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. […]
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.
The spiritual scale and nature of this loserness of BDS was never more on display than it was last week at Brown University.
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
Back in high school, I recall a Model United Nations in which the only committee whose members weren’t stoned for the entire week roused up enough energy and creativity to cast a unanimous vote in favor of the UN starting its own Space Fleet. That memory (which I may have tossed into a previous piece […]