Latest News on BDS

The BDS Movement Has Already Lost

Last week, a suspected Israeli soldier shot and killed Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh while she was reporting on an Israeli military operation in the West Bank. A few days later, Israeli police attacked mourners at her funeral. A…

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BDS: Russia vs. Israel

Russia’s slow and grinding invasion of Ukraine has united much of the West in moral opposition that crosses party and national lines. It has resulted, moreover, in many Western governments imposing significant sanctions on Russia, including removing it from the…

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The BDS Pound of Flesh

Several years ago, after I spoke at an AIPAC conference about Israel, Zionism, and the slow rise (at the time) of anti-Zionism in the West, a couple of concerned parents approached me. “Look,” they said, “we’re here, inside the conference,…

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The incredible shrinking MESA

The membership of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) has endorsed a resolution to boycott Israeli academe. The general referendum took place over nearly two months, and the final count came to 768 for a boycott, 167 against. My longtime readers won’t…

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Middle East Studies Association Endorses BDS

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution on March 22 to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The resolution, which MESA members had been voting on from January 31-March 22, received 768…

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