Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

New study: BDS activists hostile toward Jewish students, not just Israel

For many years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activity on U.S. university and college campuses, typically part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine. In these prior posts we’ve described many…

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Why the AAUP Opposes Both Boycotts and Restrictions on Their Supporters

Today the American Association of University Professors released a statement from its Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, which I chair, decrying state laws passed that impose punitive measures against supporters of boycott, divestment and sanctions, or BDS, with regard to…

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Confronting Germany’s mixed record on tackling BDS

Malca Goldstein-Wolf, a German Jew, made headlines last year when she convinced the German broadcasting network Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) to pull its sponsorship of Roger Waters’ German tour. She wrote a heartfelt letter to WDR’s director, Tom Buhrow, pleading with him…

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BDS Founder Confirms Movement Is About Ending the Jewish State

Supporters of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement claim that BDS is about a two-state solution — and bettering the lives of the Palestinian people. At least that’s what leftist college students, progressive activist groups,and most media outlets…

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Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers: Oregon Hillel Vandalized

Legitimate criticism of Israel or anti-Semitism? Oregon Hillel vandalized From the Eugene Oregon Hillel Foundation: We apologize for the graphic content, but today we were shocked and saddened to return to our building in Eugene to find one of our…

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BDS in Books: Foreign Authors Shun Hebrew Translations

Last week one Israeli publisher had an unusual experience. It started off perfectly ordinarily: The publisher wanted to acquire the rights to publish the last two books by British author Kamila Shamsie, a prize-winning and highly praised British author of Pakistani…

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