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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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Out With the Old

After a brief hiatus to deal with some family matters, it’s time to return to the fight, both at Divest This! and now with a weekly column at the incomparable Elder of Ziyon site! Having missed some comings and goings over the last couple of months, I wanted to take a look at what’s gone on […]

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Taking a Break

Just an FYI that I’ll be taking a break from blogging here at Divest This for a little while. This has nothing to do with politics foreign or domestic, both of which are likely to get redefined between now and when I sign back in after the first of the year.  Rather, some important deadlines both at […]

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SJP 2016 Conference

Over the coming weekend, Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding its annual conference on the campus of George Mason University.  The event has already generated coverage, mostly in the Jewish press and blogosphere, where you can read about the controversy the conference is generating and plans for counter-programming. It’s always tricky to judge […]

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