What’s behind the rise of BDS?

In its nine-year existence, the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement has boldly redefined the battle for Palestine in the simple, straightforward terms of human rights. More than any other tactic of the Palestinian liberation movement, the BDS campaign has…

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No, Presbyterian Divestment Is Not Anti-Semitic

Yesterday, Jane Eisner, with whom I most often agree, wrote about the Presbyterian vote to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions. These are three companies that reportedly participate in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank by providing heavy equipment for…

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The case for a BDS coalition

There is a rule in movement politics: Your greatest rival is the one closest to you ideologically. Supporters of the global BDS movement, the movement that arose as a response to the three calls of the Palestinian civil society organizations, are at best…

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Tell FIFA to dump Israel now, urges international campaign

The congress of FIFA, the International Football Federation, is meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Sao Paulo, and the international campaign to have Israel kicked out of the organization for longtime human rights abuses and violations of international law is swinging into…

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In Their Silence, Israeli Academics Collude With Occupation

Ariel U., an Israeli institution in the West Bank, was granted university status in 2012. Photographs by Rina Castelnuovo, Redux. n 2006, I was among 25 professors from five Israeli universities who filed a petition with the High Court of…

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After Kerry, only BDS may save the two-state solution

Now that the Kerry peace talks have failed and everyone has given up hoping that Netanyahu will change, what’s the new plan for ending the occupation one day? For liberal Zionists – people who want Israel to become a Jewish…

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