Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Anti-Israel Activists Subvert a Scholarly Group

Emails unearthed in a federal lawsuit appear to show that the American Studies Association’s decision to boycott Israel was orchestrated by a small cadre of academics who infiltrated the ASA’s leadership to demonize the Jewish state. The ASA website says the scholarly…

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BDS-backed legislation in US Congress uses Palestinian ‘children’s rights’ as attack. White supremacy and divestment pushed in campus BDS as details emerge on organized BDS takeovers of academic associations.

The BDS movement advanced nationally in November, with anti-Israel legislation supported by BDS organization introduced in the US Congress. The results of resolutions on campus, however, were mixed, suggesting that persistence and outside help are critical to the progress of…

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Bedeviled by Anti-Israel Boycotters at Duke

I recently met a couple who told me that their Jewish daughter attends Duke University, which they believe to be a great school for Jewish students. I would be pleased to share their enthusiasm. But in certain pockets of that…

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Israel bars pro-boycott European group from visiting

Israel announced on Monday it will not allow a group of European officials to visit Israel due to their efforts to promote boycotts of the Jewish state. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced in a statement that he will adopt the…

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NYU Groups Boycotting Trip to Israel for Student Leaders

NYU campus / Wikimedia Commons A coalition of two dozen clubs at New York University (NYU) has boycotted a subsidized trip to Israel for student leaders, claiming it is a “propaganda” program that is “part of the right-wing strategy to…

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Amnesty-USA’s Newest Anti-Israel Hires

Amnesty International claims to have a policy of “impartiality and independence,” central to its efforts to “systematically and impartially research[] the facts of individual cases and patterns of human rights abuses” around the world. In sharp contrast, Amnesty International and…

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