The fall semester ends with BDS and antisemitism roiling campus and national politics. From celebrities like Kanye West and Kyrie Irving, the continuing scandals regarding the exclusion of Jewish speakers by the UC Berkeley Law School student government, to the covert anti-Israel campaign uncovered at Morningstar’s corporate rating division, the extent of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bias is growing. Increasingly the logic appears to be the marginalization of Jews from American life as much as the vilification and isolation of Israel. SPME’s Live Briefing Series covers recent BDS developments and gives listeners the opportunity to ask questions to SPME staff.
BDS Monitor Live Speaker: Alex Joffe
Dr. Alex Joffe is editor of SPME’s monthly BDS Monitor. He is an archaeologist and historian specializing in the Middle East and contemporary international affairs. Educated at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, he is also a Shillman-Ingerman fellow of the Middle East Forum. Among other topics he has written extensively on the BDS movement and contemporary antisemitism.