The University of California, Irvine, student senate has voted to repeal a 2012 resolution calling for the university to divest from companies conducting business with Israel.
If Israel develops a vaccine against coronavirus, anti-Israel boycotters are still permitted to use it, Omar Barghouti, founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state said.
Top BDS activist Omar Barghouti has been widely mocked on social media after he said that it would be permissible for boycotters of Israel to use an Israeli-developed vaccine for the coronavirus.
How do you fight all the noise, the accusations and curses hurled at anyone who dares to support Israel? How do you make people stop and think?
Ancient Roots Israel, set to be held near Tiberias next month, looks to be in jeopardy after the American Herbal Guild canceled its participation following a campaign organized by a BDS activist which some claim works for the guild
I’m not surprised, and neither should you be, by Jew-hatred disguised as anti-Zionism
More than 200 pro-Israel activists picketed what Haaretz described as the “largest-ever pro-Palestinian student conference held at UCLA,” letting members of the Hamas-backed anti-Semitic hate group Students for Justice in Palestine know that their radicalism and violence against Jews and Israel supporters will no longer go unchallenged on campus.
“Go back to the ovens, go back to Europe!” That was what Shar Leyb and two Jewish community members heard in Vari Hall. This ugly remark was one of many that marked an evening of hate and violence at an event that was meant to promote dialogue and understanding between Israelis and Canadians.
“Intifada, Intifada, go back to the ovens,” was what several protesters told Jewish and pro-Israel students on Wednesday night during a pro-Palestinian demonstration against a Reservist’s on Duty event at York University.
To those that seek to silence our voices – know that we, as proud Israelis, will speak the truth, regardless of the consequences. We will not hide, and we will not be intimidated.
A fight broke out Nov. 20 during protests of a Reservists on Duty event at York University in Toronto, injuring at least one person.
The anti-Zionist group Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) led the protest after campaigning for days against the event, which was organized by Reservists on Duty (RoD) and Herut Canada. Witnesses repeatedly described the demonstrations as charged, as several hundred protesters with loudspeakers and Palestinian flags faced off with some 100 event attendees and supporters holding Israeli flags.
Premier Doug Ford has denounced a protest that took place during a pro-Israel event at York University Wednesday evening, saying he was “shocked” at news of the event.
Hundreds of members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) converged on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities this past weekend for the anti-Israel organization’s ninth annual national conference, an event a campus Jewish leader called “disturbing.”
“Reservists on Duty will be present wherever this ancient hatred presents itself, to expose and to fight the organizations that spread it,” said Ofir Ohayon, a member of the ROD delegation.
Mahmoud al-Massab spent seven years in an Israeli prison. Now, he is hoping to fight the Palestinian Authority on American college campuses.
At the end of the day, it is imperative for pro-Israel students to combat this extreme left, which disguises itself in rhetoric such as ‘human rights’ and ‘progressive.’ We believe that if we stand beside them, we can combat this threat and expose it together,” said Amit Deri, CEO of Reservists on Duty.
It’s Israel Apartheid Week and the Israeli veterans and student activists of Reservists on Duty are reporting to campuses across America. Their mission is fighting back against the lies and the hate.
The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles compared “apartheid” Israel to Nazi Germany in a speech he gave to students at the University of California, Irvine on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day last Wednesday.
How IfNotNow abused Birthright and politicized a Jewish experience.
A delegation of IDF reservists last week visited Brussels to deliver testimonies about the Israeli military — and in particular its humanity on the battlefield — to the European Union parliament in a bid to counter an anti-Israel event taking place the same day with far-left Israeli group Breaking the Silence.
For the first time, Israeli NGO Reservists on Duty addressed the EU Parliament in Brussels.Four reservist combat soldiers shared emotional testimonies, emphasizing the difficulty and shock they’ve experienced when confronted by Palestinian terrorists using human shields – mainly women and children.
As American university campuses continue to be an active battlefront in the fight for Israel, well-trained reinforcements can be useful, even necessary. That’s where Reservists on Duty (RoD) comes in.
Who were they? An Arab, a Druze, and two Christians. What was their target? To defend the Jewish state from the bigotry of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement.
Israelis from Reservists on Duty encounter display of anti-Semitism and threats while speaking at an event at UC Irvine during Apartheid Week; 'IDF, how many children have you murdered today?' pro-Palestinian protesters ask.
The event was a conversation being conducted by the Israeli organization Reservists on Duty who were invited by two UC Irvine student groups, Republicans on Campus and Students Supporting Israel to provide support and assistance for pro-Israel students during “Anti-Zionism Week” at the university.
They said stories of Israeli oppression of minorities do not reflect their lives, and their military experiences have not included crimes against Palestinians. Minorities in Israel, citizens or not, are treated with dignity, they said.
The main target was Israel, and victims of this abuse were Scottish Christians and Jews, an Israeli-Arab Christian named Mohammad Kabiya, an Israeli Muslim, and a Druze girl named Lorena Khattib. They were representing Israeli minorities and happened to be in Scotland as delegates of the Israeli organization Reservists on Duty, which was being hosted by COFIS, the Coalition of Friends of Israel Scotland.
King’s College London decided to postpone a scheduled pro-Israel event with Arab-Israeli speakers at the last minute due to “high risk factors” – this in the midst of anti-Israel Apartheid Week events taking place on the campus.
Last month, a group of advocates for Israel toured the United States, making several stops in Central Texas. The delegation members, from Reservists on Duty, might have seemed unlikely though because none are Jewish.
The event on Thursday was organized by the local Brody Jewish Center Hillel, which invited the veterans – who are from Reservists on Duty, an anti-BDS group comprised of IDF reservists in Israel – to share their personal stories and talk about Israeli society.
The University of California, Irvine has dismissed charges that a pro-Israel group on campus behaved improperly toward members of Students for Justice in Palestine, following a months-long investigation.
A UC Irvine review has cleared an Israeli student support group of allegations of aiding Israeli military veterans in harassing a Palestinian support group during a four-day on-campus event last year.
Reservists on Duty, a group that opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, has penned a letter to Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer calling on him to investigate sources of US funds being used to support organizations that promote draft evasion in Israel.
Israel’s minorities are cynically exploited by anti-Israel propagandists, so it became my hope that a group of minority activists would be able to counter these lies by sharing their personal stories.
Where the reservists taking part in the IST seek to engage with students in close settings, other organizations, such as Reservists on Duty, take a slightly different tack.
In the latest college campus controversy involving Israel’s minority populations, police at the University of Minnesota arrested an unidentified woman Oct. 24 for disrupting a pro-Israel student group’s event featuring Arab Israelis who served in the IDF.
Four Israel Defense Force (IDF) reservists from the country’s non-Jewish religious minorities praised their military service and their country at the American Jewish University on Sunday night.
A delegation of Israeli Arabs who are fighting the delegitimization of the Jewish state on college campuses remain committed to sharing their message in the United States, despite facing threats back home and unexpected obstacles from allies abroad.
One delegation member told 'The Jerusalem Post' that he received threats to be 'burned alive.'
Group of Israeli minorities, including Muslims and Palestinian, targeted in campaign of online harassment after news of their impending delegation to US universities broke out; 'I received threats saying I should be burned,' says one participant
Elkhoury is part of a delegation of the Reservists on Duty (RoD) organization, defending Israel’s reputation in the corridors and halls of higher education.
The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the University of California, Irvine, was punished with disciplinary probation for two academic years for disrupting a pro-Israel event held on campus.
Small anti-Israel protests have greeted artists at the annual music and theater gathering
A group of IDF reservists had to be escorted out of a Students Supporting Israel speaking event by police following a large protest by pro-Palestinian students at the University of California, Irvine, last week.
The University of California, Irvine put a group of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) activists on disciplinary probation for two academic years after they interrupted a speaking event with IDF reservists.
Our mission is to help and provide any assistance we can to all the organizations who are working on a daily basis to combat BDS.
Reservists on Duty, an anti- BDS group in Israel has teamed up with the Lone Solider Center to recruit American veteran lone soldiers to help in the fight against the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
To catch the attention of students, the group decided to apply the same strategy applied by pro-Palestinian students for the infamous Israel Apartheid Week.
A group of IDF reservists is preparing for a fight on another front – countering the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement sweeping its way across US college campuses.