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Keith Ellison Isn’t an Anti-Semite. He’s the Victim of a Vicious Smear News Roundup
Jesse Myerson, Washington Post

Keith Ellison Isn’t an Anti-Semite. He’s the Victim of a Vicious Smear

Which is the more bitter irony: That the Anti-Defamation League’s specialty should have become defamation, or that its latest target, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), should be among the country’s most important opponents of political anti-Semitism? Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress and a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter...

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Senate Anti-Semitism Bill Targets Student Activists While Letting Real Bigots off the Hook Op-Eds & Analysis
David Palumbo-Liu, AlterNet

Senate Anti-Semitism Bill Targets Student Activists While Letting Real Bigots off the Hook

Under the cover of the outrage that has accompanied the election of Donald Trump to the presidency and his appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, a man the Anti-Defamation League has condemned as a facilitator of “a loose-knit group of white nationalists...

about 1 day ago
Freedom of Information Request Reveals Pro-Israel Lobbying Push Behind Gov. Cuomo’s Disturbing BDS.. News Roundup
Max Blumenthal, Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

Freedom of Information Request Reveals Pro-Israel Lobbying Push Behind Gov. Cuomo’s Disturbing BDS..

On December 2, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a blacklist of 13 institutions and companies that will be punished for their alleged support of the international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The blacklist was the result...

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Are Jared Kushner’s West Bank Donations the Trump Team’s Latest Conflict of Interest? News Roundup
Alison Durkee, Mic

Are Jared Kushner’s West Bank Donations the Trump Team’s Latest Conflict of Interest?

President-elect Donald Trump's business career will likely bring an unprecedented number of conflicts of interest into the Oval Office. However it became clear this week there's another conflict of interest might come from a different member of Trump's team: son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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Anti-Semitic? Disqualifying? Keith Ellison’s Views on Israel Are the Same as Most U.S. Jews Op-Eds & Analysis
Rebecca Zimmerman Hornstein, Haaretz

Anti-Semitic? Disqualifying? Keith Ellison’s Views on Israel Are the Same as Most U.S. Jews

When my grandmother, a Polish Holocaust survivor, passed away in 1998, my family set up an annual memorial lecture in her honor at her Cincinnati synagogue. When I was twelve years old, my father’s close friend and then-colleague in the Minnesota...

about 2 days ago
The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Would Damage Free Speech Rights on Campus Op-Eds & Analysis
Liz Jackson, Los Angeles Times

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Would Damage Free Speech Rights on Campus

But the U.S. Senate did pass a bill last week called the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which cracks down on the constitutional rights of college students and faculty to criticize Israel. The House will vote on it any day now.

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Palestinian Group Slams New York Governor over BDS ‘Blacklist’ News Roundup
teleSUR

Palestinian Group Slams New York Governor over BDS ‘Blacklist’

Palestinian activists have slammed New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over releasing a blacklist of organizations and groups who support and work with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign against Israel, calling the list a violation of constitutional rights in the United States.

about 3 days ago
Free Speech Advocates Warn that Anti-Semitism Bill Could Make Activism a Civil Rights Violation News Roundup
Josh Nathan-Kazis, Forward

Free Speech Advocates Warn that Anti-Semitism Bill Could Make Activism a Civil Rights Violation

After pro-Palestinian student activists set up mock West Bank checkpoints on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, Jewish groups filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government. Jewish organizations charged that the mock checkpoints...

about 3 days ago
Poll Shows Growing Support Among Americans for Sanctions Against Israel News Roundup
Times of Israel

Poll Shows Growing Support Among Americans for Sanctions Against Israel

The number of Americans supporting sanctions against Israel over its settlement policy grew by 9 percent over the past year and now stands at 46%, according to a new poll released by the Brookings Institution on Friday. According to twin surveys conducted by the think tank’s Shibley Telhami before and after the November 8 presidential elections, support for punitive measures against Israel has increased among members of both major parties...

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