Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Faculty-administration splits over BDS and ‘free speech’ intensify as campuses are split over BDS resolution. Legal challenges to state anti-BDS laws increase as more US police forces drop Israeli training.

The calendar year closed with the BDS movement intensifying splits on campus, between faculty and administration and within student bodies. With support for BDS becoming equated with ‘free speech’ the contradictions within higher education have become apparent. In 2018 these…

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BDS Declared Illegal for All Cities in Chile

Hernán López, Executive Director of CCHIL (Left) and Gabriel Colodro, President of CCHIL (right). (photo credit: CCHIL) It is illegal for municipalities to boycott Israel, the Chilean National Comptroller determined this week. The comptroller’s decision followed complaints from Shai Agosin…

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Israel calls on EU to stop funding groups that support BDS

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan has asked the European Union to investigate whether its funds are being transferred to organizations that promote boycotts of Israel. On Wednesday, the European Court of Auditors published a detailed report on the funding the…

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BDS Monitor Live – Dec 19, 2018

As the fall semester ends the election of BDS supporters to Congress and the growing public conflicts between university faculties and administrations have made a BDS national political issue. With near uniform progressive support for BDS as free speech, rather…

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