Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Oslo City Council bans purchase of Israeli ‘settlement’ goods

BDS operatives protest Israel in Oslo, Norway The recently elected Oslo City Council is getting right to work: The Norwegian lawmakers are banning the purchase of goods and services from Israeli Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria by municipal departments…

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BDS in academia ramps up as anti-Israel activism permeates new aspects of campus life as administrators cave to demands. Democratic positions shift to reflect BDS pressure

BDS on campus ramped up quickly in October. Several incidents illustrated the BDS tactic of holding events, sometimes in unlikely venues, and then protesting official condemnation, increasingly with allegations of “white supremacy.” This form of entrapment extends long-established BDS strategies,…

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New U.N. report highlights increase in global antisemitism as special rapporteur notes “fundamentally antisemitic” elements of BDS movement

The United Nations released an unprecedented report on Thursday highlighting a “disproportionate” 38 percent increase in antisemitism across the globe, even in countries that have no Jewish population. The report also identifies certain actions by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement…

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BDS, Antisemitism, and Class

BDS demonstration, photo by Kate Ausburn via Flickr CC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Contemporary antisemitism has the ability to graft itself onto a variety of causes and movements. But the social and information environment in the US and Europe is strongly conditioned…

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