Since the late 1990s influential human rights NGOs such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International have been at the forefront of attempts to delegitimize Israel. These international NGOs often work in concert with the Arab League and the Islamic bloc in UN frameworks, as well as with Israeli and Palestinian NGOs, promoting false […]
Blaise Pascal once observed that “people…arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof, but on the basis of what they find attractive.”1 Today this is confirmed by science, and it explains why Palestinians have won the media war. In 2011 – an age of abundant and verifiable information – opinion polls found that […]
BDS promotes values that are in opposition to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Is the scenario of a full-scale EU boycott of Israel at all realistic?
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In the struggle for hearts and minds, imagery is more compelling than dry, defensive arguments.
After civilians were murdered in Syria with chemical weapons, where is the international community?
Jerusalem Center experts are frequently quoted in the media: Survey of European Jews: ‘Far Right’ Not to Blame for Most Anti-Semitism Fiamma Nirenstein cited in The Daily Wire, February 1, 2019 Anti-Israel Op-Ed ‘Plagiarizes’ Marc Lamont Hill Speech Dan Diker cited in Algemeiner, January 31, 2019 Damascus Is Too Close Amb. Dr. Dore Gold cited […]
In spite of its constant use of belligerent, violent, and deceitful tactics, the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel has very little to show in the way of success.
Israel’s Basic Rights Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel Amb. Alan Baker, August 15, 2016 Israel is inundated with one-sided international resolutions, declarations, “peace plans,” and advice from governments, international organizations, leaders, pundits, and elements within the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. Most of the above rest on widely-held, false and mistaken assumptions regarding preconceived notions […]
The BDS movement is composed of a small number of well-financed activists encouraged by senior Palestinian figures.
In January 2012, the European Preparatory Committee for the Global March to Jerusalem announced marches to Jerusalem “or the nearest point to it” on March 30, to coincide with the annual Palestinian “Land Day.” Marches are planned in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.
A survey of several major churches in the UK reveals that Christian Aid, an aid organization of the World Council of Churches (WCC) that propagates far-left anti-Israel views and supports groups that promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) agenda, determines the actual Middle East policy line for these UK churches
The World Council of Churches, an umbrella organization for 349 Protestant and Orthodox churches founded in 1948, has expressed concern for the safety and wellbeing of the Jewish people but has largely been hostile to their state, particularly during times of conflict. At these times, WCC institutions demonize Israel, use a double standard to assess its actions, and in some instances delegitimize the Jewish state. They have also persistently denied the intent of Israel’s adversaries to deprive the Jewish people of their right to a sovereign state.
The challenges facing British Jewry now are little different from those that have faced Diaspora Jewry generally over the past one hundred years or more, namely, the twin problems of assimilation and anti-Semitism. The interesting questions today are whether the nature and context of these challenges are different at present, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, and how effective the community’s response to these challenges is likely to be.