There are two historical lenses that can be applied to the recent horrific events in Charlottesville and their aftermath.
“From an organizing perspective, the tactics of getting local state and federal governments to condemn the bigoted BDS movement provide a common platform and points of unity for people in the United States to start working on. Such legislation – and debate over it – provides a concrete way for citizens and their leaders to […]
A key to victory in a long-game war is to never never mimic our enemies by mistaking fleeting (never mind trivial or false) “wins” as genuine successes.
Why our best strategy might sometimes be to just shut up.
While it’s clear what the boycotters get out of owning the Mennonite “brand,” I’m not sure what the Mennonites get out of such a deal.
The recent outrage against Jewish participants at Chicago’s “Dyke March” got me thinking about the totalizing awfulness represented by BDS.
The role we Jews play in this ugly game of tyrants is that of the experimental lab animal.
Israel’s enemies are so lacking in empathy that they are ready to storm the gates to keep gay people in line.
Continuing from last time, why is it that the twentieth state government officially denouncing the BDS movement last week created so little stir among BDS opponents and proponents, even as stories about the occasional student government passing a meaningless divestment resolution continues to cause loud public cheers from the Israel haters, and equally loud teeth-gnashing from our side? […]
Our opponents still think of themselves as being on the cusp of tremendous victory, while we still feel vulnerable and besieged.
Rather than reject harassment and intimidation on campus, those activities should be enshrined as the new norm to be embraced and encouraged by everyone.
BDSholes systematically privilege themselves out of a sense of entitlement which immunizes them against any and all criticism.