SPME BDS Monitor

President’s Executive Order extends Civil Rights Act protections to Jewish students as Corbyn and Labour are crushed. BDS advocates criticize student Israel trips as Israel boycotts are linked to fossil fuel.

The fall semester ended with President Trump signing an Executive Order extending protections to Jewish students under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The move came as the Conservative Party crushed Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and then promised to…

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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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BDS controversy snares universities over Federal funding as UN issues unprecedented report linking BDS with antisemitism. Women’s March leaders replaced as British Labour Party and Trade Union Council endorse Israel boycotts.

In September the focus of BDS remained fixed on the connection between academia and the political sphere. Prompted by a complaint over a BDS event, the Department of Education warned Duke University and the University of North Carolina over misuse…

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BDS spreads through community organizations and K-12

Mainstreaming antisemitism through BDS and antizionism progressed in June as academics defended attacking Israel. Pushing back against anti-Israel bias has serious costs but the impunity of higher education has been breached by legal counteractions. The defenses of BDS and racialized…

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