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Edwin has taken on some burning issues: the Jerusalem Consulate Crisis, the Burlington Affliction, the Ben & Jerry’s Boycott Backlash, the Afghanistan Nightmare, the Durham Investigation, and many others. So, what has happened? Edwin gives an up-to-the-minute update and also accepts your questions live via the Zoom Q&A. Join us for a no-holds-barred Update from the Trenches.
American Jews are being increasingly afflicted by the deliberate scheduling of Jewish policy issues on sabbaths and holidays—boycotts, anti-Israel measures, pro-BDS resolutions, and academic requirements. The Burlington City Council set the abuse standard when it took up an anti-Israel resolution during the Days of Awe—just two days before Yom Kippur. Civil rights champion attorney Nathan Lewin and Simon Wiesenthal Center associate dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper join Edwin.
When Ben and Jerry’s announced its BDS-allied boycott of Jews in Judea and Samaria and probably all of Israel, it set off a global firestorm of backlash: counterboycotts, legal actions by state authorities, and store shelf removals. The trademark has even been seized in Israel. Famed civil rights attorney Nathan Lewin, legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, top lawfare litigator Nitsana Leitner, who seized Ben and Jerry’s Israeli trademark, as well as crisis manager Juda Engelmeyer join Edwin.