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An anti-Israel demonstration in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, including a Jewish anti-Zionist sign reading, “Another Jew Against the Occupation.” Credit: Ben Cohen.

Poll: 25 percent of American Jewish voters believe Israel is an apartheid state

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About a quarter of American Jewish voters view Israel as an apartheid state, according to a newly released survey. The poll, which was conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute from June 28-July 1, asked respondents if...
Gay McDougall. Source: YouTube.

US law professor elected to UN committee criticized for stances on anti-Semitism, Israel

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Gay McDougall, who was elected to serve on the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Thursday, has elicited concern over her record on anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism. McDougall, 73, a distinguished...
Pro-Israel supporters rally outside of the South African Zionist Federation offices on May 23, 2021. Source: South African Zionist Federation/Twitter.

Chief rabbi calls out South Africa’s president over Israel ‘apartheid’ allegations

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South Africa’s Sunday Times published an open letter by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who compared Israel to South Africa under apartheid. Goldstein challenged the president’s claim, saying “the truth is that...
Canadian flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Canada joins US, Australia in steering clear of events related to 20 years of...

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The Canadian government said on Thursday that it will not participate in upcoming events marking the 20th anniversary of a U.N.-sponsored anti-racism conference that singled out Israel for criticism. The announcement was made on the...
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Human Rights Watch crosses the line with latest attack on Israel

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Anti-Semitism may be the world’s oldest hatred, but it’s still a long way from death’s door. What I find particularly distressing, if not surprising, is to see self-proclaimed human rights activists demonizing the world’s...
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng addresses the Judicial Officers Association of South Africa's annual general meeting held at Kopanong Conference Hotel in Benoni. Credit: GCIS/Government of South Africa/Flickr.

South Africa’s chief justice confronts the apartheid analogy

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As of this writing, South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was on day seven of a 10-day deadline to publicly apologize for a speech he made last year in which he offered a full-throated...
Larissa Kennedy, president of Britain’s National Union of Students. Source: Twitter.

UK student union president receives backlash for joining event with BDS leader

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The president of Britain’s National Union of Students (NUS) has sparked outrage for agreeing to speak alongside BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti at an event for Israel Apartheid Week. Larissa Kennedy, elected last July, is...
Minister of Education Yoav Galant holds a press conference at the education ministry in Tel Aviv on August 6, 2020. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Israel bars anti-Zionist groups from lecturing in schools amid B’Tselem claims of ‘apartheid’

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Earlier this month, Israel’s education minister moved to ban B’Tselem from lecturing in Israeli schools after the self-described human-rights group accused the government of being an “apartheid regime.” “The Ministry of Education under my leadership...
Israeli Education Minister Yoav Gallant visits kids on the first day of the school year in Mevo Horon on Sept. 1, 2020. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Israeli education minister bans groups maligning country, IDF from schools

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Israeli Education Minister Yoav Gallant on Sunday issued an order to ban groups that slander the Israeli Defense Forces and call Israel an “apartheid state” from giving talks in schools. The move came in response...
Miami-Dade Democratic Party Treasurer William Byatt. Source: Facebook.

Florida Democratic leader: Criticism of Israel’s ‘apartheid policies’ not anti-Semitic

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The treasurer of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party in Florida on Tuesday said criticism of Israel’s “apartheid policies” is not anti-Semitic. “What I will NEVER do is pretend that honest criticism of Israeli apartheid policies is...