You’ve all seen him: on Wikipedia, on blogs, and at the top of almost every mainstream news story that needs an image about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions “movement” (i.e., BDS). In our lazy journalistic age when an illustration to your story is just a right click away, I’ve always wondered why this guy seems […]
So what’s sitting in Omar Barghouti’s US bank accounts? Chanukah gelt?
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series ExistentialismThe dirty little secret to power, success and happiness: Join Israelis in letting your existence precede your essence.
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series ExistentialismUsing 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.
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series ExistentialismInsights derived from the belief system that powered King’s movement can help us better understand the BDS project, and inform the best ways to fight against it.
Like a virus, BDS creates its own antibodies that contribute to its rejection within whole categories of civic institution.
Scientific evidence that the BDSer’s choice of tactics is likely to limit their effectiveness is a useful thing to know.
Winning against BDS requires resisting impatience, and refusing to allow foes or friends to turn support for the Jewish state into a domestic partisan football.
An army not showing up where it is needed is obviously a problem, but no more so than the same army showing up at the right place too late.
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 […]
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 […]
Few BDS battles have been as successful and informative as the recent defeat of academic boycott at the Modern Language Association.