks Up Rights to 2019, 2020 Eurovision Broadcasts

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up...

Ron Dermer to Leave Ambassador Post at End of September

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will complete his tenure in Washington D.C .at the end of...

Natalie Portman to Play Female Thor in Upcoming Marvel Movie

(JTA) — Actress Natalie Portman will go from super scientist-love interest to super hero in the 4th installment of Marvel’s “Thor” series. Portman, who is Jewish...

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