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Inauthentic Israel Hatred?

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Existentialism

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.

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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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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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