Author Archive | DivestThis

Inauthentic Israel Hatred?

Using the language of existential self-creation, the BDSers are involved with the project of filling their own nothingness with a witch’s brew of manufactured lies , destructive beliefs and behaviors, and self-righteous fury.

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Soldiers

One of the things I remember vividly from years spent traveling in Europe (Eastern and Western) in the 1980s was the prevalence of soldiers everywhere I went. The machine guns carried by police in France and Italy certainly caught me by surprise (especially after a stint in England where bobbies still relied on their billy […]

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Declaring Victory – Anti-BDS Legislation

In 2004, the forces of BDS (which just traveled under the name of “Divestment” at the time) scored their first municipal divestment victory when the Aldermen in Somerville, a city next to Cambridge and Boston, passed a resolution calling on the city’s retirement funds to rid themselves of assets (including stocks and Israeli bonds) with […]

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