Tag Archives: BDS

BDS (Stalking Horse)

Not even a month into the new school year and there are three fabricated BDS scandals. On principle, I will continue to oppose BDS; but it’s a major distraction. After fifty years of Israeli military occupation and settlement construction in … Continue reading

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Statement re: Shimon Dotan, Syracuse University, and the Atlantic Magazine

With great sadness, I am writing in my capacity as director of Jewish Studies and as a close colleague and personal friend of Professor Hamner to share with the public my best assessment of the recent business concerning Syracuse University, … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel (Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism)

What do we talk about when we talk about Israel? Not about Israel, and not even about Palestine, not about the occupation and not about the mechanisms that hold it in place, not about the political cartography in Jerusalem, Ramallah, … Continue reading

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(BDS) UC Regents Report (Free Speech & Intolerance on Campus)

The regents of the University of California passed today the “Regents Policy: Principles Against Intolerance.”  It is a circumspect statement condemning anti-Semitism while upholding in no uncertain terms the principles of free and critical speech. Instead of muddling into the … Continue reading

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Humor, Objects, Anti-Semitism (BDS & More Steven Salaita)

An old bit from the department of BDS and anti-Zionism, as it reflects on questions riling everyone up about BDS-anti-Zionism, Jews, anti-Semitism, and the left. It’s an old piece, but it explains a lot. Yes, the Dictator was and remains … Continue reading

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Oberlin Students Writing about BDS (Narrow the Difference and Open the Conversation)

Take a deep breath and listen to what students have to say. This piece  by Eli Hovland, Emily Isaacson, and Sarah Keller, which you can read here about and against BDS and anti-semitism on campus, is essential reading. As these students from … Continue reading

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Yours Truly at Campus Watch (BDS)

Is it now going to be the case that anyone who is critical of Israel and of the occupation are automatically aggregated under the BDS umbrella? Of all people, yours truly has been added to the anti-Jewish conspiracy by the … Continue reading

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