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StandWithUs BDS Conference – Take 2

Last call to attend the second anti-BDS conference being held by StandWithUs in Los Angeles next week. This year’s event promises to be even bigger, cooler and more productive than last year’s (if such a thing is possible).  When I think of all the gains we have made against those flailing ninnies whose political vendetta […]

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Pinkwashing and the Mind

Sometimes, a writer publishes a piece that manages to cut through the immense amount of clutter that passes for discussion and debate on the Middle East, providing insights that lead to instant (and deserved) virality. Matti Friedman’s 2014 story that provided an insider’s explanation for so much journalistic malpractice when it comes to coverage of […]

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How Pinkwashing Makes You Dumb

It continues to be an open question whether stupid people gravitate towards joining the BDS “movement” vs. participating in BDS itself lowering one’s iQ. One of the things that makes this a tough call is that participating in BDS and associated propaganda activity requires you to believe so many demonstrably false things (Jenin, Jenin, anyone), […]

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Let’s All Become BDSHoles!

In the past, I’ve riffed of what it would take for us to truly turn the tables on Israel’s foes and treat them in the same way they treat us.  But today, I’d like to dig deeper and fully list out everything we would have to abandon in order to become the kind of people […]

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Occupations

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the word “Occupation” recently. Anyone reading this already knows the centrality of that term (in a more specific form of “The Occupation”) in any discussion or debate about the Middle East.  But rather than just being a piece of terminology that can be defined and then applied to […]

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Shame

With little time to blog as this year comes to an end, it’s tempting to do a run-down of some of the good news that’s come our way (like the recent reversal of that outrageous vote within the graduate student union in California to join the BDS “movement”) as well as ominous tidings (such as […]

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