Anti BDS

Why it is hypocritical to boycott Israel

We’re not normally called upon to justify a decision to travel abroad. Few people would challenge me if I were visiting China, despite that country’s appalling human rights record, repression of free speech, and colonisation of Tibet. If I was…

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This is what’s wrong with university divestment

  Universities have often been the places for investigating, analyzing and debating important issues of the day. But they sometimes end up being pushed to do more than think and talk about such matters. Increasingly, administrators are being pushed to…

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Financing Mideast Flames: BDS and the New Israel Fund

At a time when boycott, divestment and sanctions is seen as a viable threat to Israel, many are asking where the oxygen for the BDS movement is coming from. Many critics point to the prestigious New Israel Fund (NIF) as…

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Robert J. Tolchin said "under no circumstances" should the NIF support any boycott against the Israeli government or the nation's organizations. Photo: Mohamed Ouda via Wikimedia Commons.

BDS Movement Echoes Germany in the 1930s

In the 1930s, thousands of Jewish professors were kicked out of German universities because they were Jews. Shamefully, today in the U.S., Jewish professors are threatened with being thrown out of scholarly conferences, prevented from publishing in scholarly journals, and…

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Boycotting Israel another impediment to peace

Journeying through Europe can seem like a long trip through a series of ghost towns. Wandering the streets of Leopoldstadt in Vienna my grandfather suddenly appears, seated at his favourite café, earnestly debating the merits of bundism and Labor Zionism…

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Robert Fulford: The BDS smokescreen

It’s remarkable that the world needed a 29-year-old movie star to state the obvious: This is modern anti-Semitism. The people who defame Israel and wish to undermine its status in the world are not anti-Semites — or so they will…

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The Answer to BDS Bullies and ‘Open Hillel’

It’s getting harder these days to survey the latest developments in the Middle East without feeling anxiety about the negative impact they will have on our own policy debate. I see a pattern—some may call it “Obama’s Law,” though I…

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