BDS News

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Academia

Having attended three IAW meetings this week (UCL, KCL, Brunel), blogged about two of them and taken an early bath from the third, I have been thinking hard about various aspects of this annual hatefest. The most obvious observation is…

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The peak of Israel-Palestine war on UK campuses

The so-called “Israel Apartheid Week” is the peak of the Israel-Palestine conflict on campuses, during which university societies claiming to support Palestinians around the UK campuses host events with controversial speakers and mock checkpoints and the “apartheid” wall. Needless to say…

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BDS, Martin Luther King Jr. and Existentialism

Whenever Martin Luther King Day rolls around, both pro- and anti-Israel forces skirmish over King’s legacy, borrowing tropes from the civil rights movement and quotes from its leader to support different sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict. This rush to enlist…

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Why Don’t Supporters of Palestinians Care About PA Abuses?

On college campuses and beyond, support for the Palestinians has been portrayed as a human rights campaign. While the antisemitic BDS movement is — according to its founders and leaders — a crusade to make Israel disappear, it has attracted many naïve supporters who…

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Israel’s New Rules

Hugh Lanning, a British citizen and chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was denied entry into Israel on March 12, the first militant anti-Zionist to fall “victim” to a new law banning entry to any foreigner “who knowingly issues a…

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Israel passes law barring foreign BDS activists from entry

On Monday night (March 6), Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) passed in its second and final reading a law barring the entry of foreign nationals who have “knowingly and publicly” called for boycotting Israel or who “represent an organization” that calls…

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