Anyone know who BDS Clip-Art Guys Is?

You’ve all seen him: on Wikipedia, on blogs, and at the top of almost every mainstream news story that needs an image about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions “movement” (i.e., BDS). In our lazy journalistic age when an illustration to your story is just a right click away, I’ve always wondered why this guy seems […]

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Inauthentic Israel Hatred?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Existentialism

Using the language of existential self-creation, the BDSers are involved with the project of filling their own nothingness with a witch’s brew of manufactured lies , destructive beliefs and behaviors, and self-righteous fury.

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One of the things I remember vividly from years spent traveling in Europe (Eastern and Western) in the 1980s was the prevalence of soldiers everywhere I went. The machine guns carried by police in France and Italy certainly caught me by surprise (especially after a stint in England where bobbies still relied on their billy […]

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Declaring Victory – Anti-BDS Legislation

In 2004, the forces of BDS (which just traveled under the name of “Divestment” at the time) scored their first municipal divestment victory when the Aldermen in Somerville, a city next to Cambridge and Boston, passed a resolution calling on the city’s retirement funds to rid themselves of assets (including stocks and Israeli bonds) with […]

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