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Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Make A Move Against Controversial Zionism Booklet

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | World
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 | World
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

A Call for Livable Futures

Rela Mazali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rela Mazali

What to do when the country I live in totally loses its compass? I have watched Israel present itself as a respectable member of the club of developed countries. It is time for us all to hold it to that claim.