SPME BDS Monitor

Campus BDS scores successes as intersectionality reaches peak with proposed boycotts of pro-Israel Jews. Antinormalization spreads from BDS as more groups refuse dialogue with Jews and Israelis

April was an extremely active month for BDS thanks to the confluence of Passover, ‘Apartheid Week,’ Israel Independence Day, and Israel’s 70th anniversary. Several BDS resolutions were approved in student governments, while others were proposed, many timed to coincide with…

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BDS-backed legislation in US Congress uses Palestinian ‘children’s rights’ as attack. White supremacy and divestment pushed in campus BDS as details emerge on organized BDS takeovers of academic associations.

The BDS movement advanced nationally in November, with anti-Israel legislation supported by BDS organization introduced in the US Congress. The results of resolutions on campus, however, were mixed, suggesting that persistence and outside help are critical to the progress of…

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Campus ‘speech as violence’ claims spreads as state-level anti-BDS laws cause confusion. BDS blames Zionism for Weinstein sex abuse as Center for Jewish History cancels BDS-related talk.

The campus speech crisis continued in October, with more shout downs of pro-Israel and free speech advocates. The spread of this BDS tactic shows the movement is a leading indicator of intolerance. But like the concept of ‘intersectionality’ and ‘anti-fascist’…

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