Analysis

What Type of Zionism is Acceptable?

  Among the most pernicious consequences of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement has been the wedge driven between Israel and liberal Americans, including liberal American Jews. The relentless misappropriation of human rights and anti-racist discourse, the slanderous talk…

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Has Israel damaged Palestinian health?

AN EVIDENCE-BASED ANALYSIS OF THE NATURE AND IMPACT OF ISRAELI PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES PRACTICES IN THE WEST BANK AND GAZA. The incendiary claim that Israel has deliberately damaged the health of the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza Strip…

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Garden Variety Israel Bashing in the Garden State

More than fifty tenured Princeton academics recently signed a petition urging divestment from companies which supply military-related equipment to Israel.  The organizers hope that many more of their colleagues will join them.  The petition threw the local Jewish community into…

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The ASA’s glaring hypocrisy

The American Studies Association (ASA) adoption of a BDS resolution in December 2013 garnered a significant backlash from over 250 American university presidents and academic umbrella organizations announcing their rejection of the ASA boycott resolution. Additionally, more than 130 lawmakers…

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Anti-Semitism Denial

As yet more evidence that academics are regularly able to engage in what George Orwell sardonically referred to as “doublethink,” “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them,” this month 40 professors…

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BDS used by American Muslim organization in bid for publicity, community leadership. Pushback from pro-peace advocates blunts campus impacts. European regulations cut Israeli imports from West Bank

Introduction BDS in September built on the summer’s conflict in Gaza, with a variety of efforts to condemn and isolate Israel in academia. European economic threats against Israel in order to force Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have also intensified after the…

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