SPME BDS Monitor

Trump administration confirms opposition to BDS as ‘Woman’s March’ showcases intersection alliance between feminists and Islamist leaders of BDS as academic associations reject BDS.

January saw the new Trump administration articulate strong opposition to BDS. Subsequent protests against the administration and its new temporary immigration restrictions saw the ‘intersectional’ alliance of mainstream movements with BDS advocates and Islamists. Support for, and opposition to, BDS…

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Year ends with BDS faltering on campus, prompting more radical anti-normalization and intersectionality. Obama administration abstains from UN ‘anti-settlement’ resolution giving boost to BDS.

The calendar year 2016 was a bad one for BDS, with setbacks at universities and the state level. But the Obama Administration’s unexpected decision to abstain from a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli ‘settlements’ has the potential to…

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British BDS protesters turns violent as US universities increase direct training for BLM and BDS movements. Leaked emails show Clinton was advised not to mention Israel publicly but organized against BDS privately.

The first violent BDS protest of the fall semester has now occurred, as Midwestern colleges and universities begin offering direct support to campus activists, including the BLM and BDS movements, through training programs. The growing trend to regard Palestinians as…

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Academic year begins with BDS mainstreaming in courses and Capitol Hill, stealth BDS by faculty, disruptions of campus pro-peace events, and usurping Native American causes. But BDS failures show value of vigilance and speaking out.

The 2016 academic year began with BDS activities moving into new areas on campus, Capitol Hill, and the progressive movement, spreading rejection of Israel in both intellectual and academic terms. The conclusion that BDS itself is a ‘settler colonial’ movement…

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Lawsuit pits faculty against BDS in academic association. BDS votes by grad students set up confrontations with university administrations while American universities announce support for Israeli counterparts. Antisemitism row by BDS supporters riles British Labour Party.

Introduction April saw confrontations emerge between faculty opposed to BDS and academic organizations that have adopted BDS resolutions, including legal action, between graduate students and university administrations, and within political parties. At the same time, university administrations continue to express…

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