The fall 2021 semester ends with pushback against the IHRA antisemitism definition growing on campus, the promotion of a BDS resolution by the Middle East studies Association, and evidence that university ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ personnel are strongly biased against Israel. These negative developments must be set against expanding normalization of relations between Israel and Arab countries. 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.