Archive | University Divestment

Campus On Fire 2 – What to Do?

The two pieces of advice that I use as a mantra in the fight against BDS (don’t panic/don’t be complacent) are inexorably linked. Last time (and over the years), I’ve pointed out things that should calm us when we hear stories of BDS and other anti-Israel activity “on the march,” such as the non-existent economic […]

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SJP Thuggery – Are the Campuses Burning?

If any DT readers are in the Boston area, I’ll be part of a panel discussion next week on the subject of Defamation of Israel on College Campuses sponsored by CAMERA.  Other speakers include Richard Cravatts, President of Scholars for Middle East Peace and Gilad Skolnick, CAMERA’s Director of Campus Programming. Unsurprisingly, I’ll be taking […]

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Denormalizing Denormalization

With the Gaza war behind us (for now), things seem to be unfurling on campuses about as expected. While anti-Israel activity is usually more of a second-semester phenomenon, the BDSers have been trying to leverage momentum from last summer’s war (and associated anti-Israel hysteria) to get their propaganda program rolling early at colleges and universities, […]

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Battle Stations!

While life required taking a break from new writing in August, it’s time now to get ready for what is likely to be an ugly year with regard to BDS battles brewing on campuses and elsewhere. One of the reasons BDS hasn’t gone into remission (as it did between 2006 and 2009) is that it […]

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DePaul BDS et al

It’s temping at the end of a school year to play the numbers game: toting up wins and losses on each side to see who’s on top and who’s gaining momentum.  And in a year where student votes have gone against the BDSers 15:3 – or maybe 16:4 after Davis rejected divestment (again) but SJP […]

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University of Washington BDS Fiasco

As most of us in the BDS/anti-BDS subculture (and almost no one else) knows, the you-know-who haters suffered one of the biggest of the umpteen defeats they received this year when the University of Washington BDS vote went against divestment 59-8. The only two newsworthy things about this most recent BDS setback are (1) the ballot […]

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SJP Running Amok

A recent story on the attempt by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and their allies to bring their political opponents up on charges at UCLA included a comment on how SJP has been running amok all year on campus after campus.  And if you look at what’s been happening the last few months, that […]

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My UCLA Student Council Campaign Speech

As has been covered here and elsewhere, BDSer attempts to get toothless, pointless divestment resolutions passed by student governments over the last year haven’t gone so well (UC Davis just said no for the umpteenth time last week). But at UCLA where a rejection of divestment resulted in this charming and mellow response, SJP types […]

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Israel Divestment on Campus – An Infographic

The folks at the Daily Bruin (UCLA’s student newspaper) recently published the map you see above that is supposed to track the success (in green) and failure (in red) of BDS initiatives within student governments. Now I could pick a few nits with their diagram.  For instance, the student government at Arizona State University rejected […]

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Medea Benjamin Hearts Caterpillar

It’s been a week since those die-hard sleuths a Pro Israel Bay Bloggers broke the story of how Medea Benjamin, chief heckler of Code Pink and militant support of divestment programs everywhere, finances her radical-chic lifestyle through a twelve-million dollar trust fund stuffed with investments in companies that top the BDS blacklist (not to mention […]

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Holiday Celebrations

Well the holidays are upon us, so time to take a look at some inspiring events from the various war zones the BDSers chose to open up over the last few weeks. Starting off with an event that put all the boycotter’s loathsome tactics and abhorrent behavior on display, a divestment resolution suddenly appeared on […]

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Series/Winning and Losing on Planet BDS

Hoping I’ve only lost most and not all of my audience after a month’s digression into the comings and goings of the PC-You-Know-What, it’s time now to look at other BDS-related news that’s been taking place over the last several weeks, particularly student government divestment votes that sprouted like mushrooms in the warm, wet Spring […]

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