Pro BDS

Chomsky Clarifies Position on the Cultural Boycott of Israel

In recent years, people promoting the mantras of ‘constructive engagement’ and ‘bridge-building’ with Israel have cited Professor Noam Chomsky in their defence. He is alleged to oppose the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS ) launched by Palestinian civil society…

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Israel Anti-Boycott Act Inhibits Free Speech

The defensive use of free speech on campus has carried just as much nuance as it does when invoked by your racist uncle on Thanksgiving. As of late, Libertarians, Republicans, fascists and all those who intermingle the three have brandished…

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5 Myths About Israel Boycotts That Every Theater Lover Should Consider

Ever since a group of surprisingly high-profile theater artists called on Lincoln Center to cancel its upcoming production of an Israeli state-sponsored play, New York City’s theater community has been reeling with discomfort. While many theater professionals sympathize with the Palestinian…

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The SSMU Board’s BDS decision is a disgrace

On Sunday night, the SSMU Board of Directors unanimously decided that the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement violates SSMU’s constitution. More precisely, they voted to approve a reference (“legal opinion”) from the SSMU Judicial Board (or JBoard) which concluded that…

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BDS Movement will gain momentum

History demonstrates that anti-apartheid movements endure harsh periods of slander before they are finally accepted and permitted to enter the mainstream. For years, the Reagan and Thatcher administrations had labelled the great anti-apartheid fighter, Nelson Mandela, a “terrorist.” In fact,…

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The Opposition to Birthright at NYU, Explained

In an attempt to strengthen Jewish identity to Israel, Birthright Israel has successfully sent over 500,000 young Jewish adults on free 10-day trips to Israel since 1999. While this program brings Jews back to Israel to learn about their heritage…

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Congress Shouldn’t Silence Human Rights Advocates

Members of Congress are currently considering a bill that threatens to silence the growing support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian freedom and human rights, known as B.D.S. This draconian bill, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, threatens individuals and…

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Why rabbis like me oppose Israel’s ban on BDS activists

In March, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that denies entry to foreigners who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS. At the time, the law felt so insidious because it introduced a political litmus test designed to…

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Watch: Israel’s secret blacklists of BDS supporters

Israel has started compiling and disseminating secretive blacklists of overseas supporters of BDS, the Palestinian-led boycott divestment and sanctions movement. I told The Real News’ Sharmini Peries about this recent phenomenon, how we know about it, and why it amounts to a…

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