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 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 17, 2024 

26 House Democrats tell White House, 'We cannot undermine our ally, Israel'

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Twenty-six Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have asked the White House for a briefing on why President Joe Biden suspended the delivery of large bombs to Israel, the latest sign of fractures in the party over I...

 
 News    May 17, 2024 

National Jewish Retreat bringing hundreds to Miami

Hundreds of curious Jews will be streaming into Miami, Florida, for the 18th National Jewish Retreat, which will run at Miami's Doral Hotel from Aug. 14 to Aug. 18. Seventy speakers will deliver 150...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 17, 2024 

Bernie Sanders, 82, announces run for a fourth Senate term

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders, the two-time presidential candidate and leading progressive senator, has announced he will run for a fourth term. Sanders, 82, an independent from Vermont, made history in 2016 as the first Jewish candidate to w...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 17, 2024 

Duke protesters walk out on Seinfeld at graduation

(JNS) — As Jewish comedian Jerry Seinfeld received an honorary degree during Duke University’s commencement celebration in Durham, N.C. on Sunday, anti-Israel protesters marched out, chanting “Free, free Palestine.” Many students booed the protest...

 
 News    May 17, 2024 

JFNA: Don't withhold aid! 

(JNS) — Some 24 hours after U.S. President Joe Biden told CNN that he would withhold military aid from the Jewish state if Israel attacked Rafah, the Jewish Federations of North America stated that “in threatening to withhold military aid from Isr...

 
 By World Israel News    News    May 17, 2024 

Senator calls for Biden impeachment over Israeli arms embargo

A Republican senator has called on the House of Representatives to launch impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden over the president's decision to halt military sales to Israel in a bid...

 
 By Andrew Bernard    News    May 17, 2024 

Republicans slam Biden for pausing Israel arms shipment

(JNS) — House and Senate Republicans slammed U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to pause an arms shipment to Israel and demanded that the administration explain why it failed to notify Congress. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Ted Budd (R-N.C.) wro...

 

College campus resources

The Jewish National Fund-USA’s Hub and Resource Guide gives a list of organizations fighting anti-Jewish hate on college campuses. The link is https://www.jnf.org/our-work/education-and-advocacy/college-campus-resources. JNF Reporting Tool Kit The s...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 10, 2024

Biden says don't call federal troops

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In his first address about the pro-Palestinian protests rocking campuses nationwide, President Joe Biden said “order must prevail” but rejected proposals to bring in federal troops. “Dissent must never lead to disorder, or to deny...

 
 By Miri Weissman    News    May 10, 2024

$485k raised for fraternity that protected US flag

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — A group of fraternity brothers at the University of North Carolina are being celebrated for safeguarding a giant American flag from an anti-Israel mob intent on raising the PLO colors. A GoFundMe page launched for the Pi K...

 

UCLA allows anti-Israel protesters to block Jewish students

(JNS) — The University of California, Los Angeles is allowing anti-Israel protesters to block Jewish students from entering the library of the state school in the city’s Westwood neighborhood, according to audio of a phone conversation between a pare...

 

Clashes as UCLA declares pro-Hamas encampment 'unlawful'

(JNS) — A chaotic scene unfolded at the main campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in the Westwood neighborhood late Tuesday night as pro-Israel protesters confronted the pro-Hamas encampment there. There were reports of fights b...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 10, 2024

Protesters at Penn seek clash, police refuse to clear encampment

(JNS) — As tensions escalate at a Gaza Solidarity Encampment at the University of Pennsylvania, administrators are taking a dialogue and de-escalation approach, possibly because they have no choice. Penn asked the Philadelphia Police Department to d...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 10, 2024

Columbia cancels commencement amid pro-Palestinian protests

(New York Jewish Week) – Columbia University announced Monday that it would be canceling its commencement ceremony following weeks of pro-Palestinian protest, campus turmoil and hundreds of student arrests. Beginning nearly three weeks ago, the p...

 
 By Adi Nirman    News    May 10, 2024

Columbia sued over failure to protect Jewish students

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Columbia University is facing a class action lawsuit accusing it of failing to keep Jewish students safe amid the wave of anti-Israel protests that have disrupted the Ivy League campus. The anonymous student plaintiff filed t...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    May 10, 2024

Jewish groups demand further action to combat antisemitism at Columbia

(New York Jewish Week) – On Tuesday night, as police cleared protesters out of a Columbia University building and arrested more than 100 people, lawyer Gerard Filitti said fault lay with the students who had erected an unauthorized pro-Palestinian e...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 3, 2024

Brandeis extends transfer deadline, appealing to Jewish students distressed by campus anti-Israel unrest

(JTA) — Brandeis University, the historically Jewish school outside Boston, has extended its transfer application deadline in a bid to appeal to students who are unhappy with their own schools’ responses to campus anti-Israel protests. The uni...

 
 By Andrew Bernard    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Yale police arrest 47 anti-Israel protesters as 'Gaza solidarity encampments' spread

(JNS) — Yale University police arrested 47 anti-Israel protesters for trespassing on Monday morning, as “Gaza solidarity encampments” continue to disrupt college campuses across the country. After the arrests in New Haven, hundreds of students conti...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Israeli professor barred from campus, Congress members demand action to protect Jewish students

(New York Jewish Week) — An outspoken Israeli professor was blocked from entering a portion of the Columbia University campus and Jewish members of Congress demanded action from the administration on Monday as pro-Palestinian protests continued to r...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Columbia says it 'will not divest from Israel,' moves to close encampment following failed negotiations

(JTA) — Columbia University has rejected a demand to divest from Israel and has failed to reach an agreement with pro-Palestinian student protesters who are occupying a portion of the school’s New York City campus, according to a letter sent Mon...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 3, 2024

Unrest on American campuses: Inspired by Columbia example, pro-Palestinian encampments spring up at colleges nationwide

(JTA) – A pro-Palestinian protest at Yale University allegedly turned violent with dozens of arrests. The University of Southern California canceled all its planned commencement speakers. Encampments have sprung up at campuses from Boston to Ann A...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    May 3, 2024

Biden administration caving to BDS tactics against Israel

(JNS) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is reportedly considering blacklisting the IDF’s Netzach Yehuda Battalion under the “Leahy Laws,” two statutory provisions that, according to the State Department, prohibit the U.S. government “from u...

 
 By David Swindle    News    May 3, 2024

Second Title VI complaint filed against Maryland's largest school district

(JNS) — The Zionist Organization of America announced the filing on April 18 of a Title VI complaint to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against the Montgomery County Public Schools. In 28 pages, it detailed mul...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 3, 2024

Reported antisemitic incidents up 140% in 2023, shattering records

(JNS) — In part due to the unleashing of Jew-hatred in the aftermath of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre, antisemitism in the United States spiked by a record 140%, according to figures released by the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday. Nearly 9,000 inc...

 

Unrest on American campuses: Jewish students at Columbia feel discomfort and isolation following unrest

(JTA) - Yakira Galler, a first-year student at Barnard College, has had trouble sleeping. Galler has an apartment that looks out onto Broadway, which divides Columbia University's campus from...

 

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