In recent years, a concerted, organized and well financed campaign to delegitimize Israel has intensified. This campaign, which goes well beyond criticism of Israel's policies, distorts the history of the Jewish state, ignoring the national aspirations of the Jewish people to live in peace in a homeland to which we have been connected continuously for more than three millennia.
The Cost of Palestinian Unilateralism
July 7, 2011
With the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations stalled for more than two years now, the tide of support for recognition of Palestinian statehood at the UN General Assembly in September is growing. Palestinian unilateralism has been buoyed not only by strong support from Arab nations, as might be expected, but also from more unexpected quarters, such as Britain and France.
The Palestinians' Imaginary State
A majority of the world's countries are gearing up to recognize a Palestinian state in September. But does Palestine really qualify?
U.S. Says NO to Palestinian Unilateralism
The US Administration on Monday reiterated its opposition to the Palestinian Authority’s plan to petition the UN in September for recognition of a Palestinian on the pre-1967 lines.
A Vanishing Church?
Another BDS Loss: Canadian Company Says NO to Boycotts
Canda's largest department store, The Bay, denied that boycotts had anything to do with their decision to drop Ahava products. The Bay explained that sales had been declining and their decision was pure business. In fact, anti-Israel activists suffered a severe blow when The Bay issued a joint statement with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, stating that "it has not 'bowed to political pressure' in the past, has not done so now, and will not do so in the future."
Israel Still a Vibrant Democracy
Ron Dermer, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu, responds to a Time magazine article, which shed a negative light on the Middle East's only democracy.
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011
A Response from the Office of Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu
Dear Mr. Stengel,
I wanted to bring to your attention a recent article in Time entitled "Israel's Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives." I hope that you will agree that the article's obvious bias and numerous distortions are not worthy of the standards of your prestigious magazine.
Israel is depicted in the article as essentially sliding towards fascism. Your correspondent refers to Israel's Shin Bet (the equivalent of the FBI) as a "secret police," claims that the Israeli government "increasingly equates dissent with disloyalty," and accuses the Prime Minister of "taking a page from neighboring authoritarian states."
Seattle Bus Company Rejects Anti-Israel Ads
An iniative from anti-Israel activists failed when a bus company refused to post their ads campaigning against U.S. aid to Israel.
How Far Would Boycotters Go?
The hit TV show Glee recently featured an Israeli invention that helps paralyzed individual walk. The device, called ReWalk, helped the show's wheel-chair bound character, Artie, stand on his on two feet. To read more about ReWalk in Newsweek click here.
Is this a country worthy of boycott?
Here's what Jeffrey Goldberg had to say:
Why, yes it would, it seems, based on my reading of boycott movement material (some boycotters insist they are only boycotting products made in settlements, but most of the so-called Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement seeks to shun anything produced by Jewish Israelis. A boycott is a boycott, after all. I'm sure paraplegics would understand.
Take a Stand Against Boycotts this Holiday Season
JCPA Vice President Ethan Felson published an op-ed in JTA responding to a recent holiday boycott by the anti-Israel Sabeel Center. In addressing the boycott, Felson urges bridge building and reconciliation.
Boycott Divestment Sanction Video
To view the JCPA Resolution on Campaign to Delegitimize Israel through Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement that was adopted at the 2010 Plenum, click here.