Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

BDS’s Latest Tool: Anti-Cop Sentiment

The anti-Israel movement is capitalizing on anti-police sentiment to expand its boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign against the state of Israel. Activists—including university professors—are arguing that the “anti-Black” sentiments in the American policing system stem from lessons learned in police…

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Time Magazine Tries to BS Americans About BDS

On December 4, 2020, Time Magazine published an article titled “Here’s What You Need to Know About BDS” (the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel). This title would lead most readers to conclude the magazine was simply publishing an…

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Norway Refuses to Boycott Travel Firm on UN ‘Blacklist’

Oslo, Norway. Photo: Wiki Commons. JNS.org – The Norwegian government has decided to ignore the United Nations “blacklist” of companies operating in Israeli settlements and allow a tourism company that appears on the list to provide services to government and other…

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U of T Scarborough students reaffirm support for BDS

After several failed attempts, the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Students Union (SCSU) officially voted to reaffirm its support for the antisemitic BDS movement at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday. Hasbara Fellowships Canada is calling on both the university and student…

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Litmus Tests Online

Girls Night Out is a secret Facebook group for women in Los Angeles. “Secret” because if you search for it online, you won’t find it. “Secret” because if you want to be a member, you must be invited. Created by…

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BDS Monitor Live – Dec 8, 2020

The fall 2020 semester concludes with the BDS movement in flux. The Trump Administration has changed the global geopolitical setting for BDS while the prospective Biden Administration is marginalizing its progressive advocates. But campus and local politics continue to be…

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Trump Administration targets BDS movement as Biden faces BDS pressure from the left. More schools adopt IHRA antisemitism definition as University of Illinois promises protection for Jewish and pro-Israel students.

The November election produced a mixed result for the BDS movement. President Trump appears to have been defeated while the ‘Squad’ was strengthened but down ballot progressives were trounced, except in municipal elections. At the same time the Trump Administration…

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