Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Is the BDS Movement on the Rise?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: According to the BDS movement’s Palestinian branch, the impact of the movement “is increasing substantially.” Many pro-Israel sites and organizations agree with that assessment. But how accurate is this prognosis? There are two basic dimensions to the efficiency…

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BDS Hides Behind Free Speech to Dodge Accountability

The House of Representatives recently voted 398-17 to reject the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions effort against Israel. Against this lopsided vote, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar offered a resolution defending BDS as an exercise of free speech by Americans. We strongly support free speech,…

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The Social Geography of the BDS Movement and Antisemitism

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: An original analysis of the global distribution of BDS Internet searches revealed disproportionate interest in countries such as New Zealand, Ireland, and Sweden, as well as in coastal US states with large academic institutions. In the former regions there…

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Losing a Child to the BDS Movement

A lot has been written about how the BDS movement is gaining traction as a mainstream and acceptable cause on American college campuses. In fact, the news is endless. Here’s a recent example: a professor at San Francisco State University is under…

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BDS ‘Anti-Normalization’ Is a Mockery of Progressive Values

A pro-BDS demonstration. Photo: FOA / Facebook. Anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) promoters have long tried to stake out the moral high ground — depicting themselves as the champions of the oppressed, and positioning their movement as being on…

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