Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Anti-BDS Law

On Monday, Ohio Governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich signed an anti-Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill into law. The anti-BDS bill prohibits Ohio state agencies from contracting “with a company that is boycotting Israel or disinvesting from Israel.” LDB Senior Staff Attorney Jennie Gross testified in front of the Ohio Senate Government Oversight…

Britain to Adopt Definition of Anti-Semitism; U.S. Should Follow Suit

In an effort to combat rising numbers of anti-Semitic hate crimes and incitement, Britain is about to become one the first countries in the world to adopt an international definition of anti-Semitism. On Monday, Dec. 12, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced in her keynote address at the Conservative Friends of Israel’s annual lunch, that her government…

Two New Blows to BDS

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 ushered in two significant failures of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. The first blow came from an overwhelming defeat of a divestment resolution at the University of Michigan, which we blogged about earlier this week. This was the fifth failed divestment resolution in the past eleven years at…

Victory Against U.K. Campus Anti-Semitism

Defining anti-Semitism has again proven its importance – this time, in the UK. Last week, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), the UK’s leading universities regulator, ruled in favor of a disabled Jewish student’s complaint of campus anti-Semitism. The decision cited the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia’s Working Definition of Anti-Semitism (“Working…

ISGAP’s Fall International Antisemitism Seminar Series

LDB is pleased to share ISGAP’s (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy) 2016 International Seminar Series, entitled “Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective.” Please find the Fall schedule below. ISGAP’s seminars are open to students, faculty and the general public. For more information, contact Ira Guberman at 212-230-1840 or info@isgap.org Columbia University Location: William and…