As the 2022 midterms approach BDS has been pushed to the center of American politics. Democrats are split between traditional center-left stances on Israel and far-left approaches that have adopted Palestinian style ‘anti-normalization,’ most recently explicit opposition to the Abraham Accords. Anti-Israel extremism in politics and academia has also been propelled by Amnesty International’s declaration that Israel is an ‘apartheid state.’ 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.