Tag Archives: BDS

What Linda Sarsour Actually Seems to Have Said about Feminism & Zionism

Chaya Halberstam has pointed this out on FB, but I want to raise it here. An article in the Times of Israel states that, according to Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, feminism and Zionism “do not go together.” She says no … Continue reading

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(With and Against Israel) I Stand With and Against BDS

With BDS and the others with whom I count myself, I am not going to support the state, any state, including Israel, forbidding entry to people on the basis of ideological and political litmus tests. With BDS and others, I … Continue reading

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Israel Travel Ban (Jewish Studies Letter of Protest)

Jewish Studies colleagues can consider signing this statement,  which you can find here, in opposition to the Israel travel plan barring supporters of BDS and settlement boycotts from entering the country. To the best of my knowledge, the Jewish Studies professoriate … Continue reading

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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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