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Brandeis Center Threatens Lawsuit Against Academic Organization for Supporting Call For Palestinian Rights

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

A Jewish civil rights group has sent a terse warning to an organization of teachers and scholars of literature and language: better not entertain any idea of endorsing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. If you do -- we may well sue you.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Gov. Cuomo's BDS Blacklist Is An Affront To Free Expression

Simon McCormack | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Simon McCormack

Cuomo is hardly the first public official to take issue with BDS. The governor's order comes as at least eight other states across the country have enacted anti-BDS legislation over the last year. But Cuomo's action marks the first time a governor has acted unilaterally against the movement.

Israel Not All Doom and Gloom

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Jonathan Adelman

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 | Home
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...

Is BDS Simply a 'Campus Movement?' How Deceitful Can Thomas Friedman Actually Be?

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

On May 25 the New York Times published an op-ed by Thomas Friedman with the incendiary title, "Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel-Palestine," which attempts to show just how far the Israeli Prime Minister has gone to destroy any notion of a two-state solution.

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...

Ivy Covered Lies: Genteel anti-Semitism Is Still Jew Hatred!

Gil Troy | Posted 05.15.2016 | College
Gil Troy

The new anti-Semitism violates core academic values of encouraging openness toward others, in all their diversity; of seeking truth, in all its complexity; and of fighting for freedom, with all its messiness.

What Causes Genocide? A Perspective on Anti-Semitism at UC Davis

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Anthony Berteaux

While it's true that the grotesque anti-Semitic stereotyping of Jews started the genocide of the Jewish people, Jewish college students today face a new type of anti-Semitism, however as we can see, it has evolved with time.

Boycotting University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Judaken | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Jonathan Judaken

The grounds of the academic war zone that surrounds Israel/Palestine are booby-trapped and they are shifting.

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Make A Move Against Controversial Zionism Booklet | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed a controversial publication from its website that was targeted by prominent Jewish organizations and church ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church Makes Controversial Move Against Israel | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

The largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products th...

Why Proposed Presbyterian Divestment From Israel Is Wrong

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

I believe in divestment, where appropriate. Threatening to pull our money out of corporations doing business in certain parts of the world can be a good idea, if done in the right place and for the right reasons. Divestment is a terrible idea for Israel.

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church's Next Move Could Be A Tipping Point In The Israeli Divestment Debate | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

When thousands of leaders of the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination meet this week for the church's biennial General Assembly, they'll pore th...

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

Exposing the Israel Bashers: Opinions Without Facts, Facts Without Context

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
Abraham H. Foxman

If your "opinion" is that Israel is an apartheid state, engaged daily in crimes against humanity, and Zionism is a form of racism, then all you have to do is selectively point to events and statements that taken out of context appear to support your opinion.

Boycotting and Cooperating With Israel -- the ASA, EU and China

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 02.19.2014 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

The boycott of Israeli universities by the American Studies Association [ASA], just declared this week, is the making of those who are enemies of peace and reconciliation, of those who want to delegitimize one of the parties to the conflict, while claiming to work for a solution of that very conflict.

Stephen Hawking Supports Academic Boycott of Israel

Nathan Harden | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Nathan Harden

Why, in other words, does Hawking single out Israel as the one place in the world where politics justifies an academic boycott?

Brooklyn College Political Science Department's Israel Problem

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

But who's academic freedom? Do "departments" -- as distinguished from individual faculty members -- really have the right of academic freedom? Does the political science department at Brooklyn College represent only its hard left faculty?

Beck Dives Into Park Slope Food Coop Hummus Debate

Posted 02.24.2012 | New York

Glenn Beck thinks the potential boycott of Israeli products by the Park Slope Food Coop is "anti-semitic," The Brooklyn Paper reports. The former ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Major Churches Consider Divesting From Select Businesses In Israel | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion

A major body within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Friday to recommend that the church vote to stop investing in three companies "until they h...

Food Co-op Might Boycott Israeli Products

The New York Observer | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York

Israel and the Park Slope Food Co-op have a lot in common. Both were founded in part by Jewish socialists. Both are governed by a raucous democracy wi...

Why Is BDS a Moral Duty Today? A Response to Bernard-Henri Levy

Omar Barghouti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Omar Barghouti

Mr. Levy attempts to smear the movement by presenting a number of misleading premises and reaching, as a result, unwarranted conclusions. What he obscures are the real objectives of the movement.

Why the Call to "Boycott Israel" Is Crap

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Regardless of what its promoters and its useful idiots say, the only real, accepted, hackneyed goal of this boycott campaign is to de-legitimize Israel as such.

Progressive? Then Don't Boycott Israel

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben S. Cohen

A recent article in the Nation was at its most preposterous in depicting BDS as a grassroots movement assembling Palestinians, anti-Zionist Jews, and labor unionists in a moral crusade against Zionism.