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New York State's Assault on Students Fighting for Peace

Vincent Intondi | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

At a time when the voices of bigotry, racism, and war mongering have in many ways, become the loudest, we cannot allow New York State to silence those students fighting for peace. This nation, and indeed the world, need their voices now more than ever.

New York Governor's Unconstitutional Order Enables Israeli Occupation

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement was launched in 2005 by representatives of Palestinian civil society.

What the United Methodist Church and Hillary Clinton Got Right About BDS

Jack Rosen | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Jack Rosen

Israel seems to be undergoing a protracted period of gloom and doom. The quarreling about its future leaders and possible downfall of Netanyahu make Israel look weak and incompetent.

Jonathan Greenblatt: BDS Must be Taken on With Every Measure of Seriousness

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Jonathan Greenblatt

On May 31st, I addressed the Ambassadors Against BDS International Summit at the United Nations, which was hosted by the Israeli Mission to the UN: T...

Condescension Mixed With Fear: The Anti-BDS Push in State Legislatures

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
David Palumbo-Liu

As BDS racks up victory after victory, gaining new members daily, especially among young people and people of color, the forces of reaction are gathering together to try to stem the tide. But they are facing an uphill battle, and they know it.

Bloom's Anti-Free Speech Bill Heads to Appropriations; Assembly Judiciary Staff Calls it Unconstitutional

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Our lawmakers in Sacramento aren't making much sense. On the one hand, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted unanimously in April -- over...

A Common Fight: Why Christians and Jews are Coming Together to Defeat Hate and Intolerance

Adam Milstein | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

Co-authored by Pastor Carlos Ortiz, president/founder of Hispanics Allied for Israel For the first time in 1,600 years, there are no Christians lef...

Free Speech Threat in California; STOP Anti-BDS Bill in Committee

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Less than one month after the University of California Regents took a swipe at the First Amendment, voting to denounce and conflate "anti-Semitic anti-Zionist" language on campus, the California state Legislature will take up Santa Monica Assemblyman (D) Richard Bloom's bill.

BDS Is Not Pro-Palestine

Benjamin Gerstein | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Gerstein

If members of the BDS Movement, and supporters of its agenda, were truly passionate about the Palestinian people and their livelihood, they would realize that solely blaming Israel is not the answer, and would seek to create reform within the Palestinian Authority.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Leaders Hate America: Listen to Their Own Words!

Adam Milstein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has steadily advanced a poisonous culture of hate and anti-Semitism in our coun...

New Jersey is Pushing Unconstitutional Anti-BDS Legislation Because No more Plausible Deniability

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Yolanda Rondon

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a non-violent political protest against Israel's policies and practices that violate the huma...

Donald Trump Speaks at AIPAC

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Will Trump Blow it? Trump's speech at AIPAC is about more than AIPAC, Jews and the Mideast: Is he a serious candidate? This morning Hillary Cli...

AIPAC's Anti-BDS Campaign

James Zogby | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

When the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) comes to town this week for their annual policy conference, high on the agenda of issues they'll be pushing Congress to support are bills designed to "fight the boycott of Israel."

PERA BDS

Joel Judd | Posted 03.01.2016 | Denver
Joel Judd

In the 2000's I helped pass two bills shoring up Colorado's public employee pension plan (PERA). Having opted out of social security in the 1930's, PE...

BDS -- Boycott Double Standards

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Eli Verschleiser

First, when it comes to so-called moral voices trying to impose peace, the onus always falls squarely on Israel, because the more powerful side is always assumed to be the one at fault.

Palestine 2016: An Optimistic Outlook

Alaa Tartir | Posted 02.14.2016 | World
Alaa Tartir

Will Palestine look any better in 2016? Are there any sources of optimism and hope amid these bleak facts and the current events unfolding? Yes, I argue, despite all the odds.

Take Back Student Governments From The Hijackers!

Andrew Pessin | Posted 02.12.2016 | College
Andrew Pessin

When the debate visits a campus, it typically leaves behind a campus in shambles: friendships and relationships are severed, people stop talking to each other, and the overall educational mission of the institution is irreparably harmed.

Don't Penalize Companies for Their Political Beliefs

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Yolanda Rondon

The bill requires divestment from and prohibits business transactions, contracts, and investment with companies, contractors, subcontractors, NGOs and/or individuals that boycott an allied nation or companies of an allied nation -- Israel.

BDS Ain't New: The Arab League Boycott Gets a Makeover

Adam Milstein | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has gained increasing traction at universities, academic associations, municipalities, churches, unions, pension funds, and investment portfolios in America and around the globe.

An Open Letter to Open Hillel, Part I

Andrew Pessin | Posted 01.21.2016 | College
Andrew Pessin

It's no secret that American campuses are becoming extremely hostile to Israel. The growth of Students for Justice in Palestine, BDS proposals, Apartheid Weeks, and so on, mean that all the anti-Israel discourse anyone could want is freely available.

On the Margins of Anthropology

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

Things are usually more creative on the margins, a notion that became evident during the recently concluded meetings of the American Anthropological A...

A New Approach For Israel: An Israel Peace Initiative

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

What Israel needs now is a new approach -- one that does not involve any physical risk of actual withdrawal, but still demonstrates to Israelis, Palestinians, and to the world at large that Israel intends to separate from the Palestinians and carry out the UN mandates of two states.

The Clash of Emotions at the Heart of Palestinian-Israeli Violence

Philippe Assouline | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Philippe Assouline

Why do Palestinian groups and individuals continue to use violence against civilians? It's the billion-dollar question at the heart of the conflict that no one is seriously addressing. And it might hold the key to peace.

What's Behind the Explosions of Violence in Palestine? -- The Destruction of Religious Sites and "Extrajudicial Executions" of Palestinian Teenagers

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
David Palumbo-Liu

It is predominantly young Palestinian people, seeing what they consider the brutal theft of their religion and culture, who are paying a disproportionate price in an asymmetrical war.

Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment Campaigns

Stephen Zunes | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Stephen Zunes

At root, these anti-BDS efforts are about defending corporate profits, regardless of the moral and legal implications.