SPME BDS Monitor Live

BDS Monitor Live – May 3, 2022

As the spring semester ends BDS remains at the center of campus and national politics. BDS resolutions and referendums from students, support from faculty organizations like MESA, and incitement from outside speakers, have worsened the environment for Israel, Jews, and…

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BDS Monitor Live – Mar 8, 2022

As the 2022 midterms approach BDS has been pushed to the center of American politics. Democrats are split between traditional center-left stances on Israel and far-left approaches that have adopted Palestinian style ‘anti-normalization,’ most recently explicit opposition to the Abraham…

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BDS Monitor Live – Dec 21, 2021

The fall 2021 semester ends with pushback against the IHRA antisemitism definition growing on campus, the promotion of a BDS resolution by the Middle East studies Association, and evidence that university ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ personnel are strongly biased against…

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BDS Monitor Live – Sep 13, 2021

The fall 2021 semester begins with pushback against teacher’s unions supporting BDS but with the continued threat from ‘ethnic studies’ and ‘critical race theory’ curricula at the K-12 and university levels. And while BDS on campus ramps up, the failure…

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BDS Monitor Live – Apr 13, 2021

The 2021 spring semester is concluding with BDS as a full blown political issue not only on campuses but in US state and local elections. At the same time concerted efforts to push back against the IHRA antisemitism definition that…

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BDS Monitor Live – Jan 19, 2021

The year 2021 has begun with unprecedented political upheaval in the US. The widespread deplatforming and cancellation that has resulted in effect extends campus ‘safety’ culture on to society as a whole. The BDS movement has also capitalized by renewing…

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BDS Monitor Live – Dec 8, 2020

The fall 2020 semester concludes with the BDS movement in flux. The Trump Administration has changed the global geopolitical setting for BDS while the prospective Biden Administration is marginalizing its progressive advocates. But campus and local politics continue to be…

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BDS Monitor Live – Aug 25, 2020

The summer of 2020 has seen unprecedented upheaval in the US and worldwide. After capitalizing on the coronavirus pandemic and the possibility of Israeli ‘annexation,’ the BDS movement continues to make electoral gains and expand its alliances with BLM, all…

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BDS Monitor Live – May 21, 2020

The end of the academic year is an opportunity to summarize BDS developments in higher education and politics. The global coronavirus pandemic, the possibility of Israel ‘annexing’ part of the West Bank, and the most unusual American presidential race in…

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