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Tag Archives: BDS

Anti-Israel motion defeated at UBC for the second time

For the second time since 2015, by a narrow margin of 1,513 to 1,396, on April 7, 2017 the University of British Columbia (UBC) students voted down an Alma Mater Society’s anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) motion which called for “boycotting products and divesting from companies that support Israeli war crimes, illegal occupation and the oppression of Palestinians”.

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Harper at AIPAC: “It is in our vital interests to stand by Israel”

In a March 26, 2017 one-on-one interview at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., Stephen Harper told former CNN anchor Frank Sesno that the three greatest threats facing Israel today are the Iranian regime, the spread of Sunni jihadism in the Middle East and the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

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Harper says Canada should have denounced anti-Israel UN resolution

In an interview for the Near East Report, published by the America Israel Public Affairs Committed (AIPAC), a bipartisan organization of U.S. citizens committed to strengthening U.S.-Israel relations, Canada’s former Prime Minister said that the nuclear agreement with Iran should be scrapped if the Iranian regime does not comply with it.

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Complaint filed against U of T professor for promoting Israel Apartheid Week

Hasbara Fellowships Canada, the country’s largest pro-Israel campus advocacy organization, received complaints from students about Dr. June Larkin, professor at the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, who exploited her academic position by promoting Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) which takes place at U of T professor during the week of March 9, 2017.

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BDS referendum fails at King’s University College

On March 15, 2017 a referendum at King’s University College (University of Western Ontario) in London, Ontario which called for a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel failed because it did not meet the required 30% threshold. Had the referendum passed, it would have given a green light to anti-Israel activists to advocate for divestment from Israeli companies.

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UBC student going to court over referendum calling for divestment from Israeli companies

A student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is petitioning the Supreme Court of Canada to stop the Alma Mater Society at UBC from putting forward a referendum question to the members of the student union which supports the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

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CIJA slams “skewed” poll initiated by anti-Israel groups

A new EKOS poll of Canadian attitudes on Israel-Palestine, co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV), Canadian for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), Dimitri Lascaris and Murray Dobbin revealed that 46% of those surveyed viewed Israel negatively, and only 28% viewed Israel positively.

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Conference focus; how to fight campus anti-Semitism

“Fight back. If someone spits on you don’t call it rain” In the wake of the latest assault on Jews and non Jews that support Israel, the “punch a Zionist” tweet from McGill student council representative Igor Sadikov, who remains rebuked but unpunished, the CIJR (Canadian Institute for Jewish Research) conference on fighting anti Semitism on university campuses, held at ...

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