Pro BDS

Thank You, Lorde, For Standing Up For Palestinian Human Rights

When I heard that the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and record producer Lorde was reconsidering a decision to play in Israel I had a gut feeling that she would cancel the show. This weekend, she did just that. “[I]’ve received an…

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US Tax Dollars Must Not Be Used to Detain Palestinian Children

Israel is a powerful nation with the most advanced and capable military in the Middle East. It is the single greatest beneficiary of American military assistance, receiving $3.8 billion, some 25 percent of its defense budget, from American taxpayers each…

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This Hanukkah, Light a Candle for Gaza

The festival of Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a Jewish priestly family from the Hasmonean dynasty, over the Seleucid Empire in 2nd century BCE. According to the Talmud, when the Maccabees entered the desecrated Temple in Jerusalem and attempted…

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Professors at Jerusalem Fund Conference Slander Israel on All Fronts

“Israel and the Zionist project are anachronisms; much like white South Africa was an anachronism,” announced retired West Chester University Professor Lawrence Davidson on November 17 in Washington, DC. His comments — before about 70 listeners at the Jerusalem Fund’s annual conference, titled “The…

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Penalizing BDS Is Un-American

The Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has made waves in recent years, mobilizing grassroots anger over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Movement’s one-sided approach and unbalanced politics should be blatantly unappealing to those who seek a peaceful resolution…

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Op-Ed: To fight white supremacy, support divestment

For too long, Palestinian students at the University of Michigan have had to pay tuition to a university that invests in oppression and violence against their own people. Their #UMDivest campaign calls upon the University to stop investing in companies that supply…

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We need to talk about Zionism

I am both Arab and Jewish. My Baba was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and while he does not identify with his heritage-choosing to speak French rather than Arabic-my siblings and I do identify as Arab, and this is important to…

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Letter to the editor: We should have right to boycott Israel

Recently, the Arizona Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Kansas for a law targeting supporters of a boycott against Israel, a law that Arizona also adopted in 2016 (HB-2617). Arizona and Kansas’s laws force individuals or businesses who contract with the…

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Hey, Congress: Pay Attention To Nazis, Not Activists

This Tuesday, Congress held a hearing to address rising campus anti-Semitism. The focus of the hearing centered around redefining of anti-Semitism under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The proposed definition would expand “anti-Semitism” to include speech…

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