Fight “Boycott Israel Day” March 30th. Buy Israeli Products

“Kauft Nicht Bei Juden” The BDS (Boycott Divest Sanction) Movement. Is there any difference?

Those who wish to  harm the Jewish People and destroy of the State of Israel have designated March 30, 2011 as “Boycott Israel day”.  You can help counter this world wide threat from haters and hypocrites by going to your local retailer and requesting  and purchasing Israeli products.   To find a list of Israeli Products in your city click this link

50 North American University Campus Groups To Counter Israel Apartheid Week


Photo: Reuters

Click here for a list of participating  universities including University of California Campus groups.  Note: U C Irvine is not on this list as of this date.

Israel Peace Week sweeps US campuses

Ynetnews 3-4-11

North American campaign seeks to counter Israel Apartheid Week, present truth about Jewish state

Responding to hate campaign: Pro-Israel students across the United States and Canada have launched a campaign to communicate messages about the Jewish state’s peace efforts, while countering a notorious anti-Israeli initiative, Israel Apartheid Week.

Known as Israel Peace Week, the new campaign is being hosted at nearly 50 North America universities.

The initiative also focuses on existential threats to Israel, and the values and accomplishments of the democratic Jewish state in an otherwise despotic Middle East. The innovative campaign counters an anti-Israel initiative known as Israel Apartheid Week that has been held across university campuses and urban communities since 2005.

Israel Peace Week was conceived of by a group of 5 student leaders Continue reading

Another “training” session for California anti-Israel divestment petition. This time at UC Berkeley

BDS (Boycott Divest Sanction) Movement. Is there any difference?

(Thanks to Tammi Benjamin for forwarding the following  information to OCITF)
Training for CA Divestment Petition Signature Collection Wed 9/29 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 78 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

We will be conducting training for petition circulators to collect signatures on the CA citizen’s initiative 10-0020, divesting state pension funds from companies enabling Israeli apartheid. Continue reading

Anti-Israel Boycott Defeated in Washington State

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Co-op board rejected a proposal to boycott Israeli products after much discussion Tuesday night.

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Quilcene peace activist Kit Kittredge speaks to the Port Townsend Co-op board while others wait in line for the microphone. — Photo by Charlie Bermant/Peninsula Daily News

The six-member board voted 4-2 against the proposal, saying that it was not consistent with its boycott policies.

An estimated 175 people attended the board meeting at the Quimper Universalist Unitarian Fellowship hall in Port Townsend. Continue reading

Event at USC (Sunday 9/19) to train students to collect signatures for the Israel divestment petition to qualify for the California ballot

Courtesy of Tammi Benjamin:

http://uscsjp.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/sunday-los-angeles-campaign-kick-off-and-petition-circulator-training-to-qualify-the-israel-divestment-initiative-for-the-california-ballot/

BDS (Boycott Divest Sanction) Movement. Is there any difference?

European Union Fundamental Rights Agency’s (FRA) working definition of anti-Semitism

Click Here

Email Response UC San Diego President: “I will be voting against the passage of this resolution. I urge my colleagues to do the same.”

Update: This letter was email was received by OCITF this afternoon from President Gupta:

To Whom It May Concern: Continue reading

“Criticism is not censorship, Leadership requires courage”; SF State President Corrigan speaks out against anti-Israel boycott

Kudos to S.F. State president for stand on anti-Israel speech

Thursday, November 12, 2009 | by Susan Wolfe

Calls to boycott Israeli academics, divest from companies doing business in Israel, and impose economic sanctions against Israel are the latest tricks of the anti-Israel trade that have taken hold on college campuses the world over.

In the United Kingdom, Britain’s University and College Union has debated four times in the last four years whether to impose a boycott to prevent Israeli scholars from participating in conferences, research efforts and other academic endeavors with their peers from around the world. Thus far, the effort has not succeeded, yet year after year it appears on the agenda.

Two years ago, the divest-from-Israel campaign at Stanford University failed, but there are rumblings of new efforts afoot to try to convince Stanford’s board of trustees to cease business dealings and investment in companies working with and in Israel.

Each spring at U.C. Irvine, the Muslim Student Union stages a weeklong series of anti-Israel events. Calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions are routine. Affronts have become so offensive that earlier this year the Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism on Campus issued this startling recommendation: “Students with a strong Jewish identity should consider enrolling elsewhere unless and until tangible changes are made.”

The report concluded that anti-Semitism is thriving at U.C. Irvine because “the chancellor has failed to exercise his moral authority as an educator and leader by abrogating his leadership responsibilities.”

A few weeks ago, the Bay Area Jewish community learned that a student group at San Francisco State University planned to host Omar Barghouti, founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, for a Nov. 3 lecture. In a bold demonstration of leadership, S.F. State President Robert Corrigan did not stand idly by. Continue reading

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