Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Ivory Tower Bigots

Anti-Zionism is a form of racism like any other: The erasing of a nation’s experience, the denial of their right to speak. Often it comes twinned with the old anti-Semitic gestures. Jews are cruel, enjoying domination for its own sake;…

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BDS Monitor Live – Oct 16, 2018

As the fall progresses the ‘intersectional’ reach of the BDS movement has been expanded from campuses to broader culture and politics with its embrace by rising ‘democratic socialists.’ BDS has also been exposed in routine areas of faculty activity, namely student recommendations,…

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Academic Prize For Scholarly Form Of Blood Libel

At a week-long conference on anti-Semitism held in Vienna in February, I presented a paper addressing responses to the blood libel through the ages and assessing modern historiography on its origins and impact. The final section, which dealt with contemporary…

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Education Department adopts new antisemitism definition as BDS accusations rile New York elections. BDS leads purge of Labour pro-Israel MPs. Michigan professor reveals hidden BDS attacks on students

The fall semester began with the IHRA definition of antisemitism becoming the focal point of American and British controversies, and conspiratorial accusations of antisemitism crises to attack progressive allegedly engineered by Israel. BDS supporters have begun to eject pro-Israel supporters…

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Berlin classifies BDS movement as an anti-Semitic organization

Berlin Mayor Michael Müller: The tactics of BDS activists “are unacceptable practices from the Nazi era.” | Photo: AFP The city-state of Berlin has decided to classify the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement – which promotes the boycott of Israel…

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State in firing line if ban on Israeli settlement imports passes

The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories is passed, the European Commission has warned. A Government official privately sought the advice of…

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French Payment Service Supports BDS, Defies Anti-BDS Law

The online payment service HelloAsso announced that it will continue to provide services to boycott Israel organizations whose accounts were shut down by PayPal and French banks for apparent violations of France’s anti-discrimination law. HelloAsso tweeted a statement on September…

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