When it comes to verbal jousting with political opponents, perhaps we Jews are “The people that rise to the bait.”
A key to victory in a long-game war is to never never mimic our enemies by mistaking fleeting (never mind trivial or false) “wins” as genuine successes.
It is our mission to build into our campaigns and communication an appeal to the foundational sense of self of those we are trying to persuade.
Insights 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.
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.
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 […]
Things tend to go best for the Jews when we count on ourselves, rather than others, and take responsibility for our own history
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 […]
I proposed a test we could apply to determine if any political action we take is strategic vs. something else.
A new resource on how the language of war can help us to best understand and defeat the BDS “movement.”
Some final thoughts on using the language of war to understand how to win against BDS.