Analysis & Commentary


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.

31st August 2017 - Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

The UN Should Be Stopped from Endorsing BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan, is reportedly compiling an official blacklist of companies that do business in the West Bank, east Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, thus putting a weapon in the hands of the movement to boycott, divest...

30th August 2017 - Fox News

UN embrace of anti-Israel BDS movement endangers the very peace it claims to support

Benjamin Weinthal

While the United States and many European countries continue to oppose the anti-Israel boycott movement because it imposes a double-standard and harms peace efforts, the United Nations is set to engage in full-throated BDS by the end of this year.

30th August 2017 - The National Interest

Follow the Money: The Israel-Boycott Movement and Its Accomplices

Benjamin Weinthal

BDS benefits from terrorism finance while seeking to isolate the Jewish state from the international community.

25th August 2017 - Quoted by William A. Jacobson - Legal Insurrection

Frankfurt City Council advances law against “deeply antisemitic” BDS movement

Benjamin Weinthal

In Germany, the recognition of the antisemitic nature of BDS is growing. We recently wrote about a declaration at the University of Frankfurt, Anti-Israel BDS Following ‘Nazi Tradition’, Declares Student Gov’t at Germany’s Goethe University and also at Leipzig University, READ:...

25th August 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

First German City Bans Funding of “Anti-Semitic” Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign

Benjamin Weinthal

Frankfurt has become the first German city to ban the “anti-Semitic” Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign by passing a historic bill on Friday prohibiting municipal funding and rooms for BDS activities targeting Israel, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post.

25th August 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Frankfurt Becomes First German City To Ban ‘Antisemitic’ BDS Movement

Benjamin Weinthal

Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt Uwe Becker told the Jerusalem Post his city enjoys a 37-year strong partnership with Israel and those who attack the Jewish state also attack the people of Frankfurt.

19th August 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German University Files Criminal Complaint Against BDS Activist

Benjamin Weinthal

Anti-Israel protestors interrupted speeches by MK Lavie and a Holocaust survivor.

14th August 2017 - Quoted by Rachel Frommer - The Washington Free Beacon

University of Chicago Considered Aggressive Response to ‘Watch Lists’ of Anti-Israel Students

Jonathan Schanzer

University of Chicago administrators considered an aggressive response to "watch lists" of anti-Israel students posted online and in flyers distributed on campus by pro-Israel groups, according to a recently released memo.

10th August 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt Seeks To Ban ‘Deeply Antisemitic’ BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The boycott movement targeting Israel is “deeply antisemitic and should have no place in Frankfurt,” the deputy mayor of Frankfurt said.

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