The phrase “anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism” accurately describes concrete reality that cannot be ignored away or shouted down
Is the Authentic Left big enough or tough enough to overcome their Regressive Left rivals? The jury is out.
Why does the behavior of the Regressive Left seem so familiar to those of us who battle BDS?
The creativity and humor of Columbia students’ surprise campaign meant talk would be about Pinocchio and not “Apartheid Walls.”
This year’s Israel Apartheid Week got me thinking about one of many projects I started putting together a few years back, but never completed.
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 […]
Last week, many of the organizations behind the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions “movement” decided to take time away from shouting pro-Israel speakers off various stages, bringing their political opponents up on charges within student government, and trying to get Israelis (although just the Jewish ones) banned from participation in scholarly discourse through academic boycotts to […]
One of the great frustrations when dealing with BDS propagandists is the difficulty getting them (or anyone else) to acknowledge the yawning chasm between their zeal to fight for “Justice for Palestine” when denizens of that land come under Israeli jurisdiction and their complete indifference to the suffering of those same Palestinians (or anyone else) at […]
A commenter on my last post regarding narratives brought up a point made frequently when discussing why Israel and its supporters seem to never be able to provide a compelling and stable counter-narrative to the “Israel=Apartheid” one proffered by BDS propagandists. His point (that Israel and its friends are too longwinded) is certainly well taken […]
A couple of items on this year’s “War on BDS” news list overlap with a theme I’ve mentioned previously: the efficacy of the “offense vs. defense” paradigm when talking about what to do about the propaganda assault on Israel. At the fundraising event I mentioned last time, one hint of how donors were hoping to […]
I recently read some back-of-envelope calculations that said 20 student government divestment resolutions have been have been presented at 16 campuses this year (I’m presuming the four repeats are at places where the boycotters decided to not take “No” for an answer) out of which 6 student bills have passed. (Whoops! Make that 21 campuses […]
As my regular reader knows, I’ve always been skeptical about turning to the law (either in the form of the courts or legislatures) in order to solve BDS-related problems. Part of this skepticism is purely pragmatic. After all, in the few cases where organizations were dragged into court for either implementing or not implementing a […]