Anti BDS

Michael Gove at Tory conference: ‘Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism’

A senior cabinet minister has told hundreds of Conservative Friends of Israel supporters that “anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism”. Environment Secretary, Brexit backer and Israel advocate Michael Gove made the comment to 500 guests on Monday night, during his keynote speech at…

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Israeli-Arab Facebook Star: BDS is ‘Pure Politics’

The Facebook star who has launched a thousand viral videos has created one more – this one speaking out against the movement to boycott Israel. Nuseir Yassin, an Israeli-Arab native of Arrabe in the Lower Galilee who goes by “Nas…

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Tsunami of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity emerges on campuses across US

The cover page of the “Disorientation Guide” prepared for incoming freshmen at Tufts University. The guide accuses Israel of “white supremacy” and promotes “Israeli Apartheid Week.” Credit: Disorientation Guide. Jewish college students returning after their summer break are encountering a…

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It’s all too obvious that BDS doesn’t want peace — but we do

I have traveled to Israel 18 times since first being elected to Congress. As a former president of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) and a commissioner of the United States Helsinki Commission, an…

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The Center for Jewish History caved under pressure? Good!

Consider the two following headlines: Caving To Pressure, Jewish Group Cancels Play By Critic Of Israel Two anti-Israel programs canceled at CJH and AJHS The first headline is from the left-leaning Jewish Forward. The second headline is from the right-leaning Arutz Sheva.…

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BDS and DSA: the American Left loses its way

Dissent editorial board member Jo-Ann Mort, a cofounder of the Democratic Socialists of America and former vice-chair (and a long-time board member) of Americans for Peace Now), reflects critically on the recent DSA vote to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and…

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Outside the UN, BDS Is Losing Badly

BDS activists are presumably celebrating the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to warn off companies that do business with Israelis in the West Bank. I’d advise them to enjoy their temporary victory while they can. As several recent events make clear, they’re…

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Anti-boycott laws: Solid despite the wrinkles

In one of the most successful legislative efforts in recent memory, 22 states have passed laws aimed to push back against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. To date, 21 states and New York, which enacted an Executive…

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The warped bias of anti-Israel boycotts

The fate of a law is never sealed with its passage. Even the best of laws can fall prey to misinterpretation and skewed enforcement. Such was the case in Dickinson, Texas, where government officials falsely interpreted legislation prohibiting state entities…

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BDS is a dismal failure

In a guest editorial in the Toronto Sun, Stephen Ellis claimed that the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement was an “anti-racist” campaign that would “gain momentum.” Nothing could be further from the truth. As a self-proclaimed BDS officer in…

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