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 […]
Many years ago, the leaders of Boston’s Old South Church decided it would be a wonderful idea to invite Naim Ateek of the Sabeel Liberation Theology Center for a public event where he would be given the opportunity to practice his main “religious” activity: the libeling of Israel and her supporters. Given Ateek’s fondness for […]
Several striking bits of good news on the campus-wars front from both the Right and Left Coasts. Here in New England, it looks like the student body of Bowdoin College shot down an academic boycott measure by a massive margin of nearly 5:1. In this case, the BDS measure was particularly sweeping, consisting as it […]
Given that the topic I and two top-notch StandWithUs activists will be covering at next week’s anti-BDS conference in LA is called “Organizing the Community to Fight BDS” (or something along those lines); I wanted to highlight an example from my neighborhood that shows just what an effective ground game looks like. Last night, the […]
Years ago, I remember hearing a radio talk-show host chastise someone who had called to complain about a local political issue. The advice the host gave him was that if the caller wanted to see things go his way, all he had to do was run for office and dedicate the time and patience needed […]
As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, one BDS “win” that was a bit of a disappointment this academic year was the string of pro-divestment votes that successfully passed in student governments at various schools (notably some of the University of California campuses where divestment had been voted down previously). One reason it’s been […]