Anti BDS

Why Israel Is Nothing Like Apartheid South Africa

JERUSALEM — Among critics of Israel, it has become ever more common to accuse the Jewish state of imitating apartheid South Africa. This month, an obscure United Nations agency, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, whose membership comprises…

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Panelists Prove Jewish Voice for Peace is Neither

There’s a simple way to end global oppression, racism and immediately create a world overflowing with “equality, dignity and human rights,” panelists agreed Saturday morning during a Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Conference in Chicago. Simply eliminate Zionism from the…

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On Campus: Minority Priorities

Like so many leaflets before them, these talked about the scourge of “privilege”. And whom did these pamphlets identify as the people with the most privilege? At present, the people who preach tolerance in America and Canada are turning out…

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Making BDS Kosher: The New Morality

The Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement has two aspects. One applies to Israel and Israelis; the elimination of the state and genocide. The other applies to Jews who live in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”), eastern Jerusalem and Golan…

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How BDS Harms the Palestinians

When Israel enacted a new policy last month banning the entry of BDS advocates into the Jewish state, some of the strongest criticism came from a group that touts itself as pro-Israel. That group, J Street U, says that the Israeli policy is “unhelpful and counterproductive.”…

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Bring More Nuance To Fight Against BDS

I spent most of last Wednesday covering, and taking part in, a major effort sponsored by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, the World Jewish Congress and about 20 other Jewish organizations, providing strategies for young people to counter…

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Jewish Law Day Analyzed BDS Within Legal Scope

Eugene Kontorovich prefers to not call the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel a movement at all. “It’s called the BDS movement for a reason: to make it sound like there’s a movement behind it,” he said, “like…

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