SPME in the Media

The Problem Starts at the Top

As an image for countering anti-Semitism, I once used to keep tacked over my desk the Polish proverb, “It’s lousy to swim upstream in a filthy river.” Happily, upstream swimmers who now overtake me seem better shielded from the pollution.…

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Combating BDS

Combating BDS requires a deep understanding of the movement, its funding, organizational architecture, and the plethora of Jewish and Muslim NGOs who fund-raise and train on its behalf, for example, the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and the American Friends Service…

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Countering the ‘immorality’ of BDS

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz told a crowd of about 200 at the University of Baltimore School of Law that the BDS movement will not succeed in pressuring universities to boycott Israel. “Everyone knows BDS in the U.S.…

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Berlin pro-Hamas Palestinian conference sparks outrage

A pro-Palestinian conference slated to take place in Berlin on Saturday has come under attack because of its ties to Hamas and its erasure of Israel on a Middle East map.“This is a direct pro-Hamas and anti-peace event, with the…

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The best and the brightest for Jews and Israel

Cognitive actions against Israel fuels the Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement’s war against Israel. Recently StandWithUs (SWU) held a conference on the BDS to clarify the movement’s actions against the State of Israel and pave the way for an aggressive…

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Same old anti-Semitic song

It is not easy being an anti-Zionist academic. They are running low on slogans, as everything that was once edgy, controversial and headline-worthy is now outdated: “A people’s state” is mundane; “A nation’s state” is archaic; “Israel is committing genocide”…

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New faculty group at U.C. Davis steps up for Israel

Students aren’t the only ones opposing anti-Israel activity at U.C. Davis. Approximately three dozen university professors have banded together to fight what they consider unfair treatment of Israel on campus. Davis Faculty for Israel is a newly formed organization that…

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First-of-its-kind conference on BDS showcases diverse pro-Israel strategies

I was privileged to attend and participate in a recent conference organized by StandWithUs in Los Angeles, entitled “Combating the Boycott Movement Against Israel (BDS)—Understanding the BDS Movement’s Strategies and Tactics.” What was unique about this first-of-its-kind conference was how…

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