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November 3, 2015

Iran’s New Anti-Israel Slogan Recycles Old Hate

“Israel will be destroyed within 25 years” appears to be the new mantra promoted by Iran’s propaganda machine ahead of Iran’s “National Day to Fight Global Arrogance” on November 4. It marks the anniversary of the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran by the Iranian students in 1979.

An image circulated on social media

An image circulated on social media

Posters to promote the slogan, circulated recently by institutions affiliated with the Iranian government, demonstrate an effort to popularize the motto as its new anti-Israel slogan. The words echo a statement by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which prophesized the destruction of Israel within the next 25 years.… read more

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April 23, 2015

“Israel Lobby” Conference Features Anti-Israel Rhetoric

A one-day conference titled, “The Israel Lobby: Is it Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?” took place on April 10, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference featured several anti-Israel speakers who chose to focus on the alleged role that the “Israel lobby” plays in the U.S.-Israel relationship and to evaluate whether it is positive or negative for both countries.

Miko Peled

Miko Peled speaking at the conference

At the conference, there were six panel discussions on topics such as “What Is the Israel Lobby and How Does It Work?,” “Are Critical Voices Silenced?,” “Is Freedom of Speech Encouraged on American Campuses?,” and “Is the Lobby Good for Israel?” Speakers on the panels included Grant Smith, the founder and director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRMEP); Israeli anti-Zionist author and activist Miko Peled; Gideon Levy, an Israeli journalist from Ha’aretz; Richard Falk, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights; and Huwaida Arraf, a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).… read more

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April 1, 2015

50% of Anti-Israel Events in Illinois on Three Campuses

Anti-Israel activity on university and college campuses in Illinois has remained steady over the last two years with student-groups actively working to promote Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel and false allegations such as that Israel is an apartheid state.

Tweets from pro-BDS students during and after the BDS vote at Loyola University.

Since September 2013, more than 70 anti-Israel events have taken place on university and college campuses in Illinois and over 50% of those events were held on three campuses: Loyola University-Chicago, DePaul University, and Northwestern University.… read more

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