StandWithUs BDS Conference – Take 2

Last call to attend the second anti-BDS conference being held by StandWithUs in Los Angeles next week. This year’s event promises to be even bigger, cooler and more productive than last year’s (if such a thing is possible).  When I think of all the gains we have made against those flailing ninnies whose political vendetta […]

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Sanctions Go Global!

Emotions must be running high in BDS-land these days, given that their activity has finally triggered sanctions, that is, official government denunciation and punishment of someone or something those governments consider to be repugnant.  And not just in the US, but across the globe. Sadly, the holy “S” of the BDS project is being directed […]

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Pinkwashing and the Mind

Sometimes, a writer publishes a piece that manages to cut through the immense amount of clutter that passes for discussion and debate on the Middle East, providing insights that lead to instant (and deserved) virality. Matti Friedman’s 2014 story that provided an insider’s explanation for so much journalistic malpractice when it comes to coverage of […]

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How Pinkwashing Makes You Dumb

It continues to be an open question whether stupid people gravitate towards joining the BDS “movement” vs. participating in BDS itself lowering one’s iQ. One of the things that makes this a tough call is that participating in BDS and associated propaganda activity requires you to believe so many demonstrably false things (Jenin, Jenin, anyone), […]

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