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Organizations Sign Statement Against Assault of a Student at Temple University
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We are deeply troubled by the physical assault against a Jewish student at Temple University. Daniel Vessal, a CAMERA Fellow and member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, was punched in the face and knocked down and called "baby-killer, racist, Zionist pig" by individuals at the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) table that was part of "Templefest," an organizational exhibition on August 20, 2014.

A university campus should be the setting for thoughtful discussion and intellectual debate. Such an atmosphere should be encouraged by all responsible student groups.

Unfortunately, Students for Justice in Palestine is not such a group. It has a proven track record of intimidation, harassment, and incitement merging into anti-Semitism against Israel and its supporters on campus.

 
Ban Ki-moon Overlooks UN Agency's Complicity in Hamas War Crimes Targeting Palestinian Children

The Lawfare Project expresses its deep concern at UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's failure to acknowledge a UN agency's complicity in Hamas war crimes carried out against Palestinian children. Last week, Ki-moon spoke at a summit in Costa Rica, following the shelling of an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip's Jabalia Camp. During his address, the Secretary-General callously neglected to condemn UNRWA, which, together with Hamas, is directly targeting Palestinian children with reprehensible violence.

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Camp Jihad - Inside UNRWA Summer Camp
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Click HERE to learn more about UNRWA's violation of children's human rights.

 
U.S. only member of UN Human Rights Council to vote against latest Israel "inquiry," calls it "biased and political"
Written by Benjamin Ryberg
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) decided on Wednesday to commence an international inquiry into alleged human rights violations committed by Israel during its military operation in Gaza. The Palestinian-drafted resolution calls for investigation of "all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law" in "Palestinian areas." Of the 47 council members, the United States was the only one to vote against the resolution, while 17 members (including Western European nations) abstained. The 29 members voting in favor included routine human rights abusers Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Russia, Kuwait, Algeria, and Cuba.

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CAIR and Lawfare: An Interview with Brooke Goldstein
Written by New English Review
Sunday, May 04, 2014
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The month of April witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) attacking free speech in films and in academia. CAIR, a self-styled Muslim civil rights group, grew out of a support network for Hamas, a terrorist group designated by our State Department.  It was one of several Muslim Brotherhood linked groups listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas,Texas. CAIR and the other groups were found to have funneled tens of millions in funds  to Hamas. As the month began a CAIR spokesperson attacked the Clarion Project film, the Honor Diaries, which portrays a group of both Muslim and non-Muslim women addressing the problems of misogyny in Muslim majority countries with honor-shame cultures. These cultures follow Islamic doctrine devaluing the rights of women, condoning child and forced marriages, female genital mutilation and violence against women including honor killings. CAIR singled out the film’s executive producer, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former Somali Dutch politician, now an American citizen and acclaimed author of best sellers Infidel and Nomad. Ms. Ali is a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a member of The Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As a girl she was subjected to female genital mutilation and as young woman, escaped from an arranged marriage. Ali, an apostate from Islam, was called an Islamophobe by CAIR. A term which an official of the Runnymede Trust in the UK admitted has no legal definition at a 2013 Warsaw Conference of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe.

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Secretary of Transportation Justifies Airline's Unlawful Discriminatory Practice Against Israelis
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Lawfare—often manifested in the form of illegitimate, frivolous lawsuits filed solely to intimidate—also entails the failure to apply existing law to protect fundamental human and civil rights. Among these is the right to equal protection and freedom from discriminatory treatment, guaranteed by numerous state and federal statutes prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, and other specified classes.

In late 2013, a formal complaint was filed with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) alleging illegal discrimination by Kuwait Airways (KA) on the basis of national origin, in violation of federal law proscribing such discrimination by air carriers. The complaint concerned the airline's refusal to transport Israeli nationals on nonstop flights from New York to London. KA's bigoted policy is readily apparent: to purchase tickets through the airline's website, the passenger must select his or her nationality from a drop-down list of countries, as well as the passport issuing country. Israel is absent from these drop-downs and, consequently, Israeli nationals cannot buy tickets.

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