BDS in Urbana-Champaign: A Response to Cary Nelson

This past December, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Emeritus English Professor Cary Nelson gave a talk in Israel called “Why the Boycott Movement Threatens Israeli Security,” as part of a panel promoting his co-edited volume The Case Against Academic Boycotts…

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BDS in the United States

Is it possible in 2015 to deny that the peace process has failed to offer a way past the Israeli-Palestinian impasse? Direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, impartially brokered by the government that gives Israel upwards of $3…

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Demonstration against Israeli Owned Sabon shop, London

Following the closure of the Ahava Shop in London a few years ago, an Israeli store which had been selling settlement produce from the 1967-occupied West Bank, Israel has recently opened a new shop (‘Sabon’) in the same Covent Garden…

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Will BDS become another form of ritualized solidarity?

“Friends” of Palestine – the churches, NGOS and the UN – are difficult to categorize as friends – only. If by friends we mean the willingness to sacrifice their status, political and religious connections and wealth – or even a…

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Yes to BDS, No to injustice

I would like to express how impressed I am by the democratic atmosphere at Concordia University, which continues to be fostered by the CSU team. This invaluable trait seems to be a natural outcome of the Quebec student movement, which…

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Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The Statement We, the undersigned anthropologists, are circulating this petition to voice our opposition to the ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, including the Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem, and to boycott Israeli academic institutions…

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