BDS News

40 University of Sydney Academics Pledge to Boycott Israel

Over 40 staff members at the University of Sydney in Australia have vowed to avoid collaborating with Israeli academic institutions and their leaders, in support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign. The pledge, signed by professors and research fellows, calls…

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Confirm Kenneth Marcus to the Department of Education

Senate Majority Leader McConnell: Start the full Senate vote clock and confirm Kenneth Marcus to lead the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) For months, Kenneth Marcus’ nomination to lead the Department of Education’s Office of…

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Anti-Zionism and the Humanities: A response to Saree Makdisi

Professors Cary Nelson, left and Russell Berman at a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Modern Language Association conference in Chicago, January 2014. This lengthy essay by two leading US professors challenges the world of academic publishing. They identify…

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BDS Movement Causes Backlash Against Jewish College Students and Employees

A once little-known movement has resulted in recent incidents of exclusion of and discrimination against Jewish students and pro-Israel advocates on America’s college campuses. The Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement, an international Palestinian-led campaign against Israeli businesses and institutions of…

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The REAL history of the BDS movement

On December 4, 2016, I was a speaker at a national conference sponsored by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), held at Harvard Law School. The conference was co-hosted by HLS Alliance for Israel, and was titled…

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INTERNATIONAL JEWISH NGOS URGE GERMAN BANK TO STOP ENABLING BDS

Leading establishment Jewish organizations in Europe, the United States and Israel called on the German Bank for Social Economy last week to pull the plug on its accounts held with groups that promote the boycott, divestment, sanctions campaign against Israel.…

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Hamas ❤ BDS

Hamas issued a statement on Tuesday that was completely in line with BDS – and then it went ahead and praised the BDS movement itself. Hamas stated that “normalization”with Israel is an “unforgivable crime” and that “the Palestinian people will not forgive…

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UNICEF funding BDS?

Canadian citizens issued a call to their government to stop funding the United Nations charity, UNICEF, after it was reported that donations intended for educational purposes were instead given to BDS organization and activists around the world. The Canadian citizens…

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