Tag Archives: BDS

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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Fear and Loathing (Jews & The American Left)

I have no doubt that this and other like reports reflect in an accurate way how campus activist circles create a hostile anti-Israel environment that lurches into outright anti-Semitism. A representative example is here at a rightwing website, which you … Continue reading

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“Pinkwashing” Israel?

Caught between a rock and hard place, between the 1967 occupation and the movement to boycott Israel, the complex lives of ordinary LGBT Israelis are completely covered over by the so-called argument about pinkwashing. You can revisit here the famous … Continue reading

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American Jews & The Left (Inside or Out)

Do you join the righteous fray, oppose this form of organization, or look the other way and wait for it to blow over? Placed in a tough and increasingly narrow corner between Israel and anti-Zionism, the left as a whole and … Continue reading

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National Women’s Studies Association BDS (Jewish Invisibility & Anti-Semitism)

Does intersectional analysis mean that “Zionists” are the intersection of everything? Yes, Israel and Palestine is a feminist issue to which one might have hoped that feminist scholarship and activism will continue to contribute important critical and constructive resources. But … Continue reading

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American Anthropologists Boycott Israeli Colleagues (Bold & Toothless)

One can understand which way the wind is blowing, with Israel veering towards the fascist rightwing in order to explain why the American Anthropological Association (AAA) just passed overwhelmingly a resolution boycotting their colleagues at Israeli universities. But the decision … Continue reading

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