The boycotters have been wetting themselves over last month’s “victory” getting 50 student groups at New York University (NYU) to jointly pledge a boycott of not just Israel, but campus groups (i.e., organizations created and run by other NYU students) and off-campus groups (such as Birthright, StandWithUs and the ADL) that support the Jewish state. […]
While it’s clear what the boycotters get out of owning the Mennonite “brand,” I’m not sure what the Mennonites get out of such a deal.
Rather than reject harassment and intimidation on campus, those activities should be enshrined as the new norm to be embraced and encouraged by everyone.
Like a virus, BDS creates its own antibodies that contribute to its rejection within whole categories of civic institution.
Methodist moves to reject BDS can be seen as a form of sanity breaking out within a Mainline movement that’s been jerked around by Israel haters for two decades.
The spiritual scale and nature of this loserness of BDS was never more on display than it was last week at Brown University.
The BDS brigade is playing another community under the radar: the world of socially responsible investment (SRI).
The phrase “anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism” accurately describes concrete reality that cannot be ignored away or shouted down
The creativity and humor of Columbia students’ surprise campaign meant talk would be about Pinocchio and not “Apartheid Walls.”
It’s no secret that the most successful way to stop a community from being taken advantage of by the forces of BDS is for members of that community to organization against it. As we have seen in places like food coops, where both members and leaders have been hesitant to hand the reputation of their […]
Commentary Magazine recently ran a piece about the bad month just experienced by the forces of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. My regular reader will be familiar with the three stories cited as examples of the BDSers shooting themselves in one-another’s feet: their Matisyahu/Sunsplash fiasco, the immediate rescinding of a boycott motion in the capital of […]
Israel’s friends on college campuses have gotten used to boycott advocates scheduling their events and votes during Shabbat and the Jewish holidays. But apparently, church-based anti-Israel partisans have begun to realize the advantages of holding their programs during the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. Data point one (OK, it’s my only one right now […]