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Fact Sheet: The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

Fact Sheet on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement

“Mellifluous talks of democracy and rights and justice masks the B.D.S objective that is nothing other than the end of the Jewish state for which the United Nations gave an unambiguous mandate in 1947. The movement’s anti-Zionism can easily be a cover for anti-Semitism.”
– Roger Cohen, “The B.D.S. Threat,” The New York Times, February 10, 2014

About the BDS Movement

The Boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement is an international anti-Israel movement that seeks to delegitimize and ultimately destroy the State of Israel through the use of political and economic warfare and false accusations. The BDS movement is made up of dozens of NGOs and radical activists around the world, created following a Palestinian civil society “call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it [sic] complies with international law and Palestinian rights,” in 2005, according to the group. The first “Palestinian BDS Conference” was held in 2007 in Ramallah, giving birth to the BDS National Committee, comprised of a number of anti-Israel groups, to serve as the “Palestinian coordinating body” for the global BDS campaign.

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Fact Sheet on the Iranian Nuclear Deal

EMET’s Fact Sheet on the Iranian Nuclear Deal provides an outline of the specific provisions of the deal. This can serve as a resource in order to inform Senators,  Congressmen, and their staff as they analyze and discuss the deal with policymakers.

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Background on Iran & the JPA

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Yemen Fact Sheet

The current conflict in Yemen is comprised of numerous actors that are in constant conflict with one another in an attempt to gain control of the state, or at least portions of it. While the Shia Muslim Al Houthi militias are considered the primary jihadist belligerent against the recognized Hadi government, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Ansar al Sharia, ISIS, and others are all present and operating. In response to the significant Houthi gains in Sanaa and other key areas, the Arab League Coalition (ALC) led primarily by Saudi Arabia has engaged in Operation Decisive Storm. The goal of this operation is to reinstall Yemeni President Hadi. U.S. involvement thus far has been limited to a supportive role, providing intelligence and surveillance to Saudi military forces and a carrier group to aid in the blockade of the country. Recently, the Houthi and Hadi loyalists, with help from Saudi Arabia, agreed to peace talks, but as of yet, there has been little progress.

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Yemen Fact Sheet

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Title VI Fact Sheet

– The Higher Education Act (HEA) was signed into law on November 8, 1965, with the intent of strengthening the educational resources of American universities and colleges and providing financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.

– Title VI of HEA – “International Education Programs” – authorizes the Secretary of Education to fund foreign language and area studies (FLAS) at colleges and universities and National Resource Centers (NRCs). The area and resource centers intend to produce graduates with language expertise and knowledge to contribute to defending U.S. national security interests. There are currently NRCs at 100 institutions of higher education across the country.

– $3.375 million was awarded to Middle East NRCs at 15 universities in 2014 by the Department of Education. More than $13.4 million will be awarded to these NRCs for the entire 2014-2018 cycle.  The anti-U.S., anti-Israel, and oftentimes anti-Semitic, and pro-BDS agenda of professors and programs at a number of Title VI-funded Middle East National Resource Centers (NRCs) is a violation of federal law.

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Iranian Nuclear Negotiations Fact Sheet

The interim deal, or the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), took effect on January 20, 2014. It was renewed on July 20, 2014 for another four months ending on November 24, 2014. It was renewed again until June 2015.

Sanction relief is estimated to be worth $11 billion over the sixth month period for the Iranians, and eventually, it will be more than $20 billion. The Daily Beast assessed that the easing of sanctions on Tehran, as reported in a study, allowed the Iranian economy to begin to recover, “undercutting Western leverage”.

 

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