Analysis & Commentary

18th January 2018 - Quoted by Christopher Holton - The Hayride

Holton: New Orleans City Council Aligns with Pro-Hamas Movement

Jonathan Schanzer

Last week, in a shamefully concealed ploy designed to stifle public input, the New Orleans City Council passed a measure targeting Israel with the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

6th January 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

BDS Fails to Stop Israeli Artist from Performing Egyptian Songs in Berlin

Benjamin Weinthal

A Lebanese-based organization that promotes a boycott of the Jewish state failed to stop performances on Saturday and Sunday in Berlin of the Israeli artist Ariel Efraim Ashbel who is celebrating the songs of the late Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum.

14th December 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Munich First in Germany to Pass Anti-BDS Law

Benjamin Weinthal

Munich passed a historic bill on Wednesday to ban boycotts of Israel, becoming the first city in Germany to outlaw public funds and space for the BDS campaign. The joint Christian Social Union and Social Democratic Party anti-BDS bill passed with a solid majority.

7th December 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Bill Against Israel – Boycott Advances in Munich

Benjamin Weinthal

Legislators from the two main parties in the Munich City Council voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday in a committee meeting to approve a bill that would outlaw municipal funding and public space for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activity targeting the Jewish state.

30th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Marxist-Leninist Party Sues German Banks Over BDS Account Closures

Benjamin Weinthal

The Marxist-Leninist party, according to German media reports, formed a joint campaign list with The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

30th November 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Italy Bars Entry to PFLP Terrorist and Boycott Supporter, Leila Khaled

Benjamin Weinthal

Italy has barred Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine terror group and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions advocate, from entering the country due to an invalid visa, Benjamin Weinthal reported Wednesday for The Jerusalem Post.

29th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Italy Bars PFLP Terrorist And BDS Advocate Leila Khaled

Benjamin Weinthal

Convicted Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled was barred from entering Italy on Wednesday on the grounds that she lacked a valid visa.

22nd November 2017 - Quoted by Rahcel Frommer - The Washington Free Beacon

Berkeley Professor Apologizes for Sharing Pictures Depicting Orthodox Jews as Murderous

Jonathan Schanzer

A University of California-Berkeley professor and leading force in the Palestinian activism movement apologized Tuesday for sharing pictures on social media that depicted Orthodox Jews as murderous and suggested a moral equivalency between North Korea and Israel, but stood by his work...

20th November 2017 - Quoted by Caroline B. Glick - The Jerusalem Post

Our World: Holding The PLO Accountable

Jonathan Schanzer

Is the PLO’s long vacation from accountability coming to an end? How about the State Department’s? In 1987 the US State Department placed the PLO on its list of foreign terrorist organizations. The PLO was removed from the list in 1994, following the initiation of its peace process with...

15th November 2017 - Quoted by Rachel Frommer - The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Students for Justice in Palestine Threatens Free Speech on Campus

Jonathan Schanzer

The anti-Israel national campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a terror-affiliated, anti-free speech organization endangering American campuses, according to a new report from a Jerusalem research institute.

11th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Mayor Slams BDS Rally On Kristallnacht Remembrance Day

Benjamin Weinthal

Berlin Mayor Michael Müller issued a scathing condemnation of the anti-Israel boycott campaign because of its protest against the Jewish state on Friday, the memorial day for the Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews across Nazi Germany in 1938.

27th October 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Wisconsin Becomes Latest State To Pass Anti-Boycott Israel Law

Benjamin Weinthal

The proposed bill "would prohibit any entity in state government or local government from adopting a rule, ordinance, policy, or procedure that involves the entity in a boycott of Israel.

18th October 2017 - Quoted by Evenlyn Gordon - Commentary

Outside the UN, BDS Is Losing Badly

Benjamin Weinthal

A BDS activists are presumably celebrating the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to warn off companies that do business with Israelis in the West Bank. I’d advise them to enjoy their temporary victory while they can. As several recent events make clear, they’re losing badly outside...

14th October 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Austrian Students Reject ‘Antisemitic’ Boycott Israel Campaign

Benjamin Weinthal

The union is believed to be the first national group to have passed an anti-BDS resolution.

6th October 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German Jews Cut Ties With Local Turkish Group Due to Antisemitism

Benjamin Weinthal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs to spy on dissidents, says Jens Meyer-Wellmann, deputy editor of the 'Hamburger Abendblatt' newspaper.

29th September 2017 - Quoted by Abraham Cooper and Manfred Gerstenfeld - The Huffington Post

Far-Right AfD’s Stunning Election Success isn’t the Only Issue Worrying German Jewry

Benjamin Weinthal

he focus of many Jewish commentators on the results of the recent German elections has been the stunning success of the AfD. To the shock and dismay of many, these extreme rightists have emerged as the country’s third largest party with 12.6% of the votes. It would however be a great...

26th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Colorado Sanctions Danish Bank for BDS Activity Against Israel Companies

Benjamin Weinthal

“Israel and Colorado have always been strong partners," said Rep. Dan Nordberg.

20th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Anti-Israel British Rapper Cancels Berlin Event Due To Protests

Benjamin Weinthal

British rapper Kate Tempest on Wednesday pulled the plug on her October 6 concert in Berlin citing “personal threats,” which may be linked to her anti-Israel views.

6th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Under Fire Berlin Mayor Equates BDS With Nazis, Rejects Israel Boycott

Benjamin Weinthal

Muller said he will "continue to make clear his position regarding Israel and against antisemitism and racism in my city's government.”

5th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Mayor Lambasted For Enabling Uptick in BDS, Antisemitism

Benjamin Weinthal

Experts on antisemitism are saying that Mayor Michael Müller is not doing enough to stop trends of anti-Israel and antisemitic from spreading across Germany.


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