50 state governors reject BDS

Governors of all 50 states on Wednesday signed a pledge to reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, reports JTA.

Organized by the American Jewish Committee, the Governors United Against BDS statement declares that “the goals of the BDS movement are antithetical to our values and the values of our respective states, our support for Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.”

Read more by Ben Ariel at israelnationalnews.com

Obama’s Rearguard Action Against Israel

The fallout continues as events develop to a climax during President Barack Obama’s last month in office. To recap what has transpired thus far, on Thursday, December 22, Egypt’s ambassador to the UN, sitting as a member of the 15-member Security Council, presented a surprise resolution for consideration condemning Israel for establishing “settlements” on disputed territory claimed by the Palestinian Arabs. Shortly after presenting the resolution, Egypt was persuaded to withdraw it from consideration sine die.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

2015: Watchdog Alleges U.S. State Dept. Interfering in Israeli Elections

NGO Monitor accuses State of funding an anti-Netanyahu campaign.

An Israeli watchdog organization, NGO Monitor, which seeks to track foreign funding of radical non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Israel with a Leftist agenda, has taken aim at the U.S. State Department. They are charging the State Department with funding a campaign with the purpose of defeating current Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the upcoming March elections.

An American-based organization called OneVoice International, which claims to be an “international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians,” has received two grants from the State Department over the last year. The group is cooperating with Israeli Leftist organization V15 in its anti-Netanyahu campaign.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com, January 29, 2015.

SRWC Luncheon on Thur Jan 21

SPEAKER: Peggy Shapiro, Stand with Us

TOPICs: Middle East Politics Abroad and On Our Campuses

At: The Anchorage/Holiday Inn | 4700 N. Port Washington Rd, Glendale

TIME: 11:30 A.M. Social/Sign In | 12:00 P.M. Luncheon

The year of 1938 was one that should have taught us a lot. Unfortunately, we did not learn as much as we could have and are paying for that today. StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization that believes education is the road to peace. StandWithUs is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. Come hear Peggy Shapiro, Midwest Director, explain facts about common Arab-Israeli conflict prejudices being spread on our campuses, as well as policies that can help promote peace in the region.

www.StandWithUs.com

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