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An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel

DITOR’S NOTE: Several major media outlets including the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and Politico reported that NBA player Rudy Gay traveled to Israel this week along with seven other NBA players. Mr. Gay, however, ended up not boarding Sheldon Adelson’s plane…

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The Campus War over Israel

No issue on American college campuses today is more toxic and divisive than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For a decade now, “Israeli Apartheid Weeks,” which posit Israel as another South Africa, have featured extreme anti-Zionist events. Guest speakers friendly to Israel…

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Anti-Semitism Goes to School

“I never dreamed that it could come to this!” In February, a Jewish college student was hospitalized after being punched in the face at a pro-Palestinian demonstration on a campus in upstate New York. His family has insisted on maintaining…

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BDS’s useless politics of confrontation

In 2014 and 2015, mock eviction notices hung in a predominantly Jewish dormitory at NYU; a UCLA student’s qualifications for a judicial board were questioned because of her religion; and a Stanford student government candidate scrubbed her Facebook page of…

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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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