Anti BDS

Op-Ed: Divestment further divides

Throughout 2017, our University has experienced its own campus climate issues within a broader national context of deep divisions. Within this framework, we have to continue addressing our divisions by adhering to the values promoted within the University of Michigan’s Diversity,…

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Who’s afraid of the BDS? Meet the people on the frontline

Two-and-a-half years ago the initials BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) meant little to the wider general public. But then the BDS coalition—established in 2005 and calling for the imposition of economic, academic and cultural boycotts on Israel—intensified its struggle, especially…

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Academics who boycott Israel hurt their own students and colleagues

A stencil at a Nov. 14, 2013 event at San Francisco State University reads “My heroes have always killed colonizers.” (Photo/file) What do attempts to implement an academic boycott of Israel look like? You may be surprised. In 2009, as…

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Who’s shutting down the debate on Israel?

One of the complaints about the organized Jewish community is that it is silencing criticism of Israel. Left-wingers paint a dismal picture of a Jewish community in denial about Israel’s sins and determined to squelch debate about the peace process…

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Normalizing Anti-Semitism on Campus

raeli Apartheid Week, the annual international anti-Israel showcase, in May 2010 on the University of California, Irvine campus, photo credit AMCHA Initiative. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the campus war against Israel, the all too familiar refrain from student anti-Israel activists, many…

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