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Israel Boycott

The BDS Movement Is About Dismantling Israel, Not The '67 Occupation

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The BDS movement is designed to turn the clock back to the time before Israel was created. That will not happen. The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two peoples.

Boycotting Israel's Universities Is Wrong

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Carlo Strenger

For academic institutions everywhere, shutting off open discussion runs counter to the very foundations of academic life.

Why I Oppose the 'Boycott Israel' Movement

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Who are we to support punishing all Israelis for the crimes of their government when we ourselves are equally complicit in the crimes of ours?

Boycotting Israel: Fiction and Reality

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Dr. Josef Olmert

The boycotters issue messages on the internet, and one is left to wonder if they are aware of the fact that so many features and appliances in their computers were invented and developed in Israel?

The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Threat to Israel: A Realistic Appraisal

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

The concern expressed by Secretary Kerry is real. If the present effort to find a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict fails there is little doubt that the Palestinians and their supporters will make a massive attempt to push the BDS program against Israel.

Boycotting the Boycott: Sanity Prevails

Gail Reiss | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Gail Reiss

College campuses are the natural home of free thought. A boycott not only violates that freedom, it stifles the global dialogue and collaboration that Israeli universities actively engage in.

Academic Israeli Boycott: Perspectives From Two Generations in Higher Education

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 03.01.2014 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

That some of my fellow academics have chosen to take a stand against the very intellectual exchange that we are committed to by definition as academics, I find hard to understand. It is contradictory to our scholarly code of conduct.

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank: Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement

Jeff Cohen | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Jeff Cohen

Like King, leaders of the Palestinian popular resistance -- from intellectuals to grassroots villagers who'd been repeatedly jailed -- spoke to us about universal human rights, about a human family in which all deserve equal rights regardless of religion or nationality.

Is Hawking A Hater?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Stephen Hawking's boycot of a major academic conference in Israel pales in comparison to the words and deeds of Heidegger and Chomsky. Yet, it reminds us that the smartest people do not always have the right answers.

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?

Stephen Hawking Joins Academic Boycott Of Israel

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, May 8 (Reuters) - British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has pulled out of an Israeli conference, joining an academic boycott of Israel to p...

United Church Of Canada Votes To Boycott Some Israeli Products

Religion News Service | Kristine Greenaway | Posted 08.20.2012 | Religion

OTTAWA, Ontario (RNS/ENInews) The United Church of Canada has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements located wi...

Presbyterians: Help Prevent Injustice Against Israel

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Jonathan_Miller

This misguided, ineffectual proposal would have only one meaningful ramification -- It would seriously deepen a growing chasm between the church and some of its strongest allies: the Jewish people.

Will Peter Beinart Debate Me On Israel And School Choice?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I have two rules about people's positive actions. The first is that they are always more important than their intentions, whatever they may be. The second is the rule articulated by Maimonides nearly 800 years ago: embrace truth regardless of its source.

Peter Beinart's Offense Against Liberalism

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

The call to boycott Israel -- even the lame effort to distinguish between boycotting Israel within the Green Line and boycotting Israel beyond the Green Line -- is troubling, in and of itself.

What Israeli Democracy?

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

The anti-boycott law passed this week has sparked a storm of controversy both inside Israel and within Jewish communities abroad. The legislation effectively criminalizes Israelis who answer the Palestinian civil society call to join the BDS movement.

Israel's New Boycott Law: The Quiet Sound of Going Fascist

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

This is the one. Don't let what we here like to call the relative calm, fool you. When the Knesset passed the boycott law Monday night, it changed the history of the state of Israel.

Bxxxxxt the Sxxxxxxxxxs! Israeli Knesset Bans Free Speech for Jews

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

"The boss organizes the workers," labor activists like to say. The Israeli government is doing a fantastic job of organizing resistance against the occupation. Mazl tov! Keep up the good work!

In Israel Debate, These Jews Should Be Ignored

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

No responsible organization should dignify intellectually disreputable and morally loathsome positions. There is enough to argue about without inviting the haters into the conversation.

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.

Israel Boycott Slammed By Jacob Weisberg: 'The Very Idea Is Repellent'

Newsweek | Jacob Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If you follow the news closely enough, you might have caught a small item recently noting that Meg Ryan had canceled a scheduled appearance at a film ...

Gaza Flotilla: Global Citizens Must Respond Where Governments Have Failed

Stéphane Hessel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stéphane Hessel

The absence of meaningful action from governments to hold Israel accountable to international law obliges citizens of conscious to take moral responsibility upon themselves, as done against apartheid South Africa.

Boycott Israel? Norwegian University Must Decide

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Later this month, Norway's second largest university will consider a proposed boycott of Israel for developing "Zionist ideology and renouncing Palestinian history and identity."