Pro BDS

Why Jewish Students Are Horrified By Trump’s Latest Appointment

Kenneth Marcus, President Donald Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary of civil rights in the Education Department, is a controversial character. The founder of the Louis B. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, Marcus came to the attention of student…

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Why MuslimGirl’s Rejection Of Gal Gadot Is A Good Thing

This week, a Muslim blogger turned down a prestigious award – over Gal Gadot. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, the founder of the popular blog and brand MuslimGirl.com, made international headlines by refusing to accept the Revlon Changemaker Award. As Al-Khatahtbeh wrote in an open…

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I am American, Jewish and banned from Israel for my activism

This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian…

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Israel’s Deplorable Boycott Of BDS Supporters Is Just The Beginning

Over the weekend, in a decision redolent of the repressive policies of the old Soviet Union, the Israeli government blacklisted 20 international organizations, officially barring entry to these groups’ officials and activists expressly for their peaceful opposition to the Israeli government’s policies.…

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Lorde set an example for young celebrities to follow

In the growing tide of support for the cultural boycott of Israel, New Zealand music star Lorde’s decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert is precedent-setting in many ways. Lorde cancelled the Israeli leg of her 2018 world tour only days after…

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Thank You, Lorde, For Standing Up For Palestinian Human Rights

When I heard that the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and record producer Lorde was reconsidering a decision to play in Israel I had a gut feeling that she would cancel the show. This weekend, she did just that. “[I]’ve received an…

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US Tax Dollars Must Not Be Used to Detain Palestinian Children

Israel is a powerful nation with the most advanced and capable military in the Middle East. It is the single greatest beneficiary of American military assistance, receiving $3.8 billion, some 25 percent of its defense budget, from American taxpayers each…

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